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CatEye Rapid X2 Kinetic

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The Draw: Brightens When You Brake

The X2 is quick and easy to mount to your seat post or seatstay and highly visible from both the rear and the side. However, it is Cat- Eye’s onboard accelerometer that helps makes this light really stand out. The X2 senses when you slow down suddenly and changes to a super-bright constant-burst mode to help put drivers on alert, just like the brake lights on your car. Select from low, flashing, or rapid light settings: We chose flashing most often for getting the attention of drivers without causing a potentially dangerous distraction. Battery life ranges between 5-30 hours, which should suit the needs of most long-course athletes.

$60

Review by Scott Fliegelman