Height

Ask ScooterDad: Hi I have a vx2 team edition scooter and the bars on it are 22 high by 18 wide I'm VERY short about 4:11 and think I need to get new bars to make them smaller would 18 high be good? PS do smaller bars actually make flat riding easier?

Submitter's Name: 
Ethan
Submitter's Location: 
Ontario Canada
Answer: 

There's no way to know exactly what the right size is for you without seeing you on a scooter and taking a measurement. Stand on your scooter with your knees sightly bent and measure from the bottom of the bars to the your waist and that's probably about the right height. Some people like their bars higher, some like them lower. It's all personal preference. As for flat riding, that's personal preference as well. Dakota Schuetz rides his bars really low and Tyler Bonner rides his bars really tall.

Ask ScooterDad: How high should my bars be with scs? i mainly do park type tricks like bri's and whips and scooter flips and such and I'm 6foot? Thanks!

Submitter's Name: 
Jake
Submitter's Location: 
Florida
Answer: 

It's all a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer taller bars (typically street riders) and some prefer shorter bars (typically park riders), but it's all individual. Generally, your bars should be about waist-height when standing on your scooter with your knees slightly bent. Also, with your SCS, measure from the top to the ledge on the inside of the clamp to find out how much offset your SCS has. If it's 1.5", you'll need to cut your bars 1.5" shorter than if they were non-SCS. That is, the height of your bars should be the distance from the top of your headset to where you want them, minus the SCS offset, and make sure you don't have a slit in your bars.