Friday, 25 September 2009
Time to light up!
OK, so these fabulous LED wheels from US manufacturer MonkeyLectric might be pushing it a touch, but it is definitely time to get a set of lights on your bike, if you haven't already.
As the nights draw in even if you do not plan to cycle in the dark, you never know when you may be running late or caught out, so it is common sense - not to mention the law - to fit your bike with front and rear lights. The good news is there is a fabulous range of lights right here at cyclechic.co.uk which are not only practical, but very, very pretty too!
For basics, we love these Knog Frog lights, which are available in a range of fabulous colours and will light your bike up like a Christmas tree.
The Beetle is the upgrade to the Frog light, and features two LED bulbs and four functions including slow and fast flashing - and like the Frog they come in a series of colours to suit your bike, your outfit or even just your mood.
New for this season is the Skink which features four LED bulbs for the rear of your bike, and clips on and off easily.
We also like the Frog's cousins, the Gekko, which feature three LED bulbs and 600m visibility and have seven - count them - functions, turning your bike into a veritable mobile disco-ball.
If you are planning on doing serious night-time riding you may also want to invest in a halogen front beam. Although not essential, these babies can help light your way in dark, non-streetlit areas and generally improve the chances of you seeing where you are going, and other road users seeing you.
This Cateye number, available at Evans, is so powerful you'll swear it's daylight.