Tannus solid tyre given top safety rating by German inspectors
Testing house certifies solid tyre’s performance to be at least as good as pneumatic alternatives
TUV Rheinland is a prestigious 150-year old German organisation that provides independent safety testing across a whole range of products. TUV subjected the Aither 1.1 against international standards set out by ISO.
As part of its tests, TUV ensured that the Tannus tyres at least matched the performance of comparable pneumatic tyres.
TUV included tests of braking distance, side slip in wet and greasy conditions, effects of high and low temperature and tests to ensure that the tyres could cope with the heaviest of riders.TUV also tested to ensure that a wide range of users could correctly install the tyres and that once on they stayed there.“We wanted to pass the TUV safety test so that customers can be confident that the product they are buying is safe and robust. The TUV certificate has now proven that independently.
You save more weight by not having to carry a spare tube, pump, tyre levers etc.We’ve tested Tannus’s 700c airless tyres in the past and reckon that they work fine for training rides of a few hours. We’ve also tested them around town on a Brompton.