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Old 05-24-2007, 06:03 PM
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anyone see the reviews for the see-through tires from michelin? Here are some pics.









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Can't leave well enough alone, they have to redesign everything. Ugly and thats all i have to say.
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wtf that's weird
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:13 PM
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Throw em on the clear rims. lol.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:18 PM
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they are called tweel, they are supposed to last much longer and give you better ride. Never go flat either.

Benefits of Tweel™:
The heart of Tweel innovation is its deceptively simple looking hub and spoke design that replaces the need for air pressure while delivering performance previously only available from pneumatic tires. The flexible spokes are fused with a flexible wheel that deforms to absorb shock and rebound with unimaginable ease. Without the air needed by conventional tires, Tweel still delivers pneumatic-like performance in weight-carrying capacity, ride comfort, and the ability to "envelope" road hazards.

Michelin has also found that it can tune Tweel performances independently of each other, which is a significant change from conventional tires. This means that vertical stiffness (which primarily affects ride comfort) and lateral stiffness (which affects handling and cornering) can both be optimized, pushing the performance envelope in these applications and enabling new performances not possible for current inflated tires. The Tweel prototype, demonstrated on the Audi A4, is within five percent of the rolling resistance and mass levels of current pneumatic tires. That translates to within one percent of the fuel economy of the OE fitment. Additionally, Michelin has increased the lateral stiffness by a factor of five, making the prototype unusually responsive in its handling.

http://www.michelinman.com/differenc...01102005a.html
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Wont become production
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:19 PM
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Wont become production
have you seen the video of em in action?

cheaper to make easier to replace less waste.. longer life... the list goes on
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Id try a set, have a nice soft set for the track with some soft *** rubber and that would be slick!
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they even have them for street bikes...there was an article in a streetbike mag....
thouht it was badass...
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