Puma's Glow Rider

By: Alex Covert - Published:   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: dvice
Puma's Glow Rider bike is "part of the shoe company's Urban Mobility line — athletic products and programs for the city dweller." The frame of the bicycle is painted with glow-in-the-dark paint that absorbs sunlight during the day and lets it shine in the dark. Also, part of the bike's stability is a detachable wire that doubles as a lock. Will also come in orange and yellow.

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