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Old 09-26-08, 07:26 PM
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"airless" tires

anyone have any input on airless/solid tires such as these?:
https://www.nu-teck.com/product.html
Thinking of throwing a set on my beater/commuter bike. I wonder how well they would hold up if I needed to skid?
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Old 09-26-08, 07:32 PM
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Old 09-26-08, 07:36 PM
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Ive never really heard anything good but if they work I would be interested. It just seems easy...almost too easy.
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Ah he is a professional cyclist guys...a professional cyclist.
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Airless tires, vaporizing ... geez what's next tonight!
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I loved the video where he tried to play off the potatoe as a liver transplant during his "im go crazy" phase. It looks like he deleted it though.
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seems like airless tires would be heavy, no?
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Originally Posted by solbrothers View Post
seems like airless tires would be heavy, no?
"Micro-Cellular tires are typically lighter than the conventional rubber tires and tube."
thats what their site says, no weight measure of them though, so can't tell what they define as "conventional rubber"
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who's gonna try them?
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I have to call bull on the lighter than regular tires claim. There is now way a solid tire like that can be lighter than a good road tire.
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going with bull****. That tire looks like plastic.
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I want to see the weight of them.
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they've been selling airless tires at walmart for years
they're only sold at walmart for a reason
I love how opinionated cyclist needs eight and a half minutes of shaking poorly recorded footage mostly of his neck for what could be better explained with one paragraph of text and a single picture.
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Old 09-26-08, 09:29 PM
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I use these, and have no complaints. Going strong so far.
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i cant believe i watched that video. talks SO MUCH. doesnt need 2 videos for this.


edit: THREE videos

edit 2: FIVE
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it does seem too good to be true, but technology advances everyday, so I'm trying to decide if I want to take a chance. on airfreetires.com they have the legacy daytona "high performance" tire in 700x20 listed at 370g, which dosent seem too terrible when compared to a traditional tire and tube(+air) of the same size. I'm thinking of trying it, since thay have two tires plus install tool for about $70, along with a 30 day unconditional warranty. But on the other hand, theres got to be a reason everyone isnt using these things.

That guy in the videos talked WAY too much, and dosen't seem to be able to edit to save his life.

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dosent appear they have any for 700c.
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guy in video = tool
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
I want to see the weight of them.
https://www.nu-teck.com/product_3.html
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"I am the greatest cyclist, not the greatest golfer..." what a ******.

I can think of a word other that elite to describe him... What a *******
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My serfas seca comps are all of 175 grams per tire so, one of the 700x20 airless tires weigh more than the seca comps on the front and back of my bike. The 700x20 Airless tires are pigs.
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This video cracks me up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1c8b...eature=related
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I had to skip through to the test ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_69o...eature=related

WTF?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvkzR...eature=related
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I had to skip through to the test ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_69o...eature=related
lulz at his 50psi
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