Is This The Future Of Bicycle Tyres?

Will Strickson 16 Mar 2021 Invented for use on the Moon and Mars, the SMART Tire Company's airless alloy tyres move like rubber but they don't go flat Just when the industry is committing to tubeless tyres and riders are splashing the cash on sealant etc, there's a UFO come to spoil the party. The SMART Tyre Company's Metl bike tyres are made from Shape Memory Alloy Radial Technology (SMART) and they're completely airless. Originally developed by NASA for missions on the Moon and Mars, these tyres are made from a lightweight, super-elastic material called NiTinol+ that SMART says makes them 'elastic like rubber yet strong like titanium'. SMART claims that with Metl tyres, you'd only need one set for your bike's entire lifespan. The company, founded by Survivor winner Earl Cole and blockchain engineer Brian Yennie, promises 'no leaks, tears, punctures or messy sealants'. Dr Santo Padula, one of ...

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