Space-Age Bicycle Wheels Using NASA Technology

A project in Akron, OH by The SMART Tire Company

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Airless tires developed at NASA for Mars Rover Program, headed down to Earth for cycling enthusiasts around the world.
Backers: 381
Average Pledge Per Backer: $480

Funded: $182,798 of $25,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 12th (30 days)
Project By: The SMART Tire Company
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Latest News

28mm Road Bike Size Available!

October 9th - via:
Since the beginning of our Kickstarter campaign, the biggest challenge has been providing all of the tire sizes people need for their bikes. As a growing business, we are focused on quality over quantity, but have also gotten tons of great feedback... (Read More)

Sticker Sunday!

October 1st - via:
New Sticker Add-Ons, Campaign Questions Whenever we are at a bike event, the stickers are a hit. If you're a sticker junkie too, we have a new batch available for you: STC Artemis Sticker Collection (II). Grab it as an add-on now to complete your... (Read More)

Experience the Futuristic NASA-Inspired Airless Bicycle Tires

September 29th - via:
Two years ago, we were introduced to the innovative shape memory airless bicycle tires developed by the Smart Tire Company based in Ohio. And now, you can get your hands on these incredible Metl tires through their Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

STC Limited Edition Jerseys + Campaign Update

September 23rd - via:
STC Limited Edition Jersey Add-On As we approach the midpoint of our campaign, and again due to popular demand we have a new add-on available: Limited Edition Cycling Jerseys! These are same premium quality jerseys worn by our team (if you saw us at... (Read More)

New Add-ons Available 🎉

September 17th - via:
Due to the rapid success of the campaign (and based on popular requests), we already released several new add-ons. These can be added to any physical reward tier on Kickstarter.  Extra tires: buy a 2nd set of scooter or bike tires for 10% off... (Read More)

Space-Age Airless NASA-Inspired Smart Bike Tires Cruise Past Crowdfunding Goal

September 14th - via:
An Ohio-based company has seemingly perfected NASA's rover tire technology for a more terrestrial purpose—tires for road bicycles (and even e-scooters) —and now you can buy them on its fully-pledged Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Bike tires made from NASA’s bizarre shape-shifting metal are now available to buy

September 14th - via:
The Metl bicycle tire is the first consumer product we’re aware of to use nitinol, a shape-memory alloy made of nickel and titanium that can be trained with heat to remember its shape. (Read More)

1st METL Funding Goal Met! Thank You + NEW rewards.

September 13th - via:
Thank You! First Funding Goal Met. Whew, what a rush! Launching a new campaign is always a nerve-racking experience, but you, our backers, crushed it by MEETING OUR FUNDING GOAL IN THE FIRST 18 MINUTES. Wow. Needless to say we aren't stopping there,... (Read More)

SMART Tire Launches Sustainable and Indestructible "METL" Tires on Kickstarter with NASA Rover Technology

September 12th - via:
The SMART Tire Company, co-founded by Survivor: Fiji winner Earl Cole and previously appearing on Shark Tank, has announced pre-sales of their airless bicycle tires made from shape memory alloys, based on the same technology used by NASA for future rover missions. (Read More)

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