Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blackburn Click USB Taillight -- works great on your helmet!

Blackburn Click USB rechargeable taillight
Last winter, I was looking for a light that would be practical to put on the back of my bicycle helmet, to give me a little extra visibility by drivers coming from behind. I use the Planet Bike Superflash USB Taillight, attached to my Topeak MTX Explorer Tubular rear cargo rack using the Planet Bike Rear Taillight Bracket.

You can attach most taillights to a helmet using a basic zip tie cable, but then removing it for recharging or replacing the batteries becomes a hassle.

Then I came across the Blackburn Click USB rechargeable taillight. It's got an angled base that makes it work well on your seat post:

As it turns out, that angle also makes it ideal for attaching to the back edge of a bike helmet!

The light has a stretchy rubber strap that makes it easy to attach and remove as needed. It also includes a micro-USB charging cable. You get a 20-lumen light that burns for 3 hours on a charge (in flashing mode), or 1.5 hours (in steady mode), and recharges in 3 hours!

Buy online, or at all three Century Cycles stores!

If you'd like a slicker, more integrated solution to the helmet+taillight problem, the Compel and Roost helmets from Giant Bicycles, and the Luta and Lanza helmets from Liv Cycling all have a magnetic port in the rear, which fits the Giant Numen+Link USB Tailight! All also in stock in our stores!
Giant Compel Helmet
Giant Numen+ Link USB Taillight
Liv Cycling Luta Helmet

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