Bike Spikes For Icy Roads

Nobody is going to want to ride a bike on ice or snow, it is just too dangerous! However, what about if there were special tyre grips that acted like snow chains, that would be a different story! Well thanks to Cesar Van Rongen from Holland, he has created these bike spikes. These are flexible covers with built in spikes and metal wire that provide grip and can easily be removed when the road conditions change.

Bike Spikes By Cesar van Rongen from Design Academy Eindhoven on Vimeo.

These are the details for bike spikes;

Snow and ice are no fun at all in traffic. Cars have had winter tyres and skid chains for years; from now on, these are also available for bicycles! With Cesar van Rongen’s Bike Spikes wintry slips and slides are a thing of the past, without having to change tyres. A rubber casing with iron spikes to cover the bicycle tyre gives you grip on icy stretches, and on ordinary asphalt they will still be comfortable. The special winter bike tyre can easily be fixed to any city bike with the little key that comes with it. And when it thaws, the Bike Spikes can be taken off in an instant and folded into a compact little package

This is currently a concept design, but it would be a life saver for all cyclists.

Source [Zillamag]