Best Big Wheel Scooter For Kids
So what is the best big wheel scooter you can buy for your children?
The first scooter we are going to look at is the HUDORA 205mm Wheel Scooter. This is currently one of the best selling scooters on Amazon and for good reason. It has lots of useful features but without a huge price tag.
BIG WHEELS : The big wheels are 205mm which makes for a safe ride even at higher speeds. Big wheels on a scooter mean your child is less likely to fall off or lose control every time they hit a bump. The wheels are made from PU so are hard and not soft like air filled wheels. While this scooter will ride well on uneven pavements the wheels are not designed for off road use. If you need a scooter for very rough terrain you should probably be looking at an off road or dirt scooter. However, if you need a scooter which can cope with grass or uneven pavements then in our opinion this scooter will do the job.
This is quite a big scooter but the handle bar height can be adjusted. At their lowest setting the scooter if probably suitable for most 5-6 year olds. At the highest setting most adults would be OK. The actual heights range from 79-104cm. The maximum rider weight is a more than adequate 100kg.
OTHER FEATURES : The Hudora 205mm Big Wheel Scooter can be folded which is great for storage and transport of the scooter. It also comes with a useful carry strap already fitted. An added safety feature are the reflectors on the deck and on the handlebar so riders can be seen better in the dark. The scooter itself is made from Aluminium and weighs 4.8Kg which is on the heavy side but is fine for the majority of children. It also has a kickstand which is a useful feature.
Overall we think this scooter is well made and gives a smooth ride. It currently costs around £56 on Amazon.
An alternative to the Hudora 205mm Scooter is the Razor A5 Lux Scooter.
The Razor A5 Lux is a very well made scooter as you would expect from a brand like Razor. The wheels are slightly smaller than the Hudora at 200mm but have Rzr Pro bearings which improve the ride. The scooter itself is made from aluminium while the handlebars are made from steel for added strength.
Size wise this scooter is marketed at riders aged 8+ and has a maximum rider weight of 100kg. The handle bars are height adjustable which is useful for smaller children. The scooter has a very easy one click folding mechanism, again this useful for storing and transporting the scooter. The deck is wider and longer than most scooters which means this scooter can be ridden by adults as well as children. (L 530mm x W 1150mm). There is a large patented fender brake which helps control your speed.
This scooter is more expensive than the Hudora but is good quality and well built. It costs upwards of £78 and comes is several different colours. See the complete range and prices here.
Brand new in May 2019 is the Micro Cruiser Scooter in Aqua with Wide Handlebars, Easy Steering and Large Wheels.
The Micro Cruiser scooter is a big wheel scooter aimed at children between 5-10 Years. This scooter is so new that there aren’t many reviews of it available at the moment. However, as with all Micro scooters you can expect a good quality well built scooter. The price is £109.95 at the monent. (check current price on Amazon).
The main features of this scooter are the wide handlebars which are similar to bike handle bars and are designed to provide extra stability for younger children who are not used to scooting on two wheels. The wheels themselves are 200mm and are puncture free. They are designed for making riding faster and smoother, while making any bumps less noticeable. The frame is made from aluminium so is lightweight. The scooter has a maximum weight of 100kg and can also be folded for transport and storage.
This scooter is perfect for the school run and for smooth riding over pavements and similar surfaces. It is not a cheap scooter but it is built to last so can be passed down to younger children when necessary.