This time of year, many of the local trails are too icy to ride safely, so my riding primarily consists of commuting to/from Boulder. I recently switched from panniers to a front basket (Wald 1392 attached to a Thule rack), and the latter setup works much better.
In the not-so-distant past, bicycle lights typically came in one of two flavors: see-by or be-seen. In recent years, however, the line between the two has become a bit more fluid. Be-seen lights now offer greater coverage and increased brightness, while see-by models enjoy new features such as daylight modes for improved visibility when the sun is up. Like most things tech, prices have continued to drop while functionality has steadily increased.
When choosing lights, it’s important to remember that every light is, ultimately, a compromise. Battery life, weight/size, brightness, and cost are all factors to consider, so your idea of the perfect light may not exist (or fall within your budget). And when it comes manufacturers’ stated run times, remember that those numbers are based on ideal conditions. Cold weather can affect battery life, so choose accordingly if you’ll be riding when temperatures are low.
Everybody loves stickers.
Our die-cut logo stickers measure 3″ x 2″ and feature a matte finish (printed by the folks at Stickermule). The Donuts stickers measure 8.5″ x 1.5″ and have a glossy finish (professionally printed by StickerJunkie). All prices include shipping.
Please note that we don’t ship outside the US at this time.