Electric Scooter Tire Guide
The answer is: Everything depends on the circumstances and the different scenarios involved.
Each one has its pros and cons.
Pneumatic Tires (Air-Filled)
In this category, there are two types of tyres: tubed and tubeless. The main difference between these two types is that tubeless tyres do not have an inflatable rubber tube inside the tyre casing.
The advantages of pneumatic tires
- Lower Rolling Friction
- Have Faster Speeds
- Better Traction
- Greater Climbing Abilities
Disadvantages of pneumatic tires
- Prone to flats
- Tire pressure
solid tires are sets of solid honeycomb tires designed with holes to enhance the ride quality. Such tires are usually made with solid materials. Most solid tires are also designed with silicone, rubber, and other materials.
The advantages of solid tires
- Immune to flats because they are tubeless tires
- Less maintenance
Disadvantages of solid tires
- Heavier weight
- Shaky and bumpy
- Less traction
The goal with honeycomb tires is to have a tire, just as the solid rubber one, that cannot be punctured while at the same time being able to provide that cushioning effect. Honeycomb tires utilize the same type of rubber as solid tires, but they are built in a way where air pockets are left open in the tire making them less stiff.
The advantages of honeycomb
- Cushioning effect
- More resilient
Disadvantages of honeycomb
- No adjustment
- Increased resistant
Select solid tyres if you ride more on flat terrain or if your scooter has shocks on the wheels and frame.
If you often ride on uneven roads with potholes (e.g. off-road ) or ride a scooter with no front or rear shocks at a speed of over 15 km/h (the average speed of a bicycle), choose pneumatic tires.
The choice of tires is mainly related to your use and road conditions. Whichever you choose should suit your riding habits and provide good riding experiences.
E-scooters with air-filled tyres