If you want a super smooth and stable ride, Micro Maxi and Mini scooters will have your kid surfing the sidewalk in no time! Read the review to find out why these Swiss-designed 3 wheels scooters are the best money can buy!
Micro Maxi and Mini
BEST FOR: Kids who want a smoother, easier, and more interesting ride than a traditional kick scooter.
SCOOTER TYPE: 3-wheel scooter
WEIGHT LIMIT: 150 lbs. (Maxi), 75 lbs. (Mini)
HANDLEBAR HEIGHT: 24″ – 33.5″ (Maxi), 17″ – 25″ (Mini)
- Skateboard-style motion creates a fun and unique scooter experience
- Reinforced flexible fiberglass deck absorbs impact from the ground for a smooth ride
- Extra stability minimizes falls and injuries
- Beautiful, anodized aluminum stem comes in tons of color options
- Lean-to-steer functionality takes a little getting used to
Micro Maxi and Mini Deluxe Scooters Review – Results of our Test Rides
The Micro Kickboard line of scooters are top-of-the-line quality and like no scooter you’ve ever experienced! A very distinct ride from your typical kick scooter, our testers were delighted by the unique and smooth surfing motion and especially appreciated the soft foot deck that maximized stability and comfort and minimized injuries.
Micro Kickboards are not the scooters you grew up with! With a unique skateboard-style steering technique, our official testers (kids), and non-official testers (parents!) had a blast exploring on a scooter that offers a one-of-a-kind riding experience.
The Maxi and Mini Deluxe create a riding experience similar to that of a skateboard by allowing the rider to carve turns, but with the added security of t-bar handlebars for extra stability and maneuverability. This lean-to-steer movement is much different than a traditional scooter on which you steer by turning the front wheel with the handlebars. Although this does take some practice to get the hang of, once mastered, kids love the smooth, leisurely ride and surfer-like vibe.
The 3 wheeled set-up and 5.5″ wide foot deck also contribute to an extra stable ride, less falls, and fewer injuries. While the confidence of our timid and average riders benefited from these stable and lightweight scooters, our aggressive riders took advantage of these same features for safer acceleration, “air hops”, and surfing the sidewalk.
With a foot platform made from reinforced flexible fiberglass and wheels of polyurethane, the ride is exceptionally smooth and quiet. While traditional Razor style scooters serve their own purpose, the Micro Kickboards blow them out of the water in smoothness and ease of the riding experience. None of the clickity clack against the sidewalk cracks on these kickboards!
One important note on performance – these scooters are not great for skate parks. The carving and surfing motion that makes them so awesome for smooth cruising limits their ability to make quick turns. We actually took them to a skate park to test them out and it didn’t go so well . 🙂
Handlebar Height: The Maxi’s adjustable handlebars allow riders to grow with the scooter – with almost 10″ of adjustability from min to max! 24″ to 33.5″ from the deck.
Weight: 5.5 lb.
Weight Capacity: 150 lbs.
Age: 5 – 12
Handlebar Height: The Mini’s handlebars are also height adjustable – from 17″ up to 25″ from the deck.
Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Weight Capacity: 75 lbs.
Age: 2 – 5
The foot deck of the Micro Kickboards is definitely a standout feature of these scooters. Constructed of reinforced flexible fiberglass, the deck absorbs impact from the ground and makes for an incredibly smooth ride.
We also love that the entire deck is anti-slip silicone injected, so even in wet conditions, your child’s feet can stay firmly planted. And being 5’5″ wide (traditional Razor has a 3.5″ deck), the scooter is just more stable and more comfortable to ride than most other scooters. (The deck on the Mini is 4.5″, which is perfect for smaller feet.)
The handlebars are another defining feature of the Micro Kickboards. Because they’re stationary and don’t turn to move the front wheels, the foot platform also doesn’t turn. Have you ever had the metal foot deck on a traditional kick scooter whack you in the ankles?? Man, that hurts! It’s very rare to have a child tester actually be able to articulate why they like something, even when you ask them, but our 7-year-old and 9-year-old testers actually brought this up on their own.
The T-bar features really comfortable soft rubber hand grips that also have rubber ends to protect hands from falls or when hitting walls. But the best thing about the grips is that unlike many other scooters, the hand grips are not foam, which can tear and also gets pretty dirty very quickly.
The stem of the scooter is a beautiful, smooth anodized aluminum that comes in 12 different color options for the Maxi and 11 for the Mini.
With two larger polyurethane wheels in front (120 mm) and a smaller wheel in the back (80 mm), the Micro Kickboard’s wheels are also a huge factor in the stability and smoothness of the ride. But remember that stability is not the only purpose for this 3-wheeled setup – it’s all about the lean-to-steer, skateboard motion experience!
Our testers also benefited from the non-marking polyurethane wheels, along with the fiberglass deck, because we actually let them cruise around the wood floors in the house on bad weather days!
Because the back wheel is actually a set of double wheels, the brake on the Micro Kickboard Maxi is beefier than on a traditional scooter and also features a handy non-slip silicone cover to keep your foot in place. The Mini has just one wheel in back.
Ease of Transport and Storage
Compared to a traditional folding kick scooter, these Kickboards aren’t quite as easy to store or transport because they don’t fold over, but you can easily remove the t-bar from the foot deck if you need to.
What’s the Difference Between the Classic and the Deluxe Versions?
While we haven’t tested the classic versions of the Mini and Maxi, we did reach out to Micro to get our readers an official explanation of how the Deluxe models of the Mini and Maxi are different than the originals.
(1) The Deluxe is the most updated model, coming in different color options with the stem of the scooter matching the color of the foot deck. Previously, the stems were black or silver.
(2) The Deluxe versions are safety-tested to a higher weight limit: Maxi Deluxe is rated for 150 lbs. vs. the Maxi Original which is only rated at 110 lbs. The Mini Deluxe weight capacity is 75 lbs. while the Mini Original is only 44 lbs. We were pretty excited that (some of) us adults could ride the Maxi Deluxe!
(3) The Deluxe has an upgraded foot deck. It’s a hi-tech duel injection deck that has an anti-slip Micro logo for better grip when scooting.
(4) The Mini Deluxe now has an adjustable height handlebar. On the Original Mini, the handlebar height was fixed.
You’re going to be hard-pressed to find another scooter with the quality and durability of the Micro Kickboard Maxi and Mini Deluxe. If you’re headed for the skate park or primarily want to do tricks, this isn’t the scooter for you. But if you want a super smooth, easy, and unique ride, the Micro Kickboards will have you surfing the sidewalk in no time.
For additional 3-wheel scooter options, check out our article: 6 Best Scooters for Toddlers