Fenix Store BC21R LED Bike Light – The Smart Move for Safety First and Design a Close Second

Savvy bike riders know that even in the bright light of midday, a strong light is an astute safety feature. Among the myriad options on offer in the marketplace, what you want is a light that offers several features: easy rechargeability, lightweight and portability.

I found all attributes with the Fenix Store BC21R LED Bike Light.

At $75, the light is both rugged and versatile. The 1000 lumens (across four levels plus flash mode) is plenty strong day or night. When away from the bike in public, you can quickly disengage the lamp from the handlebar clamp. That not only prevents five finger discounts from unscrupulous folks nearby, but provides you a powerful light to attend to repairs, snipe hunts, etc. The average runtime is up to two hours in turbo mode (1000 lumens) and nearly three days in low mode.

The lamp’s throw in turbo mode is an impressive 145 meters (well beyond the distance of a football field).

The bulb emits a solid, natural white color. Rechargeability comes via the USB type C port.

I found the Fenix easy to attach to my handlebar, supplementing the built-in lamp on my Jetson electric bike. The package from Fenix includes the quick-release bike mount with a couple shims to ensure optimal fit. The aluminum cooling fins ensure rapid heat discharge. Impressive water resistance won’t send you quickly back home.

This is a very thoughtfully designed accessory for your bike.

Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.