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Kick scooters as we know them today were first created at the turn of the century and became really popular with kids of all ages. Now, they are making a comeback and they aren’t just for kids anymore.
But before you go out and buy any old kick scooter you can get your hands on, you should know that not all kick scooters are created equally.
Whether you want to ride along with your kids or commuting, we’re going to look at the best adult scooters on the market!
Best Scooters For Adults
Quick Answer: The 7 Best Rated Adult Kick Scooters For 2021
- Razor A5 Lux Scooter
- Lascoota Scooters Adult Scooter
- Schwinn Adult Shuffle Scooter
- XOOTR Dash Teen/Adult Kick Scooter
- Hudora 205 Adult Folding Kick Scooter
- Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter
- Razor A6 Kick Scooter
Adult Scooter Reviews
This Razor A5 folding scooter for adults is our Editors Choice for the best adult scooter. It has a low aluminum deck designed for comfort and ease when you are ready to roll.
The 200 mm wheels are capable of supporting up to 220 pounds. It has a kickstand so you don’t have to lay it down when you are done riding.
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The A5 has a quick and easy single-action folding mechanism and only weighs 9.4 pounds because of its lightweight aluminum frame.
The scooter has adjustable handlebars and squishy hand grips to reduce vibration for a more comfortable riding experience. The back wheel has a fender cover which doubles as a brake in the traditional scooter style.
It comes in 3 colors, suitable for men or women and is an Amazon’s Choice kick scooter!
- Handlebar Height: 34.3” to 40.2”
- Deck Size: 13.4” x 5.5”
- Weight: 9.4 lbs
- Extras: Kick stand
- Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
This kick scooter is suitable for smooth, bumpy, and rough roads with a 230 mm wheel on the front and 205 mm wheel on the back with a brake on the back tire.
The Easy-Folding Mechanism is a single-action mechanism that makes it super easy to fold down and with the included carrying strap and it’s easy to take with you on the go.
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It has a maximum weight capacity of 265 pounds and handlebars adjust up to about 3 1/2 ft making it suitable for people who are taller than 6 feet.
The fact that the scooter comes fully assembled and ready to use right out of the box is a major plus. It has an aluminum deck with reinforced wings making it stronger with more support.
It comes with the most color options on our list and make the sturdy design look good too. It even comes with a carry strap and a bell. If you want the best kick scooter for commuting, the Lascoota is a good choice!
- Handlebar Height: 32.7” to 41.9”
- Deck Size: 17.5” x 6”
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Extras: Kick stand, carry strap
- Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Schwinn is the best known name on our list and bring you the most unusual scooter on our list of adult scooters.
It looks different because it is different! It has a 26” bike tire on the front instead of a traditional 9 or 10 inch wheel. This offers some significant advantages over a smaller wheel.
First off, it absorbs bumps FAR better than a smaller wheel. It rolls over sidewalk and road cracks so that you will hardy notice them.
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Not only that, its safer as it is far less likely to fall into a pothole and flip you over the handle bars like a smaller wheeled scooter might.
The Schwinn Shuffle also has front and rear fenders to keep water and mud off you if you run through a puddle or get caught in a rain shower.
Also the Shuffle has front and rear linear pull brakes just like a bike for superior stopping power with hand brake levers. Lastly Schwinn even included a kick stand on the Shuffle.
If you can ride a bike you can ride the shuffle, why let your kids have all the fun!
- Handlebar Height: 38”
- Deck Size: 16” x 7”
- Weight: 27 lbs
- Extras: Front & Rear Hand Brakes
- Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
The XOOTR comes in an attractive midnight blue and red for those who like to ride in style with a flash of color. It has both types of brakes, a hand grip control and the traditional scooter brake on the rear wheel.
There are a few features that set the Xootr apart from some of the others on our list. The first is the wide handlebar adjustment from 25” to 38” so it works for adults and teens up to 6 feet 7 inches.
Second, this adult kick scooter has by far the highest weight capacity of 800 pounds!
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The folding system is a simple three-action mechanism that securely locks the scooter when you are transporting it. It doesn’t come with a carrying strap but they are inexpensive and attach easily.
The components of the Xootr are top notch and all replaceable so you don’t have toss the scooter if anything breaks, unlike many cheap scooters on the market.
Some assembly is required, but it’s very simple and doesn’t require any extra tools. For the money, this is a good adult scooter.
- Handlebar Height: 25” to 38”
- Deck Size: 23” x 4”
- Weight: 10 lbs
- Extras: Hand brake
- Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Hudora is a very well-known and popular brand across Europe and it’s no surprise they have another kick scooter on our list.
This Hudora scooter comes with two 205 mm wheels and handlebars that feel almost like soft sponges to help reduce the vibrations that come through the handlebars.
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It does not include any form of suspension but the handlebars do help to cut down on the vibrations. The single-action folding mechanism makes it easy to close in one step.
It also has a carrying strap for easy transport which is ideal for commuters and when you’re done riding it has a kickstand.
It has a rider weight capacity of 220 pounds and it only weighs 8.8 pounds. Of all of the Hudora scooters sold on Amazon, this one was voted Amazon’s Choice.
It is suitable for riders between 3’ and roughly 6’5” though that depends on whether the rider feels comfortable with the handlebar heights. It also comes with a one-year warranty and is one of our top picks for the best commuter scooter.
- Handlebar Height: 31.1” to 40.9”
- Deck Size: N/A
- Weight: 8.8 lbs
- Extras: Carry strap & kick stand
- Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
We’re going to change things up now with an electric scooter. Up till now all of our scooters were powered by kicking.
Segway, maker of the well known personal transportation Segways have created the Ninebot Max electric scooter. This is no toy, it has a range of over 40 miles!
With a powerful 350 watt electric motor and a 551Wh battery so you can cruise at speeds of over 18 MPH!
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The Segway has pneumatic tires unlike most kick scooters and with front and rear shocks it offers a very comfortable ride over the roughest of roads and sidewalks.
The Ninebot has a headlight and brake light for safety when you are cruising the streets.
While the Segway is not cheap, it is fully loaded with features like Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, variable riding modes, mobile app connectivity and an LED display.
Weighing 42 pounds, its not the most portable scooter on our list, it does fold up and it is portable.
If you would to try something different with an electric scooter, you will not go wrong with the Segway Ninebot!
- Handlebar Height: For riders 3’11”-6’6″
- Deck Size: 20” x 6.5”
- Weight: 42 lbs
- Extras: Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, Anti-Lock brakes
- Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
The last adult kick scooter on my list but certainly not least, is the Razor A6 Lux Scooter. As you can see from the Amazon rating it’s a well loved scooter!
It has largest wheels of any of the scooters on our list at 254mm (10 inch) for smooth, fast cruising.
The handlebars have a wide height adjustment (up 42″) to fit just about any rider and supports up to 240 pounds. Being a Razor, it has high-quality wheels and wheel bearings to help to reduce vibrations while you ride.
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It is available in three colors: blue, pink, and red. The three-action folding mechanism is easy to use. This big wheel scooter comes fully assembled with a kickstand, ready to ride right out of the box.
The one knock is it does not include a carrying strap. The rear fender brake provides quick stopping power, overall I would say this is the best razor scooter for adults!
- Handlebar Height: 30.4” to 42”
- Deck Size: 13.5” x 4.5”
- Weight: 9 lbs
- Extras: Kick stand
- Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Adult Kick Scooter Comparison Table
|Kick Scooter||Handlebars||Weight Limit||Brakes||Deck||Weight|
|Razor A5 Lux Scooter||34.3” to 40.2”||220 lbs||Rear friction||13.4” x 5.5”||11 lbs|
|Lascoota Scooters Adult Scooter||32.7” to 41.9”||220 lbs||Rear friction||17.5” x 6”||11 lbs|
|Schwinn Adult Shuffle Scooter||38”||225 lbs||Front & Rear Hand Brakes||16” x 7”||27 lbs|
|XOOTR Dash Teen/Adult Kick Scooter||25” to 38”||800 lbs||Rear friction & Hand lever||23” x 4”||10 lbs|
|Hudora 205 Adult Folding Kick Scooter||31.1” to 40.9”||220 lbs||Rear friction||28.7” x 4.4”||8.8 lbs|
|Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter||35.1” to 39”||220 lbs||Front & Rear Hand Brakes||18” x 5.5”||42 lbs|
|Razor A6 Scooter||30.4” to 42”||240 lbs||Rear friction||13.5” x 4.5”||9 lbs|
How to Choose the Best Scooter For Adults
Before you go shopping, you need to first decide what is important to you in a scooter. You also need to know what options you have to choose from.
There are typically two types of folding mechanism a three-action and a single-action. The three-action folding mechanism is the most common which involved three steps: releasing the clamp, moving the pin, and securing the clamp in place.
The single-action mechanism is a newer concept which basically skips the first and last step and lets you just move the pin where you want to without dealing with a clamp.
Some would argue that this design is not as reliable while others say that it is better because of the convenience. There is no reason to not choose a scooter based on the folding design as they both work it only takes a few extra seconds to fold the scooter with the three action.
Suspension (or lack of)
Suspension is a spring-like mechanism attached to the front and/or back of the scooter. It is usually located on the front stem. Suspension serves the purpose of absorbing shock i.e. reducing the amount of vibrations that you feel in your feet and your hands while you are riding.
The advantage of course of a suspension is that it does make the ride more comfortable. The downside is that it adds a significant amount of weight because the overall scooter design is usually larger.
In the end, whether you should buy with suspension depends on how rough the roads are where you are riding.
Kick scooters are traditionally designed with a brake on the back wheel that the rider can push down with their foot. Even today, this is the most common design.
Though it is not the only design on the market today. Some scooters now have a brake lever on the handlebars, just like if you were riding a bike. It is usually connected to the back wheel for safe stopping.
Some people prefer the traditional style. While other people like the bike-style because they don’t have to look behind them to see where the brake is.
The deck of the scooter is the part that you stand on. There are two main sizes, large and small. Though the large-sized decks may vary by an inch or so, compared to the smaller decks, you have a good bit more space.
If you are new to riding a scooter, have bigger feet, or you prefer comfort to convenience, the large deck is probably the best choice for you. If you want a scooter that is lightweight more than anything else, choose the smaller deck.
When you look at different scooters, you will probably notice the different wheel sizes. Some have two wheels that are the same size while others have a large one in the front and a small one in the back.
There are actually 7 different wheel sizes, three large and four small. They range from 100 to 230 mm.
Larger wheels offer more stability and absorb more shock but they can add a significant amount of weight to the scooter. Smaller wheels much lighter in weight making the scooter easier to carry and they make it easier speed up more rapidly.
Kickstands and carry straps are other features that are not included in every scooter design. If you have a scooter with a kickstand, you don’t have to lay it on the ground or fold it up when you aren’t using it.
You can lower the kickstand and leave the scooter standing and out of the way, like a bike.
Though carrying straps aren’t required and you can easily hold the scooter by the steering column for transporting it when it is not in use, a strap makes it easier.
FAQs About Adult Scooters
These are the most commonly asked questions about adult scooters before and after people have made their purchase:
Q: Can my kids use the scooter?
A: That depends on how tall your kids are. The scooters I reviewed range from 25” to 35.1” at the shortest height. If you kid is shorter than 3 ft, it will probably be difficult for them to use.
Another thing to consider is how heavy it is. Most of the ones I mentioned are lightweight, all being under 15 pounds. If you feel that they can use it safely and they are tall enough, then sure, they could use it.
Q: Do I need tools to put it together?
A: Most scooters come already pre-assembled though this is not always the case. It is always best to double check with the seller but as a general rule, it should be no assembly required.
Q: How much weight does the scooter support?
A: Again, this depends on the specific scooter. Though most are capable of supporting around 220 pounds. There are a few that claim to be able to support 500 pounds or more but those are uncommon. Since aluminum is a thinner and lighter weight metal, it probably can’t support as much weight. That’s why weight limits are less than 250 pounds.
Q: Can I ride it in the rain or on wet grounds?
A: Though the scooter itself might be water-resistant because it is made of aluminum and rust shouldn’t be an issue, it is not advisable to ride in the rain or on wet roads. This is mostly due to the narrow rollerblade-like wheels that have limited to no traction on wet surfaces. If you do choose to ride it on a wet surface, be cautious and ride slower than normal.
Q: Can I do stunts on the scooter?
A: There are certain scooters that are made for doing stunts. But not all scooters are capable of absorbing the shock caused by the impact of stunts and it could cause the metal frame to buckle and bend. Make sure you are buying a scooter meant for doing stunts or you might end up breaking it on your first jump!
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Time to Roll!
That’s it, everything you absolutely should know before buying an adult scooter and then some. Now that you have a better understanding of the wonderful world of adult scooters, I dub you officially prepared to purchase your own.
Once you have found the perfect one for you, you will be ready to kick and roll your way into the sunset in style. Don’t forget your safety gear!
I hope this guide was helpful in picking the best adult kick scooter to fit your needs. If you want to comment or recommend a scooter I didn’t include, please use my contact form to get in touch.
Have fun and be safe out there!