Near future hosted many bike solutions. Retyre was not born yesterday, and not even last year. Only today, however, can it say that it has overcome the “youth” problems by proposing itself to a wider market. What is it about?
Retyre is a project that I find really well thought out. This is a bike tire system that allows users to add a new tread pattern to their bicycle wheels in seconds. A versatile way to go on terrains of all conditions.
How Retyre works, the bicycle tire system
The key to this solution is a series of rubber “covers” that can simply be mounted on top of the bike tires. The closure, like that of a trousers, uses a simple zip. Interchangeable treads can be installed or removed in seconds and remain firmly attached even at high speeds or tight turns.
Initial problems, I said earlier. Yes, there have been, and it is no coincidence that it took two years to develop a more stable version capable of being distributed. alexander g. gjørven, reTyre's chief operating officer, he says on the official website that his development team addressed the fundamental problem. Rubber covers writhed on the bike's “original” tires, slipping the hinges and presenting a potential safety issue.
Now these covers "fit" much more snugly, and with a zipper position that is easier to locate and use.
The first modular bicycle tire system
The combination of zippered tires and zippered tread (a real second skin, not surprisingly called “Skin”) allows cyclists to change tires according to road conditions in seconds. ReTyre offers four detachable skins. Two “summer” and two “winter” off-road options can significantly increase the number of days in which cyclists enjoy their bikes (including electric ones) even in unstable temperatures and weather conditions.
What to say. Really interesting and versatile. A tread "glove" that allows more use of a bicycle can only be welcomed (e free, it's not a sponsored post!) from this blog :)
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.