Being a scooter rider is fun, thats how its supposed to be! Comfortable and fun are two different things. You should choose a scooter that fits your body size and allows to feel the most relaxed because as the great Bill Murray once said “The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything…” With that being said, here are a few tips in choosing the right pro scooter for you.
Beginners: Learning to ride can be a time consuming process, but once you have your feet under you, you can do just about anything you want. This means choosing a scooter that fits your body type. The size of the handlebars is extremely important. You generally want them to be below your chest as having them too high will reduce your control and make the scooter too hard to handle. We don’t want to stifle the learning curve so lets not jump into a scooter that is too big. Fit all comes back to comfort and your individual needs.
Usage: How do you plan to use your new Recon Pro Scooter? Are you commuting to and from school, friends houses’, sporting events? Or are you hitting the parks and working on your 360’s and barspins? This really determines what size and type of scooter you are looking for. The good news! Delta scooters offers perfect products for all types of riding. But usage is something to keep in mind before purchasing.
Scooter Bars: Scooter bars are all preference! We cannot tell you how many times we’ve been asked about style and it always comes down to…preference. Our pro scooter bars are the T-Bar style at the Standard size, 4130 Thermal Treated Chromoly and they measure 550mm (21.6 inches) High x 500mm (19.65 inches) Wide. As with most other scooter requirements, width and height are preferences :) Generally, a good width would be the same as your shoulders. Height should be below the waist for best control.
Scooter Deck: Scooter decks vary is length and width, most decks measure 4″ to 4.5″ wide and 19″ to 21″ long. Our Recon deck measures 4.3″ wide and 19.5″ long. We feel this is a perfect size for the majority of our riders.
Scooter Wheels: Scooter wheels commonly have come standard with 100mm or 110mm wheels. Our Recon comes with 110mm wheels for stability and speed. They are also rated 88a.
Bearings: Bearings are located on the wheel hub and are components that help decrease friction when the wheel is turning, they provide a smooth ride for the scooter and are measured in ABEC ratings. The Recon 12-Spoke wheels utilize ABEC-9 bearings.