The Kryptonite Incite X8 / XBR headlight and taillight set is full of clever design and performance features. The X8 Provides up to 80 Lux of clear focused light putting it where the rider needs it. Backlight buttons and LCD display provide ease of use and light status at a glance. 6 modes including steady, flash and pulse modes provide 3-24 hours of battery life before needing recharging via USB. The XBR taillight uses a built-in accelerometer to provide a brake light which increases output 3x over the steady mode. 7 Modes including a daytime brake mode for 10-36 hours of runtime before needing a recharge via USB.
In 1971, with $1500, some ingenuity, creative security ideas, and a Volkswagen van, Michael Zane was able to invent the first U-Lock and travel around the US spreading the message of need for bicycle security. Thus, Kryptonite was born.
A legendary test for Kryptonite's new bicycle locks came in 1972. The Second Avenue Bicycle Shop in New York City locked a three-speed bicycle to a signpost in Greenwich Village under Kryptonite founder Michael Zane's direction. Although all of the removable parts were immediately stripped by thieves, the bicycle itself remained for thirty days and thirty nights. The Kryptonite lock and the bike frame were still in place, even though the lock had been attacked numerous times. Publicity from this event gave Kryptonite the boost it needed, forever changing the face of bicycle security. They have now expanded to include quality lighting products.