Tyres come in two varieties: pneumatic (air-filled) and solid rubber (airless). Air-filled tyres have the advantage of shock absorption and a much better handling/traction but are prone to punctures and require maintenance.
E-Scooters with solid tyres on the other hand require virtually-zero maintenance, but they aren’t as smooth to ride, and you will feel more bumps and vibrations.
If you’re opting for air-filled tyres, just like a car, you will need to regularly check your air pressure and refill when low. Correct tyre pressure is vital for safety, braking effectiveness and grip. Under-inflation will cause wear, halve your battery range and will stop you from reaching those top speeds.
Tip: if you’re opting for air-filled tyres it’s essential you purchase a pump with a pressure gauge to keep your tyres topped up to the recommended PSI. Changing e-scooter tyres is a nightmare which, trust us - you want to avoid. It’s far more difficult than repairing a bicycle puncture and can take hours, even with the right tools. To protect yourself from punctures we strongly recommend you also purchase our ‘puncture protection fluid’. Apply this before your first ride and you may never need to change your tyres at all.