When Decathlon got in touch and asked if we would like to do a B1 Oxelo Scooter review, of course I said yes. They claimed to have designed a scooter, suitable for children aged 2 – 4 which would make it easier for young children to keep their balance.
To be perfectly honest, I was sceptical. Aaron is 2 years and 2 months old. He has tried to scoot on his older brother’s scooter, but it is too big, and too fast for him to control. I was curious to see how the B1 Oxelo would compare.
The scooter arrived via post, and I was able to assemble it very quickly, as there were just three parts. When you purchase a scooter, you also need to purchase a B1 Oxelo Scooter Shell. These are the coloured parts of the scooter, and they are required to make the product complete. I really liked this idea, because it means you can easily update the scooter or pass it on to other children. The colour-ways are red, pink, yellow, green,and blue. You can also adjust the height of the handle bars. There are two settings to choose from.
Naturally, the most important thing to me was whether or not Aaron was actually going to be able to scoot. So we headed off to a local park to find out.
The Scooter was a good size, with plenty of room for Aaron to place his foot. I also felt that having two wheels at the front of the scooter really helped make it much more stable than other scooters, which have one wheel at the front, and two at the rear.
The handles were really sturdy too, and a good size for little hands. They had a design imprinted on them so they were easy to grip.
And the best part of all was that Aaron was really able to make his scooter go. Although he was relatively cautious with it, it didn’t tip or fall over once. He needed some assistance with the steering at times, but it was only his first go, so I’m sure he will improve.
After we had finished, we were able to un-clip the handles and store them on the under side of the scooter. Anything that saves space is a winner in my eyes, even though the handles were a little tricky to remove. Hopefully the mechanism won’t be so stiff after it has had some use.
Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the product, and the suitability for young children. Completing this B1 Oxelo Scooter review has shown me that kids as young as 2 years old can enjoy this toy. Currently priced at £22.99 for the scooter, and £2.00 for the shell, I genuinely think this is one toy you would be sure of getting value from.
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Please note for the purposes of this review, we received a scooter, shell and helmet, but the thoughts and opinions are all mine.