Tern Link B7 (The Explorer)


The Link B7 is built for exploring. It folds down small in ten seconds, so you can bring it with you anywhere—on the subway, in your car, or even store it indoors at night. With 7-speed gearing, eyelets for rear racks, and a height-adjustable telescopic handlepost, it packs a ton of versatility. Ride one and discover the convenience of Tern.

  • Folds small but rides like a full-size bike
  • 20” wheels make it easy to stop-and-go on busy streets
  • Wide 7-speed gearing for climbing hills and racing through the city
  • Folds compactly for storage and transport
  • Adjusts to fit a wide range of riders
  • Eyelets for adding rear racks
  • Optional fenders for rainy days


Colour: Red


Colour: Black


Colour: Gunmetal


WHEEL SIZE: 20″ wheels
SPEEDS: 1 x 7
WEIGHT: 12.1 kg (26.6 lb)
FOLDING SIZE: 39.5 x 80 x 73 cm (15.6″ x 31.5″ x 28.7″)
GEAR INCHES: 36″ – 72″ (2.86 – 5.72 m)
DISTANCE: SADDLE TO PEDAL: Min: 700 mm (27.6″) Max: 960 mm (37.8″)
SUGGESTED RIDER HEIGHT: 142 – 190 cm (4’8″ – 6’3″)
MAX LOAD WEIGHT: 105 kg (230 lb)

FRAME: Tern Link, aluminum, FBL 2 Joint, 3 patented technologies
FORK: Hi-tensile steel

HANDLEPOST: Q-Lock, forged aluminum, patented
STEM: Telescope, 6061-AL
HEADSET: Cartridge
HANDLEBAR: Flat bar, 6061-AL
GRIPS/BAR TAPE: BioLogic Ergo, Kraton
SADDLE: Velo Comfort
SEATPOST: SuperOversize, 6061-AL, micro-adjust clamp
SEATPOST CLAMP: SuperOversize, 6061-AL

FRONT BRAKE: V, aluminum, linear spring
REAR BRAKE: V, aluminum, linear spring
BRAKE LEVERS: V, aluminum bracket/lever
BRAKE CABLE & HOUSING: Anti-compression housing, slick cables

FRONT HUB: Mini, aluminum
REAR HUB: 7 spd, aluminum
SPOKES AND NIPPLES: Steel / Stainless steel
RIMS: Aluminum
TIRES: Impac StreetPac, 47-406 / Kenda Kwest, 20 x 1.75″

SHIFTER(S): Shimano 1 x 7 spd, twist
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Tourney
CRANKSET: Forged 6061 aluminum, 52T
CASSETTE/FREEWHEEL: Shimano 7 spd, 14-28T
CHAIN: 7 spd
PEDALS: Folding, alloy body

BELL: Aluminum
KICKSTAND: Deluxe center mount
CLIP SYSTEM: Magnetix 2.0
FENDERS: Opt: RP Chromeplastic, stainless hardware

*Note: These are our standard model specifications. The bike’s weight and folded dimension may not include racks and fenders. The specifications for your country may differ slightly. We do our best to ensure that the specifications listed here accurately reflect the exact parts found on our production bikes. However, component changes do occur for various reasons and there may be brief delays on site updates. We reserve the right to make component changes without prior notification, which may cause discrepancies with the information listed on the web.



3 patented technologies and incredibly precise manufacturing make the FBL 2 frame joint one of the best in the business. It’s strong, secure, and thanks to integrated bearings, always easy to use.


The rear half of Tern frames use a patented 3D structure we call DoubleTruss to build in extra stiffness. It helps resist torsional forces so our bikes flex less. That means increased stiffness and much better power transfer from the pedals to the rear wheel. The proof’s in the ride.


German-made igus bearings make our frame joints the smoothest in the business. And, they’re dealer serviceable so that if they ever wear out, they can be replaced and your frame will be as good as new in just a few minutes.


The Q-Lock is quick and easy to use: Close the handlepost lever and the AutoLock engages, holding the lever in the locked position. The Q-Lock is also safe and strong: it exceeds tough European EN standards for strength and durability.


Our Telescopic Handlepost gives you the option of riding high for comfort, or low for aerodynamics. It retracts into a short, compact package for portability, but only takes seconds to extend. Plus, it’s stiff and strong, so you get full-bike rigidity.


Made by Schwalbe, the world leader in premium bicycle tires, the StreetPac is a balanced combination of comfort, speed, and grip.


The Magnetix 2.0 uses powerful magnets to keep your bike folded for situations like carrying your bike up and down stairs. With a pull force 10-15 Kgf, the Magnetix 2.0 will keep your bike folded even when being jostled and moved about.

Retail Price: RM1,690.00

Credit: Photo and text from Tern and Tern Malaysia

Dahon Boardwalk D7 (Japan Version)


The Boardwalk’s classic look have made it one of the best-selling folding bikes of all time. It folds in under 15 seconds to a wonderfully small size and delivers excellent quality at a moderate price. It is the perfect starter bicycle for riders new to the wonderful world of folding bikes.

Transmission 7 Speed (1×7)
Wheel Size 20″(406)
Weight 12.3kg
Rider Hight Range 142~193cm
Saddle to Pedal Min:675mm Max:945mm
Folding Size W78×H65×D34cm
Frame 20″ HA Series, SuperLite 4130 chromoly, ViseGrip technologies
Fork Integrated, patented Fusion technology, steel
Handlepost/Stem Radius , adjustable with new QR lever, Inside folding, H:340-440mm, 8deg. / Silver
Handlebar 6061-T6 aluminum, flat bar, 560mm, φ25.4mm / Silver
Grips/Bartape Velo, VLG-520 w/stitch / Brown
Saddle Dahon Citta Saddle / Brown
Seatpost Dahon SP-222, SuperOversize, MicroAdjust, aluminum, 33.9×580mm / Silver
Brakes Promax V, aluminum / Silver
Brake Levers Promax Alloy levers / Silver
Hub/F Dahon Mini, aluminum, 20H / Silver
Hub/R Formula, cassette, aluminum, 28H / Silver
Rims Aluminum / Silver
Tires Kenda, Kwest 20″×1.50, E/V / Black & Ivory sidewall
Crankset Cold-forged 6061-T6 aluminum, 52T, single chainguard / Silver
Derailleur/F N/A
Derailleur/R Shimano RD-FT35 SS, 7spd
Shifter(s) Shimano SL-TX50
Cassette Shimano CS-HG207, 12-32T
Pedals Suntour folding, non-slip
Kickstand Aluminum / Silver
Clip System Magnetix system
Luggage Bracket Luggage Socket
Others Base for Landing Gear


*Bicycle specifications may vary without notice in different territories and from time to time. Always check specifications with your retailer.


Colour: Pearl Blue


Colour: Charcoal Gray

DFS(Dahon Folding System)Technology


This system, invented over 30 years ago, has been adopted by many folding bikes on the market, and the high degree of completion of the system has been demonstrated by markets around the world. Easy, even lighter, and more compact in 3 steps. By keeping improving the basics of the system, DAHON was able to establish its current position in the market of folding bicycle.

Vice Grip

Boasttechnology_img05ing a very strong holding power in the locked state, with the benefit of an ergonomic lever design and an adjustable tension rod that fits snugly inside the lever, surprisingly easy and smooth folding work receive.

High Leverage Quick Release

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Radius Handlepost

With the fusion ttechnology_img08echnology DAHON boasts, the Radius handle post has made it possible to connect smoothly from a fork to a frame and a stem. In addition, the coupling system, which is the center of the folding structure, has the best possible performance as a folding stem by adopting the “InSide ™” locking mechanism that provides strong fixing strength.

Adjustable Handlepost

A movable handle post that can change the handle position up and down by a quick lever at the center of the handle post. Grooves in the stem prtechnology_img09event rotation of the steering wheel to the left and right, achieving both safety and operability required for folding bicycles.



Credit: Text and Photo by Dahon Japan


REVIEW: 2016 Montague URBAN 700c Folding


Couple months ago I was riding a Crosstown around the city. Just 3 days before Ramadhan, I took another brilliant hybrid, 2016 Montague Urban during KL Car Free Morning for a test ride.


So this review will highlight the differences between Urban and Crosstown. Obviously you can notice the different names but why Montague make them for the similar purposes?


According to their site, the Urban is “Utility & Versatility” and the Crosstown is “Comfort & Versatility”. I felt both are comfortable but the Urban are more versatile for a variety of terrain and road surfaces due to 35mm thick tires make it ideal for commuting over rough roads and potholes.


The Urban and the Crosstown look similar but have some different features. One of those features that make the Urban more stand out is the RackStand. The RackStand is brilliant addition to the Urban as its can function as luggage carrier, mudguard, kickstand, and work stand all in one.


New for 2016 is the DirectConnect folding system, which removes the quick release from the top tube, provides an easier folding experience and larger clamping surface between the two halves of the frame. A flip of the quick release lever and your bike folds to a compact size.


The Urban have wayyy more speeds, with 21-speeds drivetrain provides more than enough gearing for hilly roads and city riding.


Overall, I personally recommended the 2016 Montague Urban for anyone who thinking about commute to anywhere, especially when KTM Komuter announced that they officially allowing bikes on train. So you can bike to work now! And yeah, there are nothing wrong if you want to buy this for leisure rides, grocery shopping, etc. This bike is very versatile!

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To learn more about Montague bikes, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Review and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya.

First Look: Knog Oi Bike Bell Has Arrived!

IMG_9580Oi what do we have here?! I am so stoked that Knog Malaysia received a sample box of Knog Oi Bike Bell and I managed to borrow 2 for review. Knog’s Oi Bike Bell proves a massive success on their Kickstarter campaign, receiving more than 50 times its goal target!


Noted that this is just samples and It might have few changes for their final product, soon available in September/October 2016 at Knog retailers nationwide. However, Kickstarter’s backers should get their hand on this award winning bike bell in July 2016, according to their Kickstarter’s campaign.


It’s available in two sizes; one for up to 31.8mm (Large) and one for 22.2mm (Small) bars. There’s no need to remove your handlebar grips or brakes, thanks to the Oi’s single bolt split-clamp attachment.

Easy on. No need to remove grips or cables.
Photo from Knog

The Oi will be available in 5 different styles which are Brushed Aluminium, Black, Brass, Copper & Titanium, and built-in cable management system so your cable can look more neater.

Photo from Knog

So, how was the sound? Knog claims the sound is ‘like an angel playing a glockenspiel’ (you can hear it here). However, the large Oi bell sound louder compare to the small size and luckily I’m using a 31.8mm bar. I would definitely buy it when it comes out in September 2016.

Having a bike bell is really a great idea. Of course I can yell out loud but it is nice to have a bell when approaching pedestrians and other cyclists from behind, allowing you to alert them in a less shocking way.

Large Oi comes with hex key, extra springs, a rubber tape and a manual.
Small Oi comes with hex key, extra springs and a manual.

Check out more photos below:

To learn more about Knog Oi Bike Bell, head to Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Review and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya

Latest: Baby Nutty & Little Nutcase

R0003991 (1200x795)Spend more time making memories and having fun. We know the safety of your little one is your top priority whenever they run out the door. With cool graphics and fun prints, a no-pinch magnetic buckle, and smart safety features, Nutcase are the helmets they won’t want to take off.

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Little Nutcase


  • No pinch Fidlock® magnetic buckle for one-handed operation
  • Certified safety for cycling , scooting, and skating standards by CPSC and ASTM F1492
  • Adjustable and removable spin dial gives a snug, comfortable fit
  • Detachable visor shades them from sun and rain
  • Deluxe soft chin pad for extra comfort
  • Durable ABS shell
  • Protective EPS inner foam lining
  • Crumple zones in external EPS to help disperse energy in the event of a crash
  • Front, top, and back venting Extra sets of foam pads to give them the perfect fit
  • 360 degree reflectivity
  • Eye-catching designs for safety and style

R0003994 (1200x795)Even babies wanna bike. From their first two-wheeled glide to their first bitty tumble, from the seat of the balance bike to the box of the cargo bike, Baby Nutty is the best in helmet comfort, style and safety. Introducing Baby Nutty, the newest in little noggin protection from Nutcase.

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Baby Nutcase


  • Finally, the baby helmet you’ll both love: No pinch, no tears Fidlock® magnetic buckle
  • Easy-on fit system grows with your toddler
  • Ergo-design for optimal bike seat posture
  • Lightweight in-mold shell for growing bobble heads
  • Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) protective foam for high-impact protection
  • Front, top, and back venting
  • Integrated smile and compliment generator
  • Engineered, tested, and CPSC certified for 1 year and older

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To learn more about Nutcase products, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

First Look: Knog Blinder Mini

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I received a box of upcoming Knog lights sample from Knog Malaysia contains 8 new Knog Blinder Mini. The previous Mini series has only 1 LED but the new Blinder Mini range from 1 LED, 9 LEDs and COB (Chips on Board) LEDs with different beam angles. This stuff is so small yet powerful for your cycling routines.

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Introducing new mini family; the DOT, the NINER and the CHIPPY. Knog really know how to named their products well!

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Battery: LiPo / USB Rechargeable
Peaks Lumens: 20 (front) / 11 (rear)
Weight: 15g
Run Time: 2 Hours (steady mode) / 11 Hours (eco-flash)
Beam: 20° (DOT) / 90° (NINER) / 120° (CHIPPY)

The interface included Low Battery Indicator, Power/Mode switch and Recharge Indicator. Long press will turn the light on/off. Short press for mode conversion.

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The Blinder Mini comes with a clasp and 2 straps for the front and 3 straps for the rear. I really dig these lights because of its size. Perfect for those who want to save weight on bike lights and looks minimal on your bike.

Check out the rest of the photos here:

To learn more about Knog products, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya

REVIEW: Bike to Work with a Brompton

Bike to work is not a popular choice among urbanites. No denying that, there are several barriers that make it less popular, such as hot weather and safety. Find out how to break these barriers at the end of this article.

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I was loaned a 3-speeds Brompton by Van’s Urban Bicyce Co. and use this opportunity to bike to work on Global Bike to Work Day (May 10th), from Ampang to my office in Brickfield. Cycling from my house to Ampang LRT station takes less than 10 minutes. I use my Touch ‘n Go card so I can go out at any stations. However, make sure your card balance at least RM10 before traveling because not all stations have topup services for Touch ‘n Go.

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Ampang LRT station is the first station, so it was not crowded. Unfortunately LRT only allows foldable bicycle and not during peak hours which is 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm. So far there are no difficulties for me to ride the LRT with my bike even during peak hours. Just make sure your bike is properly folded before entering the train.

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There will be more and more people are coming in, so be sure that your bike does not disturbing any passengers. It’s fun watch them observing me and my bike especially because I wanted to show them that it’s possible. Most of them asked me about the bike price. Brompton is not a cheap option but there are many affordable folding bike, ranging from RM500 to RM2,000.

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In order to get to Brickfield, I chose to stop at Masjid Kamek LRT station and cycle to Brickfield. The fee is RM3.20. Please note that Masjid Jamek LRT station is known as one of the busiest station, so you might having a difficulty getting out of the train with a bike and I advise you to take your time getting out of the station due to a lot of people.

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I am thankful for KL’s first dedicated bicycle path but I must say, it was not well-maintained. Currently at some section (Jalan Tun Sambathan) have been closed for some construction but no other alternatives for cyclists or pedestrians.

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At the office, I put the bike beside me and do my works as I can easily access my stuff in the Brompton’s Mini O-Bag by Ortlieb.

My verdict.
Finally, I have done it. It’s possible and cheaper! I don’t have to spend money for parking and petrol, and was also able to pay more for my meals! Yes, I’m sweating but not much. You can still control your sweating level by cycling at chill pace and choose the right weather if possible. Thanks to LRT/KTM for allowing bikes (foldable) on train. Hopefully we will have a special coach for cyclists in the future.

One way to avoid hot weather or rain, by cycle at the right time. Getting weather update from your smart phone is good way to plan your trip. For inexperienced commuters, they will concern more on safety when riding a bicycle on the road with motor vehicles. So I would say that the more you ride, the more confident you will be. You can start practicing by joining a weekly group ride around KL.

The bike.
I’ve long had an interest in getting a test review of a Brompton. There is great pride and loyalty amongst Brompton owners and I can understand why. I’m all enthusiasm for foldable bikes at the moment, but riding on 16” wheels is still a shock (and syiok!). It may feel small, but it also feels solid and responsive on the road. I felt instantly at ease riding through the city. Brompton are slower than a standard bike, but once adapted to the riding style it felt reasonably fast with only 3 gears on my model.

But will I buy a Brompton? If a folding bike was my main commute, I would want the best. I am willing to save money for this bike, just like I did for my other bikes.

Check out the rest of the Brompton photos:

To learn more about Brompton bikes, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya

REVIEW: Selle Royal Scientia

Last Friday morning I did a recce ride for Nottingham University in Semenyih together with my colleagues from Public Bike Share. Since I was loaned a Brompton demo bike, I took this opportunity to test the Selle Royal Scientia saddle.

Selle Royal, together with the Sport University of Cologne, has developed the first range of saddles for the ergonomic market based on quantified laboratory studies at the university level. The result is SCIENTIA. A full spectrum of 9 ergonomic saddles scientifically engineered to precisely and comprehensively fit each rider with Athletic (45 degrees), Moderate (60 degrees) and Relaxed (90 degrees) riding position.



I chose M>2 which is fits right with my sit bone width. Van’s Urban Bicycle Co. have a special gel measuring pad where the rider can sit and apply downward pressure. Finding the centers of the two impressions made on the pad and the sit bone distance can be measured. The M-Series (moderate) of Scientia saddles is created for fitness-minded cyclists, and comes in three widths (1: less than 11cm, 2: 11-13cm, 3: over 13cm) to accommodate all variations in sit bone width.

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The Curva Suspension takes pressure off of body contact points and provides an extra touch of comfort with its curved leaf spring design.

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The 20 kilometers ride won’t do justice to this saddle. I felt the typical mild saddle sores, maybe I have been spoiled with my Brooks and I’m not wearing a padded cycling pant either. However, I don’t felt numbness that usually caused by a new saddle, thanks to the 3D Skin Gel that offers the perfect combination of comfort and support, providing both at critical points in the saddle.

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If you generally ride in semi-relaxed position but still want a sporty look yet comfy then the Selle Royal Scientia Moderate Saddle might be the saddle for you.

Check out the rest of the photos here:

To learn more about Selle Royal saddles, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya

REVIEW: Montague Crosstown 700c Folding Bike

The Crosstown is a brilliant hybrid between a road bike and a folding bike with all the perks of a road bike; speed, that is perfect for practical commuting. It’s an easy to use folding bike offering 7-speeds, 700c tires, and the CLIX™ Wheel Release System.

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It is essential to state that the Crosstown is one of the Montague entry-level folding bicycles. However, this does not mean that the bike doesn’t perform as well as the more expensive models. My initial thoughts were that the silver and black paint stood out for me.

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There are only 7-speeds, but these are perfectly adapted for most road conditions and urban commuting.

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The Velcro straps is to bind the front tire when folded.

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The 700c wheels are alloy, with Formula hubs and a CLIX™ skewer for quick release of the wheels. The bike comes with CST semi-slick tires, 28mm in width.

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It also features a new invention called the Octagon, a stem that is height-adjustable with just a simple click of a button. This allows the rider to have the handlebars at whatever height feels comfortable.

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Using Montague’s CLIX™ Wheel Release System, the Crosstown is a 700c bike that folds with a couple of easy clicks. Combining a lightweight aluminum frame, 7 speeds, and performance gel saddle this urban folding bike provides the ride experience of a full size bike with the convenience of a folding bike.

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Performance Gel comfort saddle provides a great and comfortable riding experience.

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This bike folds over 50% of the actual size, and the front tire goes away which is attached towards the bike using a Velcro straps.

Overall, the Montague Crosstown is pretty excellent and well designed bike. The parts are reliable; the speed is great; while being very comfortable and weigh about 12 kilograms. If you’ve never tried using foldable bikes, then this one will really change your perception of foldable bikes. There’s a reason the US Army Rangers use Montague.

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To learn more about Montague bikes, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya





REVIEW: Knog Blinder ROAD 440 & 250

Available in black, pewter, ruby and silver, the latest Knog Blinder ROAD lights provides a better option to light the way, packing 440 and 250 lumens into its small and lightweight frame for over 1200 meters of visibility that mounts neatly onto the bars and even your helmet.

R0003669 (1200x795)The Blinder ROAD 400 is Knog’s second brightest light, behind the Blinder ARC 640, and attempts to bridge the gap between a light with which to be seen and a light to see by. Despite it’s relatively small size, the Blinder ROAD’s output boosts out plenty of light and it does so via two LUMILEDS LEDs.

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The Blinder ROAD is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery with run times ranging from one hour on dual beam high mode to nine hours in eco flashing mode.

Blinder ROAD 250 – 1 hour on High Mode, 6 hours on Eco Flash
Blinder ROAD 400 – 1 hour on High Mode, 9 hours on Eco Flash

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The lighting functionality is delivered thanks to two LUMILEDS LEDs that offer a narrow or wide beam angle respectively and can be used independently or together, with high, medium and low brightness settings.

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The light is controlled by two buttons at the top of the light: the right to control brightness, the left to skip through modes. There are also two flashing settings, which makes for 11 modes in total.

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When you’ve exceeded the light’s run time, an integrated, weather-resistant USB plug handles recharge duties.

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Blinder ROAD 400 – 105 grams
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Blinder ROAD 250 – 75 grams

Both Knog Blinder Road lights comes complete with a helmet mount kit, two removable silicone straps for 22-28mm bars and 29-35mm bars and a USB extension cord.

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ROAD 400 on High Mode
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ROAD 250 on High Mode

Looks similar but I assure you that ROAD 400 is much more brighter.

If you’re looking for a simple, good-looking light to stick on your bike, the new Blinder ROAD is certainly one to consider. It’s well-constructed, versatile light for riders who generally ride within city limits. So far, the Blinder ROAD is my favorite front light as it has both focus and wide beam angles, and ROAD 250 in black is definitely will be my personal choice and within my budget.

To learn more about Knog products, please visit Van’s Urban Bicycle Co.

Tested, words and photos by Shidi of Pedal Malaya