SoftWheel Fluent Wheel

Typically, a wheel’s rim or spokes are more concerned with holding things together than making the ride comfortable for the rider – that’s what the air-filled rubber’s for. But not SoftWheel’s Fluent Wheel. Originally conceived for wheelchairs but adapted to the bicycle, Fluent Wheel is also pneumatic, but smooths cyclists’ ride without loss of energy or efficiency like classical in-frame bike suspensions: on flat surfaces, Fluent rolls rigid, coming to life on bumps, cracks, and potholes to dissipate impact. Best of all, it requires no particular provisions, making it compatible with any frame that’ll have its width.

Release date undetermined. Learn more about Fluent & Acrobat (its wheelchair-focused brother) at SoftWheel – $TBA [via]