norwegian company ‘retyre’ has found an easier way to change the bike tire, to account for shifting weather and winter conditions. following two years of studious development and testing, they have launched a smart way to quickly revive the tread on your bike involving a set of rubber ‘skins’ that can be zippered on over top of your tires. the interchangeable treads can be installed or removed within seconds, and sit firmly attached even at high speeds or sharp cornering.

retyre is a bicycle tire system letting you zip new treads on in seconds

images courtesy of retyre

 

 

the retyre one system requires 2 basic parts to function, a full base tire with integrated sidewall zippers that mounts on to a standard rim, and at least one retyre skin. using a zipper and slider mechanism, retyre lets you instantly swap out your tire treads to match your terrain in less than 60 seconds, giving any bicycle the versatility to work in different conditions.

retyre is a bicycle tire system letting you zip new treads on in seconds

 

 

made from 90% natural rubber, there are ​a total of three skins featuring a different type of tread. they include an all-terrain model, a carbide-studded model for winter riding, and one with a wide tread pattern for rough terrain like riding in the woods or for those downhill enthusiasts. there are plans for skins with embedded LEDs and electronics that communicate with the rider’s smartphone. designers at retyre also mention developing future models made from special materials such as coconut fibers and 100-percent recyclable rubber.

retyre is a bicycle tire system letting you zip new treads on in seconds

 

 

the tire and skins are available available in 26″, 27.5″, 28″, and 29″ versions with the option of different colours to match the body of the bike. the base retyre one starts from $36 for the wire bead version, and $70 for the lighter folding base tire. skins vary in price depending on what options you need, but the current all-terrain skin sells for $55, and the studded urban winter skin for $70. the system is available in select european, with a roll-out to the rest of europe and north america planned for next year. a kickstarter campaign is also live for those interested in keeping up to date with the project.

retyre is a bicycle tire system letting you zip new treads on in seconds

retyre is a bicycle tire system letting you zip new treads on in seconds

retyre is a bicycle tire system letting you zip new treads on in seconds

  • Notice how none of the bikes they show in the video have a suspension fork? I dont think these “tires” are as versatile as they are letting on.

    Brandon says:
  • I applaud you for your wonderful ideas.
    I pray for your prosperity.

    KimMiKyung LOCO says:
  • Excellent concept – pretty narrow market – ‘still good.

    Jim

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