A Glossary from A to Z

Everything you need to know about bikes, electric rides, ride-ons, and so much more.



Active Balance Technology

A bar that sits inside our hoverboards that works to regulate balance. Its function causes both foot pads to remain in sync – influenced by the pressure you put on each foot pad – which keeps the board stable. That way, you can focus on having fun while our technology focuses on keeping you balanced. Patented by Jetson.

Active Balance Technology Schema

All-Terrain Tire

These tires have open tread design – there are deep, zig-zagged grooves that allow the tire to take on whatever gravel, sticks, and other obstacles the streets throw your way.

Bluetooth Compatible

The product is equipped with Bluetooth functionality, so that you can connect to the Ride Jetson app and take advantage of all the features available.

Bluetooth Speaker

Connect to your hoverboard from your handheld device and play your own music through the Bluetooth speaker. Just be prepared for song requests.

Climbing Angle

The angle of the terrain you are riding – steep uphills have higher climbing angles than smaller inclines. What does that mean to you? Well, it means your Jetson will be working harder to climb up steep angles versus less severe ones.

Dual Hub Motor

Two powerful motors live inside two wheel hubs to give you all the power you need – in a quiet, discreet, and totally awesome little package.

E-Brake

When riding electric, applying this brake sends a signal to the motor to either slow down or come to a safe, full stop.

Extreme Terrain Tire

These extra wide tires have a large open tread design – deep, zig-zagged grooves that are wide and spread apart, that allow the tire to take on rougher terrain (bring on the muddy, rocky road!).

Flame Resistant

The product consists of parts that are made of non-flammable materials to protect the user against any potential danger. We don’t just provide fun, we provide quality and safety so you can ride cool and carefree.

Front Disc Brake

This brake system uses a steel disc (which you can see in the center of the front wheel) and pads. When you squeeze the handbrake, the pads close in on the disc, which in turn makes the wheel slow down or stop spinning.

Gears

Different sized steel discs in the middle of the bike next to the pedals, and on the rear tires help you get more from your ride. Pedaling on a higher gear gives you more resistance – meaning you have to pedal harder – and pedaling on a lower gear gives you less resistance, so you can cruise at a more leisurely pace or have an easier time climbing uphill.

Gear Shifter

There is a chain near the bottom of the bicycle that runs around the front and rear gears. Shifting gears makes the chain jump from one disc to another, which increases or decreases resistance when you pedal.

Hub Motor

A powerful motor that lives inside a wheel hub to give you all the power you need – in a quiet, discreet, and totally awesome little package.

Lean-to-Steer System

A feature on 3-wheel scooters that requires you to lean your body – along with the handlebars – to go in the direction you choose. A safer way for children to learn how to ride, as it keeps them in control and strengthens their balance while they’re having fun!

Jetson Saturn Kick Scooter with Lean-to-Steer Technology

LCD Display

A flat panel display that shows you important stats and info – like battery life, current speed, and distance you’ve traveled.

Jetson Beam Electric Scooter LCD Display

Learn-to-Ride Lock System

A switch mechanism on a scooter that locks the handlebars in a set position allowing parents to pull their little ones along. That way, toddlers focus on learning to balance, and there is no danger of them leaning and turning the scooter. (Most helpful when passing the candy store.)

LED Light

Sustainable, smart, and functional, the LED light uses less energy and lasts longer than most standard lights – making it the ideal choice for our eco-friendly products.

Mat Sensor

A sensor that lives inside the hoverboard, just under the foot pads. When you shift your weight on the foot pad, it presses down on the mat sensor sitting right underneath, which then communicates to the main logic board which way it needs to move. Or as we like to think of it: that really cool thing that helps us do 360 spins.

Pedal Assist

A function in electric bikes where the motor provides the rider with an extra boost while pedaling. The rider can choose from different pedal assist levels to regulate how much or how little power they receive from the motor.

Pressure Sensor

A computerized sensor inside the hoverboard that calculates your weight and other external factors, to then seamlessly communicate to the board’s system which way to move once you begin to apply pressure on the foot pads.

Jetson Hoverboard Pressure Sensor

Rear Disc Brake

This brake system uses a steel disc (which you can see in the center of the rear wheel) and pads. When you squeeze the handbrake, the pads close in on the disc, which in turn makes the wheel slow down or stop spinning.

Rear Foot Brake

A cover that hovers over the rear tire, operated manually. When stepped on, it pushes down on the wheel and slows down or stops the ride.

Rear Foot Brake

Rear Foot E-Brake

A cover that hovers over the rear tire, connected to the motor in electric scooters. When stepped on, it signals to the motor to slow down or stop the ride.

Self-Balancing Scooter

Two platforms with two motors and a gyroscope that makes the scooter balance when there is weight on both platforms.

Speed

How fast you are going, measured in miles per hour.

Range

The distance you travel while riding.

T-Bar

When the stem meets the handlebar and forms the shape of the letter T.

Thumb Throttle

A device that sits on the handlebar and activates the motor when pressed. The more pressure you apply on the thumb throttle, the faster you will go.

Twist Throttle

A mechanism attached to the handlebar that activates the motor when the handlebar is twisted. The more you twist the handle, the faster you will go.

Thumb Throttle on Jetson Bolt E-Bike