Pedal Almost Forever Without The Fear Of A Flat
Bicycle tires are a weak link in the cycling world. They fail when you need them the most and can be a pain to repair. More often than not, a flat tire is the death sentence for a bicycle whose owner doesn’t have the tools or the know-how to fix the flat. If an owner brings the bike it into the shop to be repaired, the busted tire is thrown in the refuse pile joining the approximately 1.3 billion bicycle tires that are disposed of every year because they have cracks or puncture marks. Instead of contributing to this growing collection of waste inflated tires, Nexo North America has a better idea — two tire models, Ever Tires and Nexo Tires, that never get a flat.
Ever Tires is an airless tire that promises to deliver a smooth ride that rivals an inflated tire. The modified solid tire design is comprised of a polymer blend with a series of holes that have been engineered to offer exceptional control and outstanding durability. Each EverTire is expected to last for up to 5,000 miles as compared to approximately 3,000 miles for a standard high-end rubber bicycle tire. The Ever tires don’t use air which means of course that there are no leaks, so owners can ride over pins, nails, and other materials that usually would punch a hole and cause a leak in a standard rubber tire.
Because they use a single polymer blend material, Ever Tires also are simple to produce and more easily recycled than conventional rubber tires. Each Ever Tire only has to go through one manufacturing process, allowing the company to make a single tire in a mere 30 minutes. This simple production cycle is a marked improvement over conventional rubber tires that require several steps including mastication, vulcanization and the addition of chemicals like sulfur at high heat (280°F) to make the tire material durable.