Young riders never stop going—and many never seem to stop growing. Make sure they’re always scooting safely by riding with their handlebar at a height that allows them to get a good grip.
A position that’s suitable—and scoot-able—is one in which the handlebar falls somewhere between their waistline and chin when they are standing on the scooter deck. Then, it’s all about preference: Within that range, any handlebar height that allows the rider to feel comfortable and in control is the best one for getting around.
With the exception of the Flex, all Jetson kick scooters have a handlebar that’s adjustable in height. To change heights, follow these steps:
Step one: Unlock the fastener
Adjustable Jetson kick scooters have a fastener at the adjustment point that locks and secures the handlebar in place. In order to free up the handlebar for adjustment, that fastener needs to be unlocked, or opened. Depending on the model, that fastener will be one of two types:
- A stem clamp
This kind of clamp is a metal ring around the handlebar stem at the adjustment point; it has both a lever and knob.
To loosen the clamp’s hold on the handlebar stem, pull the lever away from the stem and into the “open”/“unlocked” position. If necessary, rotate the knob to widen the clamp opening more.
Jetson kick scooters with a stem clamp:
Disney Cars, Encanto, Grogu, and Princess
Jupiter, Jupiter Jumbo, and Jupiter Mini
- A twist lock
This kind of lock has a plastic collar around the handlebar stem at the adjustment point.
To “open”/”unlock” the collar, twist the collar counter-clockwise.
Jetson kick scooters with a twist lock include the:
Step two: Change the handlebar height
Next, locate the stem pin—a small button-like mechanism that “pops” into place—and the stem-pin holes, each of which designates a handlebar height option. (Note for owners of the Spot: To access the pin, raise the tube at the base of the handlebar stem.)
To move the pin to a new hole and set the handlebar at a new height, push the pin in and simultaneously raise or lower the handlebar. Continue until the pin “pops” out of a different hole.
Step three: Lock the fastener
To secure the handlebar in at its new position, you’ll need to lock the fastener.
- Stem clamp models - Close the lever and, if necessary, twist the knob to tighten the clamp further. (Be careful not to over-do it! Twisting the knob too tight can prevent the lever from opening and closing easily.)
- Twist lock models - Rotate the collar clockwise until it is tight around the stem.
Important: Don’t forget this step! The stem pin is not enough to secure the handlebar at its desired height. For safety and handlebar security, the fastener (clamp or twist lock) must also be tight around the stem.