Tips on Buying the Right Scooter

At Madd Gear we understand that choosing a scooter for your child can be a confusing process. Here are a few tips on choosing the right size scooter to help you make the right decision.

For Beginners: it's always best to stick to a bar height which is in proportion to your child height and frame. This ensures proper handling and control while riding the scooter and avoids any potential accidents from happening. 

Furthermore, if possible we always recommend heading into your closet MGP dealer to try out the scooter – how does the scooter feel when you take it for a test ride? Is it comfortable? Easy to control? If so, then you’ve probably got the right fit.

Certain factors should be taken into consideration when purchasing a scooter:-

Price: We have a variety of different sized scooters and colours to suit all budgets. 

Size: Please refer to our detailed Size and Comparison charts for our full range of scooters and Harsh helmets. 

Scooter Bars 

Height: As a general rule of thumb scooter bars should sit around hip to waist height when standing on the deck. This will ensure comfort, balance and overall performance (if park tricks are your thing)

Width: Riders have different preferences when choosing a width. A good hint is to choose a bar with the same width as your shoulders. The common range of MGP bars range from 18”-22”. 

Scooter Deck

The bigger the deck the more comfortable it will be for larger riders. The smaller the deck, the easier tricks will be and overall the scooter will be lighter.

Length: MGP scooter decks range from 19" to 21" in length

Width: MGP scooter decks range from 4" to 4.8" in width.  

Scooter Wheels and other parts

MGP have a variety of 100mm, 110mm and 120mm to suit all scooters. Customizing has never been so easy - check out our forks and clamps to match! 


Be smart, be safe! Check out our range of Harsh helmets available. A size chart is available for the best fit - all you need is a measuring tape! 

If you have any questions regarding scooters or parts we are here to help - please call on the number located at the top of the home page - 03 9017-6779 during business hours - or send us an email.