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Friday Fun: Glow-in-the-Dark Bicycle

Puma Glow-in-the-Dark draws attention for its bright and robust design. Photo via Reuters.

A version of this post was orginially published by Maria Fernanda Cavalcanti on October 7, 2011 in Portuguese in TheCityFix Brasil.

Cycling is great, but it comes with risks, especially at night when there is less visibility and cyclists are more vulnerable when sharing the streets with cars. With this in mind, lifestyle company Puma developed a bike that glows in the dark, “Puma Glow-in-the-Dark.” If you ride it, everyone will see you coming, day or night.

The bike is the third of the “Urban Mobility” family of products from the German brand, with models exclusively designed to meet the needs of urban cyclists. The bike includes an integrated lock system, rugged tires, disc brakes, alloy wheels and a silver chain made of carbon steel.

Colors – The “Puma Glow-in-the-Dark” is available in two color choices: cream (which turns green in the dark) and orange. The color intensity increases as the bike is exposed to sunlight, ensuring that it stays “illuminated” for several hours at night.

Folding – In addition to its shine, the Puma bike comes with a semi-folding mechanism in the middle of its frame, allowing more convenience when it comes to storing the bike or traveling with it. 

The bike that glows in the dark is on sale in many European countries for an average price of $1,600.

The bike hinges in the middle of its frame for easy storage. Photo by L & LManning.

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