Best Pro Scooters Under $100 February 28, 2018 – Posted in: Product Reviews
So you are in the market for a pro scooter? You want to buy a scooter that is made for aggressive riding and executing sophisticated tricks like bri flips, capron flips, umbrella whips, flairs and double flairs! Well maybe not double flairs let’s stick to tail whips and bunnie hops.
You’ve been shopping around for the best buy but the high prices from the different brands has you slightly discouraged and all the scooters look relatively the same anyway. Why such price disparity?
If any of the verbiage above strikes a nerve or describes your experience shopping for a pro scooters then you have landed on the right webpage! Pro scooters are quite complex not in overall design but in the various components and features available in the market today. However for a beginning rider many of these features are overkill and unnecessary. Your son or daughter might be dead set on a specific model that might be out of your price range but rest assured you can get a completely capable scooter at a price you are comfortable with.
The 5 Best Pro Scooters Under 100 Dollars
There is more than ever a wealth of great scooters at great prices available. Below is our curated list of the best bang for 100 bucks or less.
- Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter
- Phoenix Pilot Scooter
- Fuzion X-5 Pro Scooter
- Vokul VK3 Stunt Scooter
- Envy Colt S2 Pro Scooter
All of these scooters have features that make them appealing for different reasons. We will walk you through all 5 scooters and discuss them in short to say if that scooter matches up with what’s important for your set of circumstances.Let’s tackle the list in the order we listed them above.
Fuzion scooters X-3 is probably the most popular scooter on this list and it’s what we like to call a “stunt scooter” or “trick scooter” and not a “pro scooter”. To clarify this point to us we consider a “Pro Scooter” one that is capable of handling professional level riding. While the Fuzion Pro X-3 is good for a younger just starting out in doing tricks and performing tricks in the driveway it is not a scooter meant for professional level riding.
At best the X-3 mimics a pro level scooter but is more made as a gateway into aggressive scooter riding. Now this isn’t a poo poo on the X-3 at all for $69 there is no greater deal out there period. This scooter features a true box deck measuring 4 inches by 20 inches long and a set of composite core wheels (a much alternative to the cheaper plastic core wheels on comparable models).
The Pro X-3 by Fuzion constantly tops the Amazon best sellers list because of its great design, solid construction and plethora of available colors. For us it gets no better than this scooter for under $75, many of the scooters including models on this list don’t compare to the X-3 by Fuzion Scooters.
Coming up next is the Phoenix Pilot scooter, the Pilot is more in the realm of a pro scooter but still doesn’t quite measure up. (*UPDATE) At the time of our original post this Phoenix Pilot was $99 which it barely made the cut off but recently the brand has decided to up the price on the Pilot to $129 which takes this scooter out of the running to be one of the best pro scooters under 100 bucks. Overall the Phoenix Pilot features a deck that is more suitable for pro level riding, the components are what hold it back from being a scooter that could be ridden competitively.
Still this scooter has a whole slew of solid features like 110mm wheels ( the only scooter on this list with this feature), high tensile steel bars and ultra stylish “P” cutout in the headtube.
Back to the Fuzion Brand the Fuzion Pro X-5 is our next contestant on the “best pro scooters under $100”. Consider the X-5 a Fuzion X-3 on steroids, really the scooters share the same foundation and deck but they different in a few key areas. First the handlebars on the X-5 are little bit nicer. The bars replicate the look of the YGW millennium bars just a little bit and feature a crossbar that in essence adds strength to the original design on the X-3.
A major upgrade to the Fuzion X-5 is the addition of true aluminium core wheels. At the price point of $80 its unheard of that a company offers true aluminum wheels on a scooter. Even in 2018 most brands will throw a pair of plastic cores on and call it a day but not Fuzion! The desire to always deliver a bonus component at a great value is where they have carved out their niche in the last few years.
Vokul TRII is up next, and Vokul is a prime example of globalization at it’s finest. Vokul is a brand that originated from one of the popular factories who produced scooters for some of the top brands in the scooter industry. Instead of stay in this lane they opted to go straight to market with the Vokul brand.
Branding their scooters with bright colors and cool graphics has done them well and they are delivering a pretty good product at a good price point. This particular model the TRII features a reinforced deck measuring 4.1” by 20”, a high tensile steel fork and a threaded compression system. Wheels on this model are 100 mm and are composed of high density plastic.
Vokul has done an amazing job creating a very visually appealing line of scooters but they fall a little short features wise. For the next rendition we’d like to see them step up to the plate and offer more value for the price point. The Vokul TRII features less premium components yet a higher price tag than some of the other scooters on this list.
On to the steal of this list is the Envy S2 Colt, for some reason the Envy S2 Colt is available for $99. This scooter typically retails for $160 and out of the scooters considered in this guide it is by far the closest thing to a legit pro scooter. This pro scooter actually features the same deck as the Envy Prodigy ( a high end pro scooter) just with entry level components.
The Colt deck measures a whopping 4.7” wide by 19.5” long, these measurements are great for teenage riders. Really the main thing holding this scooter back is the bar height if a bar height of 22.8” is sufficient for your child by all means grab this scooter now while this deal is still available. 110mm aluminum core wheels, 4.7 wide deck, high tensile steel for and the Envy cool factor this scooter is a top pick.
So there you have it, the 5 best pro scooters for under $100. Even though these aren’t true professional level scooters a younger rider will do just fine with any of these scooters to start with. If you haven’t been able to make a decision based on the aforementioned facts here are our picks based on budget.
Pro Scooters Under $75
If you are limited to 75 bucks and under your best bet is the Fuzion Pro X-3 and sometimes you can catch the X-5 on sale for around $74.99. These are both super solid scooters that will not disappoint.
Spending the Full $100 on your scooter?
Ready to drop the whole hundo? If you are shopping for a teen then grab the Envy Colt the features are really unheard of at the $99 price point. Take note that the deck is a little large for a young rider under the age of 10 (that’s going on the average height of under 5’)