Kick it up a notch with kick scooter
Kick scooters are the best alternatives to using a bicycle for kids who can’t ride. It helps the kids whizz around to their friends’ place and helps them get their much needed exercise. Whether you are looking for the first kick scooter for your kid or if you are planning to gift it to someone, you should keep the following points into consideration.
Pick a style
Kick scooters come in various styles. You can pick from the traditional type of kick scooter on which the rider keeps both their feet on the center of a single stand or choose from two foot platforms and a tricycle kick scoter. These scooters come in various sizes too. They may come with two or three wheels to accommodate kids of various age groups.
Choose a color
While it may be easy to find a scooter in any of the popular colors, you can find scooters in many different colors in the market. Some of the popular choices of colors on these scooters are silver, pink, white, red, and blue with different colors on the wheels to match the design. Pick the scooter in a color that is loved by your kid. You can choose to further customize the scooter with additional accessories.
Buy for the right age
Kick scooters can come in various sizes to accommodate kids and adults alike. Each of these sizes are suitable for different weight and height ranges. Be careful to research the weight and ideal height range supported by the scoter.
Features – what to look for?
There are various features available to choose from when you are buying a children's kick scooter. The kick scooters can accommodate children with weight up to 50 pounds. They may come with two choices of wheel types to pick from. A beginner’s kick scooter will have three wheels – two of which will be placed at the front for better support and stability. A normal kick scooter will have two wheels. Many scooters have fully-equipped handlebars which resemble bike handlebars complete with brakes whereas other bikes may have handlebars that extend directly from the front. Many kick scooters can fold easily for easy stowaway whereas other scooters may not come with that feature. Adult kick scooters are much taller in comparison. They are designed to withstand a weight of 240 pounds and come in both two and three wheel designs.
Accessories and spare parts
When you are searching for a kids’ bike (scooter), you need to check the availability of accessories and other spare parts. You can keep adding colorful accessories to personalize the scooter long after you have bought it. A well-used scooter may need a new set of wheels due to wear and tear or a few nuts and bolts if you haven’t used a torque wrench for adequate maintenance. Having a torque wrench will help you fix the accessories that come in packages containing spare wheels, bearings, screws, etc.
You are spoilt for choices when picking a new set of scooter wheels. You can choose from a variety of colors or even find ‘glow in the dark’ wheels which glow as they spin. Kick scooter wheels come in many colors, sizes, and patterns. The most common wheel size of a kick scooter is 100 mm. You can also add new handgrips to add a new lease of life to your old scooter. Handgrips and wheels are easily worn out due to constant use. Choose from a wide variety of color, textures, and finish when choosing a new handgrip.
You can also install scooter foot pegs on top of the rear or front wheels of the scooter. These pegs provide a resting place for the rider to place their feet. All your kid needs to do is push with it their feet like they do on a balance bike and let the momentum carry them forward while they rest their feet on the foot pegs. These pegs can come in a variety of colors and finishes.
Le Tour offers a broad range of kid’s cycles and kick scooters at a discounted price.