hubless spokeless bicycle wheel compilation

hubless spokeless bicycle wheel compilation

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the hubless wheel, first created by italian mechanical engineer franco sbarra for motorized vehicles, has also been seen in the application of many bicycle prototypes over the years. it is characterized by the lack of a center hub and a hollow axle usually part of the anatomy of a conventional bike. while many may argue that efficiency is compromised in using hubless and spokeless wheels, others see its advantages as it claims to make the bike lighter. however striking in appearance, not many prototype have actually become commercially viable.

here is a compilation of hubless and spokeless bicycle experimentations put together by designboom.

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