The Reflective Buzz
Problem: 90% of the "reflective" cycling clothing available is totally inadequate at night. Reflective piping that is 3mm wide? Reflective dots a couple of centimeters across? Reflective lettering, for Christ's sake, that is 2mm thick and which I would struggle to read from 5m away? The clothing needs to have big panels of the stuff all over the front, back, sides, arms and legs. Until a manufacturer starts selling this, I will not feel safely dressed at night.
Posted by chokofingrz
I've been riding a bicycle for a long time . I have friends who got seriously injured while riding at night, others in a cloudy afternoon not being seen by crazy drivers. Upset over their accident, I have asked my bike store to get me a reflective cycling jersey, I was told that the advertisement in white or silver would create some visibility .
First of all, why do I want to advertise some guy company in white or silver all over the jersey that you can't see in the dark.
That's nonsense ! Can somebody make a real reflective jersey with reflective graphics that can be seen by crazy drivers when riding in the dark ?
Max The cyclist