Best scooter for an 8 year old POSTED ON 18/02/2019
BEST SCOOTER FOR AN 8 YEAR OLD
Which is the best scooter for an 8 year old? Is it a 2 wheeled everyday scooter? A 3 wheeled lean to steer scooter? Or is your 8 year old a stunt scooter rider in the making?
This post will explain which the best scooter is for an 8 year old.
BEST SCOOTER FOR AN 8 YEAR OLD – THE OPTIONS AT A GLANCE
- Micro Sprite scooter – 2 wheeler
- Micro Cruiser scooter – 2 wheeler
- Maxi Micro scooter – 3 wheeler
- Micro Stunt scooter – 2 wheeler
2 wheeled or 3 wheeled scooter an 8 year old?
Before you decide on a scooter you must decide whether your 8 year old would prefer a 2 wheeled or 3 wheeled scooter? There are benefits of both. However, in our experience, it does depend largely on what your child has ridden before and how comfortable they are at balancing.
2 WHEELED AND 3 WHEELED SCOOTERS COMPARED
2 Wheeled Scooters
Micro Sprite, Micro Cruiser, Micro stunt scooters
3 Wheeled Scooters
Maxi Micro scooters
|Require child to balance on footplate||Yes||No|
|Steering like a bike i.e turn handlebars in the direction you want to go||Yes||No|
|Intuitive lean to steer steering i.e. child leans body in the direction they want to go||No||Yes|
|Foldable?||Yes||No – removable stem|
2 wheeled Micro scooters are best for children who feel they can confidently balance on the footplate.
3 wheeled Micro scooters are best for children who prefer the stability and balance 3 wheels give them and who may struggle with balancing.
BEST 2 WHEELED SCOOTERS FOR AN 8 YEAR OLD EXPLAINED
The Micro Sprite scooter is a lightweight, foldable 2 wheeled scooter suitable for ages 5-12.
Our two wheeled wonder is the perfect first taste of life on two wheels. It steers like a bike. It is lightweight for ease of control. It folds to store and is easy to transport. It also has a kickstand so it doesn’t need to lean against a wall. With an adjustable handlebar that can be set at any height to suit your child as they grow it is one of the best scooters for an 8 year old.
IS THE MICRO SPRITE 2 WHEELED SCOOTER RIGHT FOR MY 8 YEAR OLD?
The Micro Sprite is perfect for an 8 year old if:
- they can balance on 2 wheels
- prefer turning the handlebars in the direction they want to go
- are new to 2 wheels
- want to use the scooter for everyday journeys e.g. school run, in the park
BIG WHEELS FOR KIDS WITH BIG AMBITIONS
The Micro Cruiser is a 2 wheeled scooter also suitable for 8 year olds.
The Micro Cruiser allows children to go further, faster with large wheels to absorb bumps and help children generate extra speed. Wide handlebars styled on bicycles to provide stability and control, a slick fold and handy kickstand make the Cruiser the perfect companion for kids who are going places.
Slightly heavier than the Micro Sprite the Micro Cruiser is suitable for ages 5-10 and is a better choice for 8 year olds who require help in balancing and control. The wider handlebars and bigger wheels help children achieve this.
IS THE MICRO CRUISER 2 WHEELED SCOOTER RIGHT FOR MY 8 YEAR OLD?
The Micro Cruiser is the best scooter for an 8 year old if:
- they can balance on 2 wheels
- they require a little bit of help with coordination and the feeling of being balanced when scooting
- are going to be scooting over really uneven, bumpy pavements
THE PERFECT FIRST STUNT SCOOTER FOR 8 YEAR OLDS
The Micro Ramp kids stunt scooter for ages 5-12 is a fantastic first stunt scooter. Swiss designed and engineered to make it easy for children to learn jumps, hops and tricks easily and quickly. The Micro Ramp features slightly higher and wider handlebars for better control over the scooter.
The Micro Ramp scooter does not fold, it has a fixed height handlebar which maintains it strength and rigidity when used for tricks. The scooter can also be used as an everyday scooter to get from A-B.
IS THE MICRO RAMP STUNT SCOOTER RIGHT FOR MY 8 YEAR OLD?
The Micro Ramp is the best scooter for an 8 year old if:
- they want to perform basic jumps and hops on their scooter
- doesn’t need to be stored by being folded away
- they are looking for their first stunt scooter
THE BEST SCOOTER FOR 8 YEAR OLDS – 3 WHEELED
If you are after a 3 wheeled scooter for your 8 year old then the Maxi Micro is the best choice.
The Maxi Micro has been designed to help 5 to 12 year-olds ride further, faster, for longer. The result of obsessive attention to detail –every area of the scooter has been designed to match the precise needs of the primary school child.
From increased weight limit to adjustable handlebar, reinforced footplate and durable brake. Our patented lean-to-steer mechanism and stable three-wheel design continue to give 8 year old children the speed and agility they love.
IS THE MAXI MICRO THE BEST SCOOTER FOR MY 8 YEAR OLD?
The Maxi Micro is the best scooter for an 8 year old if:
- they prefer 3 wheels to help with their balance
- they have had a Mini Micro or other 3 wheeler previously
- they like the lean to steer style of scooting
We hope this guide has helped navigate you through the choices of a best scooter for an 8 year old. You can see all the scooters mentioned on our website. Remember all Micro scooters are available with a 28 day no quibble guarantee and free delivery for long lasting scooting adventures.