“Delivered:” is a series in which we look at crowdfunded ideas that have successfully shipped to their supporters. We dive into the final product, after its long journey from concept to fulfillment.
Add this to the list of products that are making our lives easier. reTyre is the world’s first zip-on bicycle tire system that lets you instantly swap out your tire treads to match your terrain. Being able to change your tire in seconds means there are less time and equipment needed along the ride.
Even though we ride our bikes on the road 90% of the time, it hasn’t been realistic in the past to have road tires because when it’s time to hit some gravel or a path or any kind of terrain, it’s a nightmare. But using bulky tires on asphalt means high rolling resistance and less trip. I like that reTyre lets me just add tread when needed. This system is perfect for seasonal changes when in the morning there’s ice and snow and by the afternoon it’s almost summer again.
reTyre comes in 4 different sizes 26” 27.5” 28” and 29” and four different designs. ONE is the tire system with their integrated zippers it’s really the only tire you’ll need. The zipper is permanently attached with high strength glue-infused threat so the zipper doesn’t affect the tire performance and you don’t have to worry about the zipper breaking. The Urban Winter skin is optimized tread and rubber for winter conditions and has lightweight carbide studs to ensure a safe grip on icy roads. The All-Terrain skin is multipurpose with grip for gravel and medium rough terrain. Its high-quality rubber compound is optimal for wet friction. Trail X skin is for the adventurous that is made for mud, mountain, soft ground, and trail. It has a wide course tread pattern and is the perfect choice for MTB bikes.
reTyre has made it easier for everyone to bike more. What used to be an unrealistic and unsafe commute to work, is now reasonable and easy with reTyre. I don’t have to worry about the hassle of changing out tires when I get a new opportunity to ride a trail with friends or go out for a morning ride in the winter.
For more information on reTyre and their campaign on Kickstarter check out the links below.