Inflatable, solid, tubeless, how to make the right choice ?

- Categories : Electric mobility

The choice of tires is an important element for the good functioning of your electric scooter. This choice also depends on your use, indeed, you will not choose the same type of tire for a city use or an off-road use. 


In this article, we will see the three types of tires offered on our website: inflatable tires, solid tires and tubeless tires.

Inflatable tires

The inflatable tire is made of soft rubber and uses air pressure to maintain the structure. It is equipped with an inner tube unlike the tubeless tire and the solid tire.

Benefits :


  • Adapts to all types of floors, flat or raised

  • Absorbs shocks and jolts very well

  • Ensures a smoother ride, better road handling and therefore more comfort

  • Better grip on wet ground 

  • Has a lower rolling friction and strongly limits noise pollution

  • In case of a puncture, it is possible to repair only the tube and not the whole tire

Disadvantages :

  • Requires more maintenance (regular cleaning and inflation)

  • More prone to punctures

Obstacles will no longer scare you !

Solid tires

The solid tire is made entirely of hard rubber or sometimes filled with polyurethane foam. It does not contain an inner tube.

Benefits :

  • Offers great stability thanks to its single piece which ensures a more uniform ride

  • Ultra resistant thanks to the rubber of which it is made, it is thus more resistant to holes and other defects of the road

  • Without an inner tube, it does not need to be inflated and greatly reduces punctures

  • Adapted to smooth road surfaces, the solid tire is suitable for use in urban areas

Disadvantages :

  • Rather poor grip on wet ground

  • Less cushioning on shocks and jolts

  • More noise pollution than an inflatable tire

Tubeless tires

The tubeless tire is a tire without an inner tube, this function is integrated directly into the tire. The lower membrane and the rim plate provide air storage and sealing.

Benefits :


  • More robust thanks to its greater resistance than a tire with an inner tube: there are therefore fewer punctures

  • Easier to install by wrapping directly around the rim. No need to avoid pinching between the tire and the tube

  • Lighter than a tube tire

  • In case of a puncture, the loss of air is slow, unlike a tire with an inner tube which is immobilized very quickly

Disadvantages :   


  • In the case of a puncture, the tire is irreparable and needs to be changed

  • In the case of a deformation of the tire following an impact, the tire may be out of order and therefore need to be changed

One type of tire is not better than the other, it all depends on your use and preferences !



Warning ! We strongly advise against modifying the type of tire by others initially planned by the factory, as this could lead to the deterioration of certain elements of your product.



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