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Monday, March 26, 2012

FIKS:Reflective Bicycle Wheel Stripes


Product Description

Sold individually to allow mixing or matching of colors–one is enough to do both sides of one wheel.  For full stripes on two wheels, two are needed.
Riding your bicycle is great, but even with a front and rear light, riding at night can be dangerous due to poor side visibility.
Fiks:Reflective Wheel Stripes aim to increase side visibility for bicycles to keep their riders seen and safe. Fiks:Reflective Wheel Stripes are designed and produced specifically to fit most modern bicycle wheels. They are easy to install and apply to the surface of your bicycle’s rim between the braking surface and the spokes, converting your bicycles rims into full reflectors
They are made out of a special retro-reflective material that reflects light back to the source, even if it isn’t straight on. This means, the light from the headlights of a car at that dark intersection on your commute to work will bounce back towards the car and the driver.

Colors

Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes come in six different color choices: white, black, yellow, red, orange, and purple. White and black reflect back white light, while the other four colors reflect back their respective colors.
Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripe Colors
Below, you cannot only see the dramatic difference that Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes make for the nighttime visibility of a bicycles, but also how the different colors reflect.
Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes before/after & color comparison
Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes before/after & color comparison. The left most frame is a bicycle and rider without F:R Rim Stripes. Then, from left to right: black, white, yellow, red, orange, and purple.
All these pictures were taken in identical conditions–a bicycle with a 140 lumen flashlight aimed at a distance of 50ft (15m) and manual camera settings.
The left frame is a bicycle without Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes and the next three frames display the six different colors Fiks:Reflective Rim Stripes come in: white, black, yellow, red, orange, and purple.
Although all six colors are reflective, white reflects the most light, yellow the second most, then black, and red, orange, and purple reflect the least, but as still very visible.

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