City-dwelling bike-riders 鈥 your cat-like reflexes might be a point of pride and a great conversation piece, but when you鈥檙e zooming in and out of traffic on those busy urban streets, safety is still a concern. That鈥檚 why we鈥檙e thrilled about this bike with a roll cage. Yes, it has a roll cage. After surviving a crash of his own, UK inventor Crispin Sinclair developed the Babel Bike, the world鈥檚 safest bike. With you in it, the bike can survive the impact of a full-sized semi truck.

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There are two ways the roll cage protects you: 1. If you鈥檙e hit straight on, it minimizes the impact to your body directly. 2. If hit from the side by a semi-truck (the most common cause of cyclist fatalities), the bike鈥檚 cage is too large to be pulled under the truck and crushed. Not a pleasant thought, but we are glad there is a solution.

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Sinclair鈥檚 goal is to make people feel more confident about cycling with his truly revolutionary bike, which even comes in a motorized version.

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Ready to get involved? Fund Babel Bike on IndieGogo with a donation of 拢5, which is around $8. If you want a first run of bikes, it鈥檚 going to cost you something more along the lines of 拢1,999, or $3,000. But really, you can鈥檛 put a price on your safety.

What do you think about this new development in cycling? Would you pay the $$$$? Let us know in the comments below.