Any seasoned road biker will tell you, sharing the road after dark can be a dangerous endeavor at times. That’s why equipping yourself with the right tools to keep yourself safe while on the road is critical. Plus, depending on street lamps for lighting the road isn’t always going to pan out. This is where a bike light comes in handy. If you’re looking for a new bike light to hit the road with this summer, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to help you find the perfect light to fit your bike and your lifestyle.

Bike Light for Daily Commuters

The BC25R

fenix bc25r rechargeable bike light

BC25R STATS:

  • Max lumens: 600
  • Max Distance: 348 ft (106 m)
  • Max Runtime: 36 hrs on low
  • Modes: 5 (4 brightness, 1 flash)
  • Weight: 5.5 oz.
  • Included:
    • Bicycle mount
    • USB charging cable
    • Bicycle mounting shim (thick)
    • Bicycle mounting shim (thin)
  • Features:
    • Cut-off Facula Line
    • Battery level indication and low-voltage warning
    • One switch control

For those who use their bike to get to and from work everyday in the wee hours of the morning, it doesn’t get much better than the BC25R bike light. This bike light was designed with commuters in urban environments in mind. The BC25R is lightweight and features a quick release light mount, battery level indicator, and metal heat-dissipating structure.

However, what really makes this bike light special is its innovative cut-off facula line. This feature blocks off the top of the light’s beam, pointing it toward the ground instead of upwards as with a traditional light. This simple, but highly effective feature prevents you from blinding oncoming traffic – keeping both you and the approaching driver safe.

The BC25R can shine a max of 600 lumens over a distance of 348 ft (106 m). In total, the bike light has four modes, plus a flash mode that can shine 150 lumens. It is also rechargeable with a micro USB and can last up to 36 hours on a single charge on low mode.

The BC05R

bc05r bike taillight

BC05R STATS:

  • Max lumens: 10
  • Max Distance: 20 ft (6 m)
  • Max Runtime: 72 hrs on low
  • Modes: 4 (2 brightness, 2 red modes)
  • Weight: 0.67 oz.
  • Included:
    • Type-C charging cable
    • Bicycle mounting strap
    • Body clip
  • Features:
    • Battery level indicator & Low-voltage warning
    • Single switch

For increased safety, Fenix also offers the BC05R rechargeable bike tail light. Attach it to the back of your bike while commuting so that traffic overtaking you can see your bike in the dark. This light ensures that you will always be seen while out on the road past sunset. The BC05R offers up to 72 hours of runtime on a single charge in fast flash mode. That is enough charge to last through an entire month of commuting if you ride two hours a day. If you do need to recharge, simply plug the light into the Type-C interface.

Bike Light for Road Bikers

The BC30R

BC30R STATS

  • Max lumens: 1,800
  • Max Distance: 400 ft (122 m)
  • Max Runtime: 36 hr on eco
  • Modes: 6 (5 brightness, 1 flash)
  • Weight: 7.8 oz.
  • Included:
    • Handlebar mount
    • Remote pressure switch
    • USB Cable
    • Handlebar mount shim (one thick and one thin)
  • Features:
    • Dual Distance Beam System
    • Remote pressure switch
    • Battery Level Indicator & low voltage warning
    • Intelligent output downshift function

The best bike light for road bikers is the BC30R. This bike light is made for those who require extended runtimes for long distance rides. Plus, the screen display on the light provides up-to-date information on exact runtime readings, output modes, and remaining battery life. This is an extremely powerful bike light, with the capability to shine up to 1,800 lumens on burst mode over a distance of 528 ft (161 m). Not only that, on eco mode (50 lumens) the bike light can shine up to 36 straight hours.

During rides, you don’t want to have to fiddle with changing your light’s modes while in motion or end up losing your momentum to stop and adjust it. To solve this problem, the BC30R has a remote pressure switch. Simply mount the switch on your handlebars for easy activation or to switch between lighting modes. For avid cyclists or commuters alike, the BC30R is a great all-purpose light to shine your way to wherever you’re going.

Bike Light Long Distance Cyclists

The BC30 V2.0

Fenix BC30Rv2 Bike Light

BC30 V2.0 STATS

  • Max lumens: 2,200
  • Max Distance: 614 ft (187 m)
  • Max Runtime: 50 hr on eco
  • Modes: 6 (4 brightness, 1 flash, 1 burst)
  • Weight: 5.4 oz.
  • Included:
    • Bicycle mount
    • Wireless switch
    • Wireless switch with CR1632 button battery
    • Bicycle mounting shim (thin/thick)
    • Spare O-ring
  • Features:
    • Smart wireless control switch
    • Battery level indication and low-voltage warning
    • Dual Distance Beam System
    • Compatible with Fenix bicycle light helmet holder

For dedicated long distance cyclists, we suggest the BC30 V2.0. The biggest reason cyclists and mountain bikers love this light is that it offers riders the option to swap out used batteries for fresh ones. This bike light is built tough and is made to outlast and outshine. It boasts a max of 2,200 lumens and can shine over a distance of 614 ft (187 m). It doesn’t stop there: this bike light has a max runtime of 50 hours on eco mode. The light creates a unique beam reflection that doubles the amount of light cast, one beam is close in while the other shines out ahead so you always have a good view of where you’re headed.

As with the BC30R, this light also offers the five brightness levels plus flashing mode that can be operated on a single function switch or use the remote switch. The remote switch has been upgraded to be completely wireless, making it easier than ever to change modes from anywhere on your handlebar.

More than Just Bike LED Lights

Whether you’re an avid long distance cyclist, a weekend mountain trail warrior, or a daily commuter, Fenix has a bike light to fit your needs and keep you safe while out on the trail. Fenix has been a leader in lighting for decades and continues to innovate new ways to make more efficient, versatile lighting solutions for everyday use. Check out our full line of bike lights and more. If you’re not finding exactly what you’re looking for, feel free to give us a call, chat with our LiveChat customer support team, or use our helpful product finder feature to help you get exactly what you’re looking for.