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Is This The Safest Bike On The Road?

Is This The Safest Bike On The Road?
Design

A bike project introduces heightened safety through efficient brake lighting, rider protection, and retro-reflective coating.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 7 january 2013

Lawyer and biking enthusiast Josh Zisson has unveiled a bike concept that he claims is the ‘safest bike on the road.’

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Zisson’s prototype showcases a dynamo hub in the front that powers an LED headlight, as well as a tail light that can monitor the voltage coming from the front wheel, making it light brighter when you hit the brake.

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The bike also features full fenders to shield you from unwanted splashes while biking in rainy weather, puncture-resistant tires and tubes, a double kickstand, and a chainguard to protect your pants from getting stuck in the bike chains. 

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But the most striking feature of Zisson’s bike concept is its retro-reflective frame that makes the bike fully visible to motorists when any bright light source–such as a car’s headlight–shines on it. Zisson explains that the coating will last throughout the lifetime of the bike (perhaps even longer), is stable even under UV light, and is completely environmentally-friendly.

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Safest Bike by Bike Safe Boston

 

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