Friends often ask, why I see many scooter on sale, they are pneumatic tires, but imax scooter is solid tires? What is the difference between a pneumatic tire and a solid tire? Which one is better? How should you choose when buying a car?
Tires play an important role in the driving of a scooter. It affects the comfort, fitness, safety, security and power consumption of the scooter. At present, the common scooters on the market usually use two types of tires-tubeless tires & solid tires. Which tire is better?
People usually call tubeless tires "tubeless tires". As the name suggests, they are tires without tube. A rubber sealing layer about 2 to 3 mm thick is attached to the inner wall of this tire. A layer of rubber is attached under the sealing layer. The self-adhesive layer made of a special mixture of unvulcanized rubber uses the inner wall of the tire and the inner liner of the bead to ensure good airtightness between the tire and the rim, thereby replacing the role of the traditional inner tube. The outer tube also functions as the inner tube. After being inflated, the toe and the rim are tightly integrated, effectively avoiding discouragement.
There are many advantages of tubeless tyres
1. Wear resistance
Tubeless tires are wear-resistant and have better dynamic balance performance, driving comfort and adaptability can also be improved, so it is more suitable for long-distance, high-speed and long-term driving.
2. Good heat dissipation
Tubeless tires do not have inner tubes and pads, which effectively reduces the friction and heat generated by the inner tube of the tire and the inner cavity of the tire. The internal air is in direct contact with the rim, and the heat can also be directly dissipated through the rim, so that the tire temperature will not be too high. Phenomenon, prolong the service life of tires.
There are also many disadvantages of tubeless tires
1. Repair is troublesome and expensive
Once a tubeless tyre punctures and leaks, it will be more troublesome to repair. The cost of a tubeless tyre repair is much higher than that of a tubeless tyre.
2. Not pressure resistant
Unable to bear excessive weight
3. Poor stability when the road conditions are bad
Although tubeless tires have good adaptability to flat roads such as asphalt and cement, they have poor stability on poor roads, such as mountain roads and construction sites.
A solid rubber tire is a tire corresponding to a pneumatic tire (hollow tire). Its carcass is solid, without cords as a skeleton, without inflation, and without an inner tube or inner liner. Solid tires are suitable for low-speed vehicles.
There are many advantages of solid rubber tires
1. Security. All
Because the solid tire carcass is made of all rubber, the puncture resistance of the tire is guaranteed to the greatest extent. The solid tire has small deformation and good running stability. Because of its puncture resistance and tear resistance, it does not need to be inflated, which avoids the heavy labor of frequent tire replacement.
2. Long life
The lifespan of a solid tire is generally 3-5 years, which can adapt to many harsh environments well
Compared with pneumatic tires, solid rubber tires are less prone to punctures or punctures, so they are more economical.
Solid tires have relatively poor adaptability to the road surface and relatively weak shock resistance. Driving on uneven roads will feel more bumpy.
After reading the above comparison, do you already have trade-offs in your heart? Don't worry, I will give you more details.
The common scooters on the market now use 8-inch tires, and all Imax old-generation scooters come standard with 9-inch solid tires, which can safely pass through various roadblocks and road conditions to ensure the safety of the elderly.
At the same time, solid tires are suitable for all kinds of low-speed vehicles. Even if the tires are punctured during the driving process, the elderly do not have to worry about the vehicle rollover due to a puncture, or anxious because the tire is broken and cannot be repaired. Happening.