Similar to Madd Gear, Grit Scooters emanate from Australia and have quickly become one of the fastest growing brands of scooter in the UK. Designed for free style scooting, the extreme riding scene has helped to put Grit scooters 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 Scooters make a whole range of complete scooters and also scooters 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 of a grit scooter is certainly a possibility. Most of their scooter 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 to take out the hassle and buy a ready built solid scooter then this brand might just have the model you are looking for.
Grit has 7 key models within their range and is constantly upgrading their models to ensure they stay ahead of the game.
At the entry model the Atom at under £60 gets you a great little starter stunt scooter. Available in 6 different colours, the Atom has a spring brake for easy stopping and really low bars for younger riders. This model has also been made super light at just 3.3kg. Perfect for junior stunt riders and beginners alike the Grit Atom offers great value for money.
Up until Autumn 2014 the Extremist was the entry level on the Grit 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 similar to the Atom (though when we measured them they we nearer 520mm). 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 models this scooter certainly looks a little more grown up.
Please note that the older Extremist 2013 has plastic core wheels rather then alloy and higher handle bars at 520mm.
Extremist Pro - Discontinued
Now discontinued in the 2015 range, the Extremist Pro was the upgraded version of the older Extremist 2013. Essentially the same spec but with upgraded alloy core wheels. The deck is also concave which gives greater foot control with grind rails on the bottom to give more stunt options. The clamp is triple rather than the double as on the standard Extremist giving extra support when landing heavy tricks.
The Fluxx has been 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 on the fluxx is 3 degrees concave with integrated grind rails for better control. Overall the 2015 model has had some great improvements and at under £100 is a solid scooter for beginners or intermediate riders alike.
C Series - Discontinued
The Grit C Y Series and the C I Series are exactly the same scooters except for their bars. The C Y has Grit’s Yeh Yeh Yeh bars and the C I has Grit’s 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, Grit Alloy core wheels, triple clamp and heat treated alloy deck. Perfect for those looking to upgrade or start out on a stunt scooter, these are limited editions so once gone they are gone for good.
The Elite really steps it up to the next level with Abec 9 bearings, new 100mm 2 colour mixed PU Wheels, new design Chromo Gusseted Riser bars and a Threadless Neco headset with sealed bearings. The newest model to hit the streets is the Elite 2014 version released Spring 2014. What also sets this model apart is the Skeletonized down tube and two tone grips. At around £130 this model is also ultra lightweight at approx 3.4kg so is idea for riders who know how to pull a trick or two.
The Grit Elite 3 2013 version was released in Autumn 2013.
September 2013 saw a brand new addition to the Grit family. The Grit Tremor comes in at around the £150.00 price point. This is the first of the Grit models to offer a new 110mm alloy core wheel that is becoming increasing popular these days. The Tremor, Invader and the Elite 2014 are also the only models to offer a cut out head tube favoured on high end scooters and reducing overall weight.
If only the best will do, why not go for the all new Grit Invader 2014 or the New model Grit Invader 125 2014. At around £200 - £250 this is one awesome ride. The Invader 2014 comes with a Skeletonised down tube, wider Handlebars than the 2013 Invader at 530mm and a fully Integrated NECO Headset. The difference between the 125 model and standard invader is in the size with the 125 being slightly bigger in bar height and width. Also a slightly bigger deck and new to the Grit Scooters, 125mm 88A PU Alloy 6 Spoked Wheels with ABEC
But what is it that makes this brand so popular with scooter fans? Using computer aided design and gaining feedback from their worldwide riding team Grit scooters 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.