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Behold: The World’s First Invisible Bike Helmet

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This woman is wearing a bike helmet. Do you see it? Probably not, because it’s not there. Confused yet? OK, here’s the deal: you’re looking at a photo of an innovative product called the Hövding, which is being touted as the world’s first “invisible bike helmet.” See that zip-up scarf around the model’s neck? Housed inside that unassuming fabric collar is an accelerometer and gyroscope that detect motion and trigger the release of an airbag to protect your delicate cranium in the event of a crash. Developed by a pair of Swedish women, the Hövding certainly isn’t cheap (it currently retails for $600 and works once), but it has the potential to revolutionize the world of bike safety and put an end to helmet hair. Pretty cool, huh? Would you ever wear one?

After the jump, check out a video about the development of this incredible technology and how the designers dealt with sexism they encountered in the process of bringing their product to the marketplace…

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Who Would Wear Boob And Butt Helmets?

As if these butt and boobs motorcycle helmets weren’t icky enough on their own, the boob helmet comes complete with a nipple piercing. Before seeing this particular piercing, we didn’t even know that nipple piercings could be particularly gaudy, we’d always though it was a standard ring sort of situation. Now we know better. One more NSFW pic after the jump… [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Sweet Ride: Accessories To Trick Out Your Bike

Here in The Frisky’s hometown of New York City, fresh bike lanes have been popping up all over the place. It’s great to finally see some initiative to make NYC more green, and we can only hope that we’d one day become a new Amsterdam. Well, historically we are already, but perhaps now we could become a new, new Amsterdam. As more and more people jump on the bike wagon, the next logical step would be to make it your own. Induce bike-envy with these hot accessories:

  1. A-tisket, a-tasket, you wouldn’t want any old bike basket. Get girly with this crocheted design. [$70, Marie-Louise Gustafsson, Aplusrstore.com]
  2. Adidas recently launched Zeitfrei, a line of bike shoes that are already super in-demand with the hard-core cyclists. You might have to take to eBay. [$198, Adidas, Store.hypebeast.com]
  3. Look stylish holding your bike lock with a snazzy holster. [$24.57, Cyclodelic, Amy-Fleuriot.com]
  4. This pretty-in-pink helmet makes us want to deck our ride out with streamers, too.[$98.30, Sawako Furuno, Cyclefashion.co.uk]

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