Rüster Sports wins grant for new inner tube

DES MOINES –  Rüster Sports will received a $25,000 award from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to develop a new bicycle inner tube meant for racing tires.

The grant was made through the Proof of Commercial Relevance Fund, a program to provide funding to innovative businesses that are pursuing proof of commercial relevance and marketability, according to a news release from IEDA.

Des Moines-based Rüster Sports was founded in 2009 by professional triathlete and industrial engineer TJ Tollakson. The company’s focus is the design and manufacture of endurance sports consumer products. The company began with the release of a bike travel case that meets the dimensional requirement for standard luggage on all major airlines. The success of the product has enabled the company to bring to market other products, including the Diamond Bike, favored by racers for its light weight and aerodynamic frame.

Photo courtesy of Rüster Sports

Source: Iowa Economic Development Authority

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