When you think of scooters, do you think of them for younger children? If so, then you are very much mistaken. There is a vast range of scooters for 12 year olds on the market, so whether they are looking for a scooter to take to the skatepark or one to make the school run a bit quicker, there is a scooter to fit. This short blog post will break down what is available for this age group and introduce you to the different types of scooters on the market.
What is the best scooter for a 12-year-old?
This depends on the 12-year-old and what they want to do on their scooter, so let’s break it down by category.
Stunt scooters for 12-year-olds
If your tween has a hankering for doing tricks and flips, then a stunt scooter would be the perfect scooter. Stunt scooters are widely available from high street retailers such as Halfords and stunt specialist online retailers like Chilli Scooters. It should be emphasised that, at this age, if your 12-year-old is heading to the skate park, then it should be on a proper stunt scooter and not a standard 'street' scooter. Stunt scooters have one-piece T-bars so that the bars are strong enough to withstand additional impact for jumps and tricks. The handlebar of a stunt scooter is fixed, its height is fixed, and there is no height adjustment process or folding mechanism like a regular scooter, meaning that there is no weakness in the handlebars and that they won’t break while doing the tricks.
Stunt scooters come in different sizes and weights, and choosing the right size scooter for the rider is essential. You can find the micro stunt scooter guide here. On average, a 12-year-old will be between 140 and 160 cm tall, meaning that the Micro Ramp and the Chilli Rocky and Chilli Base stunts scooters would all suit tweens that are new to stunt scootering. The Chilli Reaper and Chilli 4000 would be a good choice for those who are more competent.
Kick scooters for 12-year-olds
Not everyone wants to be doing tail whips and ramp riding on their scooter. Standard' street' scooters are widely available for those who want a quieter life but still want to ooze style as they cruise the school run. Micro offer several regular kick scooters for the 12 years + age group.
Can I get a Light up Scooter for a 12-year-old?
Light up wheels are a huge selling point for younger children’s scooters but perhaps aren’t the most sought-after add-on for older kids. Light-up scooters for the 12+ age group are still available, though, just in a more sleek and retro way. Lights are often incorporated in the handlebar stem or deck rather than the wheels offering a functional light and ensuring that both rider and scooter will be seen on dark evenings and mornings. They also look great!
- The Sprite Deluxe – Lightweight, foldable, adjustable handlebar, integrated light and retro-styled handlebars.
Cool scooters for 12-year-olds
We like to think that all Micro Scooters are pretty cool! What's not cool, however, is sustaining an injury while scooting because you aren't wearing the correct safety equipment. The coolest kids at the skatepark and on the school run wear helmets. Check out the new Urge Pro range of helmets – sleek shape, vented to let air circulate and made from recycled plastic bottles – you don’t get much cooler unless you accessorise with a Micro Scooter, of course!