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.
We believe our Gecko cellular rubber technology can successfully fill the gap between traditional pneumatic rubber material technology and the 'foamed plastic' solid tyre material technologies such as ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) & polyurethane (PU).
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'
What a customer said...
Just fitted the 26” x 1.75" to a ladies 3 wheeler Amladcykler Cargo bike. Test road it, it feels and performs very well. The rear motor wheel is a fiddly job to take out... now no more rear punctures. The End result is a delighted customer. Cheers.
Puncture resistant or puncture proof bicycle tyres?
Puncture proof bicycle tyres have also been available for many years such as with foamed EVA and Foamed PU and now cellular rubber and they do mean no punctures and no pumping up, ever!
Gecko Rubber bicycle tyre grip comparison
The following bar chart compares the grip of Gecko Rubber (airless) puncture proof bicycle tyres with foamed ethylene vinyl acetate, EVA (airless) puncture proof bicycle tyres in wet and dry conditions in both cornering and straight rolling mode. As you can see the Gecko tyre grip (friction coefficient) is substantially higher than the foamed EVA tyre grip i.e. the average friction coefficient is over 3.5 times higher across the four test modes.
Tests carried out by an established independent laboratory
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 email@example.com if you would like more information e.g. if you would like to arrange a test comparison with your own tyre.
Online shop - any discount codes dating from December 2020 will be honoured when tyres become available again’
Gecko Rubber bicycle tyres are made in the UK