Are you looking for some more adventure on your kick scooter than just tooling around town? Maybe you have tried heading onto a dirt road or a trail in the woods and find that your scooter is just not gonna make it! What you need is a kick scooter with all-terrain air tires to get you off-road.
The best kick scooters with air tires for beginners are:
- Razor Pro RDS Dirt Scooter for all-terrain stunt scooting.
- Razor A5 Air for a foldable urban commuter.
- Osprey BMX Adult Scooter with Big Wheels for a BMX style experience.
- Kickbike Sport G4 Scooter for cross country scooting.
The wider, knobby air tires on these scooters make it easier to ride in the dirt and uneven surfaces with more ease. The air and the tire’s surface allow you to go over the roughest terrain and keep ongoing.
Are Bigger Wheels Better On A Scooter When Riding On Dirt?
Bigger wheels that have wider pneumatic tires work better for dirt because there is more surface area grabbing the terrain and giving you a more stable feel on an off-road track.
The air tires offer more traction and gripping power. They also give a bit of a shock absorber than a hard rubber or plastic wheel. The wider the tire the more surface coverage to the ground. So bigger wheels are better on dirt than a smooth harder tire.
Stunt Dirt Kick Scooters
A high pressured air tube tire with knobs gives excellent traction in the dirt and uneven terrain. A tire that also includes a smooth center strip gives it the ability to roll on pavement smoothly. A tire of this design can be very fast on the trail, which is highly desired by stunt dirt-kick scooter riders.
An air-filled tire also adds extra cushioning as a shock absorber. Between the give of the air and the wider knobbier surface in bigger air tires, it is more surface area covering the ground, which makes for a better user experience as in a better ride.
With its bigger knobby pneumatic tires, the Razor Pro RDS Dirt Scooter offers a good stunt dirt-kick scooter experience. A good starter scooter at a reasonable price if you are wanting to move into some more adventure with kick scooting.
The Osprey Decoy Dirt Scooter is another option for off-road stunt scooting with pneumatic tires.
Looking for more of an urban scooter for all-terrain that folds up and is easily transportable? The Razor A5 Air Kick Scooter would fit the bill.
Looking for more of a leisurely recreational scooter? Then check out my suggestions below.
Leisure All Terrain Kick Scooters
Leisure all-terrain kick scooters are larger scooters with very large wheels with pneumatic tires. The larger air-filled tires give a more comfortable ride and can endure many different terrain types.
Of course, the size of the tire also plays a role in the comfort of the ride, such as the width of the tire and the extra knobbiness which enables the tires to grip dirt and small rocks better.
Which Is The Best Scooter For Long Drives Off-Road?
A scooter with pneumatic tires with some traction on them, also properly inflated would give you the best ride. Shock absorbers and a larger deck would be more comfortable for a long-distance ride on a scooter. A scooter that has all these amenities can also endure a more unstable terrain and enable you to ride longer in all kinds of conditions.
A scooter that is a proper fit for your size is important also. It is best that the scooter handlebars are at a proper height and your weight does not exceed manufacturers’ suggestions. Check out the handlebar height chart here to know how high the handlebars should be for your height.
So make sure the scooter you choose before you plan on a long drive is the proper fit and properly serviced to make the journey more fun. All in all, you want a scooter that feels the most comfortable for you, proper fit will lessen fatigue while on a long ride.
A good affordable scooter that I suggest to try if just starting as a scooter enthusiast would be a Schwinn Shuffle Adult Scooter. Schwinn has a good reputation, and they build decent-quality scooters. This scooter can go off-road as is, but for more terrain, coverage it is best to change out the tires to wider, knobbier tires for more rugged terrain.
With the additional cost of the all-terrain tires, this Schwinn Scooter Kick bike is still the most affordable Kick bike that I have found.
If you are on a tight budget and eager to try a kick scooter with air tires, check out the Osprey BMX Adult Scooter with Big Wheels.
Here are other scooters to consider for long rides off-road that get a bit more costly.
- Kickbike Brand offers great kick scooters for all-terrains
- Sidewalker Brand scooters are another great option for all-terrains
- Swifty Brand Scooters offer quality all-terrain scooter options
Kick Scooter For Adults With Air Tires
An adult can ride a scooter made for teens as long as they fit the weight and height requirements. If the adult is of average size most scooters will do. But if the adult is above average, say a taller person and or a heavier person, they would need to make sure the scooter can accommodate their size.
There are scooters with pneumatic tires that are good for off-roading. Also, a larger wheel diameter would feel more stable and comfortable for a larger person. In addition to the scooters mentioned above the FAT MAX found at KickBike is an excellent off-road kick scooter with its larger wider tires and a weight capacity of 300 lbs. (136 kg).
Do You Need A Helmet To Ride A Kick Scooter When Off-Road?
If you have children you are going to want to familiarize yourself with this subject. It could save your child’s life and or reduce a traumatic injury. Be diligent when encouraging your child to wear a helmet with all fast-moving and impact sports.
Wearing a helmet when you are riding a kick scooter is a personal choice. But if you are under a certain age in some states it is required by law. Find out what the law is in your state or town so you can abide by it.
If you want to be safe and not take risks with your physical health, is it highly recommended that you wear a helmet. A helmet will protect your skull and brain from a severe injury if you were to fall and hit your head on pavement or even a large rock.
No helmet can completely protect you from a concussion or brain injury, but it can greatly reduce the risk. When wearing a helmet, make sure you wear it correctly and always connect the strap securely.
How Fast Can I Go On A Kick Scooter With Dirt Tires?
If you have a tire size of 8 X 2 inches on your scooter you can easily do about 10 mph or more. Surprisingly enough they can go pretty quick. The dirt tires are made to take the terrain and be able to do jumps, and if you have tires with a smooth center strip, you can pick up some speed on smoother surfaces.
Larger wheeled scooters with a larger front tire at around 26″ and a smaller back tire at around 20″ will have a speed increase of about 50+ miles per hour. Of course, this is only achieved going down a hill. Kickbike Brand states 62mph downhill on their website, claiming they have the fastest kick scooter in the world.
With some electric scooters boasting over 50 mph, a kick scooter can easily do that and then some with the right conditions. First and foremost, ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET WHEN ATTEMPTING TO GO HIGH SPEEDS.
The highest speed of course would have to be on a downhill scenario on a non-motorized kick scooter. You would need that as your momentum. Some of the conditions to consider that would give you the fastest speed possible would be…
- The weight of the rider, the heavier the rider the faster you would go downhill.
- The weight of the scooter.
- The type of wheel bearings can play an important part in speed. A scooter may come with not as efficient wheel bearings so you might want to consider changing them out. See my post on wheel bearings here.
- Size and style of tires. The air tires also known as pneumatic tires, give a softer ride and go quicker when tires are fully inflated.
So if you have a need for speed, you can likely get that exhilaration on a dirt kick scooter.
*****Most important and can’t stress enough, wear protective gear, and make sure your tires are properly inflated and your brakes are in good working order.*****
Scooter Accessories: Clever Packs For Long Journeys
Do you travel to and from your job every day on your kick scooter? Or do you just spend a lot of time kick-scooting to and fro? You might just need a few things during your journey that you just don’t want to carry in your pockets or on your back. That is where cool little accessories come in handy for your kick scooter. Here are a few items that you might find handy.
- A scooter storage bag that hangs on the handlebars of a scooter. It is small and compact but can be very useful in carrying tools for tire repairs or even a loose nut or screw.
- A headlight could come in real handy for nighttime scooting or even when you did not judge your time well and you realize that it is now dark. Not to fear, you have a headlight to see your way back.
- If you’re doing trips to the store, a basket can be put on the front of your kick scooter to carry home some groceries.
- Having a bottle holder will come in handy when you are working up a thirst.