Time has come to replace the tires on my hybrid bike. In looking for replacements, I found a company that sells air-free tires, so I was wondering if anybody is using air free tires and what you think of them? I use my bike mostly for recreation. About 50% of my riding is on paved streets and the rest on prepared gravel rails-to-trails type surfaces.
ew. pneumatic tires are one of the greatest inventions in the history of cycling. just get some anti-flat tires and maybe throw a little stans sealant into your tubes if you are that worked about flats.
Holy thread necro. I guess to add my experiences on other industries, air free tires cause all kinds of issues. They will transfer more vibration to other parts of the devices that are using them and may cause lots of fatigue issues. Read premature frame failure, a stretch, but who knows what the frames were designed to take. I am assuming they are all designed with normal tires in mind.
So yeah, nothing worthwhile, and this is coming from someone who disagrees with some of Sheldon’s writings.
This board is the mother of thread resurrection. I think it’s kind of jarring, especially when people inevitably start responding to posts at the top like they’re new or still relevant… it’s kind of ironic too considering the search function is so broken.