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    Get yer $600 tires here!

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    It's a bargain since its a rim and tire and how can you go wrong just look at the description.

    "Ever wondered what it would be like to have an even better power to weight ratio? That is just what MTB ERW promises to deliver.

    ERW will free you from carring pump, patch, and tube. Ride in thorny cactus infested areas with no concern.

    Screw force accumulation and return! Each pedal stroke drives off 12 X the prescriber wheel load stored as negative pressure between the wheel and hub...You stand to sprint...Zoom.

    Dynamic tension between wheel and hoop generates the high frequency in wheel suspension for high speed performance.

    Anti bounce, responding to surface variations in milliseconds.

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    Carbon fiber, single wall nano tubes, Kevlar and titanium. "

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    You can't go wrong then. Although I can't tell if the inventor means the contraption possesses "screw force return" or if he is saying "screw (f!ck) force return"
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    And I thought $90 for one Ikon from the LBS was bad.

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    Re: Get yer $600 tires here!

    Those would be awesome in muddy, sandy/silty, loose rocky shale, areas with sticks and roots poking out, etc...

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    Selling a self described prototype product at a premium price and warning you not to use them hard, and they take no responsibility if there is any problem if you use them at all? Sure, I will buy in
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    There are many designs around, some of them you can buy and some are just a pure experiment. But generally you pay a LOT of money at the stage the technology is not repayed yet ...

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    Get yer $600 tires here!

    Since they're reinventing the wheel, why not make it square?

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    or octogonal - the more angles the better and they end up with an almost round wheel

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    And if you do an infinite number of angles you get...oh yeah...a circle. Nevermind.

    Anyhow, the the language sounds like doublespeak, so of what is used by Consulting firms when looking for investors. Smart investors run for the hills.
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    Get yer $600 tires here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    And if you do an infinite number of angles you get...oh yeah...a circle. Nevermind.

    Anyhow, the the language sounds like doublespeak, so of what is used by Consulting firms when looking for investors. Smart investors run for the hills.
    I tell people that if they can't explain their business to me in two paragraphs, then something is fishy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cary View Post
    I tell people that if they can't explain their business to me in two paragraphs, then something is fishy.


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    Geez. They need to work on the advertisement a bit.

    The appearance: Heavy and offer little traction. The hardnesss of that tire would make trail riding near impossible.

    This companies idea is very flawed. What works on automobiles and offroad vehicles does not work for bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydogg View Post
    Geez. They need to work on the advertisement a bit.

    The appearance: Heavy and offer little traction. The hardnesss of that tire would make trail riding near impossible.

    This companies idea is very flawed. What works on automobiles and offroad vehicles does not work for bikes.
    That, and then the whole question of mud accumulation and how pointy objects would interact with the rubber "spring" that appears to be zip-tied to the rim. And, the notion that the wheel translates energy from making contact with objects into forward momentum is sketchy to say the least. I love the note on their website that the USDOT would not let them see the results of their tests because the wheel surpassed all of their efficiency metrics.
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    Tweel was the first thing that came to mind as well. How is it not a tweel? (been used for quite a long time before Michelin)

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    That technology mas primarily developed for army and heavy trucks = quite a heavy tire. I can't imagine it is usable on an MTB yet.

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    Pass... I will take a light weight setup, some orange and, carry a spare tube. If I where made of money and and a attention whore.. nope still like my setup.

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