Tannus to launch foam insert at Taipei Cycle Show

Tannus will unveil a foam insert for tube setups at the Taipei Cycle Show at the end of October.

Developed with Tannus’ Aither technology, the Armour is aimed at using a tube setup as opposed to tubeless.

Youngki Lee, CEO and head of research and development at Tannus, said: “We have the ability to change the properties of the Aither for different uses.

“In comparison to the Aither in our airless tyres, for example, the Amour is a lighter, more springy and shock absorbing, foam compound.”

The brand said it gives the rider better flat protection and the ability to ride at a lower psi without getting a pinch flat.

Designed to be used in conjunction with a clincher tyre and inner-tube combo, it sits between the inner-tube and tyre.

At its thickest point, the top of the Armour is around 15mm, which combined with a tyre provides in excess of 20mm of puncture protection.

The walls are around 2mm thick and encase the inner tube, providing additional lateral protection from punctures to the sidewall as well as pinch flats.

The Armour installation is as easy to set up as a standard tyre /tube combo and requires no special tools or added maintenance.

Due to come onto the market in Spring 2019, the Armour weighs between 250g for the 700 x 35-40C and 290g for the 29 inch, with the 27.5-inch weighing 270g.

Tannus is distributed by Moore Large in the UK.

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