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Date: 10/11/12 11:00 AM

20 Responses to Never Get A Flat Tire Again

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 2:58 am
    Link: Never Get A Flat Tire Again - Shut up and take my money!
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1847 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:06 am
    Might be nice for slow maneuvering as pictured and possibly on a 4x4 in the snow. But I wouldn`t want to put those on an M3 and go around a corner.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Police associations are trying to get theses tires banned because spike strips won`t stop them.
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    vizz Male 18-29
    58 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:16 am
    The problem is that it acts as a partially-deflated tire would, which is what they do for offroading. Your gas mileage would go down the drain if you put these on your commuter.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:22 am
    But wouldn`t it be like a flat tire if some of those cores got broken?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Well, they passed one test. Now, let`s see how they do in the rest:

    1. High speed
    2. Cornering
    3. Rolling resistance
    4. Tread wear
    5. Noise level
    6. Riding comfort
    7. Impact resistance
    8. Cost
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    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Two issues that I see, highway speeds and longevity.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Michelin has been experimenting with these `Tweels` for years now.

    Factors have been holding them back, they have a louder road noise, get worse gas mileage, and have rougher handling.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6662 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    I can see how off-road and maybe military use could be plausible, but they have a long way to go before I ride them to work. But good luck, the idea is sound. I look forward to developments.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    How stuff works has a good article on them.
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    10Bears Male 30-39
    442 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    I don`t really want to write OLD AS THE FREAKIN INTERNET ITSELF so I won`t. But it is.
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    dmoltrup Male 30-39
    162 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    High-speed chases would no longer end with stop sticks!
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    I can deal with a flat tire and the 15 bucks hector charges for the plug.

    What I can`t deal with is the what this thing will cost. If it lasted forever without the treading going down... SOLD, otherwise, don`t be lazy I mean how often do you get a flat tire?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    These are good for this application, but try going any amount of speed and trying to turn.

    Snap snap flip.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    Surely just filling a regular tire with a lightweight solid foam would make sure it never went flat (and by never, I mean never in the same way as these).
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    Surely just filling a regular tire with a lightweight solid foam would make sure it never went flat
    The problem with foam-filled tires is that they build up too much heat from constant, repeated deformation of the foam.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    they were testing that 5 years ago
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    October 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    What about when they fill up with gravel and mud, they would just break apart.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 3:34 am
    OMG why has no-one come up with this before?
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    October 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    saw a video of this five years ago on a military humvee. i highly doubt this will become street legal being how solid rubber tires are illegal because spike strips do not work on them.

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