US bicycle company plans to launch first 'retroreflective' bike
A bicycle company plans to revolutionize nighttime cycling with its reflective cycle, which would allow riders to drive safely in the dark without reflectors or lights.
Mission Bicycle Company, which is located in San Francisco, is reportedly trying to raise funds to create Lumen, a bike that would have its complete body surface reflective.
According to The Verge, Lumen's frame and rims are coated with 'hundreds of thousands' of retroreflective spheres, which would make the bike look gray by day and bright white when a car or anything else shines some light on it.
The retroreflective spheres, which send back light that hits them directly back to where it came from, apparently make the reflection visible up to 1,000 feet away, the report added.
Lumen, which Mission Bicycle believe would be the first commercially available retroreflective bike, would be available as rewards beginning in July and backers can receive a single-speed city bike for 1,245 dollars or an eight speed for 1,595 dollars,.
Bikers who know their way around a bike can receive just a frame and fork for just 499 dollars, the report added.
(Posted on 24-03-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: