No More Flat Tires: Gecko Cellular Rubber Punctureless Tires

Gecko tires 1By Richard Peace

Solid and cellular tyres are one of those bicycle design ideas that potentially hold huge practical advantages; no punctures and none of the extra time and delay that entails and the need to carry round a spare tube, tools and pump with you.

But product launches of solid tyres over the years have come and gone and reviews of them in the cycling press have been almost universally deeply critical.

Attempts were lambasted as extremely harsh to ride and at worst dangerous, with the danger of tyres coming off the rim or skidding on the road surface. At best they were hard to ride with huge rolling resistance and a jarring, uncomfortable ride.

In 2015 South Korean company Tannus launched their ‘solid’ tyre, actually made of foamed polymer which was the first bicycle non-pneumatic tyre to be generally well-received, though [Read more…]

Tired of Bike Flat Tires? This is for You!

Flat tires are a bummer, but they are avoidable!

Getting a flat tire on your way to work or when you are out enjoying a carefree e-bike ride is no fun.  It can even be stressful if it will make you late for work!

There are ways to reduce the stress of a flat tire and put the fun back into riding though.  Below are some tips for you that will seriously reduce or completely eliminate bike flat tires.

Avoiding road debris is easier said than done but one habit to get into is [Read more…]