The Lumen glow bicycle is coated with a retro-reflective powder that contains hundreds of thousands of microscopic spheres. These spheres do not just reflect the light, they return the light to its source giving the bike and rims a glow that can be seen up to 1,000 feet away without charging luminescent tape or batteries. During the day, the hand-welded double-butted chromoly steel bike has a stylish charcoal color. At night, since the spheres depend on a lot of ambient light, the bike glows bright making the Lumen a perfect choice for urban riding.
The Lumen is being offered in three different variations including a single-speed bike, an internal eight-speed geared bike and a special edition geared bike with a classic look. Mission Bicycles will custom build each ordered Lumen by hand in San Francisco with all three models being offered on their Kickstarter starting at just over 1,200 bucks.
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