We bought our kids Micro's for Christmas (Micro Mini and Micro Maxi), and I'd purchased a Micro Sprite to ride alongside them. The Sprite was (and still is!) great, but after a few months on it I was ready for something with a bit larger foot platform and a smoother ride, especially for pavement that's a little on the bumpy side like at campgrounds. Bought the Micro Black, and couldn't be happier! The folding mechanism was easy to figure out, it's not too heavy to carry around, and I found it easier to propel than the Sprite (more roll for less effort). The larger wheels provide a smoother ride also, which was the hope, and truth be told, I appreciate the fact that it looks a little more "grown up" than the Sprite. Overall, very happy with the performance!