How to Change a Flat Tyre on Your E-Bike: Step-by-Step Guide

If you ride an e-bike, you know that a flat tyre can happen anytime. That's why it's crucial to know how to change it. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to change a flat tyre on your e-bike:

  1. Prepare your bike: Turn off your e-bike and remove the battery. Flip your bike upside down or place it on a bike stand to make it easier to work on.

  2. Remove the wheel: Using a spanner, loosen the nuts or quick-release lever holding the wheel in place. Carefully pull the wheel off the bike frame, taking care not to damage any cables or components.

  3. Remove the tyre: Use tyre levers to remove the tyre from the rim, starting at the point closest to the valve. Work your way around the tyre, using the levers to loosen it from the rim.

  4. Remove the inner tube: Once the tyre is off, remove the inner tube from the tyre. You can do this by using your fingers to push the tyre bead away from the rim, then pulling the tube out.

  5. Check for damage: Before installing a new inner tube, check the tyre and rim for damage or debris that could cause another flat. Remove any debris and replace any damaged parts.

  6. Install the new inner tube: Inflate the new inner tube slightly, and then insert it into the tyre, starting at the valve. Carefully work the tyre back onto the rim, using your fingers to push the bead of the tyre over the rim.

  7. Reinstall the wheel: Once the tyre is back on, carefully put the wheel back onto the bike frame, making sure it's properly aligned. Tighten the nuts or quick-release lever, but don't overtighten.

  8. Check the pressure: Finally, inflate the tyre to the recommended pressure, which should be printed on the side of the tyre.

In conclusion, changing a flat tyre on your e-bike is a straightforward process, but it's essential to do it correctly to avoid damaging your bike or injuring yourself. By following these steps, you can get back on the road in no time. Remember to always carry spare inner tubes and tyre levers with you on your rides. Happy cycling!

The Cycle Company

The Cycle Company offer servicing, maintenance and repairs for electric bikes, as well as normal bikes.

Whether you have a one-off bike or e-bike repair, your bike needs an annual service, or even if you would like the peace of mind of ongoing cycle maintenance support.