The Most Unusual Bicycle Tyres I've Ever Seen

The Most Unusual Bicycle Tyres I've Ever Seen

airless honeycomb bicycle tyre, my goodness

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  1. danandkiko on March 24, 2023 at 7:02 am

    I’m still hoping to use something like this someday. We’re in the 21st century after all. It should be possible.

  2. kjm 1955 on March 24, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Should be better if you use soapy water.

  3. Cory (stewartatstewart) on March 24, 2023 at 7:08 am

    Id imagine as they wear, they will become more pliable

  4. v.rudeboy on March 24, 2023 at 7:09 am

    Who’s Big Daddy…. kids today, eh..

  5. Shannon Butler on March 24, 2023 at 7:10 am

    Why not just use the old school blue foam inners?

  6. Simon Nomis on March 24, 2023 at 7:11 am

    tried using tie wraps on every hole to hold the tire in? that’s a bit more work πŸ™‚

  7. AnAceism on March 24, 2023 at 7:11 am

    perhaps try using a hairdryer on them to make them go on easier ?

  8. L L on March 24, 2023 at 7:12 am

    Am I right that that’s a none sprung saddle? If it is no wonder it feels crap.

  9. Sneaky Weasel on March 24, 2023 at 7:12 am

    That moment when you need solid tires for London because the city is more dangerous than Somalia.

  10. RUSL Bicycle on March 24, 2023 at 7:13 am

    The real life use case of solid rubber tires is factory bikes made for a bike used in a large warehouse or factory keeping maintenance low and there is no need for terrain or cornering etc. Every other example I’ve seen is a gimmick made by someone naive or trying to pull a scam. Not sure which these are, but not a good concept.

    Ancient boneshaker per-pneumatic tires are a fun insight into history and progress tho.

  11. Jerry Sanchez on March 24, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Phobia alert

  12. nemure on March 24, 2023 at 7:14 am

    I’ve being using 23mm tannus tyres on my road bike for a year. I’m. Not going back to air ever again, solid tyres for life!

  13. Minkie on March 24, 2023 at 7:14 am

    Heat the tires up. Hair drying. high heat, it will help you fix them to the rims, just like a pulley belt ,heating them up makes them easier to stretch and flex. when they cool down, they will shrink again locking them into the rims

  14. michael falk on March 24, 2023 at 7:15 am

    Had a tannus tire come of my backwheel on my commuterbike – not using them again. Now using schwalbe marathon plus and extra inlays… Bulletproff…

  15. MdMDmD on March 24, 2023 at 7:15 am

    I’ve seen these or similar on bike share bikes when I went to China. So I assume the main application is the cheapest, minimum bar usability that never punctures, making the bike share service as cheap as possible to run since you’ll never need to service a bike tyre until it literally disintegrates. And then just sell surplus to consumers probably at a massive mark-up.

  16. TheQuake vids on March 24, 2023 at 7:16 am

    Getting them in boiling water helps a lot, if you can find a way to!

  17. Jean Lawson on March 24, 2023 at 7:17 am

    They are like wheelchair tyres ,,,, good luck mate,,, Been there done that,,,, Ain’t it just ain’t it 😎 lay them in the Sun….. welcome

  18. RANDY S MITCHELL on March 24, 2023 at 7:17 am

    If you haven’t already checked these out: Stop-A-Flat Puncture Proof, Thorn-resistant, No-flat, Bicycle Tube (at Amazon). The manufacturer says they are approximately 65 PSI. So the ‘tubes’ are solid, not the ‘tires’.

  19. Simon Nomis on March 24, 2023 at 7:19 am

    looking at my solid bike tires… im going to pass on trying to put them on

  20. Chris Burn on March 24, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Just make them 2.5" size, that should help!

  21. Gordon Bird on March 24, 2023 at 7:24 am

    I tried them on my Wilier Triestina! How come that I colud not get air into them? I,m so F–K-D up! What is WRONG with the World!. This never happened on my 1960 Raleigh Gran-Sport!…LA5 Englandthing.

  22. Stephen Lamley on March 24, 2023 at 7:24 am

    Who’s big daddy shameful.

  23. K Z on March 24, 2023 at 7:25 am

    hard rubber tire airless is disaster for bump because it never make for comfort at all unless looking for way modifications rim with shock make it more comfortable ride
    seen few fat rubber tire airless for mountain bike have little to less comfort but not much (rip rims destory)
    if you were looking for comfort then better off with tube tire

  24. Tom Reingold on March 24, 2023 at 7:26 am

    In over a hundred years, no one has invented a reasonable alternative to the pneumatic tire. (I’m in NYC, hence my American spelling.) It’s quite arrogant for someone to think they can do it. Punctures are annoying, but the trade off is that if a pneumatic tire were puncture proof, it would be too heavy to ride. And here is what happens when you make a non-pneumatic tire.

  25. Jean Lawson on March 24, 2023 at 7:26 am

    I have gator skins on my Specialized carbon bike and they are very nice…

  26. Sunny on March 24, 2023 at 7:28 am

    I’ve seen a lot of them on rental bikes and community shared bikes, they are also used by those who ride long distances in extremely remote areas.

  27. Christopher Morin on March 24, 2023 at 7:29 am

    This type of tire is probably specifically designed for suspension bikes. When I saw you chose that solid frame bike, I winced.

  28. GMSlash on March 24, 2023 at 7:29 am

    Now this is entertainment πŸ˜‚

  29. Mr. Geek on March 24, 2023 at 7:32 am

    i put these in boil water and stick screwdrivers through the holes… piece of piss then

  30. MrJturner74 on March 24, 2023 at 7:34 am

    Why didn’t you put them on a bike with suspension?

  31. tkcom on March 24, 2023 at 7:34 am

    These are only good for daily slow short rides to grocery or transit. Also, they have some potential as theft deterrent.

  32. Isamu Kusanagi on March 24, 2023 at 7:36 am

    omg i had those tires. installed them on my ebike as i use it to commute to and from work and can’t afford the time to change a flat en route. they’re terrible!! YES they DO feel like they wanna roll out from under the wheel while cornering. But worse, that sensation happens when you’re just going straight if you’re doing speeds over 18mph. 25+mph causes the entire front of my bike to shimmy. terrifying. switched back to tubed tires, hadn’t had that issue since, no roll, no shimmy at any speed.

  33. sleethmitchell on March 24, 2023 at 7:36 am

    hilarious! seems like a few obvious shortcomings should have been ironed out before releasing these on the market. idea is good, tho’…

  34. itkad on March 24, 2023 at 7:39 am

    Smh didnt even try boiling the tire first to get it stretchier

  35. Raymond James on March 24, 2023 at 7:40 am

    please do a follow up test ride on dirt (these would be good for riding around a junkyard) also please test riding with a regular front tire, it would make sense because the rear tire wears more and also is harder to change, esp if you have internal hub gears or belt drive. thanks!

  36. Australian Opal Australian Opal on March 24, 2023 at 7:41 am

    Any reason why you didnt heat the tyre before fitting?

  37. interpolpirate on March 24, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Mobike bikes had these

  38. Pseudynom on March 24, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Could you test the Schwalbe Airless system?

  39. SlaveLaboringKid on March 24, 2023 at 7:43 am

    these tyres are sketchy as hell, the tannus had clips that would lock on the rim and you had to literally rip off the tyre to able to be take them off again

  40. Jannis McB on March 24, 2023 at 7:43 am

    Drill bigger holes

  41. Malesu on March 24, 2023 at 7:44 am

    Out of interest, did you test them in the rain / cycling through puddles?

  42. joejoejoejoejoe joe on March 24, 2023 at 7:45 am

    Imagine spending all that money to find out how hard they are to fit, then creasing your rim on the first ride because they don’t have the compliance of pneumatic tyres…
    A nice honest review of them though, as well as the red contorted faces.

  43. RUSL Bicycle on March 24, 2023 at 7:46 am

    corner it until it falls off! test the limit!

  44. LookingGlass βœ”οΈ on March 24, 2023 at 7:49 am

    The comfort circle, they do nothing.

  45. pforce9 on March 24, 2023 at 7:50 am

    The tipoff that these things would be almost impossible to install was the two; foot and a half pry bars they included.

  46. danil1311 on March 24, 2023 at 7:50 am

    i have mounted solid ruber foam tubes on 4 bikes by myself, it was a pain but not impossable

  47. Dark Meta on March 24, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Just watching you do this has caused me great emotional pain πŸ˜‚

  48. Gabriel hace cosas. on March 24, 2023 at 7:56 am

    You could try making the holes larger with a drill bit, that would make the wheel lighter and more flexible.

  49. GamerZone on March 24, 2023 at 7:56 am

    But my road bike tires are also rock hard when inflated to the right pressure. How can this be less comfortable?

  50. John Brann on March 24, 2023 at 8:01 am

    I would have liked to see you get them back off the rims.