Designer: Sam Pearce and Jelly Products
Category: Transport

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A wheel that's its own shock-absorber

Loopwheels are wheels with integral suspension, designed for bicycles and wheelchairs. A spring system with three loops made from a carbon composite material replace conventional spokes, providing shock absorption and up to 70mm suspension travel. The carbon composite springs allow the hub to float within the rigid rim of the wheel, constantly adjusting to the terrain, but are stiff enough to be driven like a normal wheel, making it easier to mount or descend a kerb and go over bumps and potholes.