Non-pneumatic tyre for friction drive

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by mifletz, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    Does a 2"-wide 26" non-pneumatic bicycle tyre/tweel suitable for friction drive exist yet?
     

  2. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    I did quite a bit of research on solid tires before I got into MAB's, in general they are a bad idea, working best at slow speeds and smooth roads, falling off the rim in fast turns.
    The problem is the pneumatic tire distributes bumps and such throughout the rim (mostly on the top and bottom), a solid tire cushions the bump but the rim takes it all in one place.Now put our FD's on top of that, we take away some of the shock distribution by placing constant pressure on top, with a solid tire the chances of an eggo within 10 miles is very likely.If you want killer tires go Schwalbe.
     
  3. Richard H.

    Richard H. Member

    John Dunlop solved that problem 125 years ago.
     
  4. mifletz

    mifletz Member

  5. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    How cool is that!If "Road Warrior" days ever come that's what you want, for a bike I think not, you'd need at least a 72/75CC just overcome the extra drag, but truly puncture proof.
     
  6. mifletz

    mifletz Member

    Is there such a thing as a 26" totally puncture-proof tyre suitable for friction drive?
     
  7. grinningremlin

    grinningremlin Active Member

    I'm going to say "no" , but if you're dead set try "airfreetires.com".Schwalbe Marathon have a very good built in puncture resistance, supposedly can take a thumb tack full in and it won't hit the tube, I run a Marathon with tire liner and heavy tube.
    Read this guys test with solid tires: http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-1466.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
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