Having trouble deciding on the best adult scooter for you? Whether it's to use on your commute or to join in on family activities, this buying guide will help you pick the perfect scooter.
Scooters for adults are great for making quick trips around the city or getting the kids to the school before the bell. They'll cut your walking time in half at least, adding more time back in your day. Micro has a great range of scooters for adults with different features to suit different needs.
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If you have a need for speed, scooters are great for getting you from A-B fast. Most scooters in our adult range have large 200mm wheels. The larger the wheels, the faster you'll travel. These wheels also require less effort as they cover ground more quickly.
The Micro Classic Black and Micro White have large wheels and also a low ergonomic footplates. This lower deck allows you to push off the ground with minimal effort and get up to maximum speed. The aluminium decks making them strong and robust, great for smooth pavements.
All our two wheel scooters are foldable (except for our freestyle range) making it easy to transport and store. This function is great for commuting, taking them onto public transport easily and store at work. The handle bars can be lowered and handle grips popped out and folded down (expect on suspension scooter) to make them more compact.
Our two wheeled adult scooters have decks made of different materials. The Micro Flex+ has flexible fibreglass decks which absorb bumps on uneven surfaces, making them a very comfortable ride on urban sidewalks. The Flex air not only has the flexible deck, but air filled tyres with tread creating a seamless ride.
Our Suspension model has a high tech design with built in suspension system at the front and rear end of the scooters deck. It's great for tackling a variety of terrains and has a higher ground clearance.
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If you’re looking for speed, choose a scooter with 200mm wheels, as the rule of thumb is: the larger the wheel the faster it goes and the smoother the ride.
145mm wheels on the Speed+ scooters help to make them most compact in the range, they have built in suspension to absorb bumps.
Air filled tyres help smooth out the footpath for the Flex Air and Pedalflow. If you’re a speed demon, these aren’t for you, but if you like the idea of air filled tyres or looking for something a little different, check them out.
The brakes on Micro adult scooters are over the back wheel and very easy to use.
Most come with a fender style brake. Activated by pushing down with your foot anywhere on the brake.
The Flex Blue and Flex Air come with a targeted braking system activated by pushing your foot on the braking button over the back wheel.
The Micro Pedalflow, a folding bike with no seat, has the brakes built into the back wheel - which are activated by pedalling backwards - old skool style.
Micro adult scooters come in two deck styles, a strong fixed aluminium deck and a flexible composite deck.
The flexible composite deck on the Flex+ and Flex Air helps absorb deck helps absorb bumps and has a slight bouncy feel to it.
The fixed aluminium deck is super strong. This is the type of deck to choose if you’re a big guy, closer to the maximum weight load of 100kgs.
The Classic Micro Black and Micro White have a fixed aluminium deck that is low to the ground. The lower the deck means the less you have to bend to push off, making these scooters the most ergonomic of the Micro range.
If you’re over 6 foot 2 look for a scooter with a high handlebar height. The Micro Suspension, Micro Classic Black and Flex+ are the scooters for you as they have the highest handlebar, making your ride more comfortable.
If you’re under 6 foot 2 the whole range of Micro scooters for adults will be suitable for you.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do adult scooters speed up daily commuting?
A. Adult scooters can significantly reduce your walking time, making quick city trips or school runs more efficient. With large 200m wheels, most scooters can cover ground quickly, letting you travel faster with less effort.
Q. What are some features of compact adult scooters?
A. Compact scooters like the Speed+ model and Rocket scooter are lightweight with smaller wheels and frames. They're easy to carry and store, thanks to their foldability, except for the freestyle range. This feature is particularly beneficial for commuting and using public transport.
Q. How do different deck materials impact the ride quality?
A. Scooters like the Micro Flex+ have flexible fiberglass decks that absorb bumps on uneven surfaces, providing a comfortable ride. Meanwhile, scooters like the Suspension model, with a built-in suspension system at both deck ends, can handle various terrains with a higher ground clearance.
Q. How does wheel size influencer scooter performance?
A. Scooters with larger wheels (like 200mm) offer faster speeds and smoother rides. However, smaller wheels (like 145mm on the Speed+ scooters) contribute to compactness and built-in shock absorbers for bump absorption.
Q. What brake types are available on adult scooters?
A. Most adult scooters come with easy-to-use fender style brakes over the rear wheel. Some models like the Flex+ and Flex Air offer a targeted braking system. Meanwhile, the Micro Pedal flow model incorporates an old school-style brake system activated by pedaling backwards.
Q. What are the different deck styles available?
A. Micro scooters for adults offer two deck styles: a fixed aluminium deck and a flexible composite deck. The flexible deck, found on the Flex+ and Flex Air models, absorbs bumps and offers a slight bounce. The fixed aluminium deck, on the other hand, is robust and suited for heavier riders up to a weight load of 100kgs.
Q. What scooter should I choose if I'm tall?
A. For individuals over 6 foot 2, scooters with a high handlebar height, like the Micro Suspension, Micro Classic, and Flex+ are recommended. If you are under 6 foot 2, all Micro adult scooters should be suitable.