To celebrate a Facebook milestone for our Bikecommuters.com fanpage — 4000 fans and counting! — we’re happy to announce a prize giveaway:
Our friends at Planet Bike were gracious enough to donate the following commuter-friendly accessories prize pack for the contest:
One Little Buddy seat bag w/tire levers
One Air Smith ALX mini pump
One Blaze 2 Watt Micro and Superflash Turbo light set
One pair of wool Planet Bike-branded cycling socks
We’ll select a winner on Friday, February 7, 2014. Contest is open to U.S. residents only.
Swing on over to our Facebook page and like/share our announcement image to win!
Ok, as a brain refresher here is a link to the original post:
Well folks. It’s a unanimous decision. The Super Flash TURBO is a winner! Although my initial post was dated in March, I had been using the TURBO since late January. Day and Night, Night and Day. Rain – CHECK. SNOW – CHECK. SNAIL – CHECK.
The TURBO light pattern is VERY attention grabbing. AND the 1 watt LED is BRIGHT! My wife usually whined about riding behind me.
The original batteries that came with the light held up the entire time. In fact they just barely gave out last week. 4+ months run time is not bad at all! The light began to shut off on it’s own, so I shelved it and grabbed my old standard Super Flash in the interim.
So Monday morning, I slapped in some brand new ‘AAA’ batteries, jumped on my commuter bike – a 5″ travel mountain behemoth (take that Selk!), and pedaled frantically so that I would beat the lines at VooDoo Donuts. Since I hadn’t a minute to spare AND I didn’t have the PB seatpost bracket mounted, I simply utilized the tail light loop on my messenger bag. “Good enough”, I thought.
2 miles into my 5 mile commute, I heard what sounded like plastic hitting the pavement. I figured it was my 2.3″ tires kicking up some road debris. The lines at VooDoo were out the door already, so I pedaled on to the shop.
I arrived at work feeling fresh as always. As I pulled my bag over my head to set it down..GASP!!!!
The Super Flash TURBO had vanished!
That sound I heard was the TURBO hitting the pavement…
So, in the end here is what I determined:
PLANET BIKE SUPERFLASH TURBO = GREAT LIGHT
PLANET BIKE SUPERFLASH TURBO CLIP = NOT SO STRONG
If PB could work on the clip grip, my grade is “A++” , but for now I simply give it an “A”.