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 beg...
Mon, 6 Jan, 2020 at 6:26 PM
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 of our bikes have mechanical VanMoof disc brakes fitted at the front and rear. If you want to order new brake pads just get in touch with us via the con...
Thu, 23 Jan, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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