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Re: new techno features released
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2012, 19:47 »
http://hiconsumption.com/2012/11/airless-bicycle-tires-by-brian-russell/

Colorado based designer Brian Russell of Britek is looking to solve this problem with his new airless bicycles tires, a technology he likes to call Energy Return Wheel. Rather than using air, the tires use rubber that has been stretched over a series of carbon nano tube reinforced composite rods that were designed to provide the same cushioning as traditional, air filled tires would provide. The best part is that the rods can be adjusted, allowing the tension on the rubber to adapt to different road conditions and terrains, improving both flexing and recoil cycling for riders.

Call me woefully old-fashioned but... it really doesn't take too much effort to change a tyre or tube...  :fp
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