Style and Design 2017: 41 Items That Are Changing the Way We Live

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Bridgestone Air-Free Tire

Bridgestone Air-Free Tire

The world's largest manufacturer of tires wants to reinvent the wheel — and it's making headway. After introducing the Air-Free idea for cars a few years back, Bridgestone recently announced that it's ready to move beyond the concept phase, and the company is starting with a bicycle tire that will be ready for market in 2019. Instead of air, the tire will use shock-absorbing ribbons of recyclable thermoplastic resin. That means that you'll be able to ride for years without ever suffering a flat or riding low on air. []

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