OK. For a while now I have wanted to have some form of slowing/stopping indication apart from waving my arm like I am about to take off.
Now there are many cheap and crap brake lights and turn signals. These are rubbish as I am sure many of you will agree. The turn signals are too close to each other and blend in with the stop light to be any use. The switches for the signals are too difficult to use with gloves. And the brake light is activated by a flimsy switch on the rear brake only. (And as any serious cyclist will know, the front brake is where most of the action is at).
Anyway, after doing a google search in response to a reply in one of my other threads on here, I stumbled accross these...
Of these, to look at I much prefer the LucidBrake, but that appears to be vapourware ATM. The Maxxon however, does appear to be avaialble. However there is less information about how it works.
Presuming they use the same technology then
I think the LucidBrake KnightRider effect looks better and possibly gives a better stop signal to those behind. But I think the Maxxon is slightly more stylish, definately lighter, has a 220 deg viewing angle for better side visibility and probably has a longer battery life. Also the Maxxon lists Automatic On/Off.
What do you guys think about these? Would they be worthwhile? Would they be over sensitive? Or are they just another cheap tacky gimmick?