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Tweel Airless Tires Are Making Flats a Thing of the Past

France-based Michelin & Cie recently announced the opening of a plant in Piedmont, S.C., to produce its Michelin X “Tweel” airless radial tire. The Tweel is actually a single tire and wheel unit, in which flexible polyurethane spokes support an outer rim—eliminating the need for compressed air, which makes tires vulnerable to flats.

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