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    Lightbulb Michelin airless tires UPTIS

    Michelin introduces an airless tyre together with GM 2024:

    2016 F3-S Triple Black SE6

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    Had just seen that. Ugly but interesting. I find more than my share of nails.
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    It's cute... But how long do they actually last?

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    Supposedly comparable mileage to a conventional tire. Probably too early to really know.
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    It's going to be tough adjusting the air pressure for different driving conditions.
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    It's tweel. has been used for agricultural tires for years, came about when michelin developed pax tires for honda/acura. never came out
    for cars, probably never will

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    Guessing that they will have sidewall if they become available. Won't be able to tell the difference from inflatables. Perhaps you can load some air then to adjust for load.

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    Default Wouldn't it be nice....

    Saw this some time ago and they will get it going no doubt. Will put a dent in the whole tire industry from manufacturing to installing and repairing hope it doesn't get squashed by industry giants....
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    Can it be changed when worn out, or do you have to buy a complete new wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondje View Post
    Guessing that they will have sidewall if they become available. Won't be able to tell the difference from inflatables. Perhaps you can load some air then to adjust for load.

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    If the " pictured tire above " had sidewalls it would act 100% different than without sidewalls …… That tire is supported solely by the flexible rubber spokes (?) ….. if it had sidewalls air pressure would come into play …..jmho …. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    If the " pictured tire above " had sidewalls it would act 100% different than without sidewalls …… That tire is supported solely by the flexible rubber spokes (?) ….. if it had sidewalls air pressure would come into play …..jmho …. Mike
    Would have to have sidewalls here. Without, it would fill in spots with snow, ice, rocks, and mud. Couldn't keep a balance. Hard enough to keep the stuff out of the rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dondje View Post
    Would have to have sidewalls here. Without, it would fill in spots with snow, ice, rocks, and mud. Couldn't keep a balance. Hard enough to keep the stuff out of the rims.

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    Yep, I didn't think it that far ….. maybe because it will never be found on any Spyders …….Mike

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