Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Glow in the dark bicycle

The Puma Urban Mobility folding bicycle will be available in a "glow in the dark" edition this spring, according to the WIRED Gadget blog.

Glow in the dark Puma Urban Mobility bicycle
Puma's Urban Mobility bikes are equipped with Shimano's 8 speed Alfine, a lightweight rack (22 lb weight limit), disc brakes and a tiny handlebar basket for wallets and cellphones. It looks like the glow-in-the-dark edition will also come with a tail light and headlight.

A really unique feature is the integrated cable lock that doubles as the bike's downtube. If a thief cuts the cable lock, the bike is rendered non-ridable. Puma's "bike centers" will only repair the cable for registered owners of the bike.

Puma cable lock
The Puma Urban Mobility Bicycle is available in the United States at Puma Stores in Washington, DC; Santa Monica, CA; San Francisco; San Diego; Portland, OR; Philadelphia; New York City; Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Chicago; Boston and Austin, TX. Visit Puma Urban Mobility and navigate their nasty flash menu to find bike dealers world wide.


  1. That's fantastic. The Slingshot-esque 'downtube' cable put to better use. It's sorta like the head units that are useles when ripped from a car.

  2. that is a very ingenuous design. I have been racking my brain for the last couple of weeks to come up with something like that.

  3. Pete, THANK YOU -- I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the original downtube cable bike.

  4. I just picked a PUMA bike last night in NYC and heard from one of the sales reps there that the "glow-bike" will be out around August of '08 and will retail for $2,400. Also, it will be single-speed. Ohh, and the process of "glowy-fying" is a difficult and costly process. Hmm... Oh also, it will come with a clothing set of a jacket-gloves-hat, or something like that.

  5. Thanks for that, Anon. I'd love to see photos of you with that bike sometime!

  6. Glow in the dark is a great idea.But how practical is it in the urban environment that the bike was designed for?

    Shelly Mossey
    Urban Mobility Project-NYC