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Step-by-Step Guide to Changing the Rear Tire on Your Jetson Electric Bike

To shop our replacement tires and learn more about the different types of tires for electric scooters, see here.

**We also have videos for replacing tires on youtube. **

Dealing with a flat or worn-out tire on your Jetson electric bike doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right tools and instructions, you can quickly and easily change the rear tire and get back to your rides. Here's how to go about it:

Preparation: What You’ll Need

  1. A set of bike tools including wrenches or a multi-tool appropriate for your Jetson bike model.

  2. A new bike tire that fits your model’s specifications.

  3. A bike pump.

  4. Tire levers.

  5. A stand or something to prop your bike up.

Step 1: Secure Your Bike
Before starting, make sure your Jetson electric bike is turned off and placed in a stable position, ideally on a bike stand. This will give you better access to the rear tire and prevent the bike from tipping over.

Step 2: Remove the Rear Wheel
Use your wrench to loosen the nuts or bolts that secure the rear wheel to the bike frame. For bikes with a quick-release mechanism, open and remove the lever. Carefully detach the wheel, taking note of how the chain fits around the gears.

Step 3: Remove the Tire
Once the wheel is off, deflate the tire completely if it is not already flat. Use the tire levers to pry the tire away from the rim and remove the tire and inner tube.

Step 4: Install the New Tire
Place just one side of the new tire onto the rim. Insert the new or repaired inner tube into the tire and fit it around the rim, then secure the other side of the tire onto the rim, being careful not to pinch the inner tube.

Step 5: Inflate the Tire
Once the new tire is on, use your bike pump to inflate the tire to the recommended pressure, which should be indicated on the side of the tire.

Step 6: Reattach the Rear Wheel
Carefully place the wheel back onto the bike, making sure the chain is properly situated around the gears. Tighten the nuts or bolts or close the quick-release lever to secure the wheel.

Step 7: Test
After reattaching the wheel, give it a spin to ensure it's properly aligned and there is no rubbing against the frame or brake pads. Make any necessary adjustments, then take a short test ride to ensure everything is working smoothly.

Remember to routinely check your Jetson electric bike for maintenance to avoid unexpected issues and to prolong the life of your bike. Following these steps will not only save you a visit to a bike shop but also give you a sense of accomplishment in maintaining your eco-friendly mode of transportation.

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