I ended up swapping the air wheels for the solid 200mm wheels. Was an easy and clear job. Just a note that there are two washers spacing out the back wheel, so be careful they don't roll off when changing.
Quality product glides over the rough pavers which topple my long-board.
Smooth ride, compact design
Bought this in Sydney for commuting in the city. The air tyres are fantastic maintaining a smooth ride and reducing noise. The folding design is well thought out and easy to un/fold while walking.
The official carry bag is a bit tedious so I tied a DIY strap to the step (using a laptop bag strap) which works wonders.
Its great except the handle bars can turn independently too the wheel, seems dangerous
I purchased this, it is ok, but even within a few weeks I've noticed that the handlebars are getting looser and looser, it gets so that you have to keep the handlebar's sideways to go straight. There appears to be a place where you can re-tighten it, but it requires a tool I don't have. I've never seen this happen in any scooter I have ever owned, so I am not sure if its a design problem or just a quality control issue.
Smooth ride... why walk when you can glide
I've been looking for a suitable urban transport solution for a while. I live (20km from city) in a north-east suburb of Melbourne, Australia and I commute to the CBD for work each day using the local suburban trains and sometimes buses. I've considered alternatives such e-bikes, folding bikes, gas-powered Go-Peds, even the Yike bike. All these alternatives had pro (powered / motorised) and cons (high initial cost, security, long charge-up period). In Melbourne, the legality of riding Go-Peds and Yike bike on public-road is unclear. The other ...alternatives require bike helmet and (unless I'm able to ride in dedicated bike lanes) the incidents of bike accidents and dooring is a major concern for me. The ability to take bicycle onto trains is restricted in Melbourne i.e. only in the last carriage and not during peak travel times. Plus none of these are compact enough to go into public buses and this is a deal-breaker for me. So I've finally settled on a kick-scooter as a compromised. It's relatively cheap, requires negligible maintenance and I can take it anywhere. I just fold it up and put it under my desk at work. When I go to the shops and malls I just sling it over my shoulders and take it in with me. The main disadvantages of a kick scooter is it doesn't roll uphill. This means that I just have to get off and walk the scooter with me. Given the comfortable handle bar height and very low rolling resitance, the effort to 'walk' the scooter alongside takes no extra physical effort than walking san scooter. At times, I even hang my bag / backpack on the scooter's handle bars and rest the bag on the deck, which is actually much more comfortable walk uphill as I am not carying the bag on me. And lastly, it's lots of fun. Why walk when you can glide. Why did I choose the Micro Flex Air 200 over other brands and models? Micro is the inventor of kick scooter, so it's the original and the company is very mindful of the quality of their products. Being Swiss-designed, the scooter is very well engineered. All parts that move or fold just click reassuringly into place. Swiss products typically are very well designed and good quality. For eg. I still have all my Sigg bottles & Swiss army knives purchased years ago whilst other brands have failed. Sure, lots of cheaper copies around, but as someone once said, "quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten". So why the Flex Air 200 in particular? Well, I actually went into the local Micro stockist wishing to buy the Micro Black scooter. They had the FA there on displayed so I tried it. Either scooter would have served my purposed. Overall dimensions of both models are comparable. The FA is 1/2 kg lighter and it's deck in slightly wider, giving me some extra room for both feet. The Black is faster, its solid wheels offer less rolling resistance, so in theory would be less effort to ride. In the end, the pneumatic tyres of the FA and the flexible deck won me over. The tyre and deck combination make the FA so much smoother to ride and I know it will be able to tackle the occasional Melbourne cobbled stone laneways and patches of gravel / uneven surfaces.
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You'll get to work with a broad smile on your face
This scooter gives you a perfectly smooth ride, it is fast -but possibly not as fast as a scooter with solid tyres - very quiet and a great way to exercise. But the most important but is that you can have great fun while using it. Everyone should own one!
Quiet, smooth, cool, fast, easy to fold, not too heavy
Nothing really wrong with it, I'm in love with my micro flex air
My perfect challenge
I indulged in a fun way to increase my fitness in my late 50s, and scooting is more aerobic than I remember as a child, especially now that I try to alternate legs. I wanted the freedom to ride on pathways, and helmet free (with safe speeds). This scooter does all that, really smoothly. It's beautifully made, and when I'm not riding it, it's easy to walk beside or fold up. I love it, and it's only early days yet.
well built, smooth ride, compact, great exercise, feels great to ride.
Low on the ground so scrapes going off some driveways, and I'm average weight. No stand, but easy to lean and balance.
The ultimate kick scooter.
Contrast to typical tiny kid's scooters..
- Makes almost no noise on any kind of pavement or pathways.
- Provides extreme smoothness even at high speed
- Well-fixed parts, while normal scooters' joints makes annoying sounds even after few days.
- Skate boarders or other scooter riders started envying this scooter.
- Finds myself cheering that all the freaking noises and vibration had completely gone.
Extreme smoothness, High reliability.
A little bit heavy and huge for small person, Unsuitable for beginners.
I have owned my flexair for 6 months riding 12 kilometres from work 2 times a week and my fitness has improved, a 15minute scoot makes me work harder than 40minutes of a zumba workout. I feel safes go over uneven paved areas and concrete. I am up too 50 pushes per leg before i change legs,when i started i was 10 pushes per leg.I am going to buy my 7 year old one because of the safety, not like the cheaper ones they hit a bump and off they come. I love my scooter...
great workout, easy too fold for the bus, takes up very little space
need bigger wheels to get home faster
Questions & Answers
If u get punctures are the tyres easily replaced at most bile stores?
Hi, I have a Kickboard Monster. Parks here offer quite a bumpy ride, unfortunately, and the Monster wide wheels offer a lot of drag. I'm considering adapting Kickboard Original 120mm wheels front and rear, and maybe using 200 mm Flex Air wheels on the front (maybe even rear, using a rear fork), to soften the bumps. Would it be feasible?
Thanks for your question.
Unfortuantely the KickBoard Monster is not compatible with the other wheels you are looking at.
On the rear this is due to the break design. On the front due to the differing axle widths.
The fat wheels on the monster are designed for stability and turning at speed with the carving lean to steer mechanism.
If there is anything else I can help with please let me know
What is the max weight capacity (person) on the micro flex air???
Thank you for your question.
The Flex Air has a weight limit of 100 kg.
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