Aurora Bright Bikes have lights built into the frame to make you more visible at night
You might think that something like Alberto Contador’s chrome Specialized Tarmac or Vincenzo Nibali’s bright pink Giro d’Italia celebration bike might be the brightest bike you’ve ever seen, but neither of them come close to matching the new Aurora Bright Bikes.
These unique bikes, which are currently searching for crowdfunding on Kickstarter, have frames with LED lights built inside them, letting you light up your bike with bright colours and flashing patterns.
The bikes are available in three different finishes: clear so you can see each of the individual LED lights within the frame, translucent so the LED lights are slightly discernible, and white so the individual lights are not visible, giving the effect of the tube being “like a neon light”.
There is also the option to choose which lights and patterns you want through a separate controller, or through a smartphone app, and on some options there is the possibility to link the flashing of the lights to your heart beat.
Finally if the bikes weren’t visibly loud enough, there’s also the option to make them audibly loud too, with the addition of a “horn stereo system”.
There are a range of different options available to Kickstarter backers, with the cheapest complete bike being available for $800 (approximately £630), while for $9,000 (£7,129) you can get a hybrid designed by Craig Calfee, one of the pioneers of using carbon-fibre in bicycle frames.