We are a group of biking fanatics that love to ride, and we think we should give something back to our sport.
Last week Teddy’s recommendation for daytime lights had your safety in mind. This week is a continuation on that theme. In his last post Teddy suggested riders who do most of their kilometres in the city get a pair of Bontrager’s Ion 100 R/Flare R City lights. For those who like to do long rides out into the country, however, Teddy has a better option. Cars going 50 or 60 km/h in the city have more time to see you than those on the highway going double that speed. That’s why a light with more “horsepower,” or in this case lumens, is a good idea. Bontrager has you covered once again with the Ion 800 R headlight and the Flare R tail light. The 800 R is a popular light with night-riding mountain bikers with it’s properly focused beam and true 800 lumens output. Similarly, the daytime setting on the Flare R has a visibility rating measured in kilometres not metres. With that kind of output you can be sure drivers will see you in plenty of time even on a sunny day.
Similar to the Ion/Flare city lights, the Ion 800 R/Flare R combo work incredibly well at night for everything from commuting to full-on-no-street-lights-in-sight single track carving. Teddy also wants to remind you that during Trekfest (until April 7th) these lights and all other Bontrager Accessories are 20% Off so drop by the Shop and check them out.
Disclaimer: Teddy’s posts are his personal opinion and are edited for spelling and grammar–since that isn’t a Corgi’s strong suit. He also ate part of his last column so we had to fill in the blanks a bit.