A review of the Micro Mini Original kick scooter by a real mom. Micro scooters continue to be one of the most popular brands on the market especially for younger kids. The Micro Original kick scooter in particular is very well reviewed, and has won multiple awards in the 2-5 year old range. The Swiss company has earned a reputation in the industry for being a leader with well designed, well made, and well priced products.
Without further ado, let’s see what our mom has to say about the Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter!
Why did you choose the Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter?
It was very popular with families around us so we trusted that it was a reputable brand. We also liked the simple design.
Out of the box: is there any assembly required?
Ours came assembled and ready to use.
What were the First impressions?
She loved the colour – we have the orangey-pink one. She was able to use it and scoot well straight away.
We are impressed with the way you steer this scooter. We had bought a much cheaper 3 wheel scooter before, but our 3 year old couldn’t figure out the steering and kept falling off. The Micro Mini scooter is very different because you steer by leaning. This was really intuitive for our daughter and much easier to scoot.
Describe the handlebar grips, do they feel cheap? Are they foam, plastic, TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber)?
The handlebars are black and have a lot of grip. They feel like they’re made of rubber.
Has anything worn down easily or needed to be replaced?
Ours has lasted for a few years now. Nothing has needed to be replaced in that time. It seems like it is a very sturdy and solidly built scooter.
Ease of transport/storage?
Very lightweight and easy to carry.
Is it adjustable/foldable?
Not adjustable or foldable but I believe you could buy a longer stem to extend it higher when your child gets taller.
Wheel size? Wheel quality? Does the scooter have a fender brake? Good/bad? Quality?
I don’t know about the exact size of the scooter wheels, but they seem like they’re good quality and have lasted for a few years, since we’ve had it. The brake is at the back of the scooter. You just have to press lightly on it and it slows you down.
What have the Kids Said About the Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter?
Our daughter said “my scooter is so cool. I could go really fast on it!”
Would you recommend it to others?
Yes – for the ages of 3-5 it is brilliant. She’s now 6 but she is quite small for her age. Great as a starter 3 wheel scooter.