Those micro-scooter things….
For the record, its this one:
In store for £7…Posted 4 years ago
So #1 son has been a good boy and filled his marble-jar up so is inline for a “treat”
He wants a mini-scooter thing to ride on. Fair enough we say and have told him he may need to spend a bit of his birthday money along with what we’ll pay.
Tesco have one for £7!!! Buy cheap, buy twice? or a bargain?
Is it worth spending more?Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I’d be a bit wary of anything that a child is going to thrash around, that has a battery case with a lid that can break. Bike lights are bad enough. I’d look for one about the same price without the lights, more money might have gone into better wheels, for example. Or maybe spend just a little bit more, and get a slightly stronger scooter. I’ve watched kids riding them, and they get hammered, so better durability is better than the wee lad coming home crestfallen because part of his new present has broken.Posted 4 years ago
If it was my nipper, and that happened, I’d be just as upset as him.jonah tontoMember
did you buy your mountain bike from halfords for £50? same thing really. depends entirely on how old he is and how much use it’ll get i suppose.
my mate just paid £150+ for one for his 10 yr old son, but he is riding it every day in an indoor skate park and popping big air on itPosted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
looks similar to one FiL bought our eldest. bit cheap and nasty, on the height adjust steerer the tolerances between inner and outer tube are waaaaaay out so clamp doesn’t do up properly (they use them sprung peg things aswell tho). I have my doubts about bearings and overall strength. Fine for pushing around house and garden but when kids are older I’m not sure I’d want them tear arsing round the streets and trying jumps/drops on it.
Not sure it was worth the bother though as they continue to gather dust in favour of balance bikes and a newly acquired pedal bike
other way round in our house – much to my disgustPosted 4 years ago
He’s 5, and a lightweight, so unlikely to overload it.
He loves riding his bike, but has recently borrowed a friend’s scooter, which he sort of enjoys and has improved, but get s frutrated at the lack of speed/amount of effort. I suspect the bike will always win, so doesn’t seem much point buying anything too shiny…Posted 4 years ago
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