Aside from a brutal bail or collision, nothing kills a bike ride more than a flat tire.
Thanks to a Utah-based company, flat tires on long bike rides or your daily commute could be a thing of the past.
Currently in its Kickstarter phase, Nexo solves the common problems of existing flat-free tires, which aren’t widely used due to poor stiffness and shock absorption compared to conventional ones.
Nexo’s airless bike tires are made from polymer blends that offer an optimal balance of cushion, durability and resilience.
Basically, because they’re not filled with air, there’s no way they can get flat.
The products are also made from a single material, allowing for simple recycling. This is a pretty big deal considering that 10,000,000 tons of bike tires and tubes are discarded every year.
Furthermore, the manufacturing process of traditional rubber tires requires eight to nine steps, where as these require only one process and take only 30 minutes to produce.
The product comes in two different forms – tires to be mounted on existing wheels or entirely new wheel sets, offering lifespans of up to 3,100 miles or up to 5,000 miles, respectively.
In addition to its durability, the tire offers a design that produces a reduction in weight to allow for optimal performance.
Sounds like an all-around win to us. As for the dangerous city drivers, we can’t help you there.