Brakes, Wheels & Tires

What wheel sizes do VanMoof bikes use?
Our S frame models use a standard 28'' wheel, while the more compact X frames use 24" wheels. This makes the bikes feel slightly different to ...
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019 at 11:06 AM
What's the perfect tire pressure?
For the best riding experience, we recommend keeping your tires inflated at 3-4 bar. The Electrified S2 & X2's tires can be inflated a little higher...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:22 AM
What type of tires does my bike have?
The Electrified S2 is fitted with Schwalbe Big Ben puncture-protected tires, and the X2 is fitted with Schwalbe Big Apple puncture-protected tires.  The Sm...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:23 AM
Your bikes have wide tires, isn't that slower?
Not really – tire material, pressure and tread pattern have much more of an effect on rolling resistance than tire width. We've carefully selected our t...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:24 AM
Which kind of valves do VanMoof tires have?
VanMoof bike tires use standard Schrader valves, the same as on a car. This makes it easy to inflate your tires at home or on the go – any bike shop or gas ...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:25 AM
When should I replace my tires?
It is possible to ride thousands and thousands of kilometers on a single set of tires, but you should replace yours as soon as you see the tread pattern begi...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:45 AM
My wheel is not true anymore, what should I do?
If a wheel is not true anymore, or warped, you should immediately stop using it. This will prevent further damage to the wheel and/or axle.  In most cases,...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:46 AM
A spoke just snapped, what do I do?
If you notice a broken spoke, bring your bike to the Bike Doctors or a qualified bike mechanic as soon as possible. Fixing a single spoke is easy, but if yo...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:47 AM
What sort of brakes does my Vanmoof have?
All VanMoof bikes have mechanical disc brakes fitted at the front and rear.
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:48 AM
What can I do to keep my brakes working well?
Disc brakes are low maintenance by design – just clean them with regular detergent or brake cleaner whenever you wash your bike. If you notice a drop in per...
Wed, 7 Aug, 2019 at 10:48 AM