The difference between 2 and 3 wheeled scooters POSTED ON 23/09/2014
Are you considering a scooter for your child this Christmas?
Do you need some help deciding between a 2 or 3 wheeled scooter?
Do you want to know the differences between the both?
This post will help explain what the differences between a 2 and 3 wheeled scooter are (aside from the number of wheels!). It will also tell you what the differences mean for your child AND will give you options on types of scooter that are suitable.
Let’s scooter on shall we….
There are a few key areas of difference between 2 and 3 wheeled scooters.
3 wheeled scooters, like the Mini Micro and Maxi Micro, are excellent for children who need the confidence in feeling balanced and stable on the scooter. And a scooter with 3 wheels does this job incredibly well because they stand up on their own.
2 wheeled scooters work best for children who are able to balance on the base (often called the footplate or deck) of the scooter.
3 wheeled scooters use tilt and lean steering meaning you lean in the direction you want to go and the wheels then turn. If your child loves the Mini Micro and took a while to feel comfortable on it, then the Maxi Micro steers in the same way so it will feel more familiar to them.
2 wheeled scooters steer like a bike, so you turn the handlebars in the direction you want to go. If your child doesn’t mind change, or hasn’t had a scooter previously, then the 2 wheeled way of steering (like a bike) might be suitable.
The scooters you are probably considering are:
The Maxi Micro scooter..
The logical next scooter up from the Mini Micro. With the added benefit of an adjustable handlebar but with all the same ways of scooting that they’ve become familiar with – 3 wheeled stability and lean and steer steering. Available in a range of colours.
The Micro Sprite scooter…
The perfect scooters for beginners to 2 wheeled scooting. With an adjustable handlebar to grow as your child does, and a lightweight frame designed for younger children. It is also foldable, enabling you to fold it up to carry, transport or store it. Also available in a range of fun bright colours.
The MX Trixx
Part of our MX stunt range which have been designed by pro riders from around the world. It’s lightweight frame and shorter handlebars have been designed with younger riders in mind, and is the perfect starter scooter for those wanting to do simple tricks and stunts.
Are you clearer on choosing a scooter for your child this Christmas? Do you now feel more confident in choosing between a 2 or 3 wheeled scooter? Let us know in the comments below.