expired Reid Cycles Indy Scooter - Quality 3 Wheel Kids Scooter $47.99 Click and Collect (ADL, MEL, BRS) or Add $8.95 Shipping
If you're in the market for a kids scooter, this is a hard deal to walk past especially if you can get to a store, but even including shipping it's still a bargain.
I bought one of these in the Reid Cycles eBay sale earlier this year to replace a $30 Big cheapie that simply wasn't getting used cause it was a piece of junk.
The BigW cheapie was flimsy, the wheels didn't spin smoothly and the steering had a 700m turning circle. My kids touched it only to move it out of the way of something else. After seeing a Mini Micro brand scooter in the flesh, I realised the difference and was preparing my pocket for the pain of forking out over $100 for a kids toy… Until I stumbled across the Reid Indy in store with one of my kids, who for the first time since opening the BigW box was excited about a scooter and was coasting all over the store like he'd been riding one for years.
A quick OzB check reminded me of the eBay sale so we left the store with a disappointed child.
The Indy is solid, they rate it at 50Kg, but I've had a few rides whilst tidying up the yard and it seems perfectly comfortable supporting my 80Kg frame (unlike the BigW cheapie that buckles under even half my weight).
The wheels glide beautifully and the turning action is smooth. My one complaint are the handle bar grips that in my opinion are way too soft and mushy.
The handle extends down such that it should be comfortable for a typical size 3yo, and has plenty of height in it for even a tall 8yo to ride in comfort (Reid rate it up to 12yo, but I think you'd need a lot of bribery to get even a 10yo to leave their pride in the gutter and ride a 3 wheeler).
At this price you can buy 2 with change for a 6 pack over what you'd spend on a Mini-Micro on sale!
The Indy Junior is also on sale, but is nowhere near as well built, I really think the Junior is aimed at kids around 2-4 at the most. My short-ass 3yo wanted straight back onto the big one in store (despite the handles being at chin level!), even he could tell the Indy was superior.
If your kid is a tall 2yo, go the bigger one, it's better and has more years of use in it.