Micro Scooters Limited Edition Mini Micro T-Bar Scooter, Candy Lilac
I agree with the previous poster. The limited edition micro scooters aren't as sturdy as the original ones. After less than a year's use, I am ready to 'pack it in' and buy yet another scooter: the original one this time...
What has bothered us most about this limited edition scooter is the wheels. They squeak and my daughter seems to have to work so much harder to go as fast as her friends #which isn't the case when she swaps scooters with them#.
Lovely colours but wouldn't recommend!!
29 November 2013
Turns out limited editions are substandard
Really disappointed with this product. Our older child rides an Original Mini Micro scooter and absolutely loves it. I bought my daughter this as I thought it would be nice for her to have a different colour than the standard pink.
Firstly I was disappointed with the colour of the handle grips as they did not match the scooter brake as it suggests in the picture, but are a slightly more lurid purple than I had hoped. The other colours were true to the pictures on the website. The disparity is not a John Lewis fault as the pictures were the same on the Micro Scooter website.
I have noticed on a friend's child's limited edition micro scooter that the brake is slightly different to the original brake. On this newer style brake, the clearance from wheel to brake is tiny, much smaller than on the original scooter, which is a problem as the slightest bit of muck or wet leaf that gets in it causes the back wheel to jam. So I was disappointed to find that this scooter had the same design of brake, as I had tried to tell which type it would have before purchase, but you cannot tell from looking at the photographs on either website.
Secondly I was disappointed to see how flimsy the steering seemed on this limited edition, with its 'sporty' wheels. On closer inspection I discovered the original scooter has a blanking plate placed over the steering wires, which is missing on the limited edition, but also that the steering wires on the limited edition only have a single loop in them as opposed to a double loop, which probably accounts for how flimsy it seems.
All in all I would say that micro scooter have updated their design in order to save production costs but that the Original scooter is a much better buy, less likely to be frustrating on an autumn walk in the park or countryside, and likely to last longer.
19 August 2013