Adult Scooter Or Push Scooter For Kids And Adults

The first time I thought about buying an adult scooter was when I finally realized that carrying our bicycles on the back of our VW camper van is a waste of time and storage space. My wife and I rarely ever used them, and lifting them up and down from and to the bike rack, just to open the rear door became a pain in the butt.

An adult scooter bike is perfect for moving around on a light and easy to handle vehicle. You can easily use it around the city, a relaxing trip to the countryside or take it on your next holiday adventure. Children and adults will both love the easy going push scooter cruising. As my daughter said the other day; dad, this is so much fun!

Don't forget, I'm talking about inflatable tyres of various sizes and proper V-brakes on this kick bike. Serious and elegant at the same time. Not to mention the low carbon footprint.

Compared to a bicycle, the push scooter is smaller, lighter, cheaper and safer to ride. The average weight is approximately 10kg (22pounds), so they're quite easy to carry around. The smaller models are also easily stored in cars, vans, boats and so on. As for me, I finally found a perfect companion to enjoy on my camper van trips and back home at all times.

Searching for one might be quite confusing as they have a few other names. Kickbike, footbike and push scooter are a few of the phrases you will meet along  your research. But the basic design is always quite similar.
 
I bought my compact Yedoo City just recently and all I can say is that I'm absolutely thrilled about everything this adult scooter can deliver. And with all the regular exercise I get, my body parts are greatly improving, while kicking along. Don't get me wrong here, kicking is not that easy if you're not all that fit, but time and practice will get you there.

Adult Scooter Bike - Excellent Form Of Exercise

While riding a kickbike, you will also enjoy amazing physical activity without much effort, while your body will experience intense training and shaping. Now, I wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't only recently experienced this myself. And yes, my kids and I just love it! But let me get back to this in a minute...

Riding will involve all your muscles simultaneously. Upper limb muscles, abdominal and back muscles will be always active. Do to the fact that all of your body parts are working at all times, you can have fun all year around, unless rain or snow stop you.

In addition, kick scooters will stretch your back muscles. Recommended by physiotherapists as additional physiotherapy exercise as well as prevention of neck and hip bones pain. And it does not cause any joints damage or saddle sores that you might experience while jogging or cycling. In theory, this is quite similar to the natural movements of your body you get at cross- country skiing.

On top off all the facts above, you'll burn up to 30% more energy that when cycling and easily shape the problematic parts of your body – thighs, buttocks, hips, belly and waist. Scooter riding is as energetically demanding as aerobic or fast running. Moreover, it’s fun! But don’t forget to alternate your feet on regular bases.

The above facts are mostly taken from the Czech manufacturer Yedoo. It's obvious that they take their business seriously and backed up with a lot of interesting facts.

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On top off all the facts above, you'll burn up to 30% more energy that when cycling and easily shape the problematic parts of your body – thighs, buttocks, hips, belly and waist. Scooter riding is as energetically demanding as aerobic or fast running. Moreover, it’s fun! But don’t forget to alternate your feet on regular bases.

The above facts are mostly taken from the Czech manufacturer Yedoo. It's obvious that they take their business seriously and backed up with a lot of interesting facts.

My Yedoo City

This is one of the smallest models on the market and exactly what I was looking for. Extremely versatile, easy to store and it also easily fits behind the seat of my camper van or any other vehicle. And it's so much lighter to lift up and down the bike rack that I use in the back of my van.

With the footboard just above the ground and with a low center of gravity, I'm absolutely amazed at the extreme  maneuverability of this lightweight and versatile adult scooter. The absence of the seat, gears and pedals, means that you get to ride in a natural upright position on a low maintenance  vehicle.

It's a great companion in urban areas with crowds of people and other obstacles that you may encounter while on your way. I can even ride my scooter on the sidewalk and when I need to get over a curb or avoid pedestrians or other obstacles, I can easily step off and walk on the side.

Living out in the country is where I get the most out of my adult scooter bike. I can move around the village with ease and there are more than enough paths around for me and my dog to cut loose. If there is an obstacle or the hill becomes to steep, I simply step down and walk till the next descent, where I simply glide downhill. My dog and I both get great exercise this way.

And if you're peeking in the camper world for the first time, this is one must accessory i would highly recommend. It allows me to move around the camping sites and beyond so much faster and with great fun!

Check out the video from Yedoo just below and check out all the excitement and versatility  riding one of these actually delivers!

Kids On Scooters

Getting all the thrills on my Yedoo City, I couldn't help noticing that this company makes them even smaller and lighter, namely for four year old kids and onward. My twins were just a half year short from the recommended age, but...

I know my kids are always on the move, so I bought them a couple of Yedoo Mau models. They both come in great colors, pink for my girl and blue for my boy. They needed a few days to pick up the riding basics (balance and orientation) and from then on, we just keep riding further every day, plus picking up new scooter tricks along the way.

So if you need my advice, yes, buy your kids a scooter. They'll enjoy the benefits we get on larger scooters and will more than appreciate all that outdoor fun with you. You can trust me on that.

Types Of Scooters

As a father of spicy young twins, I was naturally drawn to a manufacturer that has a selection of models for the young as well as for the "young at heart". Yedoo is actually the only
one that has dealers where I live, plus it has a wide selection for all of us.

Each manufacturer has it's own vision of how to make the best out of their models. Kostka for example, is one of those, that have kickbikes available from the age of four and onward. However, the basic shape of the frame is quite similar on most models, and the materials used are steel or aluminum tubes.

The purpose and overall quality of the models is distinguished by the tyres and the on board equipment. Some are made for agile cruising around the city, while others using hybrid tyres also provide traction and comfort on country roads.

Extreme models are downhill and mountain kicbikes, but you can also choose from speed machines designed for paved roads. Just in case you wish to brake the adult scooter speed barrier.

In general, 12“ to 20“ front wheels are more suitable for towns and short to medium distances. Scooters with a 26“ or 28“ front wheels are more adapted for long distance and high speed travel, with some compromise on maneuverability. However, as nothing is carved in stone, great and very long trips had been done using large and small wheels.

Where To Buy An Adult Scooter?

Both, Yedoo and Kostka are from the Czech Republic and have quite a few dealers around the world. Not all models are always available though, so you might want to look for other manufacturers closer to you.

In the Amazon search box below, you will find the original Kickbike models from Finland and the American Digger. Other adult scooter bikes are also available, so take your time to read all the reviews and only then choose a push scooter that will fulfill you needs. But most of all, have lots of fun riding them!



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