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Old 02-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Airless Tires

Anyone want to try these on the track?

Michelin's Revolutionary Airless Tires - YouTube
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Talk about reducing unsprung weight. Sign me up for a test set. They do, to me, loose a bit of cool factor from an appearance perspective.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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i saw an interview with the CEO last year and he mentioned they were working on "covering" the wheel so that it would be indistinguishable from a normal tire. the hollow ones were r&d and promotional ones.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:50 AM   #4
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Great concept, but it looks like high speed applications are pretty far in the future, if possible at all.
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Seen those, spoke to a rep about them, the thing is: "they don't turn" and will never. Big fail for comon vehicles however 'potential' for military and construction use only
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Great concept, but it looks like high speed applications are pretty far in the future, if possible at all.
Looks like they are to hit the market this year...
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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Looks like it might still be ahead of its time (or just still not fully developed - not sure which).
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They'd make a nice hemorrhoid ring .
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