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Hankook has revealed a new airless tire design called i-Flex which makes its debut this week in concept form at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The i-Flex tire constitutes both the tire and wheel and is similar to previous concepts from Bridgestone as well as America

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No way! How's one supposed to show off his chrome spoked spit-shiny rims if the whole tire is now some goofy looking rubber of some pansy color?

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Its the future

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Cool concept, but they need to do something to make it visually appealing.

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It does have that futurist look going on, for sure. Sounds like a great thing.

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Show me this in a racing application and I will buy into it. I want to see hard braking, accelerating, and cornering.

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No way! How's one supposed to show off his chrome spoked spit-shiny rims if the whole tire is now some goofy looking rubber of some pansy color?

 

Mount a couple of GTX Titans on the side of your vehicle and have the fans run.

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Army has had this for many many years and I was under the impression some large tyre company bought out one of the patents so they couldn't be made? Good to see they're finally (hopefully) getting released though.

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Its the future

Cool concept, but they need to do something to make it visually appealing.

 

It's the Windows 8 of tires :D

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The Michelin man isn't happy!

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The tyre from the video is 100% better looking, I can see these catching on quickly as long as it doesn't cost a small fortune.

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Doesn't puncture -- but how long till it wears out ... ?

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this is old tech... i am glad it is advancing "Tweels" have been around for years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqRJ9GfIJtI

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Cool concept, but they need to do something to make it visually appealing.

 

Hubcaps, they are revolutionary...

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Doesn't puncture -- but how long till it wears out ... ?

That, and how much will they cost? Unless both factors are comparable to current tyres I don't see these catching on.

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Doesn't puncture -- but how long till it wears out ... ?

 

It seems to me that it would have to puncture as it wore out. If it doesn't, I guess it doesn't wear out.

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