The different types of electric scooter tires

Pneumatic Tire that relies on a vacuum seal around the rim to hold air, no inner tube required. 

Similar to tires used on larger vehicles like motorcycles

PROS

Can be easier to maintain in the case of a small puncture, as tire sealant can stop any small leaks

Air-filled tires provide natural shock absorption that solid tires do not. 

CONS

Requires frequent refilling of air.  Since the tire relies and a strong vacuum seal, letting the tire get to lower pressure can cause leaks / flat tires. 

Installation of a new tubeless tires is harder than a tubed tire.  It will require a high pressure air compressor, and the tire will need to be heated before installation. 

Tubed Tires use an interior inner tube to hold air pressure

Similar to tires used on most bicycles

PROS

Inner tubes are cheaper and easier to replaced than tubeless tires

Do not require the higher frequency of refilling that tubeless tires do. 

Air-filled tires provide natural shock absorption that solid tires do not. 

CONS

Can be more prone to punctures if riding on rough surfaces

In the case of any puncture (large or small) the tube will need to be replaced.  Tire sealant does not work as effectively when compared to tubeless tires.  

Solid rubber tires are non-pneumatic (do not hold air or use tubes)

They are maintenance / flat free

PROS

Will never develop a flat or puncture

Have a much longer lifespan compared to pneumatic tires. 

Similar to tires used on larger vehicles like motorcycles

CONS

Do not provide the level of shock absorption that air filled tires do. 

New solid tires (like tubeless tires) can be difficult to install without the right equipment. 

Less traction than pneumatic tires on wet surfaces. 

SHOP TIRES

All kinds of Tires for the Levy and Levy Plus electric scooters.

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