Nobody likes a flat tire, unless they’re the one selling you the tires. That’s why Rhino Tire figures they’re on to something hot, with their new flat tire eliminator.
Their new product works on a simple principle; they’ve developed a polymer coating for the inside of tubeless tires. They claim it ensures your tire will never go flat – the coating will plug holes up to a quarter-inch in diameter. To back up their claims, their Fundable page shows pictures and video of them purporting to drive over nails.
For now, it seems their product is aimed at the four-wheeled market, but this tech could likely be applied to motorcycles as well. Trouble is, it could get pretty pricy; it’s already going to add quite a bit of expense to car tires, but at least cagers get a lot more mileage out of their rubber. Motorcyclists might be less likely to spend a lot of dough on technology that might not even last them a full riding season.
On the other hand, the developers claim increased tire life as a benefit of their system, saying the technology disperses heat through the tire’s sidewalls, instead of the treads. They also claim better tire pressure maintenance, less road noise, a smoother ride, and better fuel mileage, so maybe this technology would catch on if offered to motorcyclists.
Interested? Check out their Fundable page, where you can send them money to ensure this technology makes it to the market place.