SIDE LIGHTING FOR CYCLISTS
|Brightside Bike Light.|
I've had the pleasure of doing a review on a great new Safety Idea which is new to the market, if your a keen cyclist or even just a leisure rider, the "Brightside" bike light will make you very visible, especially at junction's and roundabouts during the day and at night!
How does it work: The Brightside is a smallish light that shines a Amber light to the Left and Right, it is simply mounted on your frame with the Frame clip mount and strap supplied.
Press the on button to change from each flash mode, from a fast flash to get you noticed to a slower flashing mode, and a constant setting. check the youtube video out on the link.
The light really does get you noticed I feel out on the road that little bit more which is a good thing.
How did the Brightside light come about: I met up with the inventor Aidan Gribbin a while back at the Cycle show, we got chatting and he asked me to do a review on the Brightside Side light, once it was fully up and running from the design and manufacture side of production. This is where we are now, with a full production model that can be purchased directly from their website right away! you will find the link to the Brightside Side Light on how the idea came about and it's construction below....
Whats in the box:
1 X Brightside bike light.
1 X USB Cable.
1 X Frame Clip Mount.
1 X Frame Strap.
1 X Instruction Booklet.
|Brightside light, Mount, Strap, Charge lead and Instruction sheet.|
Fitting to your bike.The Brightside light comes with a universal strap which attaches to the frame clip mount, I tried it on several bike frames, as I was interested to see how well it would be seen at the front.
Fitting to a Specialized Allez 2014 Road Bike
|Firstly I tried it on the Specialized Allez Alloy frame bike.|
|No problem with the fitting, the frame strap was strong enough to go around the Head Tube without any extra force or stretching of the strap.|
|Brightside in place, fit's behind the brake cable.|
|In place and working a treat!|
Fitting to a Ribble Carbon frame road bikeFitting to the Specialized was easy, but the frame on the Ribble has a very different Head Tube, much thicker than most Alloy frame bikes, so I now tried fitting it on to the Ribble.
|Head Tube much thicker on the Ribble.|
|The frame strap stretches around the Head Tube enough to fit the frame clip mount to.|
|Brightside light fits the Head Post|
|Brightside fitted to the top tube.|
Fitting to a full suspension bike.The next bike to tried it on was a full suspension bike a Specialized Camber, if there was going to be any bike to present a problem, I thought this would be the one!
|On the Camber I found the same problem with the head tube making the strap stretch a bit.|
|Re positioned the Brightside to the headset position.|
Fitting to a Hard-tail frameI found the easiest frame to fit the Brightside to was a hard-tail bike frame.
Easy to fit, and sits right up at the front of the bike, where it will be seen by drivers.
|Brightside on the floor!|
When I picked it back up the light has switched itself off.
Test ride: On the test ride the Bright side gave good side visibility for drivers at junctions and crossing the road between cycle paths, many people I passed gave my bike a look, and even had a nice comment about the Brightside being really a great idea to be seen with..
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brightside.bike
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/brightsidebike
I Like this a lot!
A well thought out and designed Safety Light. That makes you visible from the side, not just from the front and back like most bike lights.
Great if you are a commuter cyclist.
Have noticed a 20% off discount code on Brightside Twittter feed page!
The 20%discount code is BSBL20
Do you own a independent bike shop and want to stock the Brightside light then give Aidan Gribbin a call on 07931 103211
Tell him I sent you!
now available at Evans Cycles shops.
UPDATEReleased at the Birmingham bike show was a new light from Brightside, check it out on the website as there is a deal for the two lights...........
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