Following on from the previous unveiling of their air free tyre, Bridgestone has today announced that together with the Bridgestone Cycle Co. they have developed a new next-generation bicycle tyre which requires no inflation.
Bridgestone is hoping to make the new air free bicycle tyre available to consumers during 2019 and has this month explained a little more about the development of this next-generation tyre and its design.
The “Air Free Concept” is a technology that eliminates the need for tires to be inflated with air to support the weight, using a unique structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires. In addition, the resins that are used in the spokes and rubbers help realize more efficient use of resources.
Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Cycle adapted the “Air Free Concept” to develop bicycle tires without punctures. The high flexibility for design granted by resin has also enabled proposals of next-generation bicycles which have never been seen before.
The Bridgestone Group aims to propose new ways of cycling utilizing the “Air Free Concept” while also adapting this technology to be used in various other types of tires. The Bridgestone Group is committed to continuously working toward a sustainable with the universal and eco-friendly mobility for supporting people’s lives.