Hutchinson Sets Next Step in Developing Airless Tyres

The tyres of bicycles in urban rental systems such as the Vlib in Paris are often vandalized or damaged. Maintaining pressure and repairing tyres eats up a lot of fleet managers time. The very high cost threatens the urban rental projects. To address these issues, durability and simplicity are crucial. Hutchinson has teamed up with the French R&D firm Biron Engineering, tackling the problem by developing a bicycle tyre requiring no air pressure.