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: www.macgniclights.com and www.clevercycles.com Clever Cycles, in Portland, OR, is also (for now) the sole US retail distributor.