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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!

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