How to Select the Best Scooter for your Child - Svolta Guide
Whether shopping for a scooter for the first time or looking to replace an existing scooter, the selection process can be confusing. With so many scooter brands available, on top of the different variations between 2-wheel vs. 3-wheel, large wheels vs. small wheels, sit vs. stand, it's hard to know where to start.
On Amazon alone, page after page of scooters which look seemingly identical can vary in price from $20 to $200. It's difficult to know what type of quality to expect until the scooter actually arrives. Reading endless reviews to gain insight in trying to navigate the buying decision can be time consuming.
Independent review guides help break down the pro's and con's of each type of scooter in great detail. We're not the best in every aspect, but these two honest, unpaid, unbiased reviews (below) can provide some perspective on where we excel and where we could improve. See how Svolta stacks up against the competition.
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Tips from the Svolta team on selecting the best scooter for your child from the Svolta lineup:
Beyond the stylish exterior, Ace is a sturdy, multi-purpose, convertible scooter. It accommodates two different modes of riding: sit or stand. For younger kids ready for a ride-on toy, the Ace serves 'sit scooting' in the early stages, typically between 12 months to 2 years old. As the toddler becomes more coordinated, the Ace converts to the stand mode by removing the seat and storing it in the front holders. The decks on all Svolta scooters are reinforced, preventing bowing in the center evidenced in more cheaply made scooters.
We recommend the Ace scooter for kids under the age of 3 years old. Ace will accommodate the rider up until age 5 with adjustable handlebars/t-bar and a maximum weight limit of 55 lbs. Ace is available in two colorways: Red/Aqua, Teal/Gray (Grey).
If you have a 3-year-old, you have the option to choose between the Ace (ages 1 to 5) or the Mega (ages 3+). In this scenario, we would lean toward the Mega scooter, which will provide years of riding from 3 to 12, with an adjustable height t-bar (handlebars) max weight limit of 110 lbs.
If your child is 6 years old or older, you may consider either the Mega 3-Wheel or the Legend 2-Wheel. This decision typically comes down to personal preference. Both the Mega and Legend scooters could accommodate a rider between the ages of 6 to 12. The Legend has a slightly higher weight limit at 132 lbs versus the Mega at 110 lbs. If your child is a first time rider, the Mega 3-wheel scooter provides more stability and can be less intimidating. It's a good starter scooter. Mega is available in 3 color combinations: Red/Aqua, Teal/Gray (Grey), and Gold/Black/White.
If your child has experience with scooters/skateboards/bicycles or is more inclined to participate in 'big kid' activities or is considered to be rather confident and coordinated, then your child may gravitate toward the Legend 2-wheel with its flashier style, large wheels, lightning bold houndstooth grip tape and champagne gold accents. All Svolta scooters have adjustable handlebars. Legend is available in 4 colorways: Black/Gold, Teal/Gold, Aqua/Gold, and Gray/Gold (Grey).
We hope these tips have been helpful in selecting the appropriate scooter for your child. Our customer service team is always available to answer any additional questions about Svolta products. Please feel free to reach out to us at hello [at] svoltaride [dot] com.