As it is with most means of transportation not all, two wheel scooters are created equally. It can be quite frustrating at times deciding which model offers a better fit for adults, kids, or both. Should you put more value on traction or terrain compatibility?
Is the maneuverability as important as the brakes? Or is the price the more important aspect? All these questions and more will be answered in this article by comparing the three best two wheel scooters available today. We will try to point out which features matter most for certain people and situations as well as give our recommendation as to which is the best overall product.
A5 Lux Scooter
The two wheel A5 scooter from Razor is one of the most durable on the market. It’s made from aviation-grade aluminum and can withstand both cruising on the street and traversing bumpy terrain. It is a kid’s model but the maximum weight limit is 220 pounds.
The folding mechanism from Razor that everyone’s accustomed to by now makes for a very easy to store and transport scooter. Your kid will be able to have it with him on any family trip.
The fender brakes in the back are perfect for quick and safe stops. This is one of the reasons why young kids can enjoy riding the scooter. It is a very safe alternative to skateboards and bikes.
The wheels are 200mm urethane which offers good shock absorption. Because of the quality wheels there’s no need for a spring suspension system which in turn allows for a sturdier construction and easy folding.
However, we feel that it would’ve been even better if the 200mm wheels had better traction on slippery surfaces. This is the one noticeable feature that’s missing from the A5 Lux scooter.
The maneuverability is very smooth on supported terrain conditions and that’s largely because of the wheelie bar design. The A5 is a very solid scooter with great safety features and a neutral design that appeals to kids and young adults of both sexes.
Neon Flash Kids Scooter
The Neon Flash kid’s scooter can be a great gift for kids above 5 years of age. It has a maximum capacity of 134 pounds and it’s built for excellent control and navigation.
The light aluminum frame is not the most durable choice in material but it does make the scooter lightweight and easy to handle. Since it is a kid’s design, part of the navigational control has everything to do with a child’s ability to control the weight.
The most interesting feature of the Neon Flash is the LED lighting. The light is motion-triggered and the color matches the rest of the scooter perfectly. For kids, the lighting will probably be the high point of this product. Parents, on the other hand, would appreciate the rear brakes a bit more.
The lightweight aluminum makes the scooter easy to handle for young kids but it doesn’t make the scooter very durable. This may or may not be a huge drawback as your child will probably outgrow the scooter before it breaks down.
While the Neon Flash may not be the top choice, it’s certainly the most aesthetically pleasing scooter as far as kids are concerned. It has a good mix of visual effects and safety features that should satisfy both parents and kids. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s small, lightweight, and easy to carry on trips.
You’re probably not surprised that another Razor scooter, this time the A3, made this list. The use of aircraft-grade aluminum makes for some very durable, all-terrain scooters for kids. The A3 has smaller wheels than the A5 model as they’re a 125mm urethane design. Still, they are designed for shock absorption.
This means that this scooter is not equipped with spring-loaded shock-absorbing system for gravel roads or bumpy trails. What’s better on the A3 is the traction on wet ground. Although the wheels are very similar the ones on the A5, these ones deal with slippery surfaces a bit better.
Folding the A3 takes just seconds and you can put the scooter in your trunk, on your car, or under the backseat. It takes up no garage space at all and the folding design is also very protective. You shouldn’t worry too much about it falling from a shelf.
The rear fender brakes are also present in the A3 model. Safety is clearly important to Razor and they equip all the A-series scooters with as much child safety features as possible. The one area in which both the A3 and A5 lack is aesthetics. Although there are a few color choices, the designs do look a bit simplistic.
If our testing showed one thing it was that all these products are solid choices. Each has its own merits and surprisingly very few drawbacks. Of course, only one can come out on top so let’s recap which one that is.
The A5 Lux scooter is perhaps the best two wheel scooter that fits both kids and grownups. Its 220 pounds limit makes it marketable to a wider range of users. The high quality aluminum used for the deck and t-tube is what make it a durable product and a worthy long-term investment.
The Neon Flash is clearly the best choice for very young kids. It doesn’t have a great weight limit and it went with lightweight aluminum over aviation grade, but it does have solid rear brakes and shock-absorbing wheels to keep the kids safe. Let’s not also forget about the very impressive visuals of the sporty patterns and LED lights.
When all is said and done, the Razor A3 kick scooter offers the best value for money by far. It has a good intermediate maximum weight limit of 143 pounds and it’s made from aviation-grade aluminum. Not only is it durable but it is also foldable and easy to carry around. The 125mm urethane wheels offer amazing suspension and work very well on wet surfaces.