Cyclotron: Spoke-Free Bike Wheels Roll Along on Airless Tires

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The Cyclotron features a pair of spokeless wheels and air-free tires made from solid polymer, and in the spirit of TRON: it also features automatic lighting that lends it a sleek futuristic look. Its creators boast that it is the first no-spoke bike to be commercially available.

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Space in the wheels is freed up, which makes for an unusual add-on feature: the ability to put storage containers in the center of the resulting void, expanding carrying capabilities.

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An app alerts users when the battery is getting low, cuing riders (via an app) to plug the seat post charger into the wall.

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More from the makers: “materials and production methods have rapidly evolved within the last decade. The ‘cyclotron bike’ is made of space grade carbon fiber composite, which makes it rigid, stiff & ultra lightweight at the same time.”

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“The stiffest, most lightweight and durable construction could be achieved with a ‘carbon fiber sandwich’ — two layers of carbon fiber are combined with an ultra lightweight core structure. this way fewer layers of carbon fiber and less resin are used, without impairing stability. “

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