It’s a cruel world out there. People steal bikes. They also steal wheels, seatposts, brake pads, pedals, grips, and- notably- bike lights. Ask any New York City cyclist and he or she will probably confirm having had a bike light stolen at some time. Which is why the absence of a truly secure bicycle light has been so puzzling- until now.

Enter the Defender Bicycle Light, from Gotham Bicycle Defense Industries. This clever little gizmo locks onto your bicycle handlebars with a special, proprietary key, which cannot be purchased in stores. That means that only you, the legitimate owner, can remove the Defender from your handlebars. The light is also waterproof, lightweight, with an all-metal casing, and sleek, stealthy good looks. It actually looks like a pistol! The light puts out 50 lumens of illumination and has a run time of 100 hours in flashing mode. It runs on 3 AA batteries (included).

The Defender Bicycle Light ($64.99) is the only bicycle light on the market that locks onto your handlebars, making it virtually theft-proof.

Head over to Bicycle Roots today and ask one of our friendly salespeople for a demonstration of the Defender in action. We’ll be closed on Thursday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving, but we’ll re-open on Friday and remain open for the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!