Micro's Guide to Scooters for Mom and Dad

Jul 25, 2019 4:10:10 PM Ali H. Buying Guide, Gift Guides

 
Scooting isn't just for kids... it's for parents too! With more and more studies citing the benefits of spending both quality time with your children, and quality time outdoors, many parents are opting to join their children for a favorite activity like riding scooters! 
 
When researching scooters for parents, be sure to purchase from a quality, trusted brand. You won't want your scooter to break in the first week of use, or to experience rattle & shake on your rides! Luckily, you're already off to a great start with Micro. 
 
Listed below are our top scooter models for parents. This weekend only (7/26 - 7/28) receive a Micro Cable Lock FREE with your purchase of any adult scooter! 

 

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Micro White/ Black

One of our most popular scooters for parents, the Micro White and Micro Black are the same scooter, just in different colors. You can expect an effortless ride on the Micro White and Black scooters, as its deck is just 1-inch off the ground (less bobbing while you ride!) and its large PU wheels offer superior glide. Like all of our adult scooter, it folds allowing for easy transport and compact storage. Don’t just take it from us! Here’s what real reviewers said:

 

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“I got the Micro White as a way to keep up with my twin 4 yr old boys on their Mini's. They go pretty fast and running after them was becoming a hassle. Now that I have my own "scooter", we go everywhere together. To the park, around our neighborhood, etc. I love how convenient it is and fun it is to be a kid with my boys. Definitely well made and enjoyable for any parent!” - Kim Miyasaki

 

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Sprite

Unlike our other adult scooters, the Micro Sprite has a super power: it can be shared with kids! While the Sprite is recommended for ages 8+, it’s not just a kiddie scooter. In fact, many families have a whole fleet! Why is this compact, lightweight and durable scooter a favorite for parents, you ask? As our most “bang-for-your-buck” scooter, the Sprite rings up at $99.99 and offers fun for riders up to 220 lbs. Precision engineered and built to last, the Sprite has eliminated the rattle and shake you might expect from other brands. Nothing but a smooth ride here! Here’s what riders had to say about it:

 

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“I've had this scooter for something like 8 years now (let’s say plus or minus a year on that) and it's been quality. I used it to replace the one I got back when I was smaller that just couldn't hold up now being an adult. It's been a solid scooter needing minimal maintenance over that whole time. If you like folding kick scooters this has been the best one I've seen and is great for commuting.” - Stuart

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Suspension

Perfect for larger adults and bumpy sidewalks, the Micro Suspension is our tallest and most solid build. It has our highest weight limit, accommodating adults up to 250 lbs. This scooter is called the Suspension for a reason! This scooter is Micro’s tallest and most robust 2-wheeled scooter, with a patented dual-suspension system. The front and rear suspension work together to isolate the rider from shocks and vibrations, helping you to float over the sidewalks. Take on the cracks and bumps on the pavement with ease! Reviewers love the Suspension. Here’s what one had to say:

 

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“I spent too much time researching around a dozen different brands of kick scooters—who knew there were so many options? I settled on the micro-suspension scooter because many of the reviews boasted about how smooth it rides. All the hype was true! This scooter destroys all other brands, including the noisy, rattling Razor scooters. This scooter is well built (very strong and sturdy yet still portable when folded up) and unlike virtually every other scooter on the market, they sell the individual parts that a most prone to breakage and wear.” - CollegeCommuter

 

 

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Flex

Looking for a mix of the Suspension and Micro Black and White? Here it is! The Micro Flex offers more suspension than the Micro White and Black, but more ease than the Suspension. It’s the best of both worlds and a favorite among Micro employees. With its fiberglass reinforced marine plywood deck (think skateboard), it absorbs bumps in the sidewalk for a comfortable ride. The deck is also a comfortable distance from the ground allowing ease to be the focus of your ride. We’re not the only ones who think the Micro Flex is perfect for mom and dad! Here’s what real parents had to say:

 

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“Got this scooter as a mother's day gift and I love it! I wanted to get a scooter for a long time now and this one is just excellent. I can keep up with my 2 kids (almost 3yo and a 4yo) who have micro kickboards and they just love them. Also got one for the daddy as a gift and now we love to stroll around on them. They go super smoothly; easy and fun to ride.” - Liza

 

Shop the Flex Series

 

 

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Electric Scooters

For adults looking for a little extra oomph in their ride, our electric scooters may be just the thing! We offer a few e-scooter models so take a look to see which is the right choice for you. Here’s what our reviewers love about riding electric:

 

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“I have used the Merlin e-scooter for different types of commutes - scooter only as well as subway and commuter rail. The scooter folds to a size that is train rack friendly (even narrow commuter rail ones) which has allowed me to get to suburban towns in the Boston-area that most people couldn't imagine traveling to other than by car. I love the scooter's suspension thanks to the flexible deck and rubber tires. The scooter is smaller and less heavy than many on the market (including the shared scooters) but just as powerful and capable of navigating bumpy road conditions thanks to thick, mountain-bike like, tires. Well done Micro engineers!”

 

  • Micro Merlin: Our most well-rounded e-scooter, the Micro Merlin offers dual front and rear suspension, reaches speeds of 15 mph, and a range of 15 miles. With cruise control, ergonomic grips, automatic lights, and a full recharge taking no more than 3 hours, this e-scooter is our office favorite! See all of our favorite features in-depth here.

 

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  • Micro Falcon: Our most lightweight e-scooter, the Falcon is great for those on the go with a short commute. The battery recharges in an hour, giving you 5-9 miles of convenient fun ahead of you. The motorcycle throttle control allows for quick speed changes if needed and a regenerative brake to keep you moving.

 

  • Micro Condor: Thanks to the large battery and comfort of the ride, journeys of more than 11 - 15 miles can be made effortlessly on the Condor. Using the unique two-way twist grip is intuitive and efficient. The ingenious combination of EVA foam core in the front wheel and grip tape on the desk absorb impact and vibrations, which means that you can cruise over any uneven surface.

 

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If you're riding Micro, you really can't go wrong! All of our scooters are made with care and designed with real people in mind. Be sure to check out our list of 30 places to ride your scooter, and be aware of our number 1 tip for new Micro scooters

 

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