Average Electric Scooter Handlebar Height For Adults (Calculated From 73 Models)

The electric scooter handlebar height is critical for comfort. If not suitable for your height, you will have difficulties riding. This can often be a major problem for tall scooterists.

In this article I’ll go cover almost every electric scooter’s handlebar height and help you calculate your ideal personal handlebar height.

39.1 in / 99.3 cm
avg. scooter handlebar height

Electric scooter average handlebar height

The average scooter handlebar height is 39.1 inches / 99.3 cm. This is close to the perfect height for adults of average height. Most electric scooters have an adjustable handlebar height, which can add or subtract up between 1 and 4 in / 2 and 10 cm from the average.

diagram of an electric scooter with many arrows pointing out its dimensions with the biggest arrow pointing the deck to handlebar height

Electric scooter handlebar height data

We got the average by going through the data for the scooters in this list.

These are all the electric scooters for which handlebar height was available.

By looking at this data, you can make an informed choice when getting your scooter.

Electric scooterHandlebar height (cm)Estimated?Adjustable handlebar
Nami Burn-E 2 Max109estno
Inokim Mini 2106estyes
Hiboy S2106estno
Zero 11X105estyes
Inokim OXO105estyes
Inokim OX 21Ah105yes
Inokim OX 13Ah105yes
GoTrax XR Ultra105estno
Levy Plus104estno
FFR City Rider104estyes
Dualtron Spider104estyes
Apollo Phantom 52V Mechanical104no
Zero 10X103estno
Varla Pegasus103no
UScooters GT Smart103yes
UScooters Eco103estyes
UScooters Booster V103yes
Kugoo S1 Pro103estyes
Kugoo S1103estyes
Ninebot Max102no
NanRobot LS7102estno
Currus NF102estno
Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite101estno
Kugoo M2 Pro101estno
Kugoo ES2101estno
Swagtron Swagger 7100estyes
Swagtron Swagger 5 Boost (update)100estno
Macwheel MX Pro100estno
Kaabo Mantis Pro SE100yes
Emove Touring100estyes
Varla Eagle One Pro99.8no
Zero 999yes
Turbowheel Swift99yes
Swagtron Swagger Pro 399estno
Ninebot ES499estno
Ninebot ES399estno
Ninebot ES299estno
Ninebot ES199estno
Ninebot E45/E45E99estno
Glion Dolly 22599yes
Glion Dolly99yes
Dualtron Compact99estyes
Xiaomi M365 Pro98no
Turbowheel Lightning98estyes
Speedway Mini 4 Pro98yes
Speedway 598yes
Kaabo Skywalker 10S98estyes
FFR Horizon98estyes
Emove Cruiser98estyes
WePed GT97estno
Kugoo G-Booster 20Ah97estno
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 1197estyes
InMotion Lively97estyes
GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter97no
GoTrax GXL Commuter97no
Unagi Model One 500 W96estno
Razor E30096estno
Hiboy Max96estno
Dualtron Thunder96yes
Xiaomi M36595.2no
Varla Eagle One95no
NanRobot D5+95estno
Kugoo M4 Pro95estyes
Inokim Light 295estyes
GoTrax XR95no
Swagtron Swagger 3 (update)94estno
Mercane Widewheel Pro94estno
GoTrax G293no
Kugoo Kirin S292estyes
Kugoo Kirin S192estyes
Kugoo G2 Pro92yes
Speedway Leger90estyes

When the handlebar height data was not available, but the general scooter height and its tire size data were available, a visual estimation and calculation was used. Even though I reached out to all of the companies for this data, only some of them responded. The estimated handlebar heights are marked as such.

What electric scooter has the tallest handlebars?

The tallest electric scooter handlebar is on the Nami Burn-E 2 Max, measuring 43 in / 109 cm, making it a great choice for very tall riders.

What electric scooter has the shortest handlebars?

The Speedway Leger has the shortest handlebar at 35.4 in / 90 cm.

Why is electric scooter handlebar height important?

heavy rider riding electric scooter

You’ll spend a significant time on your electric scooter, so having a well-fitting scooter is essential for safer and more enjoyable rides.

One critical aspect to consider is the handlebar height, which affects:

  • your steering and control
  • your comfort
  • your safety

If your handlebar doesn’t match your body, it can lead to riding problems.

If it’s too high, your forearms strain, making your ride uncomfortable and causing muscle aches. It affects your control.

Controlling and using an electric scooter is pretty easy, but you do need a good range of arm movement. The handlebar will simply be too far away from the distance where your arms have full control.

On the other hand, a too-low handlebar hinders steering and limits arm movement, essential for easy scooter control.

How to measure scooter handlebar height?

diagram showing the difference between the general height of an electric scooter and its deck to handlebar height

We measure handlebar height as the vertical distance from the deck’s top to the handlebar’s highest point.

It’s important to note that handlebar height differs from the scooter’s overall height.

Often, manufacturers offer handlebar height data, but in some cases, it’s unavailable.

How to find out the scooter handlebar height if that information is unavailable?

As mentioned above, you may not easily find the handlebar height information. So, if your scooter wasn’t listed in the table, you have a few options:

  • measure it yourself, though this might not often be possible
  • calculate it, which is a decent alternative when measuring isn’t an option
  • ask in online forums, but remember that not all users are active or familiar with less popular scooters

Calculating handlebar height is a viable option when other methods fall short, providing useful information when direct measurements are unavailable.

How to calculate handlebar height?

To calculate the handlebar height, gather three readily available details:

  • the unfolded electric scooter’s height
  • tire diameter
  • an image of the electric scooter

Examine the scooter image, noting the deck’s position relative to the tire. Typically, the deck is roughly half the tire height, often between two-thirds and three-quarters. In some cases (usually off-road scooters), the deck will be almost at the same height as the top of the wheel.

According to that, calculate how high is the top of the deck.

the three heights of the electric scooter described in a diagram, the general height, the tire size, and the top of the deck height

For example, if the tire size is 8 inches, and the top of the deck is at about 3/4 of the tire height, then the top of the deck is:

8 inches * 3/4 = 6 inches

Tire sizes are usually expressed in inches. If you have the scooter height in centimeters, convert the deck height to centimeters too (just multiply it by 2.54).

With all of those pieces of information, you can now calculate the handlebar height.

Simply subtract the top of the deck from the general scooter height:

[Handlebar height] = [Electric scooter height] – [Top of deck height]

Formula for calculating handlebar height

Now we can easily calculate the handlebar height for any scooter. But what height exactly should the handlebar be for you?

What height should my scooter handlebars be?

guy demonstrating how high should electric scooter handlebar be.

Determining the ideal handlebar height typically requires some hands-on experience, as it’s hard to evaluate without trying out various scooters.

However, there’s a useful tip that can save you time and effort when searching for your perfect height:

  • stand up and let your arms hang naturally;
  • bend your arms at the elbows, with your knuckles facing upward, forming an angle of 100° to 120°;
  • make sure that you can maintain this position comfortably, as it’s the posture you’ll maintain while riding. Adjust if it feels uncomfortable;
  • take note of the distance between your palms and the ground; this is your ideal handlebar height.

If you want the full, detailed version of this method, check out method number 2 in our scooter handlebar height guide.

Also, here you can easily calculate your ideal handlebar height.

sketch of the correct elbow angle for riding an electric scooter, with the angle being between 100 and 120 degrees

For most people, this generally translates to a position a few centimeters higher than their hips, but not above their belly button.

Are electric scooter handlebars adjustable?

guy adjusting handlebar's height.

Yes, many electric scooters come with adjustable handlebars.

In fact, around half of them have this feature. You can easily change the handlebar height on those models.

Usually, electric scooters have several handlebar height levels.

What to do if the scooter I like doesn’t have adjustable handlebars?

In these cases, the manufacturer may offer various stem lengths to cater to users of different heights, which can help align the handlebar closer to your preference.

If you’re set on a scooter with fixed handlebar height that doesn’t suit you, consider reaching out to the manufacturer to inquire about alternative stem sizes.

Or, you can check if your model has customizable parts for extending the handlebar height.

For example, you can get a specialized part for the Xiaomi M365 and Xiaomi M365 Pro that you install between the stem and the handlebar. It will give you an extra 2 inches of handlebar height. You can find it on Amazon, and other scooters may have similar parts for them too.

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