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An Ingenious Shock-Absorbing Wheel for Bikes and Wheelchairs

An Ingenious Shock Absorbing Wheel for Bikes and Wheelchairs Design WIRED

The goal is to make the wheel’s hub essentially float in mid-air while suspending the chair’s mass. Practically this means riders can traverse stairs and curbs nearly as easily as gliding down a ramp by allowing the wheels to bear the brunt of the forces. “Once you’ve eliminated sagging and bobbing you can work miracles,” says Barel.


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Makes me want all wheels to work this way.

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