You may remember Gotham Bicycle defense industries and their killer Defender six shooter inspired bicycle light that was successfully funded last year through Kickstarter. Well, the team is back with more theft proof lights, though this time they’re going by the name Fortified Bicycle Alliance. Their goal is to make bicycle lights that actually stand up to real world every day use and will still be on your bike when you come back. Called the Aviator and the Afterburner, the pair offer front and rear lighting at 150-300 lumens up front and 30-60 out back in a sleek, rugged package.
Fortify yourself and your bike after the break.
Each light features a durable aluminum chassis that is sealed from the elements elements with a silicone gasket. Security is achieved through custom security screws which can only be opened with the matching security Allen wrench included with the light. The lights fit a wide range of bars and seatposts from 22.0-31.8 handlebars and 25.4-31.8 posts. The design of the lens offers 180 degree visibility and four lighting modes. Battery power comes from a lithium ion rechargeable unit that can be removed from the light and plugged into a USB outlet for charging. The headlight will run about 40 hours on a single charge while the tail light lasts around 200 hours.
Like the original Defender the Aviator and Afterburner are available through Kickstarter at a number of different price points. Each light is available in two models, the standard and the Boost which doubles
the Lumen output.
If the start of the Kickstarter is any indication, the Fortified crew will reach their $24,000 goal in no time with the project already 25% funded in just over an hour.