Bridgestone Airless Bike Tires

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By: Aafreen Ali

The tire company Bridgestone is currently developing airless bike tires. The tires use thermoplastic resin spokes instead of air tubes. These resin spokes can continually alter their shape as the bike moves, allowing them to sufficiently support the weight of the rider. They also absorb shock better than air tubes and requires less maintenance. On top of all these features, these tires eliminate the risk of getting Image result for airless bike tiresa flat and being stranded on the side of the road. They can be installed on any bike. This is a great new invention that gets rid of the problems of high-maintenance bike tires and the risk of getting a flat tire. These tires will be released in 2019.

This relates to engineering because a new invention solves a common problem. The engineers who created this followed the engineering process to find a problem, develop a prototype solution to it, and test it to make sure it worked.

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Watch a video on airless tires here.