Goodbye Spokes, Hello Plastic!

Japan Week continues at WT with a look at the “Airless” tire being developed by Bridgestone and reported by DesignBoom

Could these be better than your classic spoked tire?  While I like the fun look, traditional bike wheels are pretty excellent, durable and cheap.

I’d love to get my hands one one of these, while I text with the other hand.

Airless Bike Tire

Look Ma, no air!

Bridgstone also seems to think this is a good idea for cars too!

Airless Car Tire

This would look great on my Hummer!