Adult Scooter Guide

Having trouble deciding on the best adult scooter for you? Whether it's to use on your commute or to join in on family activities, this buying guide will help you pick the perfect scooter.

Adult scooters are great for making quick trips around the city or getting the kids to the school before the bell. They'll cut your walking time in half at least, adding more time back in your day. Micro has a great range of scooters with different features to suit different needs.

Browse our full range of Micro Adult Scooters

mum and daughter riding adult scootersClassic All-Rounders

If you have a need for speed, scooters are great for getting you from A-B fast. Most scooters in our adult range have large 200mm wheels. The larger the wheels, the faster you'll travel. These wheels also require less effort as they cover ground more quickly.

The Micro Classic Black and Micro White have large wheels and also a low ergonomic footplates. This lower deck allows you to push off the ground with minimal effort and get up to maximum speed. The aluminium decks making them strong and robust, great for smooth pavements.

Compact Adults scooters Compact Scooters

All our two wheel scooters are foldable (except for our freestyle range) making it easy to transport and store. This function is great for commuting, taking them onto public transport easily and store at work. The handle bars can be lowered and handle grips popped out and folded down (expect on suspension scooter) to make them more compact.

If being compact is a key concern for you, the Speed+ model and Rocket scooter are our most compact and lightweight adult scooters. With smaller wheels and frame they're easiest to carry and store.

Adult on super smooth Micro Scooter Flex+Scooters for a Smooth Ride

Our two wheeled adult scooters have decks made of different materials. The Micro Flex+ has flexible fibreglass decks which absorb bumps on uneven surfaces, making them a very comfortable ride on urban sidewalks. The Flex air not only has the flexible deck, but air filled tyres with tread creating a seamless ride.

Our Suspension model has a high tech design with built in suspension system at the front and rear end of the scooters deck. It's great for tackling a variety of terrains and has a higher ground clearance.

emicro Merlin electric scooterStand Out Scooters

The emicro Merlin is the super smooth electric scooter with full suspension and built in electronic display to show the rider the current battery level, speed and more. The emicro Merlin can reach speeds of 25km/h* with a range of up to 25km* for rider autonomy. With intuitive handling operated by a responsive thumb throttle and brake, the emicro Merlin ensures that journeys can be made safely and effortlessly.

The Micro Pedalflow is a unique seat free folding bike, great for getting you from A-B fast and storing easily. This mode of mobility has become an eye catcher and a fitness trainer. Working your thighs, glutes, stability and abdominals giving you a great workout on the go.

Guide to Adult Scooter Parts

What difference does wheel size make? Which scooter is best for me if I'm tall? How do the brakes work? The extensive range of Micro adult scooters are made up from different components put together to give each scooter something unique to offer. They make a difference to your ride, and knowing what makes them different will help you choose the best adult scooter for you. Read our buying guide below to find out more.

Wheel Types

Micro White 200mm Wheel

If you’re looking for speed, choose a scooter with 200mm wheels, as the rule of thumb is: the larger the wheel the faster it goes and the smoother the ride.

145mm Micro Scooter Wheel

145mm wheels on the Speed+ scooters help to make them most compact in the range, they have built in suspension to absorb bumps.

Flattie 120mm wide wheels

For something different, 120mm ‘fattie’ wheels give extra stability to the Micro Rocket and Kickboard Monster.

PedalFlow Wheels

Air filled tyres help smooth out the footpath for the Flex Air and Pedalflow. If you’re a speed demon, these aren’t for you, but if you like the idea of air filled tyres or looking for something a little different, check them out.

Brake Types

Full Fender Flex+ Brake
The brakes on Micro adult scooters are over the back wheel and very easy to use.
Most come with a fender style brake. Activated by pushing down with your foot anywhere on the brake.
Targeted Braking System
The Flex Blue and Flex Air come with a targeted braking system activated by pushing your foot on the braking button over the back wheel.
Pedalflow braking system
The Micro Pedalflow, a folding bike with no seat, has the brakes built into the back wheel - which are activated by pedalling backwards - old skool style.

Deck Style

Flex+ Super Smooth Deck

Micro adult scooters come in two deck styles, a strong fixed aluminium deck and a flexible composite deck.

The flexible composite deck on the Flex+ and Flex Air helps absorb deck helps absorb bumps and has a slight bouncy feel to it.

Micro Scooter Aluminium Fixed Deck

The fixed aluminium deck is super strong. This is the type of deck to choose if you’re a big guy, closer to the maximum weight load of 100kgs.

The Classic Micro Black and Micro White have a fixed aluminium deck that is low to the ground. The lower the deck means the less you have to bend to push off, making these scooters the most ergonomic of the Micro range.


Micro Scooter Hanlebar

If you’re over 6 foot 2 look for a scooter with a high handlebar height. The Micro Suspension, Micro Classic Black and Flex+ are the scooters for you as they have the highest handlebar, making your ride more comfortable.

If you’re under 6 foot 2 the whole Micro adult scooter range will be suitable for you.