Puncture-hating cyclists rejoice! Bridgestone has announced its intention to develop a no-air tyre which *could* be ready to ride by 2019.
Using the company’s own ‘Air Free Concept’, which was originally developed to be used primarily on motor cars, the tyre is made using a unique pattern of resin-based spokes stretching along the inner sides of the tyres.
Not only do these tyres eliminate the risk of punctures, they’re less wasteful that traditional designs – with their thermoplastic resin construction able to be recycled back into new tyres.
We have a few questions…
Is it being designed for mountain bikes too [here’s our mock-up of what could be the future for MTB!]?