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Every bicycle has some kind of spokes in the wheel and it was generally understood that they stopped at the tires. Now, to create their air-free tires, Japanese company Bridgestone has extended the spoke concept to include the tires as well. Using their patented air-free concept, something the company originally invented for car tires, Bridgestone used a thermoplastic resin to build a unique tire for the urban commuter. Besides never needing to be refilled, one of the main benefits of the tire is its energy efficiency. Because the tire doesn’t change its shape as you ride, as an air-filled tire would, it means less energy is lost in the ride, saving the rider some effort while not substantially changing the traditional biking experience. Bridgestone hopes to have the tire in widespread production by 2019, meaning any two-wheeled commuters could be riding around on these futuristic looking things inside two years.

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[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.