X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

PumpTire: Tire Inflates Itself As You Ride

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

I like taking the occasional bike ride out into the country to relax and unwind from a long, hard week at work. However, I’ve had to forego impromptu bike trips and postpone because I found that the tires were out of air and that my pump or spare tires were nowhere to be found.

But then, came the PumpTire.

PumpTire

The PumpTire is a revolutionary design by Benjamin Krempel that’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The tire actually employs a mechanism that pumps your bike tires as you pedal and move along, ensuring that you will never have a flat tire or ever have to manually pump some air into your tires – if all goes well, that is.

The PumpTire is fitted with a valve and a special inner tube that work hand-in-hand to determine if your tires are full or if they could still use a pump or two of air. As you can see from the video clip, Krempel already has a working prototype of the PumpTire, and just needs funds to ramp up production.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMmZnzG9QqI

Krempel has listed the goal for his project as $250,000 (USD). The project has managed to raise around $9,000 as of now, so it seems that the group is still a long way off from reaching their goal. If you want to help out, you can make a pledge on PumpTire’s Kickstarter page. A $75 pledge will get you a pair of PumpTires, along with innertubes and pressure control valves, assuming the project reaches its funding goal.

[via TDW Geeks via Dvice]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



BedJet 3

BedJet 3

Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch

Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch

Climax (Trailer)

Climax (Trailer)

Advertisement
Jeep Wrangler JL Moab Edition Price Info Leaked

Jeep Wrangler JL Moab Edition Price Info Leaked

This 1979 Int’l. Harvester Scout II Will Orange Crush Your Wallet

This 1979 Int’l. Harvester Scout II Will Orange Crush Your Wallet

2019 Mazda MX-5 First Drive Review: Unadulterated Topless Entertainment

2019 Mazda MX-5 First Drive Review: Unadulterated Topless Entertainment