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Cycling has just become so much cooler (and safer ;-)

Source: BrightVibes

Actually, being safe has never been cooler with these amazing innovations.

These tech innovations make riding your bicycle a lot safer, more fun and you’ll be as cool as you can get. Watch the video below. 

Five amazing innovations making cycling safe and coolSource: Facebook BrightVibes

Hövding Airbag for Cyclists

Hövding airbag is praised in a study from Stanford University, providing 8x better protection than regular bicycle helmets. And the best news; it doesn’t mess up your hair 😉

This is how it works…

Hövding is the world’s first airbag for cyclists and is the result of intensive research since 2005. Through advanced sensors, it can sense the cyclist’s movement patterns and will react in case of an accident. The unique airbag will then inflate, fixate your neck and provide the world’s best shock absorption.

They are available online in three different sizes for €299

Watch how Hövding can save your life The quality of the video is low, but you won't believe your eyes. Pretty cool to see how incredibly fast it unfolds. Source: YouTube Hövding

Monkeylectric Bike Lights

When we say that being safe has never been cooler, it doesn’t get much cooler than MonkeyLectric‘s bike lights. 

They claim to be the world leader in bike wheel lights. Their LED based lights are incredibly bright and durable. It provides a 360 degree visibility for commuter cyclists. 

They have a range of different solutions, starting from €25,90 for simple lights up to €900 for models where you can program what you display. 

MonkeyLectric Bike LightsSource: YouTube MonkeyLectric

Lumos – next generation bicycle helmet

Lumos is the world’s first smart bike helmet that beautifully integrates lights, hard brake, turn signals, and helmet into a single cohesive whole. An elegant solution for your safety and visibility. No wonder Lumos has won so many awards.

The product was posted on Kickstarter in 2015 and they raised over $800.000 from 6.000 backers within 30 days.

The helmets come in different sizes to maximise comfort and safety. You can pre-order the helmet at $159.

Lumos: a next generation bicycle helmet Source: Vimeo Lumos

Volvo Life Paint

We all know the Swedish Volvo has a reputation when it comes to safety, both active as passive. And their care goes much further than just the safety of its driver and passengers. As Volvo says "The best way to survive a crash is not to crash"

They invented the incredibly cool Volvo Life Paint, to make cyclist better visible for drivers during the night. 

Life Paint is a reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, yet astonishingly light-reflective in the dark. Designed to react to a car’s headlights, the spray reflects light in the same direction as the light source – shining brightly and alerting drivers to your presence. Life Paint washes off, and will not affect the colour or surface of your chosen material. It will last for approximately one week after application, depending on what surface you spray onto, and how much you apply.

The spray is for sale in the UK at Volvo dealers

Volvo Life PaintSource: YouTube Volvo

Being safe has never been cooler

The bicycle is a one of the best means of transportation ever. It’s great exercise, it doesn’t contaminate, it’s fast, you can go and take it basically anywhere. And with these cool innovations, being safe has never been cooler. 

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