Reelights guide to magnetic bike lights

September 02, 2020

Reelights guide to magnetic bike lights

Are you puzzled about which type of magnetic bike lights that would suit your bike? Don’t worry, we have made a guide for you!

Jump forward to your preferred bike-light type by clicking on a picture. 

 

 

Low mounted

 

 

Intermediate mounted

 

 

Luggage carrier/basket mounted

 

 

Frame/high mounted

 

 

 

 

Low mounted bike lights

 

In an overall sense, these lights suit almost any type of bike. However, depending on your brake type, you will have to choose wisely. 

Something to be aware of:

  • Disc-brakes: Compatible with CPH Lights and HUB Lights
  • V-brakes / Caliper brakes: Compatible with CPH Lights, HUB Lights, and AMS Light
  • Roller brakes: Compatible with CPH Lights, HUB Lights, and AMS Light

Don’t know what type of brake you have? Click here to learn more.

 

Frame/High mounted bike lights

 

  • Products: NOVA, SL500, SL600, RL700
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    These lights are suitable if you would like to have your bike lights placed very central on the bike. All three models are mounted on the head tube and at the seat post. They are all generating their own power, either by the means of magnets or dynamos. 

    Something to be aware of: 

    • NOVA comes in several varieties, where the ones suitable for this type of mounting is just one option. 
    • We do not recommend NOVA for mountain bikes or bikes with really wide forks and fat tires. This is due to the fact that many mountain bikes have a broad suspension fork and seat stay, which can results in difficulty when mounting the dynamos. In many cases, it is not possible to have it mounted close enough to the rim, which results in poor performance
    • The rim has to be in aluminum in order for NOVA to function. Steel and carbon rims are not recommended for use with the NOVA Dynamo

     

    Intermediate mounted bike lights

     

    CIO and City Supreme are both mounted on the fork and at the seat stay, and are thereby mounted somewhat in between the other types of bike lights. They function both as the main light (depending on the requirements in your specific country) and as an extra safety light. 

    Something to be aware of: 

    • The magnets can only be mounted on regular Ø2 mm spokes. Thicker spokes can usually be found on e-bikes and can cause difficulties. 
    • The rim has to be in aluminum in order for City Supreme to function. Steel and carbon rims are not recommended for City Supreme.



    Luggage carrier or basket mounted bike lights

     

    NOVA is a high-power bike-light that will keep you visible at all times. It generates its own power and comes in a variety that suits baskets and luggage carriers. If you only have one of the two it is easy to custom your choice as it also comes in a variety where the bike light is mounted on the frame. 

    Something to be aware of: 

    • We do not recommend NOVA for mountain bikes or bikes with really wide forks and fat tires. This is due to the fact that many mountain bikes have a broad suspension fork and seat stay, which can results in difficulty when mounting the dynamos. In many cases, it is not possible to have it mounted close enough to the rim, which results in poor performance
    • The rim has to be in aluminum in order for NOVA to function. Steel and carbon rims are not recommended for use with the NOVA Dynamo.

     

    What kind of brake do I have?

    Disc brakes: What is it? 

    Disc brakes are mounted on the hub, and covers quite a broad area from the center and out. Most of our bike lights suit bicycles with disc brakes (CPH fit with brakes up to 180mm in diameter and Hub lights up to 160mm), however, AMS does not fit, as the bracket is not long enough. Also, you must be aware of choosing the model suitable for disc brakes, when choosing Hub Lights on the website.

     

     

    V-brakes / Caliper brakes: What is it?

    V-brakes and Caliper brakes are mounted on the top of the wheel. When positioned here, it does not interfere much with the bike lights, regardless of where they are placed. Therefore, most of our bike lights are suitable if you have a bike with either V-brakes or Caliper brakes.

     

     

    Roller brakes: What is it? 

    Do you have a bike with roller brakes then you can choose either bike light produced by us.The roller brake is positioned on the hub just like the disc brake, however, it is not as broad as the disc brake. Therefore, it does not interfere with the bike lights.

     






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