Loopwheels: Bicycle Wheels With Built-In Suspensions

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Mon, May 6th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating project for the Loopwheels, bicycle wheels with a unique built-in suspension system that allow for a smoother ride in urban settings. Check out their KickStarter page.

Loopwheels are a brand-new 'pat pending' 20" bicycle wheel with integral suspension. A spring system between the hub and the rim of the wheel provides suspension, cushioning the rider from bumps and potholes in the road.

Loopwheels have a conventional hub with a hub brake and hub gears. But the spokes are replaced by a spring system. This gives an amazingly smooth, comfortable ride compared with a conventional spoked wheel.

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