Gecko Rubber Limited - The story so far
This new patented cellular rubber material possesses outstanding physical (static and dynamic) characteristics with excellent vibration isolation, damping and shock resistance properties and lends itself to a wide range of applications. Our first major product using this patented technology is a puncture proof bicycle tyre. With over 35 years experience in tyre manufacture we have recognised that our Gecko rubber technology offers a new way of producing puncture proof/zero maintenance tyres as well as offering significant recycling, safety, weight and cost saving advantages.
Geckos Rubber technology - the tyre developmentsThe patented Gecko Rubber technology can be used to manufacture various sizes from scooter tyres through to larger bicycle tyres.
We also believe a fast 'racing' Gecko tyre could be possible using the Gecko Rubber technology. It may even be able to compete with a pneumatic tyre for speed and grip although it’s likely to have a firm ride.
The fast 'racing' Gecko tyre and the Gecko 'Hybrid/run flat' tyre are significant new development projects and Gecko Rubber is seeking a development partner for these.
Geckos are also the best for the environment
Below: The environmental savings are dramatic with pneumatic bicycle tyres versus Gecko bicycle tyres.
For more information on the Gecko cellular rubber technology and how Gecko bicycle tyres can be recycled see the link below to our Bike Biz magazine interview (December 2020) titled 'return, reground, reuse'
Gecko Rubber bicycle tyres are easy to fit with a unique clip system
Gecko Rubber Bicycle tyres are easy to fit (in just a few minutes) to your existing wheel rims.
We have developed our own unique tyre retaining clip system using toughened polyamide clips (also 100% recyclable) located at the tyre inner rim profile that lock into each other when the tyre is fitted to the wheel rim. Once the clips are located correctly into the wheel rim bead recess the natural elastomeric rubber qualities of the Gecko tyre ensure the clips are retained within the wheel rim for the the service life of the tyre.
Good quality puncture proof/airless tyres could mean even more people on their bikes
It is well known that many people are often not using their bikes because they go to their garage or shed to use them and they see either tyres gone flat or flat and cracked (and often with a puncture).
A good quality puncture proof/airless bicycle tyre would solve this problem, however, the puncture proof/airless bicycle tyres made available were often reported to have been difficult to install and then usually with poor comfort and poor grip (road feel).
We recognised this problem and so developed the Gecko Rubber bicycle tyre.
The new Gecko cellular rubber airless puncture proof bicycle tyre has excellent grip with a good ride quality, they are easy to install and they are also the most sustainable bicycle tyre on the market
please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information e.g. if you would like to arrange a test comparison with your own tyre.
Gecko Rubber bicycle tyres are made in the UK