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Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

We have seen a handful of airless tires for bicycles, but to date, it has not seen wide spread adoption. That’s kind of odd, because we can’t see why cyclists don’t want to go punctuate-free. Anywho, perhaps the answer is not as simple as going all rubber, or putting holes in solid rubber. Perhaps, more R&D has to be done to validate this still new tire technology? Speaking of validate, perhaps Japanese tire giant Bridgestone’s solution could be the answer? Continue reading Bridgestone’s Radical Airless Tire Is Making Its Way To Bicycle

This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Flats on tires rank among one of the worst nightmares any motorist could face and while technologies have minimized flats from hindering with motorcars’ performance, bicycles have yet to enjoy this incentive, well, actually no. In fact, air-less tires that promised a flat-free biking experience has been around since 2014, but apparently, they are either not stiff enough or has less-than-deal shock absorption. So, there’s gotta be a middle path right? As it turns out, there is, or at least that’s what Utah-based bicycle shop thinks so. Now, here’s the thing. Either my comprehension fails terribly or this entire thing is a little sketchy. It was not clearly explain but the essence of this project is, these guys have two air-less tires solution for you. Continue reading This Company Wants To Sell You Air-less Tires That Last Thousands Of Miles

Goodyear Imagines Spherical Tires For Future Autonomous Cars

Seldom do we hear the word ‘concept’ and ‘tires’ being used together, except for a rare few occasions and this rare occasion happened during this year’s Geneva Motor Show when Goodyear reimagined tires entirely. The tire maker has envisioned that the tires of the future could be spherical with the car riding on them via magnetic levitation technology. Obviously, the tires won’t be smooth like a ball; it will still have tread pattern, but these future tires will be made of special compound that stays stiff on dry roads and soften on wet roads. Continue reading Goodyear Imagines Spherical Tires For Future Autonomous Cars

Aither 1.1: It is Like Pneumatic Bicycle Tires, But Will Never Ever Puncture

I am sure you have heard of puncture-free bicycle tires. Those tires, while offering a worry-free ride, may or may not be as comfy and could even add resistance to your riding. It shouldn’t matter if you are a casual rider or don’t ride as far out, but to competitive cyclists and those who travel long distances, tire resistance can be quite a burden. This is where the next-generation puncture-free bicycle tires, dubbed Aither 1.1, from South Korea-based Tannus Tire aims to resolve. Besides offering “enhanced elasticity” over its predecessor, it now boasts better grip performance and more importantly, having a rolling resistance that closely matches premium pneumatic city bike tires. Additionally, it also has similar weight, grip performance, ride durability and price point when compared to its pneumatic counterpart. Continue reading Aither 1.1: It is Like Pneumatic Bicycle Tires, But Will Never Ever Puncture

Britek Brings Airless Tires To The Bicycle World

airless tires has been an idea auto and tire makers have been toying around for quite sometime now, and have since used on vehicles like the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. ATV in recent time, though no road-going car have actually use them. we suspect it might be a matter of time before they become a norm. but why airless when compressed air have served us this well so far? well, to understand the benefit of airless tires, first you must understand why air is used to begin with. air is compressible and therefore it provides added traction on top of the tire’s threads, as well as providing a ‘cushioning’ effect in addition to the vehicle’s suspension system. though automobiles may not be using them anytime soon, but this airless technology is now seeing application on bicycles. Continue reading Britek Brings Airless Tires To The Bicycle World

awesome stuff: Cooper Tires diamonds-studded tires

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how best to celebrate the diamond anniversary of the British Formula 3 Championship then with diamonds? in that sense, Cooper Tires have approached FK Diamonds to bling up the tires of a Formula 3 race car. the end result is what you see in the image above – tires blinged up with diamonds and crystals. also check out a short clip on how it was done after the break. according to Freddie Keeble of FK Diamonds, they have done many unusual settings but tires are the first. Continue reading awesome stuff: Cooper Tires diamonds-studded tires

CYGLO Night Bright Tyre – increase cycling visibility and safety

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if cycling at night is your kind of thing. the Night Bright Tyre is a sure way to increase your visibility to other road users, and naturally increasing you safety level. the tyre uses LED embedded into the thread or wall which is switched using a motion sensor within the tyre, forming a continual ring of light as you pedal on. safety aside, the CYGLO tyre certainly looks awesomely cool. you can’t have a bike like TRON in real life, but you can have a bicycle that looks like one. Continue reading CYGLO Night Bright Tyre – increase cycling visibility and safety