Incredible new tire

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+4 1. binksy commented 12 years ago

0:28 - he shows how exciting this is doesn't he...

On a serious note, its a good idea but designed for low speed...c'mon :( no one wants that...
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+4 2. smodd commented 12 years ago

Wow but high and better traction can produce more consume of gas...
Anyway great i love comfortable cars and this thing can improve that, also rally cars can get more high speed control cuz shock absortion is improved ...
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0 3. waquin commented 12 years ago

They are pretty cool, I read somewhere that they wont got into mainstream production yet because the air rushing past the spokes and the vibrations are too noisy.
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+15 4. dogfish commented 12 years ago

won't this be deformed if the car wont be used for a month? i mean the same part will take the pressure.
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+2 5. MakeTnotWar commented 12 years ago

#1 Both you and maybe Michelin as well seem to be limited in thinking about the possibilities. I want some for my BIKE right now. Never a flat tire again ever.
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0 6. PrisonJam commented 12 years ago

I recall having sort of the same kind of tiredesign on my matchboxcars ...after I had chewed on them for a while!
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0 7. CrackrJak commented 12 years ago

Michelin shelved any plans to make these for cars for several reasons. Tread life was shorter, Turning harder, Ride was harder, and they made a lot of noise.

Some have criticized how Michelin designed it's "Tweel" as the main problem and are continuing to promote a better design.
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+1 8. PaterSin commented 12 years ago

question is why keep them open like that? if they would just close that like a normal tire they wouldn't be so noisy
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0 9. Highmeadow commented 12 years ago

Cool, but do they come in white wall? Oh, wait...
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0 10. gazisere commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) i was thinking about stuff getting stuck in them too, but then I though about dirt roads and rocks being thrown out of them at higher speeds than regular tires. these would need to be closed in or they would be far too dangerous. And they showed them being used on quads, most quad users go through mud and water, i could see these being crap compared to regular quad tires.
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-1 11. possum commented 12 years ago

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0 12. Snarf7458 commented 12 years ago

#4 is spot on, will the tweels you just spent a lot of money on deform from the weight of the vehicle as it stands still for any length of time, after all it looks like it utilises the same material for what could be spokes as the surface that makes contact with the ground.
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-1 13. montypython commented 12 years ago

just imagine how much stuff you could smuggle across the border in those . . . :S
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+2 14. Syrup commented 12 years ago

boo. you can't drift with tweels.
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-2 15. ImmortalKnight commented 12 years ago

they must have done NOTHING in the last 10 years... i have the exact same design photographed from 1999... :|
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-2 16. Voutelamberopipi commented 12 years ago

so, will they change the logo? i mean... doesn't look like a tweel-man to me
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0 17. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 12 years ago

It also isn't gonna work on 2 wheeled vehicles at least not in its current form.
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+1 18. danbopes commented 12 years ago

So long spike strips.