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
– 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.