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Riding the night – yoga, movies and riding a bike

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Is riding a bike at night as dangerous as the media would have you think? Bicycle Network’s General Manager of Communications (and Ride On Editor) Melissa Heagney takes a look at Melbourne’s newest night ride. Carnage! Danger! Oh the horror of riding a bike at night! If you read the papers in Melbourne over the
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10 years, and still riding on

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With 10 years of Ride On realised, Simon Vincett—who’s been part of every Ride On since the first issue—looks back over the decade of publication and the genesis of the magazine from its plucky predecessors, Pedal Power and BV News. The history of Ride On is inextricably linked with the history of its publisher, Bicycle
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Fly6 HD video cam and tail light review

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A rear-facing HD video cam and tail light that does both jobs well: Simon Vincett reports on testing.  Rating                  89% Function             36/40 Quality                 38/40 Price                     7/10 Appearance            8/10 $290 Having been rear-ended by
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Lights test 2014 – the top 100 lights

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The various bike tribes may be strangers to each other but they are united in their need to be seen. Simon Vincett offers all comers a run through the best lights out there. Which lights for you? Sooner or later, every bike rider finds they need lights. Despite your best intentions, you leave work late
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Top 60 lights for commuting 2013

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Too bright or not bright enough – how do you choose the best bike lights for riding in the dark? Simon Vincett takes you through the issues, the testing and the best buys discovered. Riders who have racked up a year or two of traversing the bike routes will have witnessed a couple of trends
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Top 50 lights for commuting

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Our Lights test 2012 ranks the best 28 front and 22 rear bike lights to keep you visible when riding in the dark. Simon Vincett reveals the very human art of selecting the best lighting. The 2013 test results, incorporating and building on these 2012 results, are now online. Meet our lux meter, the newest
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Lite-weight wonders

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When weight is a priority, these bike lights truly shine. Simon Vincett reports findings from the 2011 Lights test.  Improvement in LED technology has enabled manufacturers to make some good lights that come in very small packages. The two lights below shone in this year’s Ride On Lights test for impressive visibility for their super-light
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High-powered lights

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See and be seen with high-powered bike lights. Simon Vincett reviews notable 2011 models In the past these lights have required a separate battery pack strapped to bike. This variety still exist and perform well but now there are “cable-free” high-powered lights as well, such as the latest NiteRider, Cygo-Lite, Exposure Lights and NiteFlux Commuter
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Dynamo lights

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Say goodbye to batteries with a dynamo bike light. Simon Vincett lays down the options When you pedal, your light comes on – brilliant. It’s good to make life more simple and that’s what a dynamo light set-up can do for you. To equip yourself, buy a bike with a dynamo or have a new
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What makes a good bike light?

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After six years of annual tests of bike lights, we’re confident we know what makes a good bike light. Simon Vincett reports Highly visible output, both head-on and angled, so that people can see you Excellent water resistance Durability for regular use and the occasional tumble Ease of operation and not too many modes to
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