Submitted by: Claire Haley

Stunt scooters are great fun and once you get really good you can pull some amazing tricks. When looking to buy a stunt scooter how do you go about finding out which model is best for you? Read on to get the low down on all the Madd Gear scooters and choosing the right scooter will become much easier. Whether you are buying it for yourself or your child, avoiding disappointment is a must and I aim to steer you in the right direction. The reason I have chosen to review Madd scooters is that they have a good established name for themselves and feature quality components meaning if you purchasing one of these rides it should last you. So let’s look at the models and see who they suit.

If you are just starting out on a proper scooter, and by that I mean having moved on from the 3 wheeled variety or the basic 2 wheeler types with the flashing lights, then you will be looking for something pretty robust but also lightweight and possibly height adjustable. Most Madd Gear scooters are suitable for kids 8 years old and upwards but the MGP Mini is different. This scooter is the right size for a 5 year old, being about 26 inches from floor to handle bars. At this age the components are not so important but just so you know, the Mini has a solid and durable single piece deck to gooseneck construction, alloy headset and double collar clamps. The bearings are ZXZ-C bearings which are plenty good enough for this model. However, the next scooter in the range, the Beginnner Pro, whilst being a little bigger thus only suitable for 8 years upwards is actually a cheaper scooter to purchase and being that little bit bigger, should last your child that much longer.


The Madd Gear Nitro and the Nitro Extreme and at the other ends of the scale being MGP’s top of the range models and we’re talking proper stunt scooters now. These two scooters are taking the stunt scooters world by storm and here’s why. If you are serious about pulling tricks and stunts on your scooter then you will be looking for a curved deck giving you much more control or your ride. Being reinforced to goes without saying because you are going to give this scooter a trashing. Both these models come with the Nitro compression system and clamp which is a robust way to of connecting the forks, deck and bars together. Sharing the same MGP 110 blade cores, Krunk bearings and headsets, and 22″x23″ bars you may be asking yourself ‘what is the difference between the Madd Gear Nitro and the Nitro Extreme?” Well, in addition to being a lighter weight version of the original Nitro, the Extreme has rather tasty looking cut outs in both its deck and headtube. Is this worth the extra money? I guess that’s just a matter of choice.

If you are not looking to spend the earth but do want a decent scooter to take to the skate park then the MGP Pro or the MGP Team Edition should be considered. These two models have been updated for 2012 certainly win points for style. The Team being slightly more expensive comes with better Madd Aero core wheels and a triple clamp compared to the 12 spoke pro core wheels and affix integrated bar clamp system on the Pro. They both support 18.5″ bars with scalloped 85 degree downtube but the Team has a one piece curved Y-bar whilst the Pro has an adjustable 2 piece bar. If you have the cash in my opinion the Madd Gear Team Edition wins with its extra and more solid construction.

MGP stunt scooters have been around for 10 years now and they are still going strong. An Australian brand but now worldwide they also have a team of professional riders that visit the UK from time to time and I would highly recommend getting out and watching them perform if you get the chance. With a solid range of scooters I don’t think you can go wrong buying a from this brand. So which stunt scooter will you go for?

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