Saturday, September 14, 2013

Stuff We're Using: Magnic Light

Update 12-2-13: We've posted a video of the Magnic Lights. See this blog post to view the video, which shows how bright the lights are after dark.

Update 12-23-13: Our complete review of the Magnic Lights system is now online.

There's a new accessory adorning the Campy Only Rivendell: a set of Magnic Lights, the new battery-, dynamo-, and wire-free lighting system that started out last year as a Kickstarter project. The Magnic system is one of those rare bicycling innovations that seems too good to be true (in fact, some were suspicious that the project was a hoax, since its technical underpinnings seem so far-fetched).
However, fear not--the lights do work, and the almost magic system by which they generate electricity does what it is advertised to.

So, for now, here are a few photos of the lights as mounted on our bike. Complete road test results and some more detailed thoughts on how the system works will follow.

Dual front Magnic Lights
Rear Magnic Light

Magnic Lights can be ordered online from two locations: and Clever Cycles, in Portland, OR, is also (for now) the sole US retail distributor.


  1. Looking forward to your review. I am looking at these instead of a dynamo hug for a rando build.

  2. It would be great if you would post your opinions about this lighting system.