Grit Scooters - One of the most popular brands in the UK right now.
Grit Scooters emanate from Australia and have become one of the most popular brands of scooter in the UK. Designed for free style scooting, the extreme riding scene has helped to put the brand on the map and make them a top choice amongst Brits. With a good choice of models within their range you can grab a scooter for as little as £60.
Grit make a whole range of complete scooters and also accessories, including decks and tape, forks, handlebars, clamps and grips. They even have their own brand of wheels and peg sets so making your own custom version is certainly a possibility. Most of their parts will mix and match with other brands on the market so you can use their components to funk up your existing scooter too. However, if you are looking for a ready to ride solid scooter then this brand might just have the model you are looking for.
With 7 key models in their range Grit Scooters design and build for beginners right through to pro riders, and they are constantly upgrading their models to ensure they stay ahead of the game.
Overview of the Grit Scooter Range
Atom - The entry model for Grit Scooters and at under £60 gets you a great little starter stunt scooter. Available in 6 different colours, the scooter has a spring brake for easy stopping and lower bars for younger riders. This model has also been made super light at just 3.3kg. Perfect for junior stunt riders and beginners alike this ride offers great value for money.
Extremist - Up until Autumn 2014 this was the entry level on the Grit Scooter range. However the 2015 version has had an overhaul and now is fully loaded with 100mm 88a alloy core 5 spoke wheels, and a flex brake to keep the ride nice and quiet with no rattles.
The bars are still low at officially 500mm. Perfect for the younger rider the weight of this model is still only 3.4 kgs but with a mix of 1 or 2 tone colour-ways this scooter certainly looks a little more grown up.
Fluxx - Updated for 2015 to include a threadless headset with HIC compression system. Not seen on previous Fluxx models. The wheels have alloy cores and the PU is two tone in colour. With high tensile gusseted riser handlebar, a step up from the cheaper Grit models and also taller at 540mm. The deck is 3 degrees concave with integrated grind rails for better control. Overall this newer model has had some great improvements and at under £100 is a solid scooter for beginners or intermediate riders alike.
C Series - Discontinued - The two models in this range are exactly the same except for their bars. The C Y has Yeh Yeh Yeh bars and the C I has Invader bars so it’s a matter of choice over which design you prefer. You get the set up you would expect on a scooter at around this price point £100-£110. Flex brake, alloy core wheels, triple clamp and heat treated deck. Perfect for those looking to upgrade or start out, these are limited editions so once gone they are gone for good.
Elite - Now Grit Scooters really step up to the next level with the Elite. Abec 9 bearings, new 100mm 2 colour mixed PU Wheels, new Alloy Handlebar, 530mm wide and 550mm High and a Threadless Neco headset with sealed bearings. The newest model to hit the streets is the 2015 version released late 2014. What also sets this model apart is the Skeletonized down tube and two tone grips. At around £130 this model is also lightweight at approx 4.1kg so is idea for riders who know how to pull a trick or two.
Tremor - This is the first of the Grit models to offer a new 110mm alloy core wheel that is becoming increasing popular these days. With a cut out head tube favoured on high end scooters thus also reducing overall weight this is a pro scooter for around the £150 price point.
Invader/Invader 125 - If only the best will do, at around £200 - £250 this is one awesome ride. With a Skeletonised down tube, wider Handlebars than older models at 530mm and fully integrated deck. The difference between the models is in the size with the 125 being slightly bigger in bar height and width. Also a slightly bigger deck and new 125mm 88A PU Alloy 6 Spoked Wheels.
But what is it that makes Grit Scooters so popular with riders? Using computer aided design and gaining feedback from their worldwide riding team Grit claim to only use the highest quality raw materials for their scooters. Their aim is to stay at the forefront of extreme scooting and as such they are constantly upgrading and improving upon their existing range of products.