Incorporating more biking into your life helps just about everything, from your health to your wallet to the environment. But it can also be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t being taken. Everyone was taught to wear a helmet as a kid, but when you’re on a ride at night or during any time of low visibility, you’ll also need a proper reflector to make sure you’re completely visible to cars on the road.
The FLECTR 360 WING aims to make riders visible from all angles, whether a car’s headlights are shining in front, behind, or to the side of the bike. These simple adhesive reflectors—made with high-grade microprismatic technology—wrap around a bike wheel’s rim, providing far more visibility than static reflectors that can only be seen behind and in front of a bike. There's also no complicated installation or maintenance to be done once they're applied. Plus, there's a variety of colors to choose from, so you don't have to completely ditch style in the name of safety.
The FLECTR Kickstarter campaign has already raised more than $40,000, but you still have time to buy your own. For $17 (plus $6 for U.S. shipping), you can get one set of reflectors; for $27, you get two sets, which is modeled in the video below. There are also other tiers that include more FLECTR 360 WING sets. The safety concepts of the design have earned the FLECTR 360 WING two Eurobike Awards and a German Design Award, and it's nominated for more in 2020.
October 15 is the deadline for the Kickstarter campaign, but plenty of pledge packages are still available. Shipping is expected in November 2019. You can buy your own set here.
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