Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

ERW Airless Bicycle Tires: Never Get A Flat Again

by Range

Anyone who’s gotten a flat tire on their bike before knows how painful it can be to change it out. However, if you’re running runflat tires, this won’t be a problem, since your tire won’t have any innertube or air chamber at all.

erw airless runflat bicycle tire concept cycling

This airless bicycle tire concept is by Colorado-based designer Brian Russell. The tire would eliminate the need for air, preventing punctures, tube replacement, and pressure checks. The Energy Return Wheel (or ERW) uses rubber that’s stretched over a series of carbon nanotube-reinforced composite rods to provide cushioning. These rods can be adjusted to change the tension in the tire to suit different terrain.

While it won’t be suited to all terrains, it should work pretty well in most situations.

erw airless runflat bicycle tire concept cycling

For now it’s just a prototype, but I have no doubt that this, or something very similar will be made someday.

erw airless runflat bicycle tire concept cycling

[via designboom]





Comments (2):

  1. Steve says:

    So I can’t purchase a set of these tire’s for my

    bicycle at this time then?

  2. Victor Urbanowicz says:

    Do you have these for road bikes? Do they require a certain type of rim? Want ‘em now!

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Han Solo Carbonite Coffin Coffee Table: Only from IKEA Cloud City

Han Solo Carbonite Coffin Coffee Table: Only from IKEA Cloud City

Iron Throne Made from Carrots

Iron Throne Made from Carrots

Rocketeer Legacy Action Figure Won\

Rocketeer Legacy Action Figure Won't Work for Nazis

Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb Figure Blows Minds

Garbage Pail Kids Adam Bomb Figure Blows Minds

Fan-made Halo 4 Light Rifle Metal Replica Weighs 28lb.: For a Fit Forerunner

Fan-made Halo 4 Light Rifle Metal Replica Weighs 28lb.: For a Fit Forerunner

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo