1. Ghost Rider October 11, 2008 1:22 pm 

    Hooray, Chris! For those of you who don’t know, Chris is also the recent winner of the Austin Bike Blog’s “What’s the Biggest Thing You’ve Carried On a Bike?” contest:

    I’ve been really wanting to try the 1W Blaze headlight…I think I’ll get one of those Blaze Stealth package deals.

  2. Russ Roca October 11, 2008 2:01 pm 

    Ghost…I have the 1W Blaze…it’s pretty darn bright and it’s special epileptic blink mode is sure to get people’s attention….

    I’m stoked they have a dynamo version of it now! When the heck is that coming out?

  3. Ghost Rider October 11, 2008 2:07 pm 

    I’ve heard good things about the 1W model. I have a couple other “be seen” front lights from Planet Bike (Beamers 1 and 5), but I want something with a little more “oomph” without having to spend a fortune on an HID/super-powered LED light.

    Russ, do you run a dynamo hub on one of your bikes? I think the dynamo version of the Blaze is a great idea for those who do have the capability of using such a light.

  4. Russ Roca October 11, 2008 4:39 pm 

    I have a dynamo on my touring bike…just reconnected my InoLed 10+ to it….

    The 1W is pretty bright but it has a narrowish beam. The center where it hits will certainly be illuminated but it drops off pretty fast…

    So I suppose its best application would be on paved roads…it’s definitely a great commuter light…

    I have a 3beam, 5 beam, and 1/2 watt model and it is noticeably brighter than all of them…it has a similar body profile but a matte white body (which I don’t particularly care for cause I got it dirty in no time)…

  5. Ghost Rider October 11, 2008 5:36 pm 

    I’m not a big fan of the white case, either…but I saw in the video above that they make a “stealth” set with a stealth Superflash rear included. Of course I’m all about that!

    I’m dying to play with a dynohub.

  6. Tyler October 11, 2008 6:42 pm 

    I love my planet bike red superflasher. All other red rear flashers are garbage if you ask me. I’ve bought them for everyone I know.

  7. Chris October 12, 2008 6:34 am 

    You guys are way too good to us up here at Planet Bike! I will let you guys know, the 1 watt set is now available, the dynamo we are expecting in spring.

  8. Ghost Rider October 12, 2008 7:31 am 

    Chris, you and Planet Bike just make it so easy for us to be good to you — great products, friendly staff and fantastic advocacy stance. Does it get any better than that?!?

  9. LJ October 12, 2008 9:21 am 

    That new rack trunk is just what I’ve been looking for – I hope it’s available soon!

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