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How long before they make road & race wheels like this, no more flat tyres.

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/business/2014/11/21/70028692/

http://www.michelintweel.com/
I wonder if performance tires will need or use a side wall. I wonder if they would be like spoke wheels and too much HP will tear the centres out?



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How long before they make road & race wheels like this, no more flat tyres.

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/business/2014/11/21/70028692/

http://www.michelintweel.com/

They've been talking about this for years!!! I can't believe it's still on the cards after all this time.
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They've been talking about this for years!!! I can't believe it's still on the cards after all this time.
It's not on the cards though. The Michelin site is the tweels for sale for use.



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It's not on the cards though. The Michelin site is the tweels for sale for use.

I mean for cars...it hasn't progressed
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I wonder if performance tires will need or use a side wall. I wonder if they would be like spoke wheels and too much HP will tear the centres out?

I think they would work all that out first, it would be easy to bond rubber to composites for lightweight wheels. Although I cant help thinking the thicker rubber would increase the rotating mass and that is no good for racing.
Roll on summer



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I mean for cars...it hasn't progressed

The commercial use could be a stage to test them in the real world without the huge risk of people dying in passenger cars. It would be interesting for Michelin to come out and say what is happening with these tyres for cars.



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The commercial use could be a stage to test them in the real world without the huge risk of people dying in passenger cars. It would be interesting for Michelin to come out and say what is happening with these tyres for cars.

I'm sure they already have it.
Roll on summer



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