6 December 2016 3:01:36 PM AEDT
The number one rule of cycling safety is to be visible to other road users. This is where Knog comes in to help protect your ass by designing the best bike lights and bicycle bells you need to enjoy the open road safely. A great article to read on this subject and one that is full of handy biking tips is 'Protect yourself with these cycling safety tips' by NSWCL. A fine read.
When it comes to cycling, there is one easy way you can easily improve your visibility and be safe and seen, and that's by equipping yourself with a set of quality bright LED bike lights.
BIKE Safety Lights
It doesn't matter if you just ride in the daytime or when the sun is shining, you should always tool yourself up with a good set of daytime riding lights to help improve your visibility to cars and other road users. In Australia, early mornings and late afternoons are when most cycling accidents occur because that’s when there are the most motorists on the road commuting to and from work.
Small safety bike lights such as the USB rechargeable Blinder MINIs (outputs 20 lumens) are often bright enough for those well-lit city cycle commutes. However, on those darker unlit roads, you would want a more powerful bike light that can be seen by other road users and also illuminate the road in front of you. The Blinder Arc 640 (outputs 640 lumens) will light your path ahead as well as enable you to be seen at a greater distance by other motorists. Combine this with a powerful rear LED bike light, such as the Road R70 and you are guaranteed to be safe and seen.
Blinder Mini Chippy rear light
Blinder Arc 640 headlight
Blinder Road R70
LOCK UP - Keep Your Bike Safe
It’s not only your safety you are responsible for, make sure your pride and joy is well taken care of too. Especially in high-risk zones around the city. Luckily in most major cities, there are now plenty of places to lock up your bike beyond a lamp post. The most secure method is to use multiple bike locks. Use a u-lock (like a Bouncer or Strongman) to attach your frame and front wheel to the bike rack. A chain or cable lock (like the Ringmaster) can be used to better secure all of your bike’s components. Also, never rely solely on a cable lock to secure your bike. A cable lock should be used as a secondary lock only and in conjunction with a much stronger chain or u-lock.
Ringmaster cable lock
Ride safe & stay visible. x