BIKE LIGHTS ARE MORE THAN JUST A SHOT IN THE DARK
Not only being able to see where you go but being visible is key to safety on your bike. SHOP WINDOW looks at some front and rear lights out there. Key things to consider will be the lumens but then also the dispersity of the light – does it throw a broad or concentrated beam? Is it rechargeable or does it take batteries? Your rear light is essential when getting to the trial head and any road riding you may be doing – make sure it’s bright, can flash and where it is mounted it’s clearly visible – it could save your life!
When riding trails at night it’s great to have a smaller barrel type light on your helmet – is it heavy? Really important is the way it attaches primarily to your handlebars – very important if hitting the trails – you need the light to stay where you want it, so does the light have a rubber o-ring system and if so is it strong enough to keep your light steady, or does it have a bracket type mount that normally offers some rotation system and is extremely stable?
BONTRAGER FLARE RT REAR BIKE LIGHT
Make every ride safer with the all-new Flare RT. It's 36% smaller, 30% more powerful and runs 20% longer. An updated USB port seals out water on even the wettest rides, and the distinctive flash, focus and range enable it to be seen from 2 km away during daytime hours.
- The integrated light sensor auto-adjusts brightness to your environment
- Connect with Garmin® and Bontrager ANT+ devices for always on, battery status and control
- Flash modes: 90LM-6hrs, 45LM-12hrs, 5LM-15hrs. Steady modes: 25LM-4.5hrs, 5LM-13.5hrs
- Confidently ride through wet conditions with an updated USB port and IPX7 waterproof rating
- Battery-save mode provides 30 minutes of additional runtime when battery life reaches 5%
- Includes Flare RT, rear Quick Connect bracket and Mini USB charging cable
LUMEN: 90 | RRP: R1050 | www.trekbikes.com
BONTRAGER ION ELITE R FRONT BIKE LIGHT
Ride with confidence, day or night, with the Ion Elite R Front Bike Light. This USB-chargeable light features a powerful beam with a wide pattern perfect for the road, path or trail. Designed to offer lumens that last, Ion Elite R lets you ride longer with sustained brightness, and features five modes including day flash for use as a daytime running light.
- Ion Elite R provides a powerful beam that lights up the full width of any road or trail
- A wide 1000-lumen beam allows for confident night riding
- Specifically designed focus, flash and range flash patterns offer ultimate daytime visibility
- 1000lm-1.5hrs, 650lm-3hrs, 350lm-6hrs, night flash-26hrs, day flash-22hrs
- Adjustable hard mount attaches securely to handlebars between 25.4-35.0mm
- Includes an adjustable hard mount and micro USB charging cable
LUMEN: 1000 | RRP: R1700 | www.trekbikes.com
MARVEL KNIGHT RIDER 1800 LUMEN FRONT LIGHT
Marvel's Knight Rider 1800 Lumen Front Light is a powerful front light that is simple and easy to use. The water-resistant aluminium housing and 3 CREE XM-L2 U2 LED's mean that this light won't be fading on you any time soon.
• 3 mode(s)
• 1800 LUX CREE XM-L2 U2 LED
• Water Resistant
• Aluminium housing
• Additional head bracket
• Runtime: 100%-4hrs / 25%-10hrs / Strobe- 8hrs
• Charge time: 6hrs
RRP: R899 | www.cyclelab.com
MAGICSHINE ALLTY 1000LM 320M THROW DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT RECHARGEABLE
All in one design bike light with independent DRL(Daytime Running Light) Allty 1000 is a great helmet light for a MTB setup.
• 25 lumen Daytime Running Light, an always-on built-in safety LED for day or night.
• 1000 lumens max of verified output from 1x CREE XP-L V6 LED
• 100 – 50 – 25% Flash and Strobe power modes
• 1.8 hours runtime on full brightness mode
• All in one integrated design, 132 g in weight
• Power button battery indicator
RRP: R1799 | https://torchsa.com
FABRIC LIGHT LUMASENSE USB REAR BLACK
Glows brighter when you slow down.
Let traffic know you're slowing down with the Lumasense's clever accelerometer that increases brightness as your speed reduces. The brightness increases to 100 lumens as your speed slows, alerting the traffic behind you. A silicone strap mounts the Lumasense quickly and easily to your bike..
• Responsive brake light
• USB rechargeable
• 30 lumen COB led
• Tool free, multi position mount
• Silicone strap
RRP: R649 | https://ikhambi.co.za
GIANT HEADLIGHT RECON 500 BLACK
The Recon HL500 a perfect multi-function light for use on handlebars or helmets. Features abundant light output in a lightweight design. Heat-dissipating CNC-machined aluminum structure with power status indicator lets you know how much run-time to go before powering off. Also includes adjustable GoPro mount.
• Size: 85x26x34mm
• Weight: 81g without mount
• Color: Black
• Output: 500 lumens
• Runtime: High (500LM) 2hrs, Middle 4hrs (300LM), Low 10hrs (100LM),
• Flash 100hrs, SOS: 100hrs
• Battery: Li-Ion polymer battery (2000mAh)
RRP: R705 | https://online-bicycle-shop.co.za
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