2 Wheel or 3 Wheel Kids Scooter Guide

Struggling to make the decision between a two-wheel scooter and three-wheel scooter for your child? Micro has a great range of kids' scooters to suit every child depending on their confidence and experience.

Whether they would prefer the stability of a three-wheel scooter or are ready to cruise to school on a two-wheeler or want something to use at the skate park. This will guide will help you make your decision and find the best scooter for your 5-12 year old.

2 wheel scooter or 3 wheel scooter?

3 wheel scooters are perfect for kids who need help with confidence and stability on wheels

  • The Mini Micro Deluxe and Maxi Micro Deluxe scooters are self-standing scooters which are great for developing balance with good safety design.
  • Perfect choice for improving confidence and co-ordination.
  • Use lean to steer meaning you lean in the direction you want to go and the wheels will turn in that direction. This innovative lean to steer style is easy to learn and has been designed to develop co-ordination as they ride.

2 wheel scooters are ideal for kids who are confident and have good balance on the deck of the scooter.

  • For those confident, the Sprite is a great first 2 wheel scooter with a lightweight and compact design.
  • Steer like a bike, turning the handles in the direction you want to go.
  • If your child hasn’t had a scooter before but has experience on a bike then a 2 wheeler with familiar steering is a great option.

Skip the Guide?
Are you looking for a scooter for your kid that is great for:

Getting to school and keeping active?
Learning Tricks and going to the skate park?
Building confidence, control and stability?

If you'd rather have the full guide read on...

2-Wheelers : Getting to School and Keeping Active!

micro sprite kids scooter

Micro Sprite Kids Scooter

"Our daughter has gone from a 3 wheeler to her new 2 wheeler. She couldn't be happier! Her confidence is building on the 2 wheeler. Same high quality and foldable design is perfect for taking away in the car!"

The Best Bits:

  • Perfect if they're eager to start using two wheels
  • Best suited for 5+ years
  • Practical everyday scooter
  • Need coordination skills to balance on the deck
  • Solid aluminium deck
  • Foldable, compact and lightweight design
  • Easily carried and transported
    micro cruiser 2 wheel kids scooter

    Micro Cruiser 2 Wheel Kids Scooter

    "Brilliant scooter, my 6 year old LOVES it, easy to fold & throw in the car. Seamless transition from the micro 3 wheeler to the cruiser. Extremely happy with our purchase!"

    The Best Bits:

    • Perfect for a beginner on two wheels who needs assisted control and stability.
    • For ages 5-10 years
    • Large 200mm wheels
    • Wide retro shaped handle bars for easy steering and extra balance
    • Safe full fender brake
    • Handy kickstand
    • Foldable

        Freestyle : Learning Tricks and Going to the Skate Park

        micro ramp kids stunt scooter

        Micro Ramp Kids Stunt Scooter

        "I am amazed at how quickly my 8 year old son has mastered this scooter. He loves it! In a short time he is comfortable tackling ramps and his confidence has grown so much. A sturdy and safe scooter. Highly recommend."

        The Best Bits:

        • Ultimate beginning stunt scooter engineered for tricks at the skate park
        • Suitable for 5 - 12 years
        • Best for beginners
        • Lightweight and robust design
        • Strong aluminium fixed deck
        • Short fixed handle bars
        • Metal core wheels

        micro mx trixx stunt scooter

        Micro mX Trixx Stunt Scooter

        "Great scooter for kids learning both basic and tricks. Solid and smooth to ride. Everyone wants a turn though so be careful who you share it with."

        The Best Bits:
        • Entry level stunt scooter for the skate park
        • Suitable for 5 - 12 years
        • Short fixed handle bars
        • Strong welded scooter that's not foldable
        • Small wheels for quick bursts of speed

            3-Wheelers : Building Confidence, Control and Stability

            maxi micro deluxe pro kids scooter

            Maxi Micro Deluxe Pro Kids Scooter

            "Our daughter had outgrown her Mini Micro at 4yo but was still not ready for a two wheel scooter, so we’ve found this the perfect upgrade. It’s sturdy and fun and allows her to try more progressive moves while still having support of the three wheels. The purple colour is cool too, very unisex"

            The Best Bits:

            • Suitable for 5 - 12 years
            • Wide handlebars for greater control
            • Wide wheels for greater balance
            • Superior stability and robust design
            • 3 wheels to aid balance and coordination
            • Lean to steer action
            • 'Cool' stable design

            maxi micro deluxe 3 wheel kids scooter

            Maxi Micro Deluxe 3 Wheel Kids Scooter

            "Excellent step between the micro and a two wheeler. The maxi micro deluxe is definitely worth the money, great handling and fun to steer, my little one's confidence in scooters has sky rocketed with this purchase"

            The Best Bits:

            • Bigger and more robust version of Mini Micro
            • Suitable for 5 - 12 years
            • 3 wheels to aid balance and coordination
            • Lean to steer action
            • Good safety design
            • Superior stability
              • Adjustable handle bar
              maxi micro deluxe pro kids scooter micro cruiser 2 wheel kids scooter micro ramp kids stunt scooter
              3 - Wheel 2 - Wheel 2-Wheel Freestyle
              5 - 12yrs 5 - 12yrs 5 - Adult 5 - 12yrs
              Wide Wheels Large Wheels Small Wheels Metal Core Wheels
              2.9kg 4.5kg 2.7kg 3.7kg
              Rider 110-152cm Rider 110-146cm Rider 110-152cm Rider Min 125cm