Say goodbye to flat bike tires, and hello to the Tannus Tire. Rather than a standard inter tube, these tires have a solid design that stands up to nails, glass, and any other obstructions. It uses patented Aither material that encases 10 micrometer air bubbles in a robust mesh of protective walling. Similar to a honeycomb, you can stick a pin into the air bubbles, and a handful of bubbles get burst, but the damage doesn’t spread. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
“In terms of the ride itself, Tannus’s tyre feels a little bumpier than a pneumatic tyre, which is because they contain less air to cushion blows from the road. However – and here’s the clincher – if someone didn’t tell you that you were effectively cycling on solid rubber, you probably wouldn’t guess. And as the tires are just as light as a normal rubber tire plus its inner tube, your bike feels no heavier with its new set of shoes,” according to the Telegraph.