NiteRider is a reliable innovator in bike lighting, and two of their new lights keep it going on. The Lumina Dual 1800 head light and the Sentry Aero 260 tail light are packed with cool features and designed to fit both round and aero seat posts.
Right up front we want to call out one feature in particular that all cyclists should be aware of: Daylight Visible Flash. DVF is on both these lights, and it's basically a running light to give other people – think motorists – to your sides, front and rear increased awareness that hey, you're on the road too! It really works, and even mountain bikers will benefit because we all know that no matter how much time you spend on dirt, you'll end up either on the road or crossing it at some point.
The Lumina Dual is easily to mount and dismount, even on larger diameter bars. The lock mode will prevent premature discharge, and it has seven lit modes: five light levels from a 100 lumens walk mode for twenty hours to the top boost mode of 800 lumens for 45 minutes, and two daylight flash modes. Weighing in at a tidy nine ounces the Dual has a tough DuPont fiberglass and nylon body that is IP64 rated (dustproof and splash resistant), and the lithium polymer battery charges via the included USB wall wart in a mere three hours. The flexibility of the wide range of lighting modes makes the Dual adaptable to any trail situation, from long open sightlines to twisty close terrain. The run times are plenty long enough for most rides, and when you transition to the road to get back to base, the side lights will keep you safe.
The Sentry Aero is a worthy companion to the Lumina Dual. It weighs nothing, mounts to everything, charges quickly via USB and has six modes that run from 4.5 hours at the max 360 lumens to 30 hours. The side visibility is great, and when combined with the Lumina 1800 you have true 360 degree protection day and night. This package is hard to beat in features, price and performance, and the best part is the peace of mind you get knowing you're covered 24-7.