What Stunt Scooter to buy?
We have been stocking stunt scooters in the UK for a long time and were one of the first shops to stock MGP Scooters (also known as Madd Gear Pro). Since they were first launched there have been some great steps forward in scooter manufacturing but we have also seen a huge increase in ‘copy’ brands coming onto the market to try and make a fast £ without understanding what it takes to make a great scooter.
In simple terms, the more you spend on a scooter the better the parts. Basic models have plastic core wheels, spring brakes and threaded forks.
If you buy a scooter with plastic core wheels you will almost certainly be back to buy metal core wheels before too long as this is pretty much the only type of wheel the majority of scooter riders want now-days. (Metal Core Scooter Wheels range from about £20 to £80 a pair so it's worth considering before you buy a scooter with plastic wheels)
'Spring Brakes’ are great to start with for the first month or so as they are easy to depress and function well, but after a short period of time the spring will loose its tension which leaves the brake to flap around and make an awful noise (not dialed!). A flex brake is a better option, as it is essentially a bent piece of metal (or plastic) with no spring required.
The scooter fork is the part that connects the wheel to the Scooter (important huh!?). A threaded scooter fork uses lock nuts to hold the fork in place. Lock nuts loosen up a lot and you are probably going to need to invest in some spanners as you will need to keep these tight or suffer ‘head rock’ which is pretty annoying.
A scooter that has threadless fork uses ‘compression’ to hold the fork in place. There are lots of different types of compression including SCS, IHC, HIC and ICS. We won’t bore you with the details of these now but it’s important to know that you find compression systems on the slightly more expensive scooters and they are integral into holding the scooter together!
Let’s try and make your decision on what scooter to buy a little easier....
MGP Scooters (or MADD Scooters) are perhaps the definitive scooter brand at the moment and without doubt our best selling scooter brand. We sell loads of these online and also in our Fleet shop and we get very few back with issues. The new MGP VX7 range (launched in the spring) is a major advancement on the previous MGP models with a series of upgraded components including MFX Integrated Sealed Headsets.
[For some reason when MGP decided to launch the new range they did not stop production of the earlier models, which can still be bought online and can even be found in some department stores. Some of these earlier models have notoriously bad headsets and you would be much better off buying from the new VX7 range!]
The cheapest scooter that we stock in the excellent VX7 range in the awesome MGP VX7 Pro Scooter. It comes with 100mm metal core wheels, a 4" x 19.5" deck and a double collar clamp. The bars and deck are powder coated and it suitable for ages 5+. Not only does the Pro have great technical specs, but it also looks madly cool (and will make all of your fellow riders jealous).
Our best quality and most popular scooter is the MGP VX7 Team Edition Scooter. It's significantly upgraded from the VX7 Pro but at only £35 more we sell tons of these. It comes with larger 110mm metal core wheels, a 4.5" x 20" deck and a triple clamp. The bars are chrome plated and deck is anodised - so it's has great tech and looks insanely good. Suitable for ages 8+, the VX7 Team will not disappoint and is definitely extremely good quality for its price.
……so if you are still confused
Take a look at our full range of Stunt Scooters Online or perhaps better still come down to our shop in Fleet and let one of the team talk you through the range.
....and before you go, please remember that we always try and price match!
All of our scooters spin 360 degrees. None of our Stunt Scooters are folding or height adjustable.