What is the best age to move from a 3 wheeled scooter to a 2 wheeled scooter?


Sebastian turned six at the end of June and when asked what he wanted for his birthday he asked for a new scooter.

Sebby has had his Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter for three years and loves zooming around on it, so our first thought was to upgrade to the Maxi Micro Scooter, which has been scaled up for larger and more powerful children, with a more robust frame, longer adjustable stem, wider and stronger deck for bigger feet and a stronger brake.

But, at six, is he ready for a two-wheeled Micro Sprite Scooter?

3 Wheeled Scooter vs the 2 Wheeled Scooter


The Maxi Micro Scooter

Both the three wheeled Mini and Maxi Micro Scooters use the same intuitive ‘lean and steer’ scooting style, which Sebby understands, so he was straight off and racing around on the Maxi Micro.

Maxi Micro Scooter

He has the stem on the lowest setting currently, but as he grows we can raise it and because it performs just like his old scooter, he is confident to use the brake, rather than his feet to stop.

Maxi Micro Scooter

We have the LED Deluxe Maxi Micro Scooter which comes with smart LED wheels which use induction energy to turn the power kids create as they scoot into bright white light which can easily be seen, even on a sunny day.

Maxi Micro Scooter

Micro Sprite 2 Wheeled Scooter

The Micro Sprite Scooter is the perfect introduction to two-wheeled scooting, with a lightweight aluminium frame for the ultimate agility.

Micro Sprite Scooter

Apart from the wheels, the other main difference is the steering, which uses the handles, just like a bike.

Micro Sprite

It has a braking system on the back wheel just like the Maxi Micro Scooter, but Sebby is still trying to find his balance on two wheels, so uses his feet to stop himself.

However, both Isaac and Eliza took the Sprite for a whizz around the park and really enjoyed racing around.

My Opinion

It really depends on the ability of the child.

For Sebby, the Maxi Micro is the perfect choice. He is confident to ride it and can keep up with Eliza and Isaac and their scooters – Eliza has a Micro Sprite and Isaac has the MX Trixx Stunt Scooter.

However, kids already confident to ride a bike without stabilisers would be best suited to a two-wheeled scooter.

For now, we will stick with the Maxi Micro for the school run, however, I will continue with Sebby’s training on the Sprite.

To go with Sebby’s scooters, we have some cool safety accessories – the Micro Light, to help increase his visibility, a noise maker and the classic children’s helmet, which are currently on offer at 3 for the price of 2.

Disclaimer: We were sent the Maxi Micro Scooter and the Micro Sprite for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

14 thoughts on “What is the best age to move from a 3 wheeled scooter to a 2 wheeled scooter?

  1. Such a big boy going from 3 wheels to 2! Well done!

  2. Catherine says:

    Scooters are so much fun! My kids didn’t go anywhere without them. I miss those days! 🙂

  3. Alexandra Cook says:

    This is so lovely. My kids are still on a 3 wheeler scooter even me hahaha I am scared of let them trying a 2 wheeler.

  4. Samantha says:

    My nephew is 5 and I believe he still uses a 3-wheeled scooter. Although the last time we went to the park I did see him wanting to try my niece’s scooter (and she’s 4 years older!) I think it really does depend on the individual child when they feel ready.

  5. Mine all went from mini to maxi and then to the sprite later. They are all fabulous scooters. Mich x
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  6. This is such an informative post! I remember when my son was using the 3 wheele scooter, I was asking the same question myself.

  7. Joyce says:

    Great TIPS! I love playing scooter myself mom of 2 boys here!

  8. Lianne says:

    I was thinking of introducing a 2 wheeled scooter on my sons 5th birthday but I’m wondering whether to get something like the Micro Scooter now, looks great!
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  9. Claire says:

    This is so interesting! I don’t think I rode three wheels, I just went straight to two and then to the four wheels bike to two wheels. That was super difficult I still remember!

  10. Valerie says:

    When my oldest was younger there were only 2-wheeled scooters available. I like that there are choices now.

  11. We love that Micro scooters have a scooter for different ages and abilities. It’s interesting to see that he is confident on the Maxi Scooter, however, I think given time he would adjust to the Sprite Scooter.

  12. Shannon says:

    We love the micro mini’s! Our youngest son is on the cusp of the transition right now and these scooters are perfect

  13. I don’t have any kids but really good info for those who have toddlers 🙂

  14. Stacie says:

    Look at them go! I’m a fully grown woman with three kids, and I still really can’t do the two-wheel thing. LOL
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