What is the difference between a freestyle scooter and a "normal" scooter?
The differences between a freestyle scooter and a classic scooter are similar to those between a BMX bike and a city bike.
A freestyle scooter has wider handlebars and smaller wheels (making it easier to handle). Its weight is also different (it is lighter) and it is more manoeuvrable. Since the aim is to do tricks, the handlebars can do a full turn, for example.
Freestyle scooters are also more rigid and sturdy.
Choosing the right size freestyle scooter
To choose the right size freestyle scooter, stand on it and check that the handlebar comes up to hip level, your arms are stretched out and your back straight.
What type of fork does this scooter have?
Reinforced T6 aluminium fork. Fork compatible with 125 mm diameter wheels max (integrated spacer system.
The spacer sits between the two bearings to relieve pressure on these bearings).
What is a flex brake system?
A "flex brake" is designed to return to its original shape after each squeeze. The main difference compared to a spring brake is that it limits vibrations. This system also stops the rubber on the wheels from wearing out so quickly.
What kind of pegs come with this freestyle scooter?
Two aluminium pegs of two different lengths, one for the front (the longer one) and the other for the back (the shorter one). The 36 mm diameter keeps things more stable on grinds and makes it easier to learn tricks.
What kind of handle does the MF3.6 scooter come with?
The ribbed TPR handles give you good grip.
What type of collar clamp is used?
2-screw, MF3.6 collar clamp made from 6061 T6 aluminium.Shim to make it compatible with handlebars measuring 31.8 mm to 34.9 mm in diameter.
What size are the wheels?
Oxelo 120 mm diameter, alloy core (wheel with spokes), high rebound PU 88A wheels.
The wheels are mounted on 608Z ABEC-7 NMB bearings for a long lifespan.This wheel size is more stable and faster for freestyle scootering.
Why are there different wheel sizes?
100, 110 or 120 mm? The bigger the wheel's diameter, the more stability the rider will have, which helps them go faster... The downside is the weight.
A bigger wheel will be heavier and harder to manoeuvre when doing tricks. The wheel size should therefore be chosen based on your aims.
What is the deck made of?
The flat deck is made from anodised 6061 T6 aluminium. Triple-channel structure with 4 rails for better stability and a better slide on grinds.
The deck is designed to be easy to grab when doing tricks.
Dimensions: 115 x 530mm.Deck angle: 82,5°.
What are this scooter's handlebars made from?
One piece T-bar (handlebar) made out of chromoly steel CrMo 4310 NOAP. This handlebar is heavier yet sturdier than aluminium for safety.
Dimensions: Ø: 31.8 mm, H: 650 mm, L: 560 mm.Overall height: 915 mm
How do you limit play in the steering?
The MF3.6 1 1/8" built-in headset has a new IHC compression system that prevents it from becoming too loose. The advantage is that the self-locking screws stop the scooter's parts working loose.
This system should be tightened as soon as you notice any play in the headset. Simply take the bar off by unscrewing the collar clamp, then tighten the self-locking screw.
Plus it's really easy to adjust!
The scooter complies with EN 14619.
What does the standard cover?
The EN 14619 standard defines the safety requirements and test methods for roller sports equipment.
What safety precautions should you take when doing freestyle?
You should always wear protective equipment (helmet, knee pads and elbow pads) when scootering.
Most serious accidents take place during the first few months of use: spend time learning the basics so that you can control your speed and brake in emergency situations in all weather conditions (particularly on wet ground).
How much does this freestyle scooter weigh?