Why should motor vehicles come with bright rear turn signals, while cyclists must rely on arm signals, which forces cyclists to steer one-handed before and during a potentially difficult turn, and may or may not be noticed by those behind them?
This can be especially treacherous when a cyclist is navigating amidst cars and trucks, even when there’s a designated bike lane. Help has arrived from the engineers at Buztronics, whose FX-Series bicycle division has created the really brilliant and easily installed Signal Pod Wireless LED Bike Turn Signal system. This could save lives.
A big wide flashing signaling unit (called the pod) mounts to the bicycle’s rear seat post, behind the rider. A three-button wireless remote control unit attaches to either side of the handlebars for easy access. Push the remote’s left-hand button and ultra-bright red LEDs arranged in a double arrow formation on the left side of the pod start flashing, clearly communicating your intentions. Ditto for the remote’s right-hand button and the pod’s right-side flashing arrows. A button between the remote’s two directional controls activates a triangular hazard light on the pod. Audible beeps accompany the visual indicators as an extra heads up.
Both units are encased in water-resistant plastic housings. The remote includes a replaceable CR2032 battery. The pod is powered by three included, replaceable AAA batteries. All mounting hardware is included.
Signal Pod Wireless LED Bicycle Turn Signal is $49.95 at www.fx-series.com.