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King LargeKing Large Posts: 8
edited March 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi Everyone,

I am looking for some lights for my New bike :D Specialized Allez Sport and came across these lights that attach to the bottom of the handle bars. ... ?&id=17824

Has anyone bought these? and are they any good? if not what kinda things should i look out for when buying lights

Thank you


  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    Firstly, these are very much secondary lights, and shouldn't be relied upon to be your only rear light. If you haven't got any rear lights yet, spend that money on a big bright rear light by Cateye or similar, and think about these at a later date. You can get good deals on front and rear light sets too for not much more money.

    I've used something similar in the past but they were rear facing red lights only, not these fancier and bulkier front and rear. As an extra set of lights to remind people how wide you are, they're pretty good, but they're just not big enough or bright enough to be used as your only rear light, and they're far more easily hidden from a driver's view than a big red light on your seat post.

    They are a good back-up too because you can't forget them, so they could get you out of trouble if you were caught without your lights - meeting over-ran - rampant storm rolls in and makes things gloomy, but please don't plan on using them as your only lights. Think of them more like the little lights that pepper the edges of lorry trailers.

    Hope that helps.
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  • thank you, it has helped a lot :)
  • ToeKneeToeKnee Posts: 376
    Might be worth reading a previous thread about these lights:

    I have removed/binned mine once they started to fall to pieces (after a few months).
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  • Canny JockCanny Jock Posts: 1,051
    I've spoken to 2 people who swear by them, but only as a backup as above. Are these the ones that act as indicators as well? As long as you have decent main lights I can't see a downside to them.
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