The ultimate guide to Y Glider Deluxe scooters
Thinking about splashing out on a new Y Glider for your child? With several options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. As the original inventors of the patented "Learn, Grow, Pro" steering system, we offer a complete range of kid's three-wheeled scooters and we wanted to share our know-how to help you make the best decision.
If you're wondering about the difference between various models and whether you should go for the Y Glider Deluxe, Y Glider XL or Y Glider XL Deluxe, then we're here to help. We'd like to kick off with (pun intended!) 5 reasons why people buy the super-popular Y Glider Deluxe. If this sounds like you, the Y Glider Deluxe will not disappoint.
5 reasons to buy a Y Glider Deluxe
- The Y Glider Deluxe is beginner-friendly and easy to ride
- Lean-to-steer movement helps with physical development
- "Deluxe" design with premium components for durability
- Customisable mudguard and coloured wheel inserts
- Great for the school run and trips around the block
The benefits of the Y Glider Deluxe
There are many to choose a Y Glider over a regular kick scooter. Y Gliders are a unique three-wheeled design, which offers a totally different riding experience. Our patented "Learn, Grow, Pro" steering system allows kids to steer by leaning, giving them more stability and a confidence-inspiring feeling while cornering. The lean angle can be adjusted between three settings as they develop - one click and the ride becomes immediately more challenging, pushing them on to the next level. This system helps them master things like gross motor skills, balance and coordination - plus they can coast along without toppling over, and the scooters are fine to use indoors as well as outdoors (great for rainy days)!
Choosing the best size
The Y Glider Deluxe is designed for 3+ years old and has a fixed handlebar height, making it a perfect starter scooter to give them a taste of life on three wheels. If you want to step up to something that will evolve with their development and has more scope for adjustment, the XL range should also be a consideration - although both are excellent scooters. The XL range features an additional "Learn, Grow, Pro" technology, which allows you to adjust the lean angle of the steering to suit their experience level.
We put the same thought and care into safety, regardless of the spec level. The Y Glider Deluxe is an obvious choice for younger riders because the three-wheeled design is naturally stable and comfortable to ride. We've also widened the deck and added extra grip to give them enough room to stand with both feet securely on the scooter. Other extras include a chunky rear foot brake that's easy to use when they want to slow down and comfortable handle grips that they can comfortably wrap their little fingers around for when they're flying along with the wind in their hair!
Make it your own
Every parent knows how strongly kids feel about things like colour - whether it's clashing outfits at the weekend or bedroom wall colours so bright that you have to wear sunglasses to enter their room. The good news is that the Y Glider Deluxe comes in a choice of green or pink, plus there's an option to easily customise the mudguard and swap out the coloured wheel inserts. It's a cool way to add some personality and help their scooter stand out from the crowd at the school gates.
Setting up the scooter
Ask most parents and they will tell you that their favourite thing about the Y Glider Deluxe is that they come pre-assembled and ready to ride. That's right, no messing around with tools on the living room floor. Just open the box, and your child is good to go. Then you can kick back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your hard work is done!