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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

They're A Tire. They're A Wheel. They're A 'Tweel'

Someone sent me an email showing this new tire that Michelin allegedly developed called the 'Tweel Airless Tire.' I thought it was kind of interesting so looked it up to see what else I could find out about it.

Here are a couple interesting points about Tweel:

- It doesn't require a wheel, because it's a combination of a tire and a wheel (hence the name).

- The 'spokes' absorb road impacts the same way air pressure does in pneumatic tires.

- Michelin says they won't be releasing the Tweel to the general public anytime soon, so you can put away your money.

If you're still curious about it though, here's an article on the Tweel, from the 'How Things Work' website.

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