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The E-Bike usage is very demanding for both tyres and rims, due to the permanent additional torque of the electric engine, and a more important weight to carry.

Michelin advice :

1. Check the appropriate inflation pressures before riding. 
For that, Michelin strongly recommends respecting the minimum inflation pressures according to the biker’s weight : information available here.

2. Regularly check the condition of your tyres (cut, crack, etc…) which can be damaged by:
a. repeated pinch shock (tyre pinched against root, hole, pebble, sidewalk, etc…)
b. terrain aggressions linked to off-road usage
c. damaged wheel (will insidiously harm the tyre’s bead)

3. For the same reasons, Michelin advises to regularly check the condition of your rims and especially the rim hook in contact with your tyres (bead zone).
For a better experience as to the use of your tyres, Michelin advises to use rims respecting ETRTO and/or ISO standards

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