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Michelin Puncture Proof Airless Tire

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:08 AM

Think something like this could ever be realistic for motorcycles?


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:27 AM

This has been a concept for along time. I think it has been commercially available for things like fork lifts. But has it make it to commuter vehicles?

As far as motorcycles to, I can't imagine it would be easy to use the little crinkle-cut suspension arm design in a 3-D MC tire. Car tires are more 2-dimensional, so once you introduce a curved tire profiles and lean angle, how do you design for that?

I was actually just thinking about these tires a month or so ago. I haven't researched them much, but I'm curious what all the barriers are to make these commercially viable for commuter cards. They would be great candidates for retreading once they're worn out.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:19 AM

View PostPOE, on 18 June 2019 - 09:27 AM, said:

I haven't researched them much, but I'm curious what all the barriers are to make these commercially viable for commuter cards. They would be great candidates for retreading once they're worn out.

Snow.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:12 AM

View PostChamp, on 18 June 2019 - 10:19 AM, said:

Snow.


In what regard? Getting snow in the spokes and getting off balance? I assume they could easily make sidewalls to keep out debris.

One thing I thought of early but didn't mention was consistent cushion from the tire ribs. In cold weather I would imagine they could get pretty stiff. And I assume those ribs heat up with use like a normal sidewall would.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:59 AM

Retreads for everyone could be a thing of the future.
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