I have been eyeing the kick scooters lately, and a dirt kick scooter with its off-road abilities seems to be a fun activity. As an adult I was wondering, can I ride a dirt kick scooter at my weight? Is there a weight limit?
There are weight limits and I have put together a small list of dirt kick scooters’ weight limits from my research.
|SCOOTER||MAX WEIGHT LOAD|
|Schwinn Shuffle Adult Scooter||200 lbs (90kg)|
|Osprey BMX Adult Scooter with Big Wheels||220 lbs. (100kg)|
|Razor A5 Air Folding Kick Scooter||220 lbs. (100kg)|
|Razor Pro RDS Dirt Scooter||220 lbs. (100kg)|
|K9-MUSH-SCOOT||250 lbs. (113kg)|
|Swagtron KR1 All-Terrain Dirt Kick Scooter||265 lbs. (120kg)|
|Kickbike Cruise Max 20||265 lbs. (120kg)|
|The Micro Sidewalker Folding Adult Scooter||325 lbs. (147kg)|
|SwiftyAIR MK2||330 lbs. (150kg)|
|Yedoo Trexx Disc||330 lbs. (150kg)|
|The Atom Sidewalker Collapsible Adult Scooter||375 lbs. (170kg)|
These scooters all have pneumatic tires, and some are foldable and can be carried.
Dirt Kick Scooter Tires
Dirt kick scooter tires are usually pneumatic tires that are wider and knobby for gripping dirt, rocks, and other obstacles that come your way. They give a more cushioned ride and some shock-absorbing benefits.
There is some upkeep with dirt kick scooter tires when they are pneumatic. They need to be filled with air and if they become flat due to a puncture, they would have to be repaired.
Dirt kick scooter tires sizes range from 8” (200mm), pneumatic (60 PSI) up to 26″ (660mm) pneumatic (40 to 65 PSI)
- Maintain proper suggested PSI in tires
- Tires not at recommended PSI can cause poor handling of scooter, be harder to push and get speed, and can wear tires out prematurally, if extremely low can even slip off wheel.
- To much air can also cause problems, such as pre-mature tread wear, bumps on tires, uneveness on tires can lead to an unsafe ride.
It is important to maintain proper tire inflation to the maximum specification to ensure proper ride and safety. A portable bicycle pump will ensure that you can maintain your tires while on your scooting adventures. The style of pneumatic air pump I use folds up and is only about a foot high. I use an auto tire gauge to make sure the air pressure is correct.
Dirt Kick Scooter Big Wheels vs Small Wheels
Big wheeled dirt kick scooters offer a more stable feeling ride than a dirt kick scooter with small wheels.
Smaller wheels on a dirt scooter can make the ride more manuevable in tight spaces.
Big wheels on a dirt scooter can go faster than smaller wheeled dirt scooters, more glide per push.
Smaller wheeled scooters can be more transportable.
Big wheeled dirt kick scooters are better for long distance rides.These are a few of the advantages of the two different sized wheels.
Pro Dirt Kick Scooter
Pro dirt scooters are sometimes called All-Terrain Dirt Kick Scooters, and Freestyle Dirt Kick Scooters. Whatever the name they are very similar and are chosen for a certain riding style.
Pro dirt kick scooters are good for people who want to have some all-terrain stunt performing fun on their scooters. These scooters are built stronger than most commuter scooters or leisure scooters. They have no folding or adjustable parts.
I’ve listed a few stunt scooters below with air tires.
- Pulse Performance DX1 Freestyle Dirt Scooter Max weight 180 lbs. (81 kg)
- Swagtron KR1 All-Terrain Dirt Kick Scooter Max weight 265 lbs. (120 kg)
- Razor Pro RDS Dirt Scooter Max weight 220 lbs. (100 kg)
- Osprey Dirt Scooter Max weight 220 lbs. (100 kg)
Razor Dirt Kick Scooters: Is Razor A Good Scooter Brand?
Razor is a good scooter brand. They are a popular brand for a reason. They offer many different styles of scooters for tiny tots to adults. Not only are Razor scooters of decent quality and a budget-friendly price, their customer service in my eyes is admirable.
My experience with their customer service was second to none. I had a problem with a product and very smoothly and quickly they solved the problem with a replacement part, at no charge!
Razor makes a few scooters that can go off-road and into the dirt. The wider, knobbier pneumatic tires make this possible. The Pro RDS Dirt Scooter is for stunt scooters enthusiasts. The A5 Air is foldable and great for commuting over all-terrain. There is a new Razor scooter with pneumatic tires, Flashback BMX Style Kick Scooter.
How much weight can a Razor kick scooter hold? A Razor kick scooter with pneumatic tires that are suitable for adults can hold a max weight of 220 lbs. (100 kg).
Osprey Dirt Kick Scooters
Osprey brand carries three styles of dirt kick scooters that I have found. Two stunts, one BMX style and a larger kick bike style (unfortunately I am unable to locate one for the US market)
- Osprey Decoy Dirt Scooter
- Osprey Dirt Scooter
- Osprey Adult Youth BMX Kick Scooter (See pictured here)
- Osprey Apogee Kick Scooter (Not available in US)
Osprey dirt kick scooters are affordable for the beginner starting out.
Best Dirt Kick Scooter
If you are just starting out on your scooter journey and want to keep it budget-friendly then these are the few choices that I find are the best dirt kick scooters.
- The best dirt kick scooter for stunt, freestyle scooting is the Razor Pro RDS Dirt Scooter.
- The best dirt kick scooter for commuting and just going out for some recereational fun is the Razor A5 Air.
- If you are looking for a BMX style of riding than the Osprey Adult Youth BMX Kick Scooter
- If you are looking for a more stable feel of dirt kick scooting than a scooter with larger tires will give you this stabiltiy. My recommendation is the Schwinn Shuffle Adult Scooter.
Is Riding A Kick Scooter Good Exercise?
Do you think exercise has to be boring or inside a gym? Not at all, riding a kick scooter can make exercise fun!
Riding a kick scooter is an excellent form of exercise. It strengthens leg muscles and your core along with improving your equilibrium. It gives you a low-impact cardio workout. It gets you out into the fresh air and sunshine.
It improves balance and also gives you an upper body workout as well. Holding onto the handlebars and leaning into them for the kick pushes help to strengthen your shoulders and arms.
Riding a kick scooter is good for the mind and soul. Being outside, with the wind in your hair doing a moderate to extreme workout is a good form of exercise.
*Still on the fence about owning a scooter? Jump off and hop on a scooter today and kick your way to health and happiness!*
Are Kick Scooters Safe For Seniors?
If a senior is in good shape and wears all the protective gear when riding a kick scooter, then a kick scooter is safe for seniors.
A dirt kick scooter would be a safer scooter for seniors compared to a scooter with polyurethane tires. The wider, knobbier pneumatic tires of the dirt kick scooter offer a more stable ride and are better for all kinds of weather and terrain.
Kick scooters are a low-impact form of exercise. It is easier on joints to push a kick scooter than running and even a brisk walk and offers a cardio workout more than walking would.
It offers a way to strengthen your legs and core, along with improving balance.