Is it worth paying the extra money if my kid is starting out?

We understand that no one wants to spend unnecessary amounts of money, if they don’t have to. Depending on your size and build & whether or not they’ll stick with it is the most important thing. Although you may save money when you purchase something cheaper, that could also mean that you’ve purchased something they might outgrow & eventually need new parts. An example being that some entry level scooters will only allow a smaller size 100mm wheel and most entry level scooters come with a smaller sized handlebar, in comparison to mid-range scooters. So if you spent $179 on an entry level scooter & down the track need a new bar because it’s too small, you’ll have to pay $100 minimum to get new bars so $279, when you could have had the taller bar from the mid-range complete at $239.