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TOP TWO CYCLING LIGHTS FOR 2023

TOP TWO CYCLING LIGHTS FOR 2023

With the shortest days on the calendar now behind us, many are looking to eke out some miles to burn off the extra calories gained…

Monday, Feb 06

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With the shortest days on the calendar now behind us, many are looking to eke out some miles to burn off the extra calories gained over the holidays or simply get some time to ourselves with whatever opportunity arises. With daylight saving time months away, night riding offers often overlooked possibilities to put in some much-needed time in the saddle.

While powerful lights are more accessible than ever, power alone is not always the best solution. Smartly designed lights are what’s preferable to prevent blinding other cyclists and road users. Industry-wide, the latest updates to cycling lights have aimed to improve visibility, minimize the share of valuable handlebar real estate and extend
battery life. THE TECH

Bontrager Commuter Pro RT

As the in-house component and accessory brand of Trek, the Waterloo-based crew produces just about every cycling knick-knack imaginable. The Commuter Pro RT is Bontrager’s latest release and was designed to be their self-proclaimed “best” headlight available.

The Commuter Pro has three light settings—a high beam with 1000 lumens, a low beam with 500 lumens and a flashing mode at 300 lumens. Run times range from an hour and a half in high, three hours in low and a claimed 12 hours in flashing mode. A full charge takes about four hours to achieve via the provided USB-C cable.

The alloy body houses the entire unit. Traditionally, 1000-lumen-plus lights would require an external battery pack. Along with its composite mount, the Commuter Pro hits the scales at 223 grams. The unit […]

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