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hippy

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Sep 2022

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    They're not in the UK.

    The umbrellas are down.

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    If we ever rode with groups I'd use a different light. Missus has one of my old Lezyne Strip/Pro Drive as a backup and they can be set much more friendly for bunch rides.

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    Essentially, I didn't want anything changing. I want it to blink brightly all the time and I wanted to know what the runtime was going to be.

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    "The ReAKT setting also adjusts the brightness of the light depending on the conditions. In bright sunlight, it gets noticeably brighter, giving more contrast for better visibility. Does it improve your safety while riding? I'm not sure, but it's great to have when heavy clouds break to reveal bright sunshine.

    The Peloton mode is the new feature here and it's focused on group riding. The Blaze will sense when another rider is positioned on your wheel by reacting to the increased brightness of their front light and dimming. It does work, but it's dependent on all the riders having lights. As a result, I was selective about when I used Peloton."

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    Oh yeah, maybe it goes brighter or something. There's two special features and I think it's one or the other. Maybe I'm thinking of the Peloton mode where it dims when it detects something behind. I'd need to read the manual again.

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    What a fucking joke. If you're gonna get done for assault at least make it worthwhile.

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    I don't really see the point in dimming the rear light due to braking. I want that thing blasting driver retinas 24hr/day. It's not like they slow down for cyclists anyway.

    It makes more sense if you're doing bunch rides, then having it dim when there's someone on your wheel makes a lot more sense - it's too bright for group rides.

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