Redshift Arclight PRO SPD pedals get built-in rechargeable lights

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Lance Branquinho

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Lance is an award-winning writer who has contributed to myriad piblications all over the world including Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect, MBR, Topgear, TopCar and Car magazine.


1 year 2 months ago

For roadies/commuters, not MTB.

Our brains are quite attuned to spotting movement and a moving light is more visible than one attached to a seat post, which is one of the reasons why we have pedal reflectors. These are also side-visible which is important when commuting. 

I quite like the integration and the battery life is good. As is that charging dock. But I have no use for them as I only ride in daylight these days. Were I still doing a 6am/6pm commute I might stump for a set.

1 year 2 months ago

I too am confused by these.

I'm presuming just expanding the range.

Commuting/utility mountain biker me, occasionally recreational. Flat shoes, love my 3 different pairs of 5 10 freeriders. It is so difficult to get a quality set of flat pedals with holes drilled for pedal reflectors.  Wellgo still do them, but every set I see on Singltrack don't. My original DMR V12s had them, the updated replacements didn't. I like pedal reflectors, bolt on ones, not the push in ones, they vanish too quickly, bolt on ones die over a much longer period. (I also wear reflective/hiviz reversable ankle bands)

These pedals really aren't for me. Should be a perfect fit. And I'm rare. Mountain biking is not about hiviz, reflectives and reflectors. And I love ingenious lights.

1 year 2 months ago

What's the point of these?