Comparing 2-Wheeled Scooters for Kids

Nov 1, 2019 4:02:17 PM Ali H. Buying Guide, Gift Guides


When every scooter our site has benefits out the wazoo (Swiss-design, modular construction, smooth glide, sturdy frame… we could keep going!), it can be difficult to know just which scooter is perfect for your child.

micro sprite 2-wheeled scooter for kids


We recommend that your child waits until they are at least 8 years old to tackle a two wheeler. Prior to this age, children often aren’t developed enough in their balance and coordination, and we’ve seen some gnarly wipe outs from kids who aren’t ready. To read more on 2-wheeled vs. 3-wheeled scooters, click below!


2-Wheeled vs. 3-wheeled Kids Scooters


Assuming that your child is over the age of 8, we have several options that make any outing more fun. Let’s review them!


micro sprite folding 2-wheel scooter

Sprite: Our trusty 2-wheeler. We often refer to the Micro Sprite as our scooter that gets you the most bang for your buck, as you’re getting unmatched Micro quality + a large age range for an awesome price. The Sprite retails for under $100, and offers fun for ages 8 - adult. The Sprite’s weight limit is 220 lbs, meaning this is one scooter you can ride virtually forever.


The Sprite folds compactly & weighs under 6 lbs. If you’re looking for a portable & compact scooter for kids on the go, it’s hard to beat the Sprite. Plus, with a lineup of fun colors, you can be sure that your child will be exercising their personality wherever you go.


micro rocket 2 wheeled kids scooter


Rocket: While the Rocket and Sprite are very similar scooters, the Rocket has one main advantage for bumpy roads - its fat wheels! The Rocket’s fat, plastic wheels may not have as much quiet glide as the Sprite’s thinner PU wheels, but for kids riding on trails & super bumpy sidewalks, the Rocket may be just the ticket. Sticking to sidewalks? We recommend a scooter with PU wheels, like the Sprite or Cruiser!


micro cruiser vintage kids scooter retro


Micro Cruiser: The Cruiser is our first kids scooter with chopper-style handlebars. Our team loves this style, as riding is easy & it eliminates any jerkiness from the sidewalk. Its low-set handlebar allows for a relaxed ride, with the hands usually resting below the belly button. The Cruiser also offers large, PU wheels which aid in speed control and offer a ride that feels like a casual cruise. This scooter features a more retro style for kids looking to stand out, and comes in pink, blue, or red.


micro sprite deluxe light up 2 wheel kids scooter


Sprite Deluxe: The Sprite Deluxe is our newest addition to our kids 2-wheeler lineup. With all of the thrill of the classic Sprite, the Sprite Deluxe offers wide, chopper-style handlebars similar to the Cruiser. The other deluxe element on this scooter is the built-in tube light for added riding visibility. Micro tested & approved, the Sprite Deluxe is a great choice for kids & adults.


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