Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Future? Self Inflating Tires

   Got sent this form my Father in Law - a system of self inflation for inner tubes. According to their web site:

"Air enters though the valve stem and is pushed around the circumference of the wheel by the deformation of the tire against the pavement. When the tire returns to its original shape, it draws in additional air for the next pumping cycle."

   It deals with very small amounts of air, but each rotation of the tire can add up quickly. The system is equipped with a control that stops filling when a certain pressure is reached. Seems like a great idea for the enthusiast. Kind of like the auto shifting bike, it takes some of the complication out of riding so you can just get on and go.

Check out all the details at pumptire.com.

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