THIS Is How You Determine The Correct Tire Pressure For Your Electric Scooter + The Right Pressure For Each Brand
Maintaining tire pressure is one of the most important things when it comes to maintaining your e-scooter. The correct pressure not only preserves the tires but also ensures that you can get the maximum number of kilometers from your battery.
Discover everything about tire pressure here and view the correct values for each e-scooter.
- THIS Is How You Determine The Correct Tire Pressure For Your Electric Scooter + The Right Pressure For Each Brand
- Determine the correct tire pressure
- The recommended tire pressure per type of e-scooter
- How to inflate the tires of your electric scooter
- The effect of weight on tire pressure
- The effect of the weather on tire pressure
- The advantages of high and low tire pressure
- How to prevent a flat tire
Determine the correct tire pressure
Most e-scooters perform at their best with tire pressure between 2.7 and 3.5 bar – 40 and 50 PSI. However, the correct pressure depends on a number of factors.
If you want optimal traction with the surface, you should calculate about 0.2 – 0.4 bar less. If you go for the highest speed, you have to calculate 0.2 – 0.4 bar more.
Good to know: not every e-scooter has pneumatic tires.
The importance of correct tire pressure
Tire pressure affects the life of the tires and the performance of your e-scooter. For example, the correct tire pressure is closely related to:
- The maximum speed
- The braking distance
The recommended tire pressure per type of e-scooter
The tire pressure is displayed in two different values: PSI (pound per square inch) and BAR. 1 PSI is approximately equal to 0.07 bar.
In the table below you can find the recommended tire pressures (in psi and bar) for the most popular E-scooters with pneumatic tires:
|Electric scooter||Tire pressure (bar)||Tire pressure (psi)|
|Dualtron Thunder 2||3.1-3.5||45-50|
|Dualtron Ultra 2||3.1-3.5||45-50|
|Two morein Victor||3.1-3.5||45-50|
|Kaabo Mantis 10 Pro Plus||2.8-3.1||40-45|
|Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro Plus||2.8-3.1||40-45|
|Inokim Light 2||3.4-3.8||50-55|
|Ninebot Max G30||2.2-2.6||32-37|
|Xiaomi Pro 2||3.1-3.5||45-50|
|Zero 8 Pro||3.8||55|
How to inflate the tires of your electric scooter
E-scooters with pneumatic tires have a valve on each tire, which you can compare to a bicycle valve to which you can connect a bicycle pump. Most e-scooters come with an extension piece for the valve to make inflation easier.
In addition to the classic bicycle pump, you can use an electric air compressor.
With this air compressor, you can check the tire pressure of your e-scooter yourself and inflate the tires without physical effort. The advantage of an electric air compressor is that it is compact and easy to carry.
The effect of weight on tire pressure
The average E-scooter for adults can carry a rider of up to 220 Ibs – 100 kg. Do you regularly use the scooter with the maximum carrying weight? Even then it is advisable to provide the tires with maximum air. The following general rules can be used for the weight/tire pressure ratio:
- Weight less than 155 Ibs – 70 kg: the recommended tire pressure to 0.2-0.4 bar below this level
- Weight 155 – 198 Ibs – 70-90 kg: the recommended tire pressure
- Weight more than 198 Ibs – 90 kg: the recommended tire pressure to 0.2-0.4 bar above this level
You can test yourself which tire pressure is the most pleasant to drive. Please note that you use a tire pump with a psi/bar meter for this, to prevent the tire from becoming too inflated.
The effect of the weather on tire pressure
The weather also plays a small role in determining the correct tire pressure. For example, a slightly lower tire pressure (0.1-0.2 bar less) is recommended in warm weather for optimal traction on the road.
Pneumatic tires have an advantage over solid tires because you are flexible with the tire pressure. Also when you are with your E-scooter through the rain you benefit more from pneumatic tires.
The advantages of high and low tire pressure
|Advantages of high tire pressure||Advantages of low tire pressure|
|Higher maximum speed||Better grip on the road|
|Easier to send||Better performance on wet, slippery, or muddy terrain|
|Less likely to get a flat tire|
|Longer range on a full battery|
|Better suspension and driving experience|
Good to know: tire pressure that is too low makes it difficult to control the scooter while driving. In addition, this can damage the rims.
How to prevent a flat tire
In general, correct tire pressure reduces the chance of a flat tire. In addition, it is wise not to drive (too often) in wet weather, because small debris sticks more easily to the tires.
In addition, make sure that the tires are well maintained and regularly clear them of gravel and gravel. This way you ensure that the tires remain in good condition.