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Lifesaver in Southern Alberta commuting. Replaceable & a spare battery. And looks cool.
on October 30, 2013
Lezyne makes quality gear. I'm accumulating pumps, lights and tools. The design aesthetic & seeming durability are top drawer. I'm comparing this to my Lezyne Superdrive that's about a year old and others (Light & motion helmet Vis360, Planet Ride something). I commute ride year round in Southern Alberta on pathways, roads, trails. It gets cold (-30C a few times year) & dark, snow, ice, hail, inattentive drivers / pedestrians / pets. Huge temperature fluctuations causes endless melt freeze cycles = black ice. Thankfully no wildlife. Being able to see and be seen are a lifesaver. The cold can impact battery life.
Last year I ran a helmet mounted Light & Motion Vis360? (forward facing dimmable light, sight facing ambient, rear facing red), Super Drive on handle bar, secondary rear facing red blinker on back pack. Superdrive performed flawlessly. Which brings me to this year's config:
The power drive XL with accessory comes with a spare battery, helmet mount and bike mount. No am now running the Super driver on the helmet mount with a red blinker also on the helmet, the Power Driver on the handle bar, and a secondary red blinker on seat post.
To See is the helmet light, directional, in either high, med or low. I typically run the red rears, and handlebar whites (in this case the Powerdrive) on blink for Be Seen. If helmet light dies, handle bar can become primary. So far the Powerdrive has been flawless and the spare batter in nifty compartment good contingency.
On/ Off switch a bit balky given weather proofing is a fair trade. Love the helmet mount (can tip / angle at intersections). Good battery life. Solidity imparts confidence on cold, dark, journey onset. Wish they'd stuck with micro USB recharging port instead of nano. No complaints. For safety & confidence, recommend completely.