The Svolta Ace is a brilliant scooter for both toddlers and young beginners. It’s a solid, durable alternative to the Micro Mini, feels just as sturdy, and handles equally well.
What’s more, its chunky, back wheel makes it more stable while its flash design makes it looks even cooler than the ubiquitous Micro.
Our children – all experienced scooter testers – have owned and ridden the Ace for one year now, so this family review is packed with genuine, real-life insight!
So let’s dive in and learn if it’s the right first scooter for your child.
In this article:
At a glance
Our rating: Excellent
Best suited for: Toddlers and younger riders who need a stable, sturdy, and smooth scooter for first-time learning. Families who want a super cool, chunky design to set their little one apart and turn heads.
Scooter type: 3-wheel kick scooter with convertible seat for toddlers
Max rider weight: 55 lbs
Handlebar height: 22″ – 27″
Recommended age: 1 – 5 years
Durability: Good. After one year, the scooter was still in great condition. The only significant wear was with the rubber grips, which split. This didn’t affect the functionality but needed tape to repair.
Performance & handling (how does it actually ride?)
The Svolta Ace is a fantastic beginner scooter for toddlers (aged 1+) to young beginners (up to age 5). It’s a high-quality build, with all components solid, sturdy, and well made.
The all-important lean-to-steer mechanism is smooth with a good level of resistance – firm, but easy to maneuver.
The deck (foot platform) is wide with good grip, excellent for small feet learning to ride for the first time. The rear wheel is super chunky.
Not only does this scooter look super cool, but makes for a stable and safe ride. The Svolta Ace’s wide deck and chunky back wheel make it easy for a child to stand on it while stationary — Perfect for beginners who are just getting a feel for balancing on a scooter.
The brake is also very wide, covering the chunky, back wheel. Once more, this makes it easy for small feet to operate while learning for the first time.
The Svolta Ace 2-in-1 Sit and Stand Toddler Convertible Scooter handles exceptionally well. It offers a smooth, stable ride, making it a perfect beginner scooter and a serious rival to the Micro Mini 3-in-1 Classic.
And while it’s a solid learning scooter, it’ll easily last a young rider till they’re at least four years old (perhaps five, if on the shorter side).
The wheels have good bearings and it moves fast, easily keeping up with more established rides. And it’s definitely not just for babies!
How does it compare to the Micro Mini 3-in-1 Classic?
In our opinion, compared to the Micro Mini, the Ace feels just as good in terms of build quality and smoothness of ride. So what separates them? Not much, to be honest. Our 4-year-old tester thought the Ace was “cooler” – and, as his parents, we fully agree! Svolta really does have the edge when it comes to creating superfly designs!
Durability (does it survive real life?)
Our 4-year-old Evil Knievel has been riding his Svolta Ace scooter for over a year now and we’re well impressed with its durability. It’s robust, well constructed, and has survived real-life wear and tear extremely well.
The only sign of wear we encountered was with the handlebar grips, one of which split.
One will need to be taped to prevent it from falling off. This may be caused by the scooter being in cold conditions, though we consider this fairly minor. All the core components remain in great condition with very little wear.
Sizing (will it fit your kiddo?)
Svolta recommends 1 to 5 years, but we think that this scooter is a better fit for 1.5 to 4.5-year-olds. Older or younger riders may not find it ideal.
Handlebar height: The Ace’s adjustable handlebars have a five-inch range of motion, from 22” to 27″. This was a perfect fit for a rider who began at 3 years of age.
Our 1-year-old is now trying out the scooter using the seat. For a 1-year-old the handlebars seem a little high, even at their lowest setting, though, in fairness, he isn’t really scooting yet, but just sitting on it and smiling adorably. So not an issue!
Scooter weight: The Ace weighs in at around 5 lbs., making it a little heavier than the Micro Mini (approx. 4 lbs). If you think you’ll be carrying it around a lot, this could be something to consider. However, we found the extra weight contributed to its’ stability and consider it a plus factor.
Maximum rider weight: 55 lbs., which brings you up to the average weight of a 7-year-old (though we personally think this scooter will be unsuitable beyond 5 years).
Recommended age: The recommended age is given as 1-5 years. From our experience, we’d suggest that the Ace is ideal from around 2 years (when the handlebars will be the right height) to around 4.5 years. After this, most taller children will be ready to move up.
Parts & build
The Ace is well-designed with quality components. Let’s take a closer look.
Handlebars + grips
The handlebars are the standard T-shape with solid, hard rubber grips. These grips are ergonomic and withstand the constant beating they get as kids naturally dash their scooter to the ground.
The grips began to split after about 18-months. This seems due to the material and its exposure to the elements. These can either be replaced or taped up.
Stem (upright bar)
The stem is solid and easy to adjust. The detachable seat actually clips to the front which looks cool and is also convenient for storage.
Deck (foot platform)
The deck has a wicked-looking design and a safe, grippy surface. It’s also nice and wide — ideal for the tiny feet of beginners.
The Ace has two solid, large wheels at the front. These are top quality and feature solid rubber tires, providing a smooth and quiet ride. The back wheel is awesome, chunky, and 3” wide. This looks super cool and offers great stability.
The Ace’s scooter brake is extra wide to cover the chunky wheel. This provides a larger surface area for small feet to locate and use while riding.
Colors + Accessories
The Svolta Ace comes in teal, white and gray.
Everyday use (from setup to storage)
Assembly: Quick and easy for an adult.
Folding the frame and handlebars: Neither the frame nor handlebars fold, so you carry it as it comes. It’s small and doesn’t take up much room.
Converting from seated to regular scooter: The Ace has a seating platform with two height settings. While not in use, the seat is stored on the front of the scooter itself which looks great!
One of our only niggles is that we found it difficult to detach and reattach the seat. Though the mechanism is simple, we found it tricky to do.
The metal ‘dimples’ were hard to press in, and it needed an adult (and a hard-pointed tool/object) to release the seat. This was a slight inconvenience. If you have two children of different ages who’ll be sharing the scooter, you may want to consider this, as daily adjustment could be a nuisance.
We love the Svolta Ace and have recommended it to friends. It’s a great first scooter that easily rivals the Micro Mini 3-in-1 Classic. It’s well built, sturdy, and handles smoothly and stably.
It’s a fun ride that will easily grow with your little one till they’re at least 4 1/2 years old.
This scooter matches the quality of the Micro Mini while boasting a slick, wicked design that’ll make your little daredevil stand out from the crowd.