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    new airless wheel tire

    there is a new invention in bike tires: airless wheels.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hi5i-UODAE

    What do you guys think? it looks very cool and interesting technology.

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    there's been threads on it already.
    looks horrible to me.
    the technology has been around for a long time. it's used on small earth-moving equipment like skid steers.
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    This has been discussed before about 6 months ago.

    I think it is a solution to a non-existent problem.

    It would likely get gummed up with mud making about a 5 pound tire in the mud. It is probably heavier than normal blow up tires even without mud caked in it.
    It would be expensive to replace.
    It needs special rims.
    You would not be able to change it's characteristics easily as you would with a tire by changing PSI.

    I think this is "dippin dots is the future of ice cream".....well if it is the future then how come everyone has been buying boring regular ice cream for the last 20 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooclosetosee View Post
    I think it is a solution to a non-existent problem.
    I think it's a pretty good solution for lifestyle/comfort/kids/bigbox bikes. People really don't care about pressure, and they really, really don't want to deal with flats. The only problem is these are problably too spendy for that.

    I don't know why they're trying to market it for mountain bikes, though.

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    I know about airless tires for cars however this is the first time I have seen it for mtb

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    This has come up about once a year for the last 10 years.

    Though I must say that dude is just tearing it up on those gnarly paved bike paths.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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