Pictures: Non-puncture tyres take a hammering — and a nail or two

Krzysztof Wierzbicki, of Velove Poland, checks a bike after a demonstration of Tannus' non-puncture polymer tyre over glass.

Krzysztof Wierzbicki, of Velove Poland, checks a bike after a demonstration of Tannus' non-puncture polymer tyre over glass. - Credit: Archant

If you’ve ever cursed the heavens while changing a flat tyre mid-way along your cycle to work, perhaps this latest tubeless tyre is for you.

The tyres can even run over nails

The tyres can even run over nails - Credit: Archant

The no-puncture tyres — by developer Tannus Tyres — boast the ability to run over nails and broken glass, and still keep you moving steadily on in time for that all important morning meeting.

Here the tyre is ridden over broken glass

Here the tyre is ridden over broken glass - Credit: Archant

The new tyre design, which does away with the inner air tube of conventional models, was put through its paces at a display outside The Lane Bar, near Brick Lane, late last month.

The tyres are available in many different colours

The tyres are available in many different colours - Credit: Archant

The tyres work by using thousands of air bubbles suspended within a network of polymer walls to gain lightness and spring.

Aldgate-based design and product development agency Brand it Guru are backing the tyres, which have been on sale in Poland for the last two years, to become popular with Tower Hamlets’s dedicated cycle commuters.


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Managing director Jazz Walia said: “We want to get Tannus Tyres onto the bikes of cyclists within our local area.”

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