Interbike 2013: New lights from Planet Bike

One of the highlights of our Interbike trips every year is to visit the kind folks at Planet Bike. They’re always happy to show off their new products, and they ALWAYS fill our sweaty hands with great swag (we got t-shirts and PB-branded Sockguy socks this year). And, we finally got to meet Mark LaLonde in person…he’s been our contact at PB for a couple of years and has been instrumental in donating products for RL’s Mobile Bicycle Repair Unit.

Here’s Mark at the PB booth:


Planet Bike’s big news was a couple of new microlights and some updates to the ever-popular Superflash series of lights. Let’s dive in and take a look, shall we?

First up is the Superflash Micro…the same great visibility as the original Superflash, but in a smaller package. These lights take “N” size batteries, and a USB option may be coming soon:


Speaking of USB, Superflash now comes in a USB-rechargeable version…handy for quick juice-ups at work:


Here are a couple of Superflash Turbos, but in the new mini-size:


Planet Bike has updated their popular ALX floor pump…new wooden handles and great features that make these rock-solid for home or shop use:


Planet Bike has a giant collection of commuter-friendly accessories for almost any application. Head on over to their website for a full look at the many light, fender, and pump options and a whole lot more.

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  1. Dude October 8, 2013 4:31 pm 

    OMG!!! First photo and that huge tool between Mark’s legs :)

  2. listenermark October 8, 2013 6:23 pm 

    Mark has proved his mettle as a cycling advocate, but that first picture suggests he is quite possibly in the wrong business.

  3. Raiyn October 8, 2013 9:02 pm 

    Finally! USB rechargable Superflashes! Now if there was a Stealth version I’d buy one of each like I did the Superflash (easier to tell them apart when headingout the door)

  4. Tom October 10, 2013 6:57 am 

    Does anyone know if the new micro sizes use the same mounts as the battery superflash taillights?

  5. arthur moses October 16, 2013 6:04 pm 

    tool that really helped me. I work with people who bike. from the home office pualng 8 pm, the lights can help me get through the city, though not far

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