Tyres & Wheels

Electric scooters are typically fitted with two types of tyres, pneumatic, these are filled with air and solid, these are, um err solid. 

Pneumatic tyres are more efficient due to lower rolling resistance, provide better traction due to the supple rubber and offer a smoother ride due to the cushioning of the air pressure than solid tyres.

Pneumatic tyres are filled with air to keep their shape, they may be either tubeless (no inner tube) or they may have an inner tube.

There are however advantages to solid tyres - you’ll never get a flat tyre! You can also find honeycomb "semi-solid" tyres. These are solid tyres with sections of air in a honeycomb pattern. These tyres offer a compromise between the two tyre types.

Tubeless

Video: How to Add Sealant

Inner Tubes

Tyre Maintenance and tips

Sealant

Cyclists have have been using sealant to prevent punctures for years, and now the electric scooter buying public are catching on. Sealant or slime is a liquid that you put into the tyre or innertube via the valve to prevent flats. As the name suggests when you get a puncture the sealant - seals the hole preventing air loss and allowing you to continue riding. In fact the process works so well you will probably not even notice that you’ve received a puncture as the sealant has done its job.

Sealant can also be used as a preventative measure, so apply sealant to your electric scooter and fingers crossed flats will be a thing of the past!

For further details on how to remove your electric scooter rear wheel and then remove the inner tube to fix a puncture please visit our YouTube channel for the relevant video.

Wheels