Are you browsing for the perfect kids’ scooter for your child’s summer break, and are stuck choosing between a 2-wheel or 3-wheel scooter? Find out the key differences between 2-wheel scooters vs 3-wheel scooters before deciding which summer ride to get for your kid!
Balancing & Turning
If balancing skills are not a problem for your child, then it’s best to purchase a 2-wheel scooter vs a 3-wheel scooter. 3-wheel scooters are great stabilisers for kids who are still developing their balancing skills, thanks to the scooter’s two front wheels. Kids can take their time to learn how to balance on a scooter and gain confidence in riding, all while having some good summer fun! Meanwhile, kids who can balance well can go straight for 2-wheel kick scooters!
Turning preference also plays a part when deciding whether to get a 2-wheel vs 3-wheel scooter. 3-wheel scooters usually have lean-to-steer mode for turning, which means riders need to lean towards the direction they’re going in order to make a turn. 2-wheel kick scooters, on the other hand, can be turned using the scooter handlebars similar to a bicycle.
Age of the rider
Considering your kid’s age is important when choosing between a 2-wheel vs a 3-wheel scooter. It’s advisable for younger kids to start on 3-wheel scooters to develop confidence in riding and good balancing skills— 3-wheel scooters also offer more stable rides. Once children grow older and feel more comfortable riding their 3-wheel scooters, they can then transition to 2-wheel kick scooters that they can easily adjust and ride the scooter without any problem balancing themselves.
Selecting 3-wheel or 2-wheel scooters based on product design is also a good way to gauge which kick scooter is most suitable for your kid. 3-wheel kick scooters usually have lower deck heights than most 2-wheel scooters, which means they are easier for kids to safely balance themselves on the kick scooter. A wide scooter deck is also a key criteria to check out on 3-wheel scooters; the wider the scooter deck, the easier kids can place their two feet on the scooter deck while riding.
Made up your mind on whether to get a 3-wheel or 2-wheel scooter for your kid? Check out our selection of the best 3- and 2-wheel Globber scooters below!
Globber’s 3-Wheel Scooters for Kids
We have a wide range of award-winning 3-wheel scooters for your kids to choose from! Our PRIMO Series & ELITE Series for kids aged 3+ and MASTER Series for kids aged 4-14 years old are some of our best 3-wheel kick scooters for kids. All three kids’ scooter series also come with an array of vibrant colours, so kids can get their own 3-wheel scooter in their favourite colour!
Globber’s 2-Wheel Scooters for Kids
Is your kid ready to transition to 2-wheel scooters? We’ve got the perfect scooter series for you: check out our FLOW Series and NL Series! Our FLOW 2-wheel scooter is the perfect kick scooter to get started, especially if your child is transitioning to 2-wheel scooters from a 3-wheel scooter. If your kid is a little bit older (8Y+) and more into speedy rides, our NL big wheel scooter is the perfect fit, as its 205mm wheels with built-in front suspension can help get your kid to different places at fast speeds and in comfort!
What age is a 3-wheel scooter for?
3-wheel scooters are best for kids aged 3 years old and above. However, we’ve recently launched our JUNIOR Series, a 3-wheel toddler scooter series that now caters to scooter riders as young as 2 years old!
What age is a 2-wheel scooter for?
Our recommended age range for 2-wheel scooters is kids aged 6 years old and above.
Can a 3-year-old kid ride a 2-wheel scooter?
No, we recommend that your 3-year-old child starts with a 3-wheel scooter versus a 2-wheel scooter to help develop their motor skills first and gain confidence in scooting. Our 2-wheel scooters are best for kids aged 6 years old and above.