Just like your car tires, your ebike tires can get worn down. Check your tire treads for any tears, punctures, and smooth patches. Spin your rims and look for any loose parts, such as spokes. Pump them up according to the manufacturer’s recommendations if your tire is flat- usually marked on the tire. For ENVO ebikes minimum PSI is 30, maximum is 80 PSI. A good middle point is around 50 PSI.
The general rule of thumb is the lower the pressure, the:
- More comfortable
- More grip (on gravel, wet roads, etc.)
- More prone to pinch flats
- More rolling resistance and less efficient
- Faster tire wear
- Less sidewall support while cornering
Vice versa would apply to higher tire pressure.