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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Gift ideas for cyclists There are a bewildering number of product possibilities for the road cyclists in your life, but fear not. Here is a selection of gifts ideas for everyone from the budget-minded to big-spenders. Want more gift ideas? Stocking stuffers for cyclists Great gifts for...
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    A rear taillight has one very critical job when mounted to the back of your steed and that's to get you seen by drivers, keeping you safe on the road. Depending on where and when you are riding your priorities will likely vary, which is why we've created this list to give you some great options...
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    These great gifts for bikepackers and gravel grinders are sure to please your adventuresome friends or significant other. If your special someone likes the road less traveled, then these great gifts for bikepackers and gravel grinders are sure to please. We've rounded up gifts that will satisfy...
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    Power to the pedals: check out these great gifts for cycling commuters. Does someone on your holiday list prefer to ride their bike rather than drive? Do they cherish the long ride to work and the commute home? Well, we have a handpicked guide to help you find the perfect gift for the commuter...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    The Knog PWR is small but packs a powerful punch. What is it Knog's PWR Commuter is a 450-lumen bicycle light with a compact power bank. It is fully programmable though Knog's new app and ready to hit the road right out of the box. Pros Low weight Compact Doubles as power bank Easily...
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    A mix of classic cool color and new world tech is found in the Lezyne Lite Drive 700XL. What is it Lite Drive 700XL is Lezyne's entry-level illuminator in their new performance line. Crafted from aluminum in classic Lezyne style, the Lite Drive 700XL packs delivers 700 lumens of light for...
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    This guide features the best lights at a variety of price points. Some are great for after-dark trail riding, others help assure you'll be seen on the road day or night. Many of them are handy around the house as well. Bontrager Ion 100 R This light weighs just 17 grams but it is one of the...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    It features a simple wide profile with great side visibility (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of RoadBikeReview and Mtbr's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index and the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index. The Lowdown: Lupine Rotlicht It's...
  9. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Riding at night can reward the rider with a new perspective on old roads or trails (click to enlarge). Whether intentional or not, riding after the sun goes down is an inevitability for almost all of us. But there's no need to be afraid of the dark. With the proper planning and equipment riding...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The 2'Fer can be used with the built-in clip mount or with a rubber strap mount (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of RoadBikeReview and Mtbr's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index and the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index. The Lowdown...
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    The Blaze Laserlight features nice machining. Editor's Note: This article is part of RoadBikeReview and Mtbr's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index and the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index. The Lowdown: Blaze Laserlight We were instantly intrigued with this light...
  12. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MxTDeVQYmY&feature=youtu.be As plainly seen in the video above, POC is attempting to take night ride safety to a whole new level. The Swedish company has partnered with Light Flex Technology to examine new and innovative ways to keep cyclists visible. The light...
  13. Components, Wrenching
    Garmin Varia Smart Bike Light (click to enlarge). Varia Smart Bike Lights Connected to an Garmin Edge GPS unit, these lights put the headlight beam where the rider needs it most, depending on current speed: further away for high speeds, closer at lower speeds. The tail light changes its...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Bike lights have two objectives, "to be seen lights" and the "to see lights". This segment of the 2016 Bike Lights Shootout will focus on affordable, low-powered headlights and tail lights that primarily allow the cyclist to be seen. Some lights will allow the cyclist to see as well, but they...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Light is omnidirectional with just a little side visibility (click to enlarge). The Central 100 Front light from Blackburn is an interesting and compact little light. Shaped like a matchbox and weighing in at 51 grams, it features three forward facing LEDs and an internal lithium battery...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Bontrager's electronics development team studied flash patterns designed to catch the eye of drivers. In an effort to enhance rider safety, Bontrager has unveiled a new cycling taillight specifically designed to increase rider visibility during daylight hours. The Flare R utilizes a 65-lumen...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    We put together a staggering amount of information in our 2015 Bike Lights Shootout, but what if you want some quick hits of our best recommendations for lighting gifts for your friends or for yourself? Read on and find out. CatEye Volt 700 This CatEye Volt 700 is an incredible light. It...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    We kind of like this Blackburn Central 20 Rear tail light for $35. First of all, it's incredibly bright as it measured 31 Lumens in an integrating sphere. It's brighter than its 20 Lumens claims and one of the brightest ones in this test. The form factor is nice and compact as it's shaped like...
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    A 22 gram total weight is the the highlight of this CatEye Rapid X tail light. And it's not a silly little LED light that's barely visible, but a long LED array that has nice rear and side visibility. For reference, an AA alkaline battery weighs 23 grams, so there's really no reason even for...
  20. General Cycling Discussion
    The Serfas Thunderbolt became one of our favorite lights last year with its small, rechargeable package and serious Lumen power. It's an LED array that is visible from a very wide viewing angle, making it a perfect 'to be seen' commuter light. This year, the Thunderbolt evolves with a matching...
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