March 2, 2012
Let’s take a quick stroll around the Blackburn booth at iceBike* – first up is the new SuperFlea light. We love the miniature Flea lights for commuting, but the SuperFlea ramps up the brightness to 105 Lumens. Still USB charged and it’ll run on full for 1.5 hours, or 2.5 on medium and 3.5hrs on flashing.
Blackburn is moving more into the complete bike accessories range with saddles, more racks and tools and bags too. Here’s the Fire Trail saddle, which completely isolated the saddle rails from the base, to give more cush.
SKS pump – here’s the SKS Spaero pump. It features a pull-out hose with a thread-on, reversible chuck. We’re reliably informed that it’ll pump to 73PSI and it’s meant for high-volume mountain bike tyres. It weighs 160g and costs £35, or £29.99 if you don’t mind a bit more plastic instead of shiny aluminium.
Gore Ride-On Cables – now with super-light casing.
Electron showed us two new front lights that look worth putting on the ‘must try’ list. The Terra3 is 800 lumens, self-contained, cable free and very smart looking. It’ll run for three hours on full, or nine on low power and costs £149.