What are the best scooters for beginners?

Whether you’re an adult or a child, fun should always be a part of your life. Therefore, it’s never too late to learn how to ride a scooter.

If you’re getting into scooters for the first time, this post is for you. In it, we discuss how to choose the best scooter and then run through some great kick and electric scooter models available for those just starting out. 

What type of scooter is best? 

The type of scooter that you choose is very much up to you. Both kick and electric versions are suitable for beginners.

Generally speaking, if you plan on doing longer rides on your scooter (perhaps because you’re using it to commute to work), then you’ll want to go electric. These can power you for many miles before giving out.

However, if you’re just looking to have a bit of fun or exercise, then you might want to stick with kick scooters. These don't need batteries so you can ride until you have energy. Kick scooters are a great way to move around quickly, a great way to burn some calories and they are often more affordable too.

 

What should you consider when choosing a scooter?

Not all scooters are created equal. Some offer impeccable quality, while others leave a lot to be desired.

When choosing an adult scooter consider:

  • Build quality – the type of materials and components the manufacturer uses
  • Deck size – the area that you stand on
  • Wheel size – the diameter of the wheels; larger usually means a more comfortable ride
  • Bearings – steel or ceramic are the best
  • Deck height – how far off the floor the scooter’s deck rides
  • Suspension – springs and hydraulics that absorb impacts coming up from the road below
  • Electrification – whether the scooter has a battery to power it

If you are new to scooting, you’ll want to experiment with all of these variables before you buy. You may find that you like scooters with large deck size, allowing for less accurate foot placement. You may also appreciate scooters with larger wheels because they feel more comfortable and controllable.

Perhaps the most important decision you’ll make is whether the scooter is battery powered or not. Powered scooters can take you a long way with minimal effort, but you may find them more difficult to control at the beginning.

High deck height can also be an issue because it leads to a sense of instability for some new riders. Therefore, you might prefer scooters with sunken decks that are closer to the floor.

Top Electric Scooters For Beginners 

In this section, we explore the top electric scooters for beginners.

 

Zinc Eco Pro Electric Scooter

If you’re looking for a solid entry-level electric scooter, then the Zinc Eco Pro is it. It offers a rapid 3-hour charge time, and will go more than 8.1 miles on a single battery.

For beginners, it has a 6.2 mph speed mode. This way, you can get around using the full 200W output of the motor and avoid high top speeds where you might feel out of control. There are also two other speed modes: 12 mph and max.

The Zinc Eco Pro comes with other beginner-friendly features too, such as high-quality silicone grip tape, bright LED lights, and cruise control.

 

Ninebot Segway ES2 Electric Scooter

Those looking for a more minimalist electric scooter might want to check out the Ninebot Segway ES2. This charming model is lightweight at 12.5kg and comes with a 300W motor and 4-hour charging time.

It’s ideal for beginners because of its large 8-inch wheels. These help to soak up bumps from the road below and increase control while at speed. It also comes with rear suspension which is a feature that you don’t get on the ES1.

 Ninebot Es2

Xiaomi 1S Electric Scooter

 

For beginners with long commutes, the Xiaomi 1S is the ideal companion. It offers an impressive 18.5-mile range and a top speed of 15.5 miles per hour.

This most recent model is an upgrade to the brand’s previous m365. It’s beginner-friendly thanks to the addition of three ride modes, the upgraded LCD and the 8.5-inch air-filled tyre wheels.

 

Top Kick Scooters For Beginners

 

In this section, we take a look at some of the top kick scooters for beginners.

Razor Beast Kids Kick Scooter

The Razor Beast Kids Scooter is a minimalist option for those looking for something simple. It’s lightweight, at just 7.6 lbs, and features a high-quality, aircraft-grade aluminium frame.

Several features make this scooter suitable for beginners. The low deck, for instance, adds to a sense of stability and balance when using it. It also comes with soft rubber grips on the handlebars and a fender brake at the back.

Razor Wild Ones Junior Scooter

Lastly, for younger children first starting out on scooters, there’s the Razor Wild Ones Junior Scooter. This is specifically designed to help new raiders learn how to balance and build their skills. It offers extra-wide wheels, a large deck, and slow-rolling to maximise safety at all times. There are three designs from which to choose: Unicorn, Dinosaur and Shark.

kick scooter razor dino

 

Conclusion

Whether you’re an adult or a child, there are plenty of scooters for people without much experience. Beginner scooters should have large wheels and wide decks for better balance. They should also come with suspension and have a low centre of gravity for added stability. Kids may also benefit from scooters with two wheels at the front for better balance. When choosing electric scooters, look for models that offer speed limiters, as these can help ease you into how it feels to use them.

 

If you have any questions about any of the scooters mentioned in this article or you wish to learn more about us and our product range, contact us today on live chat, email hello@scooterhub.com or call 01202 022245. We’re always happy to help.

Disclaimer

In the UK, the law states electric scooters should not be used on footpaths, cycle lanes or roads. E-scooters can only be used on private land with the owner's consent and a rider should always wear appropriate protective equipment.

It is the customer’s responsibility to ride their electric scooter within local laws and therefore assume all liability and risk associated with the use of e-scooter products.