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Our Review of SmarTrike Xtend Scooter

SmarTrike has launched the first and only extendable range of bikes, scooters and ride-ons. The range is designed to grow with the child, from age 12 months to 12 years. Which sounds great doesn’t it, because as parents, we all know bikes and scooters are a staple toy, and we get through many!

My little girl started with a Minnie Mouse scooter when she was tiny, then moved onto a bigger ‘Princess’ themed one, and we were just having to look for her third, when we spotted these! Read on for our review of SmarTrike Xtend Scooter;

While there are no characters or artwork to catch a kid’s attention it is a nice design with a choice of colours, and, the light-up wheels are always a winner with kids! Of course, for us parents, the winning factor is that it should last longer than many other scooters.

As a parent, I prefer scooters that fold up so they’re easier to carry back from the school run for example, or to pop into the boot of the car, which this one can. It feels heavier than the scooters I am used to, but I could pull it along folded beside me; it wheels along so smoothly and without any bother.

For Lily (my 7-year-old Daughter), she likes the bright pink, the flashing wheels, and of course the simple fact of having a new scooter! She found it exciting that she could help put it together (which was easily done), she enjoyed helping choose what size it needed to be for her, and she’ll personalise it with a few stickers.

We recently tried another large scooter, and she found it so hard to manage, but this one glides along lovely, with not much effort needed. It has a good brake too. The only one thing is that the steering is a little different to what we’re used to as you have to lean the handlebar in the direction that you want to go, rather than twisting the handles a little. So that is taking a bit of getting used to, but I’m sure that will soon be forgotten and she’ll be dashing ahead of me again in no time.

Should I be lucky enough to have another child in the future, I will be getting the bike version! As you have to buy those so often as your child gets bigger, it is sure to save you money. We’ve been through at least 4 already and she’ll no doubt need another. You don’t think about the total cost overall, but when you read the below it really makes you think!

More about SmarTrike and the Xtend range:

Featuring patented technology the range goes against the grain with products that grow with children and are built to last. The durable range embodies smarTrike’s philosophy of supporting a child’s development while being the sustainable and economical option.

On average a child requires a new bike every 1-2 years with an average cost for a new bike being £185. This means the average family is spending £1,350.50 on children’s bikes over their childhood.

Children’s bikes aren’t just impacting families’ budgets, but also the planet. 12.5 million unused children’s bikes are estimated to be in garages, sheds and cupboards. Millions more children’s bikes are sent to landfill every year. Kids outgrow their bikes at an extremely fast rate meaning millions of bikes are contributing to our planet’s waste problem. Bikes aren’t the only culprits. Millions of scooters and ride-ons which children grow out of within a matter of months or years are affecting parent’s purses and the planet.

The Xtend range:

The Xtend Bike

A game-changer for parents, children and the planet. The sustainable bike allows children to use one convertible bike from ages three to seven and beyond with three products built into one. From a balance bike to a pedal bike and then onto a fully extendable bike which grows with them, the Xtend Bike is made from the highest quality durable materials and built to last.

Learning how to ride a bike has never been easier with the convertible balance-to-pedal bike. Toddlers can gain confidence on a balance bike and transfer their new-found skills when it’s converted into a pedal ride they are already confident and comfortable using without the need for training wheels. An easy pedal installation system takes seconds to transform the Xtend Bike from a balance bike to a pedal bike with three simple screws. Available in pink and blue, the Xtend Bike retails for £299.99.

The Xtend Ride-On

Grows with children from 12 months to 12 years. The one product covers five stages of development. It starts as a parent-controlled rideable, but by removing the handle kids can gain independence and build confidence. The built-in storage box allows parents to store the handlebar, as well as any other essentials.

Once the child has outgrown the ride-on, it transforms into a scooter by removing the seat. The Xtend Ride-on features smarTrike’s patented footboard, the only extendable footboard in the world. The extra large light-up LED wheels allow children to cover tough terrain. The quick folding design means trips out are a breeze. It’s available in four colours for £149.99 or is the equivalent of £13.64 for every year of use between the ages of 12 months to 12 years.

The Xtend Scooter

The world’s first and only extendable scooter. The one-of-a-kind 3-stage extendable footboard grows with children from the age of three to 12 and beyond. Equipped with extra-large 142mm light-up LED wheels, it can navigate even the toughest terrain. The Xtend Scooter allows parents and children to easily and conveniently fold the scooter with a press of a button. Available in yellow, orange, blue or pink the scooter retails at £129.99 or is the equivalent of £14.44 for every year of use between the ages of 3 to 12.

The award-winning range has 5-star reviews with all products including a 2-year warranty. It’s been hailed as a game-changer for sustainability and parent’s wallets. The range can be purchased from, as well as Fruugo, The Range, OnBuy, Decathlon, Toytastic, Debenhams, Amazon & eBay.

SmarTrike specialises in innovatively designed prams, scooters, and bikes that evolve with children’s growth, resulting in a single, durable purchase for long-term use. The company is dedicated to creating smartly designed products so that families only have to buy one product which will last for many years. Their products are also designed to stimulate motor skills, coordination, and cognitive development in young children and encourage an active and playful lifestyle from a young age. The company is committed to ensuring safety, durability, and stimulating child development. With a focus on sustainability and smart design, smarTrike also aims to reduce the plastic waste from children’s toys so have made a huge effort to make sure all their products are modular, durable, and built to last for years. smarTrike’s extendable one-of-a-kind, patented products are a trusted choice for parents worldwide with over 20 million families using their products daily.


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