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Heist December 8, 2011 08:01 AM

The Energy Return Wheel
 

Boyo December 8, 2011 08:27 AM

that's awesome.

spud December 8, 2011 09:03 AM

whats the cliff notes w/out watching the video?

Scot December 8, 2011 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spud (Post 1193233)
whats the cliff notes w/out watching the video?


That with those wheels, you'll still need stickers to get on base.

Heist December 8, 2011 09:53 AM

:laf:

spud December 8, 2011 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scot (Post 1193236)
That with those wheels, you'll still need stickers to get on base.




nootherids December 8, 2011 03:00 PM

Until the display it's lateral performance this wheel is useless. Plus the cost of manufacture will be so ridiculously high that it'll never see the light of day. Unless every single manufacturer decides to use these as stock tires they will have to be put together by hand.

The Bogert December 8, 2011 03:09 PM

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA :lol: Good luck driving those on any normal road in the united states. He talks about all the accidents from tires, well I don't think those mechanical debacles will make the road any safer. I think simplistic is maybe a better technology.

The Evil Twin December 8, 2011 04:34 PM

Hmmmm...... they look heavy as hell.

drz1050 December 8, 2011 07:53 PM

saw a design very similar to this years ago... except it was stiff rubber ribs holding the tire away from the rim..

here it is:

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...ess-tire-2.jpg

nootherids December 9, 2011 07:54 AM

I still say, having zero lateral flexibility would likely cause traction problems. So no flat tires again but tons more sliding and flipping. But I'm no engineer so I'm just blindly assuming.

spud December 9, 2011 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drz1050 (Post 1193635)
saw a design very similar to this years ago... except it was stiff rubber ribs holding the tire away from the rim..

here it is:

http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/...ess-tire-2.jpg

another company has improved upon that idea.

I forgot the name though...

Heist December 9, 2011 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spud (Post 1193827)
another company has improved upon that idea.

I forgot the name though...

Bridgestone.
They unveiled a similar concept.

cf3232 December 9, 2011 10:00 AM

Isn't the picture above a Michelin concept non-pneumatic tire?

Zoot December 9, 2011 10:08 AM

?
 
Ha test car is SL 55 AMG, Nice!


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