The Svolta Legend is a well-made and beautifully designed 2-wheel kick scooter that looks super fly!
It beats most other scooters in its class, though doesn’t quite match up to the Micro Sprite in terms of build quality, performance, and smoothness of ride – though it does look cooler!
Our family has owned this scooter for over a year, so we’re good to give you the honest lowdown!
Is the Svolta Legend the best kick scooter for your kiddo? Or should you opt for the best-known alternative, the Micro Sprite?
Let’s find out.
In this article:
At a glance
Our rating: Good
Best suited to: Kids who are relaxed with their scooting but want to stand out with the most superfly kick scooter on the block
Scooter type: 2-wheel kick scooter
Max rider weight: 132 lbs
Handlebar height: 24” to 31.5”
Recommended age: 6+
Durability: Stands the test of time, so long as riding isn’t too aggressive
What we love:
- Superfly design
- Quality materials and decent build quality
Watch out for:
- Feels a little ‘rickety’ compared to Micro Sprite
- Makes a rattling sound when riding on bumpy surfaces
After one year of riding, here’s our Svolta Legend scooter review
Our 8-year old loved this scooter. After a year of heavy use, our Legend is still in great condition, so we’re happy with our investment.
This scooter is best for kids of six years and over with an eye for design and who want to stand out in a crowd.
It’s a great transition scooter that could be used after a beginner 3-wheel scooter but before a pro-scooter (if your child likes aggressive scooting).
With the Legend, you don’t get the absolute best riding experience, but it’s not too far off. It feels more ‘rickety’ than the Sprite, though, for the average adventurer, this will likely go unnoticed.
Our 8-year-old is now progressing to a more aggressive scooting style and visiting the skate park. Given the choice, she now prefers the Micro Sprite.
How does the Svolta Legend compare to the Micro Sprite?
The Micro Sprite is the closest equivalent scooter made by the ubiquitous Swiss company, Micro. Let’s see how they compare:
|Handlebar height||24” to 31.5”||25” to 37.5”|
|Weight||5 lbs approx.||6.4 lbs|
|Recommended age||7 years +||8 years +|
|Foldability||Folding components: Handles, stem|
Ease of fold: 3/5
|Folding components: Handles, stem|
Ease of fold: 4/5
Our 8-year-old tester preferred the Sprite, which she described as much smoother when tested at a skatepark.
Indeed, the Sprite does feel better in terms of build quality and rides more smoothly and quietly.
Which is best? Overall, for us, the Sprite beats the Legend.
However, the Legend is the better choice if… your kid loves the flashy, modern ‘androgynous’ design and wants to stand out in a crowd; and if they scoot less frequently.
Performance & handling (how does it really ride?)
Our 8-year-old tester has owned and loved the Svolta Legend for over a year. She likes to skate hard and fast and found she could do both on this scooter.
It’s lightweight, turns quickly, and accelerates easily. This is great for the more confident rider, who wants speed and maneuverability.
It does, however, mean this scooter feels a bit ‘skittish’ and may not be the right choice for tentative children or first-time riders.
We think that this scooter is a good transition model for kids who’ve outgrown their first scooter but are still building their confidence towards more aggressive scooting.
The build quality is better than most kick scooters, though not quite up to the standard of the Micro Sprite.
Durability (does it survive real life?)
Our family has owned a Legend for over a year now. It gets ridden by an 8-year-old who likes speed but has, until now, only used the sidewalk, and not a skatepark.
Under these conditions, the Legend has stood the test of time beautifully, showing little sign of wear and tear.
All the components are well built and remain in perfect working order. What’s more, we haven’t encountered any faults or design weaknesses.
Durability-wise – it gets a thumbs up from us!
Sizing (will it fit your kiddo?)
Handlebar height: 24” to 31.5” This isn’t the largest extension range. In our opinion, this will be good for 6 to 9-year-olds.
Our 8-year-old tester is a relatively tall girl and, although she’s comfortable with the highest setting at present, it’s beginning to feel a bit short.
If she continues to stretch at her present rate she’ll soon outgrow it!
Scooter weight: 5 lbs., approx. This is an estimate based on it feeling lighter than the Sprite’s 6.4 lbs.
Maximum rider weight: 140 lbs. Fine for younger kids, tweens, and lighter teens.
Recommended age: 7 years and older. For safety, we advise that you stick with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
In fact, our tester was comfortably riding this scooter at age six, and we doubt it will last her beyond 9 years.
Parts & build
Handlebars + grips: The handlebars are the typical T-bar design. They’re a decent 13.4” wide and good for stable handling.
The grips are made from durable rubber, both comfortable to grip and resistant both to weather and being dashed to the floor — which is sure to happen!
They’re far more durable than traditional foam grips.
Stem (upright bar): The pictured model (aqua & gold) has a stem that’s made from anodized aluminum and sports a gorgeous brushed rose gold finish, a truly lovely design.
Deck (foot platform): The deck is 4” wide with 12” of usable foot space. This isn’t as much as the Micro Maxi, but plenty for confident riders.
Once more, it’s the design that makes the Legend stand out. The deck sports a flash, repeat-lightning logo, and its surface is gritted to maximize friction and minimize slippiness.
Wheels: The wheels are fairly standard. Both front and back are 1” wide and 6” in diameter. This is great for maneuverability and fast turning. Again, best suited to more confident riders.
Brakes: The brake is a simple, standard design, while large enough to make it easy for feet to find in a hurry. The large surface area makes braking effective.
Colors: The Svolta Legend comes in four modern, stylish, and androgynous colors:
- Aqua & Gold
- Black & Gold
- Gray & Gold
- Teal & Gold
Everyday use (from setup to storage)
Assembly: Assembly is quick and easy and should take an adult no more than 15 mins.
Folding the frame: The folding mechanism is simple and durable, but can also prove ‘sticky’, making it tricky for a child to do. We always had mom or dad do the folding.
The frame is folded in three easy steps:
- Undo the latch
- Lift the black button
- Move the stem down to meet the deck
Folding the handlebars: Again, simple engineering but difficult for small hands.
Follow these steps:
- Press the metal ‘buttons’
- Pull out each handle, and
- Fold and attach to the stem.
The only problem is that the buttons are often hard to depress. An adult was needed.
Storage size and ease of transport: The Legend stores away to a compact 9″ x 4″ x 24″. Once folded, the scooter is easy to stow away or carry.
Kickstand: There’s a kickstand but for our Legend, at least, it seemed to have a design flaw which meant that it rarely stood up!
It didn’t allow the scooter to lean over and rest, so it stood almost upright and was prone to toppling. Though we never used it, there was no loss as our kids rarely use stands anyway!
The Svolta Ace is a beautifully designed scooter — a cut above the rest when talking aesthetics.
It’s well built, features quality components, is light and maneuverable but with a slightly tinny and rattly quality to the ride.
While this makes it a bit ‘skittish’ for new riders, it’s sure to be fun and fast for more confident ones.
If looks are less important and you’re after the best quality and smoothest ride possible, then we recommend you read our Micro Sprite review.