BlinkerGrips – how much is too much?


When it comes to safe biking, how much is enough to keep yourself from harm? Are you going to wear all the right gear and have the correct equipment on your bike? While sometimes reflectors will work wonders, lights are often a better option. Obviously, if you’re riding at night, they are a necessity. However, hand signals are also necessary, as there aren’t turn signals on the front and back of your bike.

If you had BlinkerGrips you would have at least one of the two though. These are bicycle grips that have battery powered LED indicator lights on the ends that you can control with your thumb. While this is a great addition to pretty much any bike, it doesn’t mean that you should stop providing gestures with your hands to let cars know where you’re going. You never know when your body is going to block their vision of the light.

This can do 2500 turn indications without needing a battery change, and you’ll need 2 AAA batteries for each one you put on. They both have an ergonomic grip and a lock so it won’t fall off. They are also resistant to impact, and are splash-proof. This set will cost around $56, and should fit most handle bars. While these mean to take over the needs to signal with your hands, these should be an addition rather than stopping one action in place of another.

Available on Amazon

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Truffol Says: November 17, 2013 at 12:49 am

Safety with bicycles are always welcome. As a car driver in NYC I’ve encountered way too many close calls with cyclists. Lights are definitely better than reflectors IMO and that could dramatically reduce accident rates.

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