Bike Visible Buying Guide

Answer the following questions and/or think through the points.  This will help with the how you can make yourself more visible.

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The importance of being visible

Unfortunately the reality is when riding a bike you are vulnerable, you are exposed you have little protection. We frequently share our riding environment with motorists. They are bigger and faster than us and we all know any collision can cause us plenty of harm.  Therefore our best solution is to do what ever we can to avoid this hazard and that starts with being VISIBLE. We say take every opportunity to be visible. How can you make you ( the cyclist) be visible? How can you make the bike be visible? How can you make sure you are visible from all directions?

Understand your be visible requirements?

What is you need for being Visible? Where do you ride? Understand the environments & conditions you bike in and the risks associated with those environments & conditions.

High risk environments include in traffic, windy roads where there is little time to see you, narrow roads where sharing is more challenging. High risk conditions include biking at night, in low light, in poor weather conditions. Compare that to a low risk environment a purpose built bike path or trail. What are your risks? What are your needs for being visible?

Visible from all directions.

You need to make sure you are visible from all directions. Visible from the front. Visible from the side. Visible from the rear. the other constant. .

Making you the cyclist visible

What you wear on the bike has a large influence on you being visible to others. Make bold colour choices – fluoro colours- yellow/green, orange, red.  Choose to wear clothing or add accessories that has reflective strips.  Some suggestions of clothing and accessories that can help you be visible.

Choose a helmet that is a bold colour. Inserts lights into your helmet. Choose your outer layer to be a visible colour – your jacket, a vest, or a top. Alternatively use a visibility over vest as your outer layer.  Choose cycling pants that have reflective strips. Cover your bag with a bold colour and reflective strips.

Making your bike more visible

What can you do to make your bike Visible.  The most important is attaching lights to your bike – A front and rear light as well as considering stacking options depending on the needs. There are other ways to make you bike be visible. Bright coloured handlebar grips. Choose tyres with reflective strip,

For more information see:  Bike Lights Buying Guide

What do the kids need

This depends on where they ride what are the associated risks. The risks are the same as for an adult but remember there decision making maybe not as good as yours, if they are smaller they may be harder to see. Take every opportunity to make them visible and help keep them safe.

Visibility options: A bold colour helmet – One that has the option for a light insert. A bold colour for their outer layer. A cover for there bag. Lights for their bike.

goRide’s Be Visible when you Ride Solutions – Clothing & Accessories

Waterproof Visibility - Unisex
Jacket
Protection/Features
Waterproof, Increased visibility front, side & rear. Bold/ Fluro Colour . Reflective Strips. Great coverage, includes hood
Type of Riding
Any where you want increased visibility. Town, traffic, shared path ways, tour, easy trails.
Sizing/Who
Womens or Mens specific, great size range, several reflective features. Perfect night riding jacket
Cost

$195.00

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Waterproof Visibility Pants - Unisex
Jacket
Protection/Features
Waterproof, reflective words and seams for visibility
Type of Riding
Any where you want increased visibility. Winter riding, riding at night and poor weather. Touring option.Traffic, commute, town, easy off road, recreation
Sizing/Who
Unisex sizing. Must have for committed commute riders
Cost

$99.00

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Visibility Over Vest
Jacket
Protection/Features
Increased visibility front, side & rear.Bold/ Fluro Colour . Reflective Strips
Type of Riding
To be worn over cycling clothing. Short length to not interefere with biking. All riding
Sizing/Who
Men, Women, Youth specific sizing
Cost

$45.00

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Winter Glove - Fleece
Jacket
Protection/Features
Up to 2hrs, Full finger fleece lined. Winter cooler months, morning,evening riding
Type of Riding
Best suited to sealed to smooth gravel/dirt surfaces
Sizing/Who
Youth 10yr+, men & women, Town riding, Easy on or off road. Commuters.Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Cost

$45.00

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Visibility Waterproof Bag Cover
Jacket
Protection/Features
Waterproof, reflective words and seams for visibility
Type of Riding
Traffic, commute, town, easy off road, recreation
Sizing/Who
Unisex sizing. Must have for committed commute riders
Cost

$99.00

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Bright Coloured Helemts
Jacket
Protection/Features
Waterproof, reflective words and seams for visibility
Type of Riding
Traffic, commute, town, easy off road, recreation
Sizing/Who
Unisex sizing. Must have for committed commute riders
Cost

$99.00

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goRide’s Lights for Visibility…so you can be seen.

Front Visibility Light
Light
Feartures
Constant mode 80 lumen maximum output for 4 hours. Vary modes for up to 13 hours run time. Flashing mode 250 lumens for 9 hours 30min Waterproof
Battery
USB rechargeable.
Where to Mount
Flexible attachment to handlebars using silicon strap provided. Use integrated clip on attachment to attch to other surfaces
Best suited to
Day riding in busy traffic, challenging environments and in poor weather conditions. Night riding in well lit urban areas & twilight riding.
Cost

$59.00

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Rear Visibility Light
Light
Feartures
Constant mode 25 lumen maximum output for 3 hours. Vary modes for up to 11 hours run time. Flashing mode 50 lumens for 9 hours 30 min Waterproof
Battery
USB rechargeable.
Where to Mount
Flexible attachment to handlebars using silicon strap provided. Use integrated clip on attachment to attch to other surfaces
Best suited to
Day riding in busy traffic, challenging environments and in poor weather conditions. Night riding in well lit urban areas & twilight riding.
Cost

$59.00

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Side Visibility Light
Light
Feartures
Constant mode 85 lumens for 1.5 hours. Varying modes for up to 6 hours run time. Flashing mode 85 lumens for 1.5 hours.360 degree visibility when used with front and rear lights.Waterproof
Battery
Frame and fork mounting
Where to Mount
USB rechargeable.
Best suited to
Riding where visibility is needed ...on the roads
Cost

$71.40

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Kids Visibility Light and Horn
Light
Feartures
Light is 12 lumens White or green beam. Also includes horn – 25 sounds. Remote trigger activated. Fun way to make kids heard & seen.
Battery
Battery operated 2x AAA.
Where to Mount
Flexible attachment to handlebars.
Best suited to
Town, bike path – first bikes, scooters, balance bikes
Cost

$32.90

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Front Night Riding Light
Light
Feartures
Constant mode 700 lumen maximum output for 1.5 hours. Enduro 250 lumen for 6 hours so you won't get caught out with this light. Vary modes for increasing run time.Waterproof
Battery
USB rechargeable.
Where to Mount
Flexible attachment to handlebars using silicon strap provided.
Best suited to
Moderate to heavy traffic. Commuting & all on road/ bikepath night riding.
Cost

$96.00

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Rear Night Riding Light
Light
Feartures
Constant mode 45 lumen maximum output for 2.15. Flashing modes for day and night with more than 8 hours run time. Waterproof
Battery
USB rechargeable.
Where to Mount
Flexible attachment to seatpost using silicon strap provided. Use integrated clip on attachment to attch to other surfaces
Best suited to
Day riding in busy traffic, challenging environments and in poor weather conditions. Night riding in well lit urban areas & twilight riding.
Cost

$70.00

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MAKE YOUR PURCHASE A SUCCESS…

Make good choices.

If you have lights – be organised take them / use them. Make sure you charge them after use so you know they will last the ride. Clothing – choose well depending on the risks or have the option of the over vest.

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