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KRYPTONITE INCITE X8
If you plan to be out on long rides, consider bringing along a front light for the days when the time gets away from you. While most lights focus on total output of light, Kryptonite’s Incite X8 focuses on Lux, a measurement of how much light falls on an area at a specific distance. Kryptonite concentrates the light pattern in front of you, letting you see exactly what’s on the trail—especially important, as gravel roads rarely have any artificial lighting. It’s easy to operate, too, thanks to an LCD screen atop the light providing simple battery life and mode indicators. At $145, this light carries a premium price, but it’s thoughtfully designed and ready to light up any ride.
ABUS BORDO LITE 6055
Stopping at a café on a ride shouldn’t have to give you an anxiety attack when you leave your precious bike unattended. With the Abus BORDO Lite 6055, you can stop popping your head out the door every five seconds to do a bike check. This compact folding lock weighs less than a full water bottle and fits into a jersey pocket but folds out to 60cm (almost 2 feet), plenty of length to lock up a single bike. Plus, the snap closure design means you can close the lock without having the key inserted. It’s portable security for one of your most prized possessions.
$60; 440g; 3 colors; abus.com