SmartMousse: Puncture Resistance from MrWolf - Video

Mar 13, 2018 at 15:07
by Nico Turner  
Views: 10,446    Faves: 16    Comments: 4


PRESS RELEASE: MrWolf

SmartMousse is a new anti-flat system from MrWolf. The aim of SmartMousse is to provide 100% anti-flat protection whilst improving the ride.

The inspiration to create SmartMousse was born from experience on two kinds of bikes, the enduro bike and the enduro motorbike! On the motorbike, Mousse technology helped stop flat tyres thanks and we started to think about a solution also for the push bike. In 2012 the first prototypes were produced. The Banger was the first product, SmartMousse the second.

Smartmousse

The main benefits are 100% anti-flat protection, no more tire sealant, you no longer need tubeless rims and the smart mousse gives you more traction and feeling. It’s pretty impossible to cut the SmartTube (the small inner tube).

There are three variants of the SmartMousse:


MrWolf offers all customers a 12-month insurance cover on punctures, included in the purchase price!

Smartmousse

"We Solve Problems" is our company motto, let us know what you think of SmartMousse in the comments below and don't forget to keep an eye on their social media for updates on when you can get your hands on SmartMousse.

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Video & Blog: Nico Turner.


68 Comments

  • + 19
 Ebike, first up the hill
last down the hill
buys every body beers so they let him ride with them Big Grin
seriously though?
whats the adjust ability of pressure for this product, how does it compare to regular tubes
(sorry if this is covered in the vid, I have no speakers on my work computer)
  • + 30
 get back 2 wk
  • + 10
 Riding with EWS pros without the motor would be last up the hill, last down the hill, last on the flats for 99% of riders.

It seems like you could adjust the pressure of the inner tube to change the feel slightly but the foam will be making most of the decision.
  • + 5
 @Patrick9-32: "I have no speakers on my work computer". How can you live like that?
Answer: doesn't pinch flat, weighs 7 times more
  • - 1
 @nojzilla: Fair enough, he was taking a different line down the hill so there you can't really compare, can you?
  • + 1
 Using a 26 inner tube roadie, ahahahahhaaa blimey Big Grin
  • + 1
 @BenPea: now we know who has been eating their Cereal ????
  • + 2
 @Jaybirdy: Goldilocks?
  • + 0
 And only 500g per wheel? Shuttle bunnies only!
  • + 15
 Moar Air and Proper Casing technology is my prefered steup.
  • + 2
 Mine too!
  • - 5
flag WAKIdesigns (Mar 16, 2018 at 4:58) (Below Threshold)
 Yes... old school al'da'way! If you just leave your cunt-neurons at home, you can pedal quite high and far on 2plies. Al'Day'long. You don't need Eagle either. Don't let the cunt get you, push those pedals. And then you can enjoy the downs big time.
  • + 14
 Is the weight posted per wheel or for a set of two?
  • + 9
 Sorry, I don't have 200 EUR for a technology that we are able to see in MX for last 20 years.
  • + 7
 Confused.com This just looks like a tube and Procore... I am still none the wiser.
  • + 3
 Look harder, tyre is full of foam.
  • + 5
 @jamesbriancrilly: that's going to suck more than a Dyson.
  • + 2
 The outer part is a closed cell foam, not a tube, so it's more like a Huck-Norris with a Procore inner.
  • + 2
 @gibbon-on-an-orange: You may as well just go to B+Q, buy a can of expanding foam and fill your tyres with it. It will ride like crap but you wont get any punctures...

I think I will stick with my ghetto tubeless that been fine for the last 8 years.
  • + 3
 @fartymarty: They're not even remotely similar things though are they.
  • + 1
 @gibbon-on-an-orange: I don't think the inflatable bit does all that the procore inner does. All it does is push the foam core (and along with it, the tire) towards the rim bead. But it will be the foam that protects against pinch flats and against rim damage. I honestly doubt it will provide a "progressive core" like procore does.
  • + 2
 @fartymarty: this kind of thing isn't made for people who can ride ghetto tubeless for 8 years without problems. this is made for people who pinch flat their tires, cut their sidewalls, dent their rims, etc.
  • + 1
 @dtrotter: I have 6 good dents in my rear rim but have never ripped a side wall.
  • + 2
 Huck Norris is working well for me. Dinged my rear rim the other day on some concrete steps but no puncture. Weighs very little too.
  • + 2
 @fartymarty: Never rode Specialized tyres circa 2010 I'm guessing? Smile
  • + 1
 @dsut4392: Nah i've been on Maxxis since the early 00's
  • + 1
 @fartymarty:
Only 6 dents? You're not trying very hard are you? Smile
  • + 1
 The industries tried sooo hard to convince downhiller ... none of this could benefit gwin when the worse come.. LOL
  • + 6
 And the weight?
Less than 1 kg per wheel? Don't think so.
Maybe that's why it's e-bike specific. Wink
  • + 13
 Exactly. And that's why it's pitched on their website as 'the e-bike solution'. I think the site mods here missed out on the e-bike specific tag again making me lose time watching a decent riding video and typing this message. Damn you e-bikes! You got me again.
  • + 5
 the issue is not primarily the weight but the inner friction that costs you dozens of watts - unless you have a motor at hand...
  • + 4
 "solid" tyres (basically)
Someone could pop over to smart mousse and explain to them how Pneumatics works, spreading the pressure fluidly around the whole system, not just supporting it on a foam footprint..
  • + 3
 Seriously though, has anyone ever tried putting a pool noodle into the tire? Maybe cut into smaller segments.. Just might be crazy enough to work :-P
I'll report back if I manage to swap one for the Huck Norris in my enduro rig :-)
  • + 3
 its been done in the forums. My recollection is that those who tried it found it only lasted a ride or two before the foam was crushed up and useless.
  • + 1
 @ntd14: pretty much, a few days idle would create a flat spot, and difficult not to make your wheel looking like it needs some serious trying in the first place. With proper execution/material I think this coulf be a pretty good solution though
  • + 1
 I've done it. Pool noodles, pool tubing and rubber hose all don't reform after a while. Not saying a purpose built system wouldn't work but off the shelf doesn't.
  • + 5
 26” ? ........Guess you cut a chunk off ? .......they ought to put a cut guide line to save mucking about
  • + 1
 I like these - they look good.
Having ridden a few eMTB's, heavy weight tyres aren't really a problem. Looks similar in principle to Procore. Probably slightly more different to fit, but less faff afterwards (sealant and pressures need constant attention with Procore).

Also good for summer DH bike parks in the Alps.

My only draw back is I don't think it's enough to get me away from Procores because they're pretty cheap and lightweight.
  • + 1
 Mr Wolf solving problems. Unless you need a 26 inch version?

Is it 500g per wheel? If it was 250g per tyre it'd be a total no brainer. I'm glad this is coming over to MTB though. If you just want a hassle free setup that you can fit and forget for a whole season or more this has got to be up there. If you change your tyres a lot this system also looks a lot easier than any tubeless system out there.
  • + 4
 But what if it would be possible to use a light tire with it?
800g insted of 1200g, so it is just 100g increase!
Why do I need a heavy DH tyre if puncture is no problem?
  • + 0
 @boblike: The heavy DH casing will help stop the tire from rolling.
  • + 1
 So what guarantees that the tube pushes the insert out in all directions to fill the tire evenly? Seems like the insert, unless engineered in the most immaculately perfect way possible is going to bulge & sag in certain areas and not act like air but as it's own separate mass. It's just a circle of foam so how can it "expand to match the tire casing.

Basically, isn't the tube just acting as a jack and pushing that core away from the rim, versus expansion in all directions?
  • + 4
 Here is an idea. Show the product in the video! 3 minutes or people riding and 3 seconds showing the product.
  • + 1
 Korrektamundi!
  • + 3
 What about a tyre with no air? Wouldn't it be even more simple and puncture proof?
  • + 1
 They would have to come up with lots of different ones (inserts) to fit different tyres. I rode with a foam insert instead of an inner tube for a few days and it was terrible, really harsh ride feel with no air in the wheels. Admittedly that was a long time ago, a different brand and things will have improved. This looks like a good solution. Lets see what the reviews say.
  • + 3
 weight weight hahah bikes arent wheelbarrows
  • + 0
 Wouldn’t you get the same effect cutting the steerer short so no spacers under the stem and one small spacer above the stem to get full clamping from the stem? If you want bars higher or lower use different rise bars.

Most horrible feeling front end of a bike I’ve had was Raceface Turbine 35mm diameter alloy. I went for another stiff stem admittedly Truvativ forged by flexible Ragley Carbon Wiser bar 31.8mm and transformed the bike in a good way for me, bar flex is a good thing far as I’m concerned.
  • + 7
 Dig straight, shallow trenches, two to three feet apart, in prepared soil. Plant seed potatoes 12 inches apart and cover with about 3 inches of soil. When the shoots reach 10 to 12 inches tall, use a hoe or shovel to scoop soil from between rows and mound it against the plants, burying the stems halfway.
  • + 2
 No idea how this ended up here - hadn’t even read this article..
  • + 2
 I really can't fathom how you'd even ride with this setup... I mean, like, a quarter of the tyre is missing!!!
  • + 1
 Seems more than big enough to fit 26" rims.

I'm concerned about the small print though. Pretty sure the warranty is void when mousse is being attacked by a pussssy catt.
  • + 2
 Procore for e-bike, shuttle and bikepark.
Less weight and (very) low pressure is possible.
  • + 2
 I'm off to pour concrete in my tyres. It's probably lighter!
  • + 0
 'On the motorbike, Mousse technology helped stop flat tyres thanks and we started to think about a solution also for the push bike.' proof checking test...
  • + 2
 i just put more air in my tires and deal with the little less grip. .....
  • - 1
 i dont understand why so many people are whining about the tire technology. I personnaly ride LUST or TR tubeless systems on all my bikes and man its been 5 years with no flat... no problem ! Cool
  • + 3
 Wellp then you might be the lucky dude but I don't know anyone who never had a flat with the tubeless system around here. To much rough stuff. But if you ever had the opportunity to ride a tire insert like the ProCore you wouldn't go back to TL and get the same comfort and security those systems provide. Some rider's just don't get it how to set up suspension right for their track and speed and with tire pressure and systems like this, even the numbest nut will get grip and a comfortable ride. I like the idea of this system. I would give it a try.
  • + 3
 kom je ooit rotsen tegen?
  • - 2
 I couldn't be bothered to watch the video, but from the images alone it appears to be a tubless tire... without a tubless ready rim, but with 2 inner tubes.

Reinventing the wheel is one thing... reinventing the innertube is another.

Let us just meditate on "We Solve Problems"...
  • + 1
 I watched it, unfortunately for me, and will never get those ~4mins of my life back... what a waste of card space to shoot that. Just show the product and ditch the soap! Bleah!
  • + 2
 Born from -not XC - must be brilliant
  • + 3
 Heavy!!
  • + 1
 Not if you ride electric moto cycles down hill Smile )
  • + 1
 Cool, can I use it on my 26" wheels?
  • + 1
 What is this?
  • + 1
 Confused? You won't be... after this episode of... problem solving?

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