X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

ERW Airless Bicycle Tires: Never Get A Flat Again

by Range
Advertisement

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]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Funko Stranger Things Action Figure 3-Packs

Funko Stranger Things Action Figure 3-Packs

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Action Figure

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Action Figure

Toxicity Comparison

Toxicity Comparison

MULTI Vertical/Horizontal Elevator

MULTI Vertical/Horizontal Elevator

Fantastic Custom ’63 Dodge Polara Hot Rod for Sale

Fantastic Custom ’63 Dodge Polara Hot Rod for Sale

Watch the 2017 Chevy Bolt Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

Watch the 2017 Chevy Bolt Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick