Category Archives: lights
Blackburn Introduces the Central 100 front and 20 Rear Lighting System
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I was using my Central lights for a few months now, on multiple bikes before I lost them in all my travels. I particularly liked the rear, because I run a generator lamp on my tourer and it wasn’t annoyingly bright for people riding behind me. I even found the front to be exceptionally bright for what many would consider a “blink light”.

The Central lights mark a new push for Blackburn as they will slowly be releasing new products over the next few months, most of which I’ve had hands-on experience with and all of which I’m anxiously awaiting more testing time.

See more on the Central 100 Front and Central 20 Rear below!

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Jul 29, 2014 8 comments
Win a Knog Blinder Arc Light #NoOrdinaryRide

With the release of the new Blinder Arc 1.7 & 5.5 lights Knog put together a social media contest where fans have the chance to win a brand new Blinder Arc bike light.

All you have to do is submit a photo of you and your favorite place to ride with the hashtag #NoOrdinaryRide via Twitter or Instagram, or enter via Knog Facebook.

The best four entries will be chosen on March 10th and will win a Knog Blinder Arc 1.7 or 5.5 light.

Full details of the competition can be found here.

Mar 5, 2014 2 comments
Joshua’s Sparse-Edition Icarus Steel and Carbon Road
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Ian Sutton of Icarus Frames is no stranger to uniquely-constructed bicycles. His Leviathan is still, to this day, one of my favorite concept bikes I’ve seen. When Josh from Sparse lights contacted Ian about doing a fillet steel and carbon tubed road bike, Ian took the challenge… and the result is amazing. After fillet brazing the sleeves and shaping the ends, he bonded ENVE carbon tubes to complete the frame.

The final result was painted by Brian Meyers at Fresh Frame, with Sparse branding and fit with Mad Fibre wheels. Personally, I think it’s one of the most unique frames to come from Ian since the Leviathan… See for yourself in the Gallery!

Nov 20, 2013 15 comments
Lucetta Magnetic Bicycle Lights

This is a pretty clever idea for simple, minimal, stick anywhere bicycle lights. Lucetta’s magnetic lights will stick to anything that’s steel on your bike (that seatpost in the video is steel). See more at Lucetta!

Nov 8, 2013 3 comments
Knog: Blinder Road 3 Lights

The latest from Knog is now available at your local shop. The Blinder Road 3 lights dance the line between your normal blink light and a lamp. 300 lumens of light, weights only 105g, 100% waterproof and is USB rechargeable. Oh and it comes in purple. Head to Knog for more information!

Oct 22, 2013 4 comments
Portland Design Works: Aether Demon

So what Portland Design Works is clearly stating is with each purchase of an Aether Demon light, you’ll receive a bearded, space helmet guy in a Mexican blanket (it better be wool) that charges your tail lights for free? At least, I think that’s what they’re saying.

Oct 2, 2013 1 comment
Knog: The Road 2 Seeing Light
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At this point, no light should need replacement batteries, especially when USB charging is so easy. I’ve gone through dozens of lights and I keep coming back to Knog‘s Blinder series. This isn’t meant to be a review, just a “stoked” meter reading for the new Knog “seeing” lights. Last week at Frostbike, Knog unveiled the Road 2. I can’t wait to see more.

Mar 4, 2013 5 comments
Happy Holidays from PDW

Portland Design Works gets all cutesy-sappy this year with their holiday video. I half expected Murph to make an appearance but I guess I’ll have to ask Santa for that next year.

I’m surprised they let you cut down trees in Portland?!

Nov 28, 2012 2 comments