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New Airless Bike Tires That Will Never Get Flat
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Product Design5 years ago

New Airless Bike Tires That Will Never Get Flat

A flat tire is a thing that can ruin even the best bike trip. However, riders can forget dragging around their patch kits and pumps, because Nexo created an airless tire to ensure they keep pedaling.

Flat-free tires aren’t new, however they weren’t widely used because of poor stiffness and shock absorption, compared to the conventional ones. But this Utah-based company claims to have found a solution to these problems. The tires are made from polymeter blends that are said to offer not only a perfect balance of cushion and resilience, but durability as well. The product comes in two different shapes – tires to be mounted on existing wheels with a lifespan of up to 3,100 miles, and others, which replace the entire wheel set and last for up to 5,000 miles.

If that’s not enough, Nexo made their products from a single material, which makes recyclability really easy. Considering that 10,000,000 tons of bike tires and tubes are discarded every year, that’s certainly a step in the right direction.

More info: Kickstarter (h/t: treehugger)

These innovative bike tires can’t get flat

They are made from polymeter blends that offer durability and a perfect balance of cushion and resilience

Users can mount them on their wheels or purchase entirely new wheel sets

Cyclists can ride these tires for up to 5,000 miles

Because they’re made from a single material, recycling becomes really easy

Are you ready to say goodbye to conventional tires?

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Sick Boy
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5 years ago

One swerve into the mud and bye, bye, tyres.

Doge_Is_Derpy
Community Member
5 years ago

What happens when pebbles and other stuff gets stuck in it?

Cookie
Community Member
5 years ago

Then it goes click, click, click.

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Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Does debris getting into the tire affect performance?

Will Blizard
Community Member
5 years ago

I think If an object of the right shape and density got into one of those little holes,it might cause a nice sized gash on the inside,but for the most part you could remove such an object too long before it has a chance to really cause some damage,I haven't researched,but I'm sure these tyres aren't hallow like normal tyres,they are just solid pieces of rubber with hole to allow for some deflection

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Sick Boy
Community Member
5 years ago

One swerve into the mud and bye, bye, tyres.

Doge_Is_Derpy
Community Member
5 years ago

What happens when pebbles and other stuff gets stuck in it?

Cookie
Community Member
5 years ago

Then it goes click, click, click.

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Cassie
Community Member
5 years ago

Does debris getting into the tire affect performance?

Will Blizard
Community Member
5 years ago

I think If an object of the right shape and density got into one of those little holes,it might cause a nice sized gash on the inside,but for the most part you could remove such an object too long before it has a chance to really cause some damage,I haven't researched,but I'm sure these tyres aren't hallow like normal tyres,they are just solid pieces of rubber with hole to allow for some deflection

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