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These futuristic bike lights are one of the best ways to ride safely at night

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Jeff Dunn, Insider Picks Jul. 31, 2015, 7:00 PM uk.businessinsider.com

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Biking isn’t the most practical form of exercise at night.

Sure, riding around is usually more fun than trudging through another jog, but it’s also, for the most part, reliant on sunlight. The less visibility you have when speeding around, the more likely you are to get clipped by an unassuming truck driver. But since people have lives, it can be difficult to find a consistent riding time during the day.

The solution, if you’re currently tethered to nighttime rides, is a bike light. There have been plenty of versions created over the years, but if you want a more stylish brand of bike lights that’ll keep you noticeable in the dark, the Revolights are worth a look.

These things have been making the rounds for a few years now, but they continue to be an eye-catching and effective way to keep your bicycle seen. Basically, they’re a set of smart LEDs that attach to both wheels and track how fast you’re moving. From there, they automatically figure out which lights to set off, always making it so its light is only behind and in front of you — not in your face. When you stop, all of the lights spin in a blinking safety cycle.

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There are similar solutions out there, but this setup is adept at solving the common problem of keeping your sides just as visible as your front and rear. You can’t go on autopilot with them, but they help. The lights last for about 4 hours on a charge, and are resistant to wetter weather as well.

There are a few things to know before you go Tron-ifying your bike, though. The Revolights can be a little complicated to set up, for one — here’s a good walkthrough — and they’re really only designed for the kind of thinner commuter bikes you’d ride on the streets.

At $200, the Revolights are also a bit pricey. But if you take your cycling seriously and are willing to invest in some extra safety and style, they’ll do the job.

Revolights Skyline Bicycle Lighting System (700c/27-inch), $199.99, available at Amazon.

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