Buying an Adult Scooter? Read This First

You’re going to have a great time on your new scooter. But which model is right for you? We’ve summarised some of the top scooter models from different categories to give you a quick overview of what’s on the market today. Take a look!


Large-wheeled scooters/city scooters

 

Pros

  • Universal – ideal for riding both around the city and in the countryside
  • Inflatable tyres mean it also handles rough surfaces
  • Kickstand
  • Height-adjustable handlebars make it suitable for tall riders
  • Bears heavy loads, up to 146 kg
  • Fast and manoeuvrable

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Cons

  • Uses 12-inch (30 cm, or up to a maximum of 16-inch) wheels for city riding. But wheels larger than 16 inches are less manoeuvrable on city pavements.
  • Scooter dimensions, it is bulkier than folding scooters

Best for

Scootering in the city, on bike paths, over rough terrain; for dog scootering/mushing; around trade fairs or in the warehouse.

Price

€150 to €300

 

City/folding scooters

Hudora Big Wheel 205

Hudora Big Wheel 205

 

 

Pros

  • Ideal for short city trips
  • Easy to transport
  • Assembles and disassembles instantly, reducing bulkiness
  • Kickstand
  • Lightweight

 

Cons

  • Slower compared to large-wheeled scooters
  • Unsuitable for rough terrain
  • Potential for poor stability because of its thin solid wheels. The wider the tyres and larger the wheels, the more stable the scooter.

Best  for

Scootering around trade fairs or the warehouse; in the city – it’s perfect for taking on public transport.

Price

€50 to €150

Racing/Street scooters

Race MAX 20

Kickbike Race MAX 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pros

  • Fastest scooter in the world!
  • 20- to 28-inch wheels enable top speeds
  • Competition scootering and tarmac routes
  • High-quality materials
  • Ideal for long distances (people have done the Tour de France on it!)

Cons

  • Unsuitable for rough terrain
  • The wheel-to-scooter size means it is unsuitable for city use

Best  for

Scootering on roads and bike paths

Price

€300 to €600

Mushing / Dog Scootering Scooter

Cross MAX 20D

Kickbike Cross MAX 20D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pros

  • Robust scooter for off-road use
  • Can be pulled by a dog that weighs at least 20+ kg
  • Great exercise for you and your dog
  • Usually equipped with disc brakes for greater control
  • Robust and stable enough to mush with several dogs; ideal for dog sled race training.

Cons

  • Slower on the road
  • Limited to off-road use because the frame touches the ground

Best for

Scootering and mushing on dirt paths

Price

€250 to €500

 

Sport scooters

 

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Pros

  • Perfect for downhill – just like being on a snowboard
  • Easy to transport
  • Low ground clearance and rigid frame makes you feel connected to the ground
  • Smooth-turning wheels
  • Fast
  • Agile

Cons

  • The sporting posture is more challenging
  • Smooth tyres grip less in wet conditions
  • Can only be used on tarmac

Best for

Scootering on city roads and pavements; longer downhill trips (Our company founder has done nearly 105 km in a day!)

Price

€290+

Downhill scooters

Gravity Scooter Iron Cols

Gravity Scooter Iron Cols

 

Pros

  • Pure adrenaline
  • Very robust downhill scooter
  • Front fork suspension
  • Very powerful disc brakes
  • Suitable for dog scootering/mushing Video

Cons

Heavy; weight makes it less practical for uses other than downhill or mushing

Best for

Scootering off-road, downhill

Price

€600+

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