The difference between 2 and 3 wheeled scooters
Are you considering a scooter for your child this Christmas or for his birthday?
Do you need some help deciding between a 2 or 3 wheeled scooter?
This post will help explain what the differences between a 2 and 3 wheeled scooter are (aside from the number of wheels!). It will also tell you what the differences mean for your child AND will give you options on types of scooter that are suitable.
Let’s scooter on shall we….
There are a few key areas of difference between 2 and 3 wheeled scooters.
3 wheeled scooters, like the Mini Micro and Maxi Micro, are excellent for children who need the confidence in feeling balanced and stable on the scooter. And a scooter with 3 wheels does this job incredibly well because they stand up on their own.
2 wheeled scooters work best for children who are able to balance on the base (often called the footplate or deck) of the scooter.
3 wheeled scooters use tilt and lean steering meaning you lean in the direction you want to go and the wheels then turn. If your child loves the Mini Micro and took a while to feel comfortable on it, then the Maxi Micro steers in the same way so it will feel more familiar to them.
2 wheeled scooters steer like a bike, so you turn the handlebars in the direction you want to go. If your child doesn’t mind change, or hasn’t had a scooter previously, then the 2 wheeled way of steering (like a bike) might be suitable.