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  • These tyres? Why yes, yes they are.
  • CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    MET(A)L!

    https://www.bikeradar.com/news/smart-tire-company-metl/

    Just imagine the first encounter with a dog egg…

    cynic-al
    Full Member

    I wonder what you’ll say when the tanwall version is released 😉

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    😀

    devash
    Free Member

    No good for MTB. How do you adjust the pressure for different rider weights / terrain / rider preference if the ride feel is fixed by the molecular arrangements of the material?

    FB-ATB
    Full Member

    designed for road, gravel, mountain and ebike applications,

    So all bikes then?

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    Just need to fit a pair to one of these…

    Sandwich
    Full Member

    That bike would be kilos heavier after a ride on some of my local trails. That’s perfect for collecting and holding the clay!

    nickjb
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    martymac
    Full Member

    They’ve released it a bit early, it’s not april yet.

    maccruiskeen
    Full Member

    According to STC, a prototype version of the tyre that was built to simulate a standard pneumatic tyre inflated to 100psi has been ridden by the test team and the difference between the Metl tyre and a pneumatic tyre was “not noticeable”.

    ‘Not noticeable’ – not just your normal marginal gains, these are really marginal gains.

    Klunk
    Free Member

    ti you say…..

    tthew
    Full Member

    How many times have we seen different versions of radical solid/puncture proof/alternative material tyres over the last 20 years or so? If any of them were any better, cost and performance wise than the standard pneumatic tyre, we’d all be on them by now. Load of shite.

    nealglover
    Free Member

    Load of shite…

    … stuck in the mesh.

    igm
    Full Member

    The great thing about air suspension as opposed to coil is that it’s easy to adjust for different weights and riding styles.

    I suppose if your bikepacking you fit the heavy tyres and if it’s a quick blast on the same bike you fit the light tyres.

    Or not.

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