2017年04月13日

Reflective vest, see and be seen by bike

I continue my preparations for the shorter days. As early as the end of October (winter time), there will be a lot of cyclists to go home by night, and I, too, are part of it. So to avoid serious inconvenience, here are some useful products to see and especially to be seen by bike at nightfall.

Let's be careful. Let us be visible
The reflective jacket (also mandatory in France) is an important accessory for the cyclist. But, you're right, if you ride with a backpack, you become less visible.
Fortunately, simple solutions exist: the reflective backpack cover or directly the reflective backpack.

Clearages to be seen
The idea here is to be seen. A light is hanging from his backpack, his arm. Reflectors are on the feet, arms or bag. It's good as an idea, but personally, too often, in the morning, late, I forget about them in the garage.
So, I like the idea of reflective stickers to stick on his bike (wheels, frames). Just like those that are fixed to the rays (reflective rods for ray), certainly it is a bit electro, but we are (sure to be) seen.
As a result, the risk of forgetting disappears. Think about it.
Another system to evaluate is the one that consists of creating a cycle path (light) around its bicycle and its passage. A light, tracing 2 lines on the ground (on each side of the bike), creates a separation between the cyclist and the cars.

One product that I found innovative in my research is the Light SKIN system, the light saddle post. You will understand that the rear light is integrated directly into the tube.
Lights equipped with a flash function (which flashes and suddenly attracts the eyes of motorists) are also another option to be seen. The reflective material products of the Swedish Bookman are well (model Curve Front and USB Light) just like Kong (with the Frog).
  


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