Airless tires

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  1. MattiThundrrr

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    Have you seen what Bridgestone is unveiling for the 2020 Olympics? The tech isn't all that new, but using it as advertisement suggests that models for the public might actually be in the pipeline.
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    I'm concerned about rotational force on the "webbing" under acceleration and especially braking. Looks like you would need to run rim brakes. Otherwise, squeeze the lever, the hub stops spinning, and a few seconds/minutes later the rubber stops.
     
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    I'd like to hear what a card in the webbing would sound like.
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    Braaaaap! Braaaaap!
     
  5. SpikeFC

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    That bike on the photo actually looks like it uses roller brakes.
     
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    I know, roller front, ubrake rear. And I'm concerned. Remind me not to ride one this summer when I'm not at the Olympics
     
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    Well actually from the photos you can see that it has roller brakes on both wheels. That thing that looks like a U-brake is a dutch style lock.
     
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    Lol 2nd time I've been called out today. My phone is cracked like crazy, details are tricky.
     
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    That looks like an 1870s wagon wheel stuck into a bloodshot eyeball. You'll never see me riding on that, uncool looking.
     
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    Be kinds hard on dogs that like to bite at wheels!
     

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