If you want to brighten up your bike 3T have added a glow-in-the-dark option to their Ltd stem, handlebars and seatpost.
We told you a couple of weeks ago that you can now have the lightweight Ergonova Ltd handlebar (€345), Arx Ltd stem (€270) and Ionic-25 Ltd seatpost (€235) in six different custom colours. If you go down that route, you get the components with relatively small accents in the relevant colour.
If you go for the Illumina option, though, most of the component is given the glow-in-the-dark treatment. The components are bright white in daylight but have a luminous glow after dark. You can get orange, light blue, pink, blue, green and yellow Illumina finishes.
The prices are:
Ergonova Ltd handlebar €345
Arx Ltd stem €270
Ionic-25 Ltd seatpost €235
These are all high-end components and you’re paying an extra €10-20 for the Illumina finish.
“For year-round riding in low light and after nightfall, the 3T Illumina cockpit shows every road user where you’re at,” say 3T.
We imagine that for a lot of people safety is going to be less important than the cool factor.
You can buy online via 3T’s website.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.