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Old 06-10-2019, 12:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
We don't if the airless tires will have any specific advantages, but it is interesting to have this come up.
At least earlier in development they were touting reduced rolling resistance and increased lateral stiffness.

I wonder if you brake hard, if there's a weird snap-back from all those ribs allowing the wheel to twist an inch or two?

https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/37202
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1.2.2
Rolling Resistance
The main environmental advantage to the Tweel™ is its very low rolling resistance, or the constant force required to roll a wheel at a constant speed under a certain vertical load
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