Old 09-05-02, 06:56 PM
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Originally posted by Brian Ratliff
If a pnumatic tire is compressed in one spot, the air pressure of the entire tire goes up, but not as much as the locallized air pressure in an airless tire.
The air in your tire is a shock absorber. Every bump is distributed around the whole rim, not just one spot.

I'd rather replace a tube than a rim. And the ride will be better, even given the "approximate" pressure of the airless tire.

I suggest asking around for many expert opinions before looking just to one place for advice about airless tires. Might save some bucks.

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