Sneak Peek: the Latest Lineup on Lights from Planet Bike

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A great set of bike lights are a must for any bike commuter. But, sometimes there are an overwhelming amount of choices at you local bike shop. My no-brainer go-to? Planet Bike: a fantastic company with standup values and reasonably priced products that perform well.

Sometimes you can’t make a decision on what lights are best for your bike commute, so you just have to put on your neon jacket.

My last set of lights were from PB, and they lasted me over 4 years, only to be bequeathed to my sister along with my orange Le Tour II as I left my bikes behind for a year of travel – (to my knowledge, all still in working condition). When I arrived back in the states, RL hooked me up with a welcome package of PB goodies to review.

Here’s a sneak peek at the lineup for the latest evolution of PB lights that I will be reviewing shortly:
Micro features:

  • High and low-power beam along with SUPERFLASH™ mode
  • Optically-advanced lens provides superior beam patternSUPERFLASH™ mode is highly visible, even in daylight
  • QuickCam™ bracket mounts, adjusts or removes in seconds w/o tools
  • Up to 64 hours runtime (flashing) on 2 AA batteries included
  • 139 Lumens

Turbo features:

  • One Watt Power LED plus 2 red LEDs for visibility up to 1 mile
  • New attention-grabbing Turbo flash pattern
  • Turbo flash mode is highly visible, even in daylight
  • Ultra compact vertical design is weatherproof, lightweight and durable
  • Includes bike mounts and clip mount for multiple mounting options
  • Soft-touch power switch accesses flashing or steady mode for up to 100 hours of run time on two AAA batteries
  • Weighs 75 grams with batteries

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The Micro Blaze 2W headlights run for $39.99 MSRP a piece and the Micro + Turbo front and rear combo sells for $74.99 MSRP. For the quality, the price can’t be beat! I can’t wait to test these guys out after my satisfaction with the longevity of my original 1W Blaze headlight. That’s about 10 bones a year, if you don’t lose it after four years!

In the meantime, if you are without bike lights, get out there and enjoy these long summer days and stretch our your evening commutes. Laters, Cycle Gators.

 

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No lights necessary: Indian Summer – Dottie’s ride in 2012. Courtesy of Let’s Go Ride a Bike.

 


6 Comments

  1. Raiyn June 19, 2013 7:56 pm 

    You’ll love that Turbo, I’ve been running the “Stealth” version of the Superflash for a few years now and it’s been great.

  2. Mir.i.am June 19, 2013 8:24 pm 

    @Raiyn… Nice! I had a knockoff Superflash or awhile, but it would pop off and crack open sometimes. I lost my original Superflash back in the day… Misplaced it. Difference in Stealth v. Turbo? Pattern?

  3. Ghost Rider June 20, 2013 5:29 am 

    I have a Stealth…the only real difference is the case is black/clear. I think the new Turbo has upgraded LEDs and a new pattern.

    I’ve been running PB rear lights exclusively for about 6 years now. I’ve lost my share, destroyed a couple, had an early one get ruined in the rain (bad gasket), but I will continue coming back for more as long as PB keeps crankin’ them out.

  4. Cyclocross June 20, 2013 11:11 am 

    I would love a neon jacket! I wouldn’t have to worry any more!

  5. Raiyn June 20, 2013 11:49 pm 

    I was looking at Planet Bike when I was upgrading our headlights a couple months ago but was seduced by the Cygolite Metro 300. No regrets and I found a decent deal ~$44 each.

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