Frequently asked questions:
What tires are best for electric scooters?
In general pneumatic tires are almost always the way to go, they cost more but they last longer and offer a way more comfortable ride. The only case for solid tires is they can get punctured leaving you stranded with a flat tire.
How long do electric scooter tires last?
This depends on the weight of the rider, on which terrain you ride, and your overall driving style, but as a rule of thumb most electric scooter tires need to be changed every 2000 to 3000 miles.
How do I stop my electric scooter from getting punctures?
The best tip is to always have a can of tire slime with you, scan the road ahead for holes and sharp objects or choose solid tires for your electric scooter.
Can I put bigger tires on my electric scooter?
In most cases you can’t because the tire size your electric scooter comes equipped with is the max size, bigger tires on most brands simply wouldn’t fit.
What PSI should electric scooter tires be?
With a load of 110-154lbs / 50-70kg: the front wheel needs 35 to 40psi, the rear wheel needs 40 to 50psi.With a load of 155-199lbs / 70-90kg: the front wheel needs around 40-45psi, the rear wheel needs to have 45-55psi.With a load of 200-220lbs / 90-100kg: the front wheel should have 45-50psi, and the rear wheel needs to have 50-60psi.With a load of more than 220lbs / 100 kg: it is recommended to set the front tire at 50-55psi and 60-65psi for the rear tire.
Do electric scooters have innertubes?
If your electric scooter tires are pneumatic then YES they have innertubes. Honeycomb tires and solid tires don’t have innertubes.
Do electric scooter tires need to be balanced?
If you have an electric scooter that has a max speed of 18 mph – 28 km/h and you need to change a tire, it’s recommended to have the wheel balanced. Also if you have hit a large pothole or curb, it’s best to have the wheel balanced.
So there you have it, now you have a solid understanding of electric scooter tire types and the pros and cons. Reach out if you have any questions or need advice on tires.