YouTuber explains the interesting physics behind tubeless tires

Which ones are safer in the longer run?
Loukia Papadopoulos

It's a tough decision to make when buying cars: tubed or tubeless tires? This video starts by illustrating an accident between a vehicle that has tubed tires and one that has tubeless ones.

As the collision occurs, the tubed tire one sees its tire completely destroyed and crashes while the tubeless one survives just fine. Could this be how these tires really work?

A scientist illustrates the concept with two balloons. One is just a regular balloon and when punctured ends up destroyed. The other, however, has a tape of protection on it and when punctured continues to be filled with air.

Of course, the hole will cause the air to leak out gradually while causing the balloon to deflate but at least it will remain operational for a while longer. This is how tubeless tires work. 

When punctured, they began to release air very slowly allowing the tire to continue on its journey safely a while longer.

What other differences do tubed and tubeless tires have? Which one is truly more sturdy and safer over the long run? Are there situations when tubeless tires might be worse than tubed ones? This video answers all these questions and more with clever graphics and illustrations.

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