DYT has explored more than a dozen domestic electric kick scooter brands, incl. 'Mi' brand and 'Forever' brand, etc. ,
and conducting real trial run and field tests for performance comparison. It's found that except for those same basic
characteristics of electric kick scooters , like all portable , foldable , built-in lithium battery , these brands ' variations
majorly in body weight , seat or no seat, recharge mileage, shock absorber , braking function , motor power etc. For
electric kick scooter , whether to use pneumatic tires or non-pneumatic solid tires will obviously cause a significant
difference in its choice.
Which is better for pneumatic tire or non-pneumatic solid tire?
The major advantage of the pneumatic tire is its comfortable shock absorption effect, while its disadvantages are
also obvious: it needs to be inflated regularly , and it is very easy to be punctured by nails , glass and even sharp
stones on the road.
The tires of electric kick scooters are different from those of automobiles because of their small internal volume and
thin tire walls , which make them easy to be punctured; Different from those of bicycles and electric bicycles, tires of
electric kick scooters are small and of different sizes , once broken, it will be very time consuming to repair , in worse
case it needs to be sent to the after-sales service center for repair and replacement.Contrary to the pneumatic tire, s
olid tire has the advantage of easy maintenance , but its disadvantage is insufficient shock a bsorption effect and
Under what situations where pneumatic tires are unnecessary
If you don't need to ride an electric kick scooter on slate road, brick road , potholes road , or drive at a very fast speed ,
or if there are shock absorbers on the wheels and frame of the electric kick scooter , it's okay not to choose pneumatic
tires.Conversely, if the road is very bumpy and rough, you ride at over 15 km per hour (the average speed of the bicycle),
and front and rear wheels do not have springs or hydraulic shock absorbers , then please do not choose solid tires ,
otherwise you will have a really hard time overcoming the uncomfortable bumping.
Pneumatic tire for front wheel or rear wheel?
The main reasons are as follows:
Comfort. The greatest advantage of pneumatic wheels is shock absorption effect. In fact, most owners like to stand
on the front part of the scooter when riding , so that they can be closer to the handlebars and easier to steer the
balance. In such riding way , the pressure on the front wheels are obviously greater than that on the rear wheels . It
is obviously more practical to use pneumatic tires on the front wheels.
The rear wheel is easier to be punctured by nails . This conclusion may be arbitrary , because t here is no rigorous
statistical data to support it, so it is only for reference.
Through big data analysis of search engines: search "front wheel, nails" or "rear wheel, nails" in Baidu, seemly more taunts or
complains related to rear tires being punctured，perhaps it reveals some fact!