How many times have you seen news reports showing distracted drivers ramming into cyclists? Frankly, it serves as a strong deterrent against cycling for me and nothing in the world would make me take a ride on my cycle in the night. That is why I am really intrigued by the new glow-in-the-dark bike by Puma. The sports shoe giants have developed a bike with a frame that glows in the dark and claims to increase a cyclistâs visibility to drivers at night. Part of the companyâs Urban Mobility line, the Glow Rider made by Biomega has a special paint on its frame that soaks in the sunlight during the day and radiates it back during the night.
My favorite feature on this baby is its partially-foldable frame that makes it a breeze to carry it to an upstairs floor. The down-tube part of its frame is detachable wire that can be uses as a tamper-proof safety lock, which makes it really impossible to steal the bike without breaking it irreparably. The Glow Rider is expected to hit the stores by spring and though its retail price is yet to be announced, it should cost around $1,600 going by the price of Pumaâs current Urban Mobility bike.