Advanced Beginner's Guide to Electric Scooters

As the popularity of electric scooters soars, choosing the right one for your needs can be a bit overwhelming. With various models, features available, it's essential to make an informed decision. In the previous guide, we briefly introduced the types and motors of electric scooters. In this guide, we’ll give you valuable tips on how to buy an electric scooter and some scooter knowledge.

What is damper?

Dampers are an important part of an electric scooter’s suspension system. It absorbs and dissipates shock through coil springs and hydraulic or pneumatic dampers. Damping can often be adjusted to suit the rider's weight and riding style, and can greatly affect the overall ride quality of a scooter.


What Are the Types of Electric Scooter Suspension?

Electric scooters come with various suspension systems designed to provide a smoother and more comfortable ride, especially when navigating rough or uneven terrain.

Common types of shock absorption include Spring Suspension,Hydraulic Suspension,Pneumatic Suspension,Dual Suspension and Solid Suspension (No Suspension).

 Roadhitter with hydraulic suspension

What are the tire types of electric scooters?

There are two types of tires, pneumatic tires and solid tires.

solid tires

  •   Honeycomb Tires

Advantages - Puncture-resistant, low-maintenance option with better shock absorption than solid tires;

Disadvantages -Offer less cushioning and comfort.

  • Filled (Solid) Tires

Advantages - Virtually puncture-proof and require minimal maintenance; Disadvantages - Offer less cushioning and comfort.


Types Of Pneumatic Tires

  • Inner Tube Tires

Advantages - Provide a traditional and affordable pneumatic tire option with a comfortable ride; Disadvantages - Susceptible to flats and require more maintenance.

  • Tubeless Tires

Advantages - Offer a comfortable, puncture-resistant option with less maintenance compared to inner tube tires; Disadvantages - May be more challenging to repair in case of a puncture compared to traditional pneumatic tires.

The choice of tire type should be based on your intended use and riding conditions. Pneumatic tires are versatile and suitable for most urban environments, while solid or honeycomb tires may be preferred for reduced maintenance and puncture resistance. Pneumatic tires are ideal for those who plan to ride on challenging or uneven terrain. It's important to consider the trade-offs in terms of ride comfort and maintenance when selecting the tire type for your electric scooter.

Urban series ZU08 with Solid tire

ZO03 plus tubeless offroad tire

This blog takes an in-depth look at electric scooter shock absorbers, suspension, and tires in the hopes of helping you make an informed decision.If you have any questions about electric scooters, please contact us. ZonDoo will be happy to help you.


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