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What Bicycle Lights Do I Need for the sani2c Nonstop

The first nonstop sani2c, which was held in 2007, was possibly ahead of its time. Now, 15 years later and in response to countless requests from those who rode back then, the organizers are excited to re-introduce the sani2c nonstop in June 2022.

A 24-hour cut-off, teamed mountain bike marathon event with a difference, the sani2c nonstop is a point-to-point ride. Starting at the base of the Sani Pass and finishing on the shores of Scottburgh beach, it covers a total distance of 250 kms, which must be completed within 24 hours.

For the sani2c nonstop, you should have three lights, each serving a different purpose.

 

1. PRIMARY HANDLEBAR LIGHT

The two front running bicycle lights to choose from:

Option 1: THE BAVIAANS BICYCLE LIGHT

The new Baviaans Bicycle Light is the best of the best and made for mountain bikers who live for 24-hour endurance events to fun single tracks during early morning training. Key features you can take into account when making your buying decision:

Beam Pattern & Distance

    Our brightest bicycle light yet at 3600 Lumen - a wide hotspot fading into a 180-degree wide beam - lets you see far in the distance, to everything around you (240m). The wide flood on the sides allows you to see “through” the corners, which will help going downhill and around sharp corners throughout the race.

    Runtimes

      You can now Choose Your Battery capacity according to your needs. Paired with the 5200, 6800 or 10200 mAh high capacity battery pack, it is the best bicycle light that Extreme Lights has to offer for mountain biking. You can check the various runtimes you can expect to get on each battery on the Bicycle Light Battery Runtimes Guide. Ideally, you'll be riding your light in mid- and low mode, only switching to high or boost mode while chasing down steep descents at great speed.

       

       

      Option 2: THE ENDURANCE+ BICYCLE LIGHT

      The Extreme Lights Endurance+ Cycle Light was designed specifically for ultra-long distance races at night time, such as the Trans Baviaans. These are the features you need to look at for the race:

      Beam Pattern & Distance

        The Endurance Cycle Light has a very wide beam pattern with a concentration of light in the middle.  The hotspot in the middle lets you see very far (up to 223m). The wide flood on the sides allows you to see “through” the corners.

        Runtimes

        Exceptional battery life.  The standard battery pack should last you the entire duration of the race unless you are one of the backmarkers!   LOW mode (40 hours) is fine to use on flat and uphill terrain.  MID mode (10 hours) is great for fast flats and normal downhills.  BOOST mode (3.5 hours) should only be used if you are chasing down steep descents at great speed and need maximum light. 

         

        1. BACKUP LIGHT

        The purpose of a backup light is to:

        • Get you home safe if your primary light fails (due to crash, damage or running out of battery), or
        • Let you work on your bike when you have technical problems en route.

         

        1. REAR RED LIGHT

        You need to be visible from the rear, for safety. Brighter than the previous model Phoenix Rear Bicycle Light and will make you visible to vehicles approaching from the rear or side thanks to its super bright 60 Lumen of red light beam that it emits at a 240° wide angle.