Riding a scooter around town can be the most rewarding experience ever... as long as it’s the right scooter for you. A scooter that fits you well will feel a lot more comfortable than the ones that aren’t. You will feel as if it was made for you, and you alone! So, to help you find the scooter that’s a perfect fit, here are some tips you can use.
How Do You Know Which One Is The Right One To Ride
There are many factors that come into play when we say that a scooter is right for you. First of all, a scooter shouldn’t break your bank. They are designed to be a cheaper alternative to a motorcycle while being more convenient than a bike, so they should hover around the price range of a bike if not lower. Some scooters have a ton of added options like an auto-charging motor, electric-assisted break, and extra smooth handles. These features add extra values to the scooter, but they aren’t exactly necessary.
Also, you need to think about the size of your scooter as well. You’re not 10, (if so, you shouldn’t be looking to ride a scooter) and you’re not going to “grow into it” either. Riding a scooter that’s too big for you can be a huge hassle, not to mention that it’s dangerous for you as well. The handlebars shouldn’t be too high or far apart for you to steer comfortably. A scooter that’s too small isn’t too nice either, as it can be very hard to control, and you’ll be flexing your entire body trying balance on it.
Here are the 3 components of a scooter you need to pay a lot of attention, as they will play a major role in your riding experience.
Stunt scooters usually have a shorter neck than a regular scooter. This is because they are designed to be used in skateparks, similar to a BMX bike. If you’re looking to buy your first scooter, you might be better off with a regular one, as the long neck and wider footrest make it much easier to ride. The bar should rest somewhere between your thighs and hip and you should be able to grip it comfortably without having to lean forward.
The handlebars of most scooters usually bend slightly backward. It might take a little bit of getting used to, but once you are, you’ll realize that it’s a much more comfortable design overall.
If you can’t stand comfortably on the deck of the scooter, you’re not going to get it to go anywhere.
If you can tick off all of these check marks, then you’ve found a scooter with the right frame for you.