Trail Night Riding Etiquette — BikeRadar
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Trail Night Riding Etiquette
edited September 2013
Is a rear light de rigueur when riding at a trail centre at night, or merely superfluous illumination.
Yes but not flashing.
Transition Patrol -
I never bother if I'm just riding a trail centre. The 1200 lumens of light at the front of me should tell soneine thst I'm in front of them
The Real Radioactiveman
if 100% offroad then they are not required
ifthe ride hasa road best only switched on as required on road sections as most LED's are that bright these days that it affects my night vision/distracts me when following a bright light. Or have a dim and a bright one
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If you must have it on don't have it flashing when in a group as i've been stuck behind someone with a super bright flashing light and its so off putting that i couldn't even overtake.
Rear lights are not needed on the trail.
They piss me off, very distracting.
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I just use a small knog style rear off road, it's enough for me to be seen in the event of a front light issue or burying the bike (and me) off the trail, not bright enough to distract anyone behind.
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