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Frequently Asked Questions
Mini or Maxi for your child?
What makes the Mini Micro scooter unique?
What is the age range?
What is the weight recommendation?
What is the weight of the scooter?
What is the size of the scooter's box?
What are the dimensions of the scooter?
Do you stock spare parts?
Where are the products designed and made?
How to assemble the Mini-Micro scooter
How to remove the T-bar from the Mini-Micro
How to steer the Mini-Micro scooter
How to assemble the Micro G-bike
How to change the saddle height/steering height
We recommend the Mini Micro for children from 2 years (or from 12 months with the Mini seat) and the Maxi Micro for children from 5 years. If your child is 4 years old we would normally recommend the Mini, though they could possibly already use the Maxi. There are several factors to consider when making your choice. The most important is the weight of your child. If your child is less than 20kg, it is easier to steer the Mini than the Maxi. The Mini is 1kg lighter than the Maxi which makes it easier for younger children to carry and to use. The Maxi has an extendable steering column, the Mini's is fixed. The lowest position on the Maxi is approxiamately the same height as the Mini. If you have a younger child who will also use (or later take over) the scooter then the Mini is perhaps the better choice to begin with. We know children as young as 18 months who love their scooter and children up to 7 years old who are still using the Mini.
from 2 to 6 years
suitable for children up to 27kg (steering is optimised up to this weight but it is strong enough for a load up to 35kg)
handle bar is fixed at 67cm
from 5 to 12 years
suitable for children from 18kg up to 50kg (steering is optimised for this weight range but it is strong enough for a load up to 80kg)
handle bar can be raised from 68cm to 92cm
The Mini Micro is one of the most stable scooters on the market as it has two wheels at the front and one at the back. More traditional scooters have a rotating wheel at the front which leads to a loss of stability as soon as the child turns the handle bars. The Mini Micro scooter wheels swivel when the child leans to one side, quickly enabling children to develop balance, coordination and motor skills.
The Mini Micro scooter is suitable for year round use – the urethane wheels won’t leave black marks on the floor. Children can use them inside and outside. The solid construction gives a smooth and quiet ride.
The age of the scooter on the box is for 3-5 years (due to EU regulations) but we recommend it from 2 years and above, up to around 6 years. We do know 7 year olds who are still crazy about their scooters! With the new seat the scooter can be used from 12 months and up.
The max weight on the Mini Micro box states 20kg. The Mini Micro is actually designed and tested with a weight recommendation of 27.21kgs. But due to EU law stating weights must appear only in increments of 10kg. It only states 20kg on the box.
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What is the weight of the scooter?
The scooter weighs 1.5kg. Lightweight and portable the Mini Micro comes apart easily in two pieces and will fit easily on top of a buggy or in a suitcase.
The size of the scooter box is 60cm x 25cm x 15cm.
Height: 67cm, Width: 22cm, Length: 55 cm, Deck Width: 11cm, Length: 50 cm.
The distance of the handle bar from the kickboard deck to the top is fixed and is 67 cm. Children can use the scooter easily for several years, reaching up when smaller and down when bigger.
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Do you stock spare parts?
Yes we do. The original Mini Micro scooter has been improved! The design team at Micro-Mobility in Switzerland are always working to achieve ever-higher standards of excellence. They have recently added a reinforced brake, new and stronger b-bend, and a new locking pin for easy handle bar removal. All u-bends, bolts, brakes and washers can be purchased for a small admin and postage charge online or collected free of charge in Amsterdam. All wheels and decks can be purchased direct on the website. Please order them via the pink menu on the left hand side of the website.
Micro products are developed by the team at Micro Mobility Systems based in Küsnacht on Lake Zurich in Switzerland. All products are manufactured with the highest standard of quality control at an ISO-certified manufacturing plant in China. Our products meet all of the worldwide quality standards including EN, ANSI, TUV…etc. The factory is accredited with the ISO 9002 international quality standard and has a professional tooling section, plastic injection shop and production facilities. Coupled with an extremely competent R&D team, the factory is always poised to produce the best and most innovative Micro products.
The Mini-Micro scooter is easy to assemble and takes just a few seconds! Lay the deck of the scooter on the ground, wheel side down. The end opposite the handle bars needs to be inserted in the hole at the front of the deck. Note that the hole on the deck has one side that is flat. Note too that the tube end of the t-bar handle also has a hole with one side that is flat. Match up the flat sides of the t-bar handle and the deck hole. Pop the t-bar handle into the deck - push until you hear or feel a click. If you give the t-bar a tug and it feels secure, then assembly is complete!
To dissemble the deck and t-bar, turn the deck over so you are looking at the underside of the scooter. You will see a black pin on the right hand side - this is the locking mechanism that keeps the t-bar and deck together. Simply push in the pin and pull the handle bar out. On the new models the pin is red.
The Mini Micro has a unique steering mechanism, referred to as ‘lean-and-steer’. It is probably the biggest single reason kids love this scooter, but if you are not familiar with it, it can be a little confusing at first. Rest assured that virtually all children learn to steer the scooter quickly, easily and intuitively. To operate the ‘lean-and-steer’ children simply lean slightly to the right to curve right or to the left to curve left. The wheels will pivot to allow the scooter to gently turn to the right or left - it is not a right angle turn. For kids this makes a scooter ride more fun, it feels like they are surfing the pavement! Children of all ages may at first simply scoot in a straightforward direction - the ‘lean-and-steer’ mechanism is unique so it is quite likely to be new to them, but this does not usually seem to bother them, they simply ride the scooter in straight lines and gradually they pick up how the steering works. The time required varies with age but most children it comes quite easily. Children as young as 18 months have been known to operate this proficiently, but it may take a couple months for that to develop. The videos of children demonstrating the scooter on our website should help.
The Micro G-bike only needs the steering bar to be attached. Using the allen keys provided, undo the two bolts next to the Micro logo at the top of the front wheel shaft. Insert the steering bar and retighten the bolts. Assembly is complete!
The saddle can be raised and lowered easily by opening the catch under the seat and closing it tightly at the desired level. The steering can be raised/lowered by using an allen key to loosen the bolt on the top of the steering shaft and tightening at the desired height.