Thursday, April 20, 2017

These air-free bike tires aim to free us from the pain of fixing a flat

If you’ve ever had a flat tire when biking, then you’ve probably experienced the unique torture that goes into fixing it. Disengage the brakes, get bike grease everywhere, bust up your fingertips trying to get the tube out of the tire, get more grease everywhere, etc. Thankfully, the good people at Bridgestone have stepped forward to say “never again” with their totally genius, air-free bicycle tires.

Theses psychedelic looking contraptions use spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires to maintain weight, rather than a tube of inflated air. The company claims the thermoplastic resins that are used in the spokes and rubbers “help realize more efficient use of resources.” The tires require less maintenance, and the fear of a...

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