[ 3 / a / adv / an / asp / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / g / gd / int / jp / k / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / o / out / p / po / sci / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / v / vg / vp / vr / w / wsg / x]

/n/ - Transportation

<< back to board
[Delete this thread]

Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)10:13 UTC+1 No.638722 Report

Are you /n/iggers going airless?

http://www.energyreturnwheel.com/Order-ERW/ERW-Wheel-Sets.aspx

gotta go faster
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)10:26 UTC+1 No.638729 Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYW5EcxCPzc

Pro tip: mute
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)11:40 UTC+1 No.638750 Report

what in the fuck
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)13:16 UTC+1 No.638778 Report

Please, I went airless before it was cool.
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)13:48 UTC+1 No.638782 Report

Oh look, it's like a tire, only you can't regulate its cushioning and rolling resistance! Also loses all properties after riding through mud/snow.
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)17:03 UTC+1 No.638835 Report

>>638722
That's a solution in search of a problem.
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)17:36 UTC+1 No.638837 Report

>>638722
>Standing to sprint drives directly off ERW's massive kinetic reservoir of negative pressure stored between wheel and hoop.

>massive kinetic reservoir
>of negative pressure
>stored between wheel and hoop
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)17:44 UTC+1 No.638840 Report

>>638782
Plus it will probably lose its tension & needs to be replaced faster than rubber tires.
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)22:30 UTC+1 No.638910 Report

they'd look neat on a fixie.
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)22:37 UTC+1 No.638912 Report

>>638729
Fuck thats gonna stick in my head a while
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)23:24 UTC+1 No.638920 Report

>Airless tires
>Belt drive
>No brakes
>Cardboard frame

Am I good to go, /n/?
>>
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)23:45 UTC+1 No.638924 Report

>>638782
They sides are open so for demonstration purposes. Production version wouldn't be open.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)00:05 UTC+1 No.638927 Report

>>638920
you're just missing spokeless and battery assist for industrial design student bingo
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)00:12 UTC+1 No.638930 Report

1500$ for a pair of tyres thats like price tag of a set of mid tier rims right there
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)02:46 UTC+1 No.638977 Report

its like technology has grown so fast they sell this kind of stuff to kids that dont know why there are some standards for bike manufacturing.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)02:46 UTC+1 No.638978 Report

>http://www.energyreturnwheel.com/Order-ERW/ERW-Wheel-Sets/HC-SLIP-STREAM-700c-Road-CARBON-wheel-set.aspx

Seems pretty reasonable. If I was a little bit better heeled I'd buy them for the hell of it.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)02:49 UTC+1 No.638981 Report

>>638930
thats the price for the whole wheelset isnt it?

fuck, i was thinking about buying some new wheels and if half of what they claim is true its worth it not to have to pack tubes and pumps anymore.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)03:07 UTC+1 No.638994 Report

>>638930
>>638981
It's a full set of wheels
>"Hand fabricated from the most advanced materials available
>Carbon fiber, single wall nano tubes, Kevlar and titanium."

From youtube:
EnergyReturnWheel1 month ago
The cost of ERW is high because of the fabrication process. Contrast our pricing with other carbon fiber bike wheels. It's like getting the ERW's for free.

>>638924
Yeah they said they will be covering the sides, not sure if they are on these models but they should

>>638978
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD-hJfwfBVM
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)03:16 UTC+1 No.638999 Report

>>638994
after I posted I noticed there's a page for "hoops" and "wheelsets". Does that mean if you buy a wheelset for 1500$ you still need to pay another 600$ for hoops or is it all included for 1500$?

I have a huge hard-on at the moment thinking about how cool it would be to leave flat repair paraphernalia at home and saving 2 minutes a day not topping off my tires before a ride. My spidey sense is tingling reading the fruitcake youtube comments the owner writes though. Something tells me its all for naught.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)04:18 UTC+1 No.639024 Report

>>638778
Yep, I had some of the urethane "airless" tires sold by Sears in the 70's. Rode terribly.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)04:40 UTC+1 No.639044 Report

>>638999
not sure maybe the hoops are replacement tires? judging by the youtube comment i posted the hoops are included.
I wouldn't fancy changing one myself though looks like it would take forever

Would be nice to see what they are really like but yeah no punctures is a big ticked box it's just not clear if there are any downsides (apart from when your tread wears out lol)
seems great but probably a bit pseudosciencey and cost too much for me!
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)04:59 UTC+1 No.639056 Report

>>638729
This is the NEXT...
BIG...
THING!
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)07:40 UTC+1 No.639105 Report

>>639044
>>638999
I spent $120 on Schwalbe Marathon Plus for both my bikes. Punctures are a thing of the past. Probably handles better than this shit, too.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)09:50 UTC+1 No.639146 Report

>>638778
>Second from the less
Is that... cork?
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)10:51 UTC+1 No.639174 Report

>>639105
see
>>639056
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)12:23 UTC+1 No.639189 Report

I wouldn't touch those things with a stick. The pseudoscience and buzzwords that the owner is spewing almost makes it feel like a scam. Not to mention the fucking price tags. They're marketing it like it's some sort of holy grail in bicycle innovation when in fact it's just some chunks of rubber mounted on a rim.
Will it rid you of having to worry about flats and having to carry tools to repair them? Probably.
Does it give you a "massive kinetic reservoir of negative pressure stored between wheel and hoop"? Obviously not.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)14:42 UTC+1 No.639214 Report

>>639146
Metal spiral
Metal springs
Cork
Cork
I have no idea what the other 3 are.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)14:51 UTC+1 No.639217 Report

>>638722

>2014
>punctures
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)15:19 UTC+1 No.639223 Report

>>639105

This. I did the same and haven't had a flat in thousands of miles. Also, you shouldn't be topping off your tires daily. That's a good way to overinflate your tires.
>>
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)15:27 UTC+1 No.639226 Report

>>639217
>not lovingly inspecting your tires and tenderly removing any glass shards that embedded themselves in them
All the content on this website comes from 4chan.org. All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster. 4chanArchive is not affiliated with 4chan.