Our sporty Cruiser is for school runs, weekend adventures and everything in-between. Its large 200mm wheels are designed to help kids scoot smoother, faster, further – reducing the amount of effort needed and absorbing any bumps in the road. With innovative bicycle-style handlebars for added control and low footplate for added stability, two-wheel first-timers can hit the ground running. Our wide retro style handlebars are also adjustable – so the scooter can grow with the child. And our handy kickstand and simple fold mean the Cruiser is as easy to store as it is to ride.
The Cruiser is a big wheel scooter which is quickly becoming one of Micro’s most popular scooters for children in the UK. And it’s not hard to see why, it looks stylish and sturdy. The big wheels give a smoother ride which goes faster and further will less effort. Perfect for the school run and for weekend outings.
Wheels – the 200mm PU wheels give a smooth comfortable ride. The advantage of the Cruiser’s bigger wheels compared to the Sprite’s smaller ones is that bigger wheels will better absorb the shocks in the road from bumps and cracks in tbe pavement. The bigger wheels will also go faster and further will less kicks so less effort – meaning that younger kids don’t get tired so easily and older ones can go more quickly and longer distances. Less effort is needed to pick up the pace!
Some younger children also find the bigger wheels more stable which gives them increased confidence when learning to ride on a 2 wheel scooter.
If you live in an area with lots of bumps and cracks in the pavements, the cruiser’s wheels will do much better on these kind of surfaces than smaller wheels. Kids can feel the bumps with the smaller wheels more and bigger wheels won’t get stuck on small cracks or bumps.
Age and Height Recommendation – the scooter is recommended for ages 5 to 10 with a height between 110cm and 146cm. If you compare the sprite and the cruiser side by side, the sprite’s handlebar extends much further meaning it can accomodate taller kids whereas some children will outgrow the cruiser before age 10 if they are on the tall side.
Handlebar – the handlebar is adjustable from 74cm to 88cm so will grow with your child. The handlebars are wider than on the sprite and a chopper style. Not only do they look cool, the wider handlebars give riders enhanced control.
Footplate – the footplate measures 38cm in length which is a smaller length – again great for younger children in the age range. The footplate has a ground clearance of 6cm which is low to the ground for a big wheel scooter giving riders more stability. It also means a more comfortable ride as the kicking leg is less distance to go to reach the ground and push along.
Foldable – the scooter is foldable which makes it easier to carry and store. As the wheels are bigger it’s won’t fold down as compactly as the sprite.
Scooter Weight – the weight of this scooter is 4.5kg. This is heavier than many other two wheel scooters and is simply down to the extra weight of the bigger 200mm wheels. The heavier scooter may be a consideration if you want to carry it long distances. However, if you are just moving it in and out of a car boot or something similar, it should be fine for most people to handle no problem!
Brake – the brake on the cruiser is a big flex brake.
Verdict – this scooter is an excellent choice for the first time scooter rider from aged 5 plus.