GrabCAD and Generat, an innovative motorcycle design company, have partnered to bring our community an interesting challenge-- Design a tire changing tool that works flawlessly with dirtbike tires and you can have a piece of the $2,200 up for grabs.
Changing tires with tire levers can be a difficult challenge for inexperienced dirtbike riders. Bruised knuckles, broken inner tubes and ejecting levers discourage attempts. Generat has turned to the GrabCAD community for a solution. The challenge begins today (June 1st) and ends on June 21, 2012.
Winners will be selected by representatives from Generat and GrabCAD as well as Giovanni Sala, an Italian enduro rider and a six-time World Enduro Champion.
If you have any questions, add them to the comments section on the challenge page and Tõnu Kallast, a Generat representative, will answer them promptly (he's already answered one about the level of portability required). Rules and requirements are also detailed on the challenge page.
To see how avid riders change their tires now, check out this video. Oh, the agony!
We have no doubt the GrabCAD community can solve this challenge. Get creative and design a better solution!