The Micro Maxi Deluxe provides the smoothest, quietest ride of any scooter we tested. Plus, it has the greatest ability to grow with a child, with the stability to help small kids gain confidence, and the skills and agility to keep older ones zipping along joyfully for many years.
It also comes in a foldable version for easy carrying and storage. For the littlest kids we recommend the Micro Mini Deluxe, or its foldable version. And the Razor A3 is our pick for a two-wheel scooter for kids ready to try tricks.
Micro Maxi Deluxe
Adjustable-height handlebars and a 110-pound weight limit give it the longest usable life of any kids scooter we tested. Its high-quality build delivers a smooth, responsive ride and will hold up to years of use.
Micro Maxi Deluxe Foldable LED
This is the same scooter, with the added convenience of a handlebar that folds down for easy storage or portability and LED lights in the wheels, which help with visibility in the dark. Little kids may find it a bit tough to fold on their own, though.
The three-wheel Micro Maxi Deluxe and Micro Maxi Deluxe Foldable LED are recommended for kids ages 5 to 12, the widest range of any scooter we tested, and we’ve found that some 3- and 4-year-olds can master riding the Maxi Deluxe as well. Its handlebar can be raised to suit someone who is up to 5-foot-3, and the scooter is rated for kids up to 110 pounds. A fiberglass-reinforced deck and large-diameter polyurethane wheels make it noticeably smoother and quieter than less expensive three-wheel scooters we tested. If anything does go wrong, Micro provides instructional videos and parts for easy repairs. Its scooters also come with a two-year warranty, the most generous we’ve seen. The Micro Maxi Deluxe is not great for doing tricks, however, and younger kids may find it on the heavier side. The original Maxi Deluxe comes in seven colors; the folding, LED version comes in four colors; and the non-folding version with LED lights in the wheels also comes in seven colors. Overall, the selection of styles and options is the widest we’ve found.
Micro Mini Deluxe
The Micro Mini Deluxe provides kids under 5 years old with a stable, smooth ride that builds confidence and skills. Its adjustable-height handlebar gives it longer usability than fixed-height models.
Micro Mini Deluxe Foldable
This is the same scooter, with the added convenience of a handlebar that folds down for easy storage or portability (including storing it in a stroller basket). Little kids may find it tough to fold on their own, though. Unlike the folding Maxi Deluxe model, the Mini Deluxe Foldable does not come with LED wheels (though you can choose that option separately).
Toddlers and preschoolers who aren’t big enough for the Micro Maxi Deluxe can satisfy their need for speed with the Micro Mini Deluxe. Like the bigger version, its height-adjustable handlebars give it longer usability than models without that feature, and its three-wheel design and wide platform provide ample stability for younger kids to work on their balance and steering. The Mini Deluxe shares the Maxi Deluxe’s high-quality materials, build, and notable durability; plus, its parts are replaceable, and it has a two-year warranty. The Micro Mini Deluxe has a weight limit of 110 pounds, and with handlebars fully extended, it should fit a kid up to 40 inches tall. Like the Maxi Deluxe, it comes in a foldable version as well. Or, you can choose a version with light-up LED wheels. The regular Micro Mini Deluxe comes in seven colors.
The two-wheel Razor A3 has fully rotating handlebars, front-wheel suspension, a wheelie bar, and big wheels that make it faster and better for tricks—but it’s not for preschoolers or inexperienced riders.
New riders will likely find the two-wheel Razor A3 more challenging to balance on than the three-wheel Micro Maxi or Mini Deluxe models, but more experienced ones may love how fast its 120 mm wheels can go and how responsive it is for doing tricks. Razor scooters are known for their durability and, like Micro scooters, have replaceable parts. The A3 comes with a 180-day warranty; unlike the Micro scooters, we’ve found that the wheels on the A3 can start to get worn down and feel rough on the pavement after several years of use, though.