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Kilo Glow: Brilliant Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Frame Helps Keep Cyclists Safe at Night

Posted By Diane Pham On October 30, 2013 @ 5:30 pm In Bicycles,Green Products,Green Transportation | Comments Disabled

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The days are growing shorter and winter is on the way — this means many bike commuters and casual cyclists will be spending more time riding after dark. If you’re a cyclist who worries about visibility when biking at night, the Kilo Glow bike [1] by Pure Fix [2] will make your presence known with its brilliant glow. The simple bike frame uses phosphorus to light up, and it will shine for a little over an hour after being placed in the sun for a short time. The Kilo glow retails for $399 — but you can win one this week by entering our Green Halloween DIY Costume Contest [3]!

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The Kilo Glow [1] is a glow-in-the-dark fixed gear bike with a flip-flop hub, so it can be changed into a single speed in a snap. It’s coated with solar-activated paint (just like those glow-in-the-dark stars that adorned your ceiling as a child) that shines brightly for about an hour after the sun sets. That’s just enough time to make it home after work, although you should definitely keep your LED lights [4] handy for late-night rides. It’s available from Pure Fix Cycles [1] for a reasonable $399 — or $404 if you want your grips to glow as well.

+ Pure Fix [1]


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[1] Kilo Glow bike: http://purefixcycles.com/products/glow-in-the-dark-fixie-bike-kilo

[2] Pure Fix: http://purefixcycles.com/

[3] Green Halloween DIY Costume Contest: http://inhabitat.com/greenhalloweencontest/

[4] LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/video-inhabitat-lighting-makeover-inhabitots-editor-julie-seguss-gets-a-money-saving-light-bulb-overhaul/

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