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The 7 Best Adult Scooters – [2020 Reviews]

Would you be surprised to learn that foldable kick scooters were originally designed with easy transport for adults in mind, rather than just a toy for kids?

I sure was! Scooters have come a long way since their inception and are a modern solution for full body exercise and convenient portable transportation.

The scooters on our list cover diverse options for the adult-on-the-go looking to get outside, exercise, and have fun.

Best Scooters For Adults

 Hudora 230 Kick ScooterSegway Ninebot Electric ScooterSchwinn Shuffle Kick Scooter
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Handlebars:32.7" to 41.9" Up to 47.4"32" to 44.25"
Weight:11.5 Pounds41.2 Pounds27 Pounds
Deck Size:17.7" x 5.5"20" x 7"5.25" x 16"
Weight Capacity:264.5 Pounds220 Pounds200 Pounds

Quick Answer: The 7 Best Rated Adult Scooters For 2020

  1. Hudora 230 Kick Scooter
  2. Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX
  3. Schwinn Shuffle Kick Scooter
  4. Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter
  5. Hikole Adult Manual Scooter with Dual Suspension
  6. WeSkate Urban Scooter for Adults & Teens
  7. Razor A6 Kick Scooter

Our reviews of the top rated adult scooters with our comparison table and buyers guide will help you choose the right one for you.


Adult Scooter Reviews

Hudora is a family run German company that strives for environmental sustainability. The company started in 1919 making ice and roller skates, and over the last century have expanded into bikes, scooters and other sports equipment.

The Hudora balances the benefits of both large and small wheels with a larger 230 mm wheel in the front and a smaller 205 mm wheel in the back.

Although it does not have a suspension system, it handles well on road, asphalt and cement. The small, sturdy kickstand is quick and easy to put up and down making it that much easier to hop on and off and get where you need to go.

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The coolest feature of the scooter’s design is that when you fold the scooter the shock absorbing handles pull out and snap to the side, giving it a more streamlined and compact shape.

Its folding design, coupled with a convenient carrying strap bell and make it one of the best commuting scooters out on the market.

Either of the two color choices, black or white, will look stylish and on city streets or around the neighborhood

The Hudora has the highest maximum weight limit off all the scooters on our list and a higher max handlebar height making it great for bigger riders.

Hudora 230 Kick Scooter at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): 32.7″ to 41.9″
  •   Weight: 11.5 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 17.7″ x 5.5″
  •   Weight Capacity: 264.5 lbs
  •   Brakes: Rear Fender Brake

Human might powers most scooters, however when traveling across long distances a little electric boots goes a long way.

Segway, known for high-tech personal transportation, developed the Ninebot Kick Scooter series to bring quality and affordability to electric scooters.

The Ninebot Max is the highest level of the Ninebot series, with a powerful 350 watt electric motor which reaches an ideal max speed of 18.6 mph and up to 40 miles of travel on a full battery.

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Unlike other electric scooters, the motor is housed in the rear wheel which adds efficiency to power and acceleration.

The plug-in single cord charging system fills the battery after 6 hours. Front drum and rear electric brakes engage through comfortable rubber handlebars.

When you engage the rear brake it funnels the extra energy into the battery, just like a hybrid car.

The tubeless 10 inch pneumatic tires feature a self-healing yellow goo inside the tires to protect them from rupturing.

Built in headlights and brake lights keep you safe as you cruise the streets.

The handlebar folds back against the deck for storage and transportation, although at a little under 50 lbs, carrying the brawny Ninebot around is exercise in and of itself.

The dimensions when folded are 46″ x 19″ x 21″, putting it on the larger side and potentially tricky to fit into the trunk of a compact car.

Segway loaded this scooter with many useful features like LED display, Bluetooth, cruise control, riding modes, and mobile app connectivity.

The company also sells a variety of add-on accessories like mounts for phones, external batteries, seats, locks, and bags.

The matte-black Ninebot is not the most pick-up-and-go-portable scooter on our list, however it is an excellent electric scooter for its price point and a transportation beast.

It is a solid choice if you want to try or upgrade to an electric scooter, but not looking to invest in a more expensive model.

 

Segway Ninebot KickScooter MAX at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): Up to 47.4″
  •   Weight: 41.2 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 20″ x 7″
  •   Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
  •   Brakes: Handlebar Front Drum Brake, Rear Electric Brake

Wow, the Schwinn Shuffle Kick Bike Scooter looks downright cool and impresses you with its classic retro charm.

Unlike the other models on our list, the Schwinn does not fold down however it brings the convenience and full body work out of a kick scooter with the comfort, stability, and familiarity of a bike.

Wide handlebars adjust to your perfect height and feel just like bike handles. The front and back wheels are covered with long fenders to keep you clean even as you race through water and mud.

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A whopping 26” diameter front wheel raises the deck about 6′ inches off the ground.

The added clearance is nice for adult legs and accommodates for surface changes and rocks. The longer deck length provides plenty of room for both of your feet.

The front and rear hand brakes make stopping easy, and very similar to using a bike.

At 200lbs max weight it is the lowest threshold on our list and at 27lbs it is not featherweight, but easy enough to move in and out of the back of a van, RV, or truck.

One of the most unique ways to enjoy the Schwinn Shuffle is with your dog. If you love skijoring and want to continue in the summer months, the Shuffle can take the place of your skis.

If you have ever biked with your dog before, you know the dangers and hassles it can cause. A scooter allows for more maneuverability and is easy to get on and off while managing your four-legged friend.

More at home in the park or neighborhood than on your daily commute, the Schwinn shuffle is the best kick-bike around.

If you are a cyclist wanting to switch things up or interested in getting into scooters but are intimidated, this is a great choice for you.

 

Schwinn Shuffle Kick Scooter at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): 32″ to 44.25″
  •   Weight: 27 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 5.25″ x 16″
  •   Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
  •   Brakes: Handlebar Front, Rear Brakes

If you grew out of your much-loved Razor, or have a child you care for that did, the A5 Lux is built to handle adult and young adult use.

Razor knows what they are doing when it comes to foldable, well made scooters and the A5 is no exception. The Razor A5 comes in rad black, blue, pink, and red which is the widest color option out of all the models on our list.

If you want a matching set for your household, with options for everyone to have their own color it is a great choice for you.

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Comfortable foam handlebar grips are easy to hold onto, and if foam is not your favorite, they are easy to replace.

This scooter is versatile, so it could be used by several members of the same household and also grow with an older child into adulthood.

The handle bars collapse for storage and travel, or if you leave the handle bars up, you can carry it on your shoulder.

The handlebar height is also fully adjustable, allowing you to customize it to fit you exactly.

Bigger polyurethane spoked wheels smoothly to go over cracks and changes in terrain. The deck is nice and low to the ground to make kicking easier, as well getting on and off.

Fortunately no assembly is required to enjoy the all-around best choice for adult scooters, so pull it right out of the box and get to it!

 

Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): 34.3″ to 40.2″
  •   Weight: 9.4 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 13.4″ x 4.5″
  •   Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
  •   Brakes: Rear Fender Brake

The Hikole foldable easy to carry scooter is a great choice for teenagers who have grown out of their play-around scooter and are looking for a more serious looking model.

The color options are black or white, and overall the style of the scooter is more grown-up looking than a Razor. Despite having a solid dual suspension, the manufacturer specifies that this is not a stunt scooter.

However, if you wanted to get into stunt scooters and have no scooter experience, the Hikole would be a good place to start.

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Two large 200mm polyurethane wheels and unique shock absorbing system aid the scooter in easy transition between surfaces.

It is on the smaller side, which is what makes it well suited for teenagers. The scooter adjusts to 3 different preset heights, with a generous max height of 39″.

It also comes with a carrying strap, which makes it easy to transport between home and work or school.

Overall for its price point it includes several nice features that any teenager would enjoy.

 

Hikole Adult Manual Scooter with Dual Suspension at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): 35.1″ to 39″
  •   Weight: 13.5 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 18″ x 5.3″
  •   Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
  •   Brakes: Rear Fender Brake

You can comfortably glide through the streets to work or class in a blur of black, blue or white on the WeSkate scooter.

It checks all the boxes for a good commuting scooter and sits at a very reasonable price point. The scooter also has dual suspension, leading to a more comfortable ride on your way to work or class.

Two 200mm wheels set the deck lower enough for stability, and easy transitions to a bus, car, metro or inside.

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The scooter folds easily at the base of the steering column and the handlebars snap down to compact it into a streamline bundle.

Over the back wheel is a large big durable fender brake. Rubber hand grips, which can be more comfortable and longer lasting than foam.

What makes this stand out as the best budget commuting scooter is the durable construction, carrying strap, and nice suspension system and appealing price.

Interested in trying to scoot to work, but not ready to commit to an expensive piece of gear? The WeSkate is the right scooter for you and calling your name to try something new.

 

WeSkate Scooter at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): 35.1″ to 39″
  •   Weight: 13.2 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 18″ x 15″
  •   Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
  •   Brakes: Rear Fender Brake

Razor is the brand for lightweight foldable scooters and they wanted to make sure even the tallest people can enjoy scootering.

The design of the A6 model is basically a bigger version of the A5 and the best choice for taller people. It has the same deck size at the A5, despite the notion that taller people tend to have larger feet.

However its 42″ max handle height and 240 lb max weight limit make it very appealing.

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Unlike the A5 it has two extra bearings in wheels and an extra locking mechanism at the base of the steering column to secure it.

The 250mm polyurethane wheels are the biggest wheels of the traditional kick scooters on our list and the foam anti-rattle handle bars are a special feature.

It is also the lightest scooter on our list at 9lbs. Not just for adults, the A6 is another scooter that can grow with an older child.

The two color choices are silver and white, which go with any accessories that you might have.

 

Razor A6 Kick Scooter at a Glance:

  •   Handlebar Height(s): 30.4″ to 42″
  •   Weight: 9 lbs
  •   Deck Size: 13.5″ x 4.5″
  •   Weight Capacity: 240 lbs
  •   Brakes: Rear Fender Brake

Adult Scooter Comparison Table

Adult Scooters   Handlebar Height(s)WeightDeck SizeWeight CapacityRating
Hudora 230 Kick Scooter32.7"-41.9"11.5 lbs17.7"x5.5"264.5 lbs4.3 / 5.0
Segway Ninebot KickScooterUp to 47.4"41.2 lbs20"x7"220 lbs4.5 / 5.0
Schwinn Shuffle Kick Scooter32"-44.25"27 lbs5.25"x16"200 lbs4.2 / 5.0
Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter34.3"-40.2"9.4 lbs13.4"x4.5"220 lbs4.8 / 5.0
Hikole Adult Manual Scooter35.1"-39"13.5 lbs18"x5.3"220 lbs4.3 / 5.0
WeSkate Scooter35.1"-39"13.2 lbs18"x15"220 lbs4.1 / 5.0
Razor A6 Kick Scooter30.4"-42"9 lbs13.5"x4.5"240 lbs4.7 / 5.0

How to Choose the Best Adult Kick Scooter – Buying Guide

best adult kick scooter

Whether you are totally new to the world of scooters, or carrying knowledge over from biking, roller blading, or skateboarding it is important to be familiar with kick scooter’s parts and materials.

What is a kick scooter?

A kick scooter is a two-wheeled stand-up scooter propelled by pushing off the ground with one foot.

Overall, they are great exercise because they work your whole body (even your balance!) and most importantly they are fun to use.

The first scooters of the early 1900’s were usually crafted Frankenstein’s-Monster-style by combining roller skate wheels, wooden boards for decks, and old boxes for handles.

Children embraced them for their fun and ease of use, and adults enjoyed them for trendy motorized transportation.

Scooters remained heavy and clunky until the 1990’s when new materials and designs showed scooters were ready for the 21st century.

Now scooters are made from lightweight aluminum, heavy duty plastics, and durable rubber.

Less of a hassle to move and store than bikes, scooters are easy to hop on and off of, especially if you enjoy wearing skirts or a dress.

Usually less expensive than folding bikes, they are convenient to move from street to bus, car, or metro.

A scooter is easier to ride than a skateboard or a longboard so you can get right to moving around, and waste less time wiping out on the driveway practicing.

Materials for scooters are pretty standardized across the board, however variations in wheels, deck, breaks, and accessories are where you can tailor your choice to you.

Wheels / Wheel Size

adult scooter wheel size
Schwinn Shuffle vs HUDORA 230

Like cars and bikes, different sized wheels are suited best for specific terrain and skill level. Smaller wheels add stability because they lower the deck and your center of gravity.

However smaller wheels are harder to maneuver through softer terrain and there is less margin for error as your transition across surfaces.

Larger beefy wheels, increase speed and ground clearance, however they add weight to the scooter.

Hitting a crack with a “thunk” can be a fun surprise during a weekend neighbor trip around the block, but much less appealing when it happens every day on your way back from work or class.

Most wheels, regardless of size are polyurethane around a metal or plastic core.

Polyurethane is a hard artificial rubber made from plastic and the exact makeup and quality of the material varies across manufactures.

Although air filled rubber tires weigh less and absorb more shock they do introduce the potential problem of flat tires as you scoot down the road.

Deck

Most scooters are designed so one foot rests on the deck, while the other kicks.

When gliding, the heel of your foot will rest on the deck on the back fender poised and ready to give you a boost when you need it.

Decks are covered in a grip layer, like sandpaper, to keep you safe and connected to your scooter. Wider, lower decks add stability and more room for your feet.

The lower that the deck is to the ground, the less effort you need to put into pushing the scooter along.

Steering Column & Handlebars

The steering column, and the handlebars fixed to it stabilize your scooter and keep your balance. Most scooters allow you to adjust the height by raising and lowering them through the steering column.

Handle bars that adjust through a bearing-pin system, give you a limited amount of predetermined height levels, while slide and clamp style adjustment allows you to be more specific.

The handles themselves are made out of rubber or foam. Both materials are comfortable and durable, so material choice is personal preference.

Some manufactures design scooters so you can swap out handle materials to suit your preference.

Brakes

brakes on adult scooters
Hand Brakes vs Rear Fender Friction Brakes

Traditionally, kick scooters brake by first slowing yourself down with your foot, and then pressing the fender down over the back wheel.

Now, scooter manufacturers have a variety of brake options best suited for you. Handlebar drum-style brakes are easy to use, because it is the same system that brakes your bike.

Hand brakes save the soul of your shoe, but can add weight to your scooter and another system to maintain and repair.

Weight, Size & Collapsibility

adult scooter portability
WeSkate Scooter for Adults & Teens

If you are planning on predominantly scooting around your home or neighborhood, weight and size are not a major factor.

All scooters do have a maximum rider weight limit, and if you plan on traveling with backpacks or other gear make sure to add that to your total weight consideration.

Weight is a factor when commuting or traveling with your scooter, especially if you have to lug it up the stairs every day and is straightforward to factor into your decision.

Easy, quick, collapsibility is vital if you plan on commuting.

All of the scooters on our list except the Schwinn boost quick and easy folding although some of the scooters add compactness through collapsible handle bars as well. 

Personal Style & Accessories

Although adult scooters lack the same colorful variety and trendy styles as scooters for children (no cartoon characters, tie-dye swirl, or cute animals… yet), you do have some choices over color and accessories.

Some accessories like lights and reflectors, are necessary for safe commuting or play in the evening.

Carrying cases, or shoulder straps make it that much easier to pick up your scooter and go.

Make sure to check out and see what goodies the manufacturer sells for your specific model for after purchase upgrades.

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Hikole Scooters for Adults & Teenagers

Suspension

A suspension in a scooter is very similar to the shocks in your car and serves the same purpose to absorb the shock of bumps and cracks in the road or sidewalk.

Having a front and/or rear shocks will definitely give you a smoother ride and reduce the vibrations in the handle bars and make for a more comfortable ride.

They do have the downside of adding to the weight of the scooter and makes for a “bulkier” design. You need to

FAQs About Adult Kick Scooters

Q: Is a kick scooter good exercise?

A: Yes! Scooting is just like riding a bike or going for a run. It works your legs, glutes, and core and is great cardiovascular exercise.

It is also good exercise because it is something that you have to do outside, and fresh air is good for you.

Q: Do they make scooters for adults?

Of course! Scooting around is not just for kids! Just like bikes, roller blades, and skateboards come in sizes for smaller humans, scooters come in adult sizes.

The handle bars raise higher, the decks are bigger and handle more weight.

Some older kids and teenagers might also benefit from a larger size scooter, or a scooter that can grow with them.

Q: What is the best Razor scooter for adults?

A: Razor A4 Lux is the best Razor scooter for adults because it is a versatile scooter from the brand that innovated the light weight foldable scooter.

If you loved your Razor scooter as a youngster, and want to continue using it after you have grown into an adult, the A4 is a supersized version of your past favorite.

It comes in several colors, and has the classic Razor look. 

Q: Do I need instruction before using a scooter?

A: Not necessarily, however in trying any new thing it is usually best practice to consult with someone who does have experience with a scooter.

If you have a friend who has a scooter who can show you the ropes, wonderful!

Read any paperwork that comes in the box, watch videos created by the manufacturer, or other how-to-videos to familiarize yourself with your new scooter.

Take time to play and ride around in a parking lot or empty street before you go on a longer ride or try to commute to work.

No one’s boss wants to hear you were late because of your scooter. And of course, always remember to wear a properly fitting helmet.

Q: What are the benefits of riding a scooter?

A: Scooters have several benefits in your life! Aside from working your balance and whole body, it also has mental health benefits.

Scooters require you to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, on your street or at a local park.

For transportation, it is more portable than a bike, easier to use than a skateboard and more affordable than a collapsible bike.

If you care for children, it is a great way to model active outdoor behavior and participate in an activity they also enjoy.

Now Have Some Fun!

The best part of riding a scooter, of course, is how fun it is. Whether you are riding it for transportation, exercise, or recreation, scooters are just downright fun.

Use your scooter to travel to new and exciting places, or spend time with your scooter-crew, whether family or friends. Hope to see you zooming down a hill sometime soon!

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The HUDORA 230 is our Editor's Choice for the best adult scooter with its combination of performance, features and quality.

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