Electric Scooter Tires: A Technical Guide for Beginners

Electric Scooter Tires: A Technical Guide for Beginners

Now more and more people buy electric scooters and use them as a transportation tool, but many people say that because they only focused on the shape of the scooters at first and ignored some of the parameters of the accessories they bought the scooters that didn’t take long. It’s broken. Then one of the most critical parts of an electric scooter is the tire. As a novice when buying an electric scooter, how should you choose tires?

For an electric scooter, every component on the skateboard plays an indispensable and vital role, and the same is true for the tires. Good tires can also bring a better driving experience to the rider, and can even extend the tire replacement cycle. These seemingly easily overlooked details are all in the subtlety to make the rider’s life more convenient.

Therefore, the replacement and selection of tires are also very important. Many people think, how can we buy real good things? In fact, this is not that difficult, as long as you have mastered specific skills.

1. Abrasion resistance

The wear resistance of tires is significant because it is inevitable to encounter bumps, bumps, and even ice, snow, and rain in the process of driving. So if the tires of a scooter cannot ride under these conditions, then it is not qualified for riders to use it as a means of transportation. Then Varla’s two electric scooters-Eagle One and Pegasus, the tires of these two scooters have passed a series of rigorous tests, they can drive in all bad weather, and both of them are off-road Electric scooters, so the requirements for tires will be higher than those of ordinary scooters.

2. Maneuverability

Riders who have bought electric scooters must have purchased the kind of unresponsive tires. When the accelerator is activated, the tires react slowly, or when the brakes are pressed, the tires stop after failing to react quickly. This kind of tire is very dangerous. If you cannot brake quickly in an emergency, it may cause an accident, which is a threat to the rider’s life. Then Varla’s electric scooter has good handling. It can quickly receive signals and react accordingly. Varla meets the requirements of street legal electric scooter, and it can respond quickly in some speed-limited sections. Imagine that students suddenly appear in front of the zebra crossing, then you can quickly press the brake at this time, and the electric scooter can quickly stop to stop the accident.

3. The size of the tire

The size of the tire is very particular, not the bigger, the better because, the larger will cause the friction to increase, which will cause the scooter to consume more power. Then if it is smaller, it will cause the skateboard to be unstable, and it will be unable to control its balance when encountering bumps. Therefore, the best tire size is 8 inches or 10 inches. Such tires can ensure the balance of the skateboard and protect the load-bearing capacity. Varla’s Pegasus uses 8-inch tires, while Eagle One uses 10-inch tires. According to the feedback from riders, these two scooters are excellent in terms of stability and load-bearing capacity, and they can drive smoothly even if they are too heavy.

4. The material of the tire

If the quantity is the same, then compare the materials. Standard tire internal materials include nylon, polyester, polyamide, and steel. Three common combinations: the best is polyamide+steel+polyester, followed by nylon+steel+polyester, and the most common is nylon+steel+nylon. Do not underestimate the material of the tire—the better the material, the higher the anti-skid break rate and the stronger the bearing capacity. The friction between the tire and the ground generates heat when riding, and a good material will not cause friction and heat to make the tire deformed, which can extend the tire’s life.

  • Tire patterns

There are three types of tire patterns: longitudinal patterns, transverse patterns, and mixed patterns.

Vertical pattern: Vertical pattern means that the pattern on the tire is the same as the direction of rotation of the tire, which forms one or more continuous circles. Its advantage is that the front of the car has good directivity, it can control the noise very well at high speed, and it has excellent heat dissipation. The resistance generated when rubbing against the ground is also small, so it can bring good handling to the rider. But its disadvantage is that the grip is not strong, so the rider will feel that the driving force is not strong enough when riding.

Lateral pattern: The pattern of this tire is characterized by longitudinal breaks. Its advantage is grip, braking power, and traction. But the disadvantage is that it is noisy, easy to wear, has high fuel consumption, and has poor high-speed performance. If the scooter’s requirements are not high and the speed is not fast, you can use such tires.

Mixed pattern: The mixed pattern, as the name suggests, combines the advantages of vertical and horizontal patterns. It combines the narrow pattern groove with the main longitudinal direction in the middle of the tire and the wide pattern groove with the main lateral direction on both sides. It is low noise, strong heat dissipation, not easy to wear, and low power consumption and solid high-speed performance. Two electric scooters like Varla use mixed patterns to meet the conditions that can ride off-road and larger people.


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