In addition to their bicycles, Specialized makes accessories, clothing, and lights. With short winter days, they’re promoting a lineup of high visibility clothing, along with an expanded range of lights to keep you safe whether you’re riding in the day or night. They tell us that high-viz is the new black – but even if not, we can agree that adding to riders’ safety is important.
Specialized High Viz Clothing
With the safety concerns of riding a bike, nobody wants to take undue risk by not being seen. High visibility products (a.k.a. High Viz or High Vis) have become increasingly popular in anything from neon-painted bikes to high tech reflective apparel. Specialized is increasing their options with apparel such as their Women’s Deflect Hybrid Jacket ($130):
The Deflect H20 Jacket ($250) has been updated for improved breathability, while retaining protection against wind and rain in both men’s and women’s styles.
To complete your outfit, they also have accessories such as the Element 2.0 winter gloves in screamin’ yellow color.
Specialized Daytime and Nighttime Lights
Adding lights to your ride – both during the day and night – can add another degree of safety. Daytime lights require much brighter LEDs for visibility, and the Specialized Flux ($150) delivers 1,200 lumens in full-blast mode – for a run time of 1:15. Reducing to 600 lumens gets you 2:30 run time, while 300 lumens will shine for a full 5 hours.
The wide angle will illuminate your road to work, and the 3-hour charge time will get you ready for the ride home.
Specialized will also cover your tail with the 110 lumen Flux Expert tail light. It has as run time of up-to-14 hours, and will keep you visible for 0.6 miles or 1km in midday conditions. The mounting system works with 27.2, 30.9, or Venge aero seat posts.
While a neon color scheme might not win you any friends on the runway model circuit, it very well could keep you safe and riding for another day. Check out the full range from Specialized at the link below.