roosters new scoot review

now ronnie adores his scooter, a little red mini micro scooter, and he has had it now for quite some time, it has been well and truly loved. when we first bought it for him, for his second birthday, it seemed so huge and he seemed so small. a couple of weeks ago i was watching him scoot along and somehow he was the one that looked so huge and the scooter seemed so small.

time for a new scoot rooster? yeah i guess so mummy…

we were offered the opportunity to try the micro sprite scooter, which is described as the perfect scooter for beginners to two-wheeled scooting. well there you go, how could we say no, sounds absolutely the upgrade that ronnie was looking for. we are also learning to ride a bike without stabilsers so this whole balancing thing on two wheels seems to be quite timely, especially as this scooter also steers in the same way as a bike.

so here it is

i was quite surprised that ronnie choose the black model to be honest, i thought red was going to be the choice, being his favourite colour and all, but no he wanted black as then it would match our new car! it’s actually available in 8 different colours so there should be an option for everyone.

i was super impressed by the weight of it, as it looked heavy as so much more metal looking than the micro scooter, but as i lifted it out of the box it was surprisingly lightweight, that would be the aluminium then!

ronnie really liked the different handle bars, which are nice squishy foam and they turn 360 degrees which makes steering an absolute dream.

his first couple of scoots up and down the park ahead of me, i could see he was a little cautious having gone from the comfort of stability that the two wheels at the front of his micro scooter to just one front and back, but given 20 minutes of practice he soon seemed fairly at ease with it and was whizzing around a treat.

so what else did rooster like? he really liked the kick stand. he said it was like the one that daddy has on his scooter, however daddy’s scooter is a vespa px200! same same but very different?

what else did we like? the handle height is adjustable which means it will grow with him, which at the moment is at the rate of knots! also at the pull of a lever and a push of a button it does this!


so when you are left carrying the scoot because the smalls have run off to explore or when you are slinging it in the back of the car, it’s super easy to carry and compact so as not to take up too much room.

all in all we are loving this scoot, and rooster certainly gives it the thumbs up.

thank you micro scooters

you can buy a micro sprite here for £59.95

technical information
– age : 5-12
– max rider weight : 100kg / 15 stone 10 lb
– scooter size : (unfolded) L60cm x H96cm x W34cm (folded) L66cm x H25cm x W10cm
– handle height : adjustable 65-95cm
– deck length : 48cm
– wheel base : 59cm
– material : aluminium
– wheel material : PU 87o ShoreA
– wheel dimensions : 120mm front/100mm rear
– bearings : abec 5
– kickstand : yes
– scooter weight : 2.7kg

disclosure : as i said in the introduction we were sent a micro sprite for the purpose of a review. our opinions are our own and we have been completely honest, i’m sure you will agree.


  1. May 28, 2014 / 08:34

    Roo has the Micro Scooters Maxi and loves it, personally I love the quality that Micro Scooters offer they are really built to last

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:22

      they really are sturdy, we are very very pleased with this one

  2. May 28, 2014 / 09:15

    Oh my word, a two wheeler! What a grown up little chap you have. He looks like such a dude with his sleek scooter 😀

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:22

      the dude love a scoot!

  3. May 28, 2014 / 11:57

    Ah bless him! We have the micro-scooter for the age younger than this one and love it – though it doesn’t fold so we’ll check this one out when we come to get them new ones!

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:23

      oh you should, it’s a great feature means it doesn’t take up too much space both at home and out and about

  4. May 28, 2014 / 12:28

    Your son gets more adorable with every post I see him in.

    Huge fans of MicroScooters here. HUGE. And they are indeed genius.

    Now you just need the adult sized one

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:24

      i’m not sure that me on a scooter is what south east london needs in it’s life ha ha
      rooster is edible i agree #mightbebiased 🙂

  5. May 28, 2014 / 18:27

    Awesome, Erin is learning to scoot she is finding it harder than riding with stabilisers I guess it is getting the core balance which she struggles with.

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:24

      this is really helping with balance, keep with it

  6. May 28, 2014 / 19:11

    Folding is such a brilliant idea. We love Micro Scooters they are such good quality. Well done on moving up so easily 🙂

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:25

      being a big boy has it pulls!

  7. May 28, 2014 / 21:35

    I absolutely love Micro Scooters. My two are still small enough to be on the micro, but for LMC it has completely transformed how we can go out and about as she’s able to scoot so much further than she can walk at just three years old. We even took it with us today for a trip to Colchester and she loved having a new park to scoot around. And scooters are also a great way of encouraging children to play outside too – win, win!

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:26

      scooters have transformed all out and about activities, if it means walking further than 20 meters it’s essential!

  8. May 28, 2014 / 23:57

    What a little dude he is! Looks like he’s having a brilliant time on that new scooter. I need him to give lessons to my little guy, who has not yet mastered riding a bike even WITH stabilisers, let alone without!

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:27

      well we could always pop over to give you hand you know… 😉 x

  9. May 29, 2014 / 06:32

    Thanks looks fab! We are looking to upgrade G’s scooter, he had a mini but left it behind at the park. He has a Y fliker but I like the idea of this much more compact one too

    • June 11, 2014 / 21:27

      do it 🙂