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Some folks want to avoid re-inventing the wheel, but sometimes there are reasons to try. Some people don’t like the look of spokes or hubs in the middle of their tires. Maybe you just want to get a futuristic look or be eye-catching. Here are a few wheel designs that are a bit unusual, but they might be a bit more complicated than traditional wheel assemblies.
- The SoftWheel is a wheel design where all the spokes of the wheel are replaced with shock absorbers. This design was originally created for an off-road wheelchair, but it could be used in almost any other vehicle that uses wheels, too. [url]
- Wheels without any spokes or hubs have been around for a while. These wheels look cool, so they’re used in fancy motorcycles and futuristic-looking cars. [url]
- If you really don’t like spokes on your bike wheels, you can try a bike where the gears are built into the inner rim of the back wheel. There’s reason why it’s called the Lunatic Cycle — it doesn’t really look that comfortable or practical. [url]
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