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What Is A Good Scooter For An 8-Year Old

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What Is A Good Scooter For An 8-Year Old?


Looking for a scooter for age 8 plus?  This guide will cover everything you need to know to find the right scooter or stunt scooter for your 8 year old.

What Size Scooter For An 8-Year Old?

As a general rule the top of the handlebars of any scooter should sit level with the rider’s belly button. This is to ensure your child is riding in the correct stance to give them room to steer, brake and be in control.   It is therefore worth understanding how high the handlebars on a chosen scooter are – from the footplate to the top of the handlebars.   Everyday scooters for 8 year olds like the Micro Sprite and Micro Cruiserhave an adjustable handlebar ranging from the lowest setting of 65cm to the highest setting of 95cm.  This makes both scooters suitable for ages 5-12.

Scooters For Age 8 Plus

Our recommendations based on feedback from customers on the best scooters for age 8 plus are:  

All of these scooters for 8-year-olds have 2 wheels, adjustable handlebars and steer like a bike ie you turn the handlebars in the direction you want to go.  They also are foldable making them easy to store or transport and have a kickstand which enables the scooter to stand upright by itself (no more leaning the scooter against walls and scratching surfaces).



  Stunt Scooter Age 8?

 There are other options of scooter for an 8 year old boy or girl.  Lots of children at this age get a hankering for a 2 wheeled stunt scooter.  Based on our customer reviews the most popular stunt scooters for age 8 are: 

  • Chilli Rocky Stunt Scooter 
  • Chilli Reaper Reloaded Stunt Scooter 
  • Chilli Base Scooter   

Stunt scooters do not have an adjustable handlebar and do not fold. This is because this type of scooter is used for my physical stunts at the skatepark e.g riding up and down ramps, tackling jumps etc.  Therefore the handlebar needs to be static to absorb the shock of any jumps / stunts.   Stunt scooters are a great choice for 8 year olds as they can be used to perform jumps/tricks as well as being used as an everyday scooter with trips to school, the park etc. 



Scooter For 8 Year Old Boy?

The bestselling scooters for an 8 year old boy are:

  • Micro Speed Deluxe
  • Chilli Reaper Reloaded
  • Micro Sprite LED

All of these scooters have in excess of 1000 independent reviews. They have won numerous awards for their safety and ease of use.  

Scooter vs Maxi Scooter?

Some 8 year olds may prefer a scooter which has 3 wheels.  The award winning Maxi Micro scooter is the bestselling 3-wheeled scooter for ages 8 and over.   The 3 wheels means a child does not have to balance on the scooter.  They simply turn their body in the direction they want to go. Making the Maxi Micro an easy, fun and quick scooter to learn on and go exploring with.   

The intuitive ride of the Maxi helps to build a child’s gross motor skills, core strength and ultimately confidence as they master the scooter with ease.   Unlike the 2 wheeled scooters mentioned above the 3-wheeled Maxi Micro for 8 year olds does  not fold.  The stem can be removed making the scooter easy to store or transport. 

The Maxi Micro is a great option for 8 year old boys and girls as the handlebar is adjustable – meaning the scooter will grow with the child. Normally lasting 6 years between the ages of 5-12.   Our bestselling Maxi Micro scooters for 8 year olds are:

  •  Maxi Foldable
  •  Maxi Deluxe LED 
  • Maxi Pro        

For more information on choosing a scooter for an 8 year old visit our Scooter Advisor or contact us to make a personal shopping appointment with one of our scooter advisors.