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    Michelin flexible Rim

    Michelin and Maxion Wheels Have created a rim that’s designed to flex on impact with pot holes.

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    Re: Michelin flexible Rim

    That press release is from February yet there doesn't appear to be any info at their site. Maybe it's buried, or they flexed out of the market already?
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    Re: Michelin flexible Rim

    Theres more info in an older news release on the site. Michelin and Maxion Wheels Receive 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award for Cooperation
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    Re: Michelin flexible Rim

    Wonder how heavy they are?

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    Re: Michelin flexible Rim

    Do we really want to add another variable to handling performance. Seems like a good way to screw-up a finely tuned suspension.
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    Re: Michelin flexible Rim

    Anything designed to add flex to the wheel... is going to add flex to the wheel and is likely to negatively impact performance. Looks like it's adding weight, too. This might be practical for super-low profile tires for street driving, but I don't see it being used in high performance applications.

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