Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light
Detour Bike Light

Detour Bike Light

  • Wireless Bike Light with a cutoff beam pattern for Road/Gravel riding

Regular price$185.00 USD
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Customer Reviews

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T.C. (Elbow Lake, US)
Detour light

The Detour Light from Outbound Lighting has completely transformed my biking experience. After having a great experience with the EVO downhill package lights, I decided to try the Detour Light, and it did not disappoint. From the moment I turned it on, I could see the exceptional quality and performance. The beam pattern is expertly designed, providing a perfect blend of distance and width that ensures I can see every obstacle and detail clearly. Unlike other headlights that create harsh, tunnel-like lighting, the Detour Light offers a smooth, wide beam that closely mimics natural daylight, reducing eye strain and enhancing visibility in low-light conditions.

What really stands out to me is its robust build quality. The light feels solid and durable, able to withstand the rigors of both my urban commuting and off-road adventures. Its weatherproof construction gives me peace of mind, knowing it will perform reliably in any condition, whether I’m riding through rain, fog, or dust. The intuitive mounting system makes it easy for me to attach and detach, and the sleek design integrates seamlessly with my bike setup.

The battery life is another area where the Detour Light excels. It offers long-lasting illumination that easily handles my extended rides, with multiple modes to conserve power when needed. The convenient USB charging makes recharging a breeze, ensuring I’m always ready to hit the road.

One of the best compliments to the Detour Light’s performance is that several of my friends have purchased their own after seeing mine in action. They were so impressed by the light’s clarity and range that they decided to upgrade their own bike lights.

Overall, the Detour Light from Outbound Lighting is a top-tier choice for anyone seeking unparalleled visibility, durability, and user-friendly design. It’s more than just a headlight to me; it’s a vital companion that enhances my safety and confidence on every ride. I highly recommend it for anyone serious about their cycling experience!

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Amanda S. (Poulsbo, US)
Excellent customer service

I have had nothing but top notch support for this light. Things happen and what sets companies apart is how they respond to situations. This company stands behind their product. I love it!

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Anonymous (New York, US)

Great light.

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Garrett (Columbus, US)
Great little time to have

I wanted to use my Detour light on different bikes and this makes that so easy to do. One handed use is fantastic and works like a charm. Highly recommend this if you are getting A Detour light.

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William C. (Mount Tremper, US)
Best Bicycle lights on the market

These lights are by far the best on the market. i own the Detour Road/Gravel and the Hangover Helmet light. The hangover is amazingly bright and the GoPro mount works great. I bought the detour light because i ride both daytime and night on the roads and gravel trails, the daytime strobe option is why i bought it and at night the peripheral lighting and projector beam give good forward and side to side visibility. I highly recommend these lights, they are worth every penny

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Jed E. (Dallas, US)
2nd review

My first review for the Detour was 5 stars and this one is too. I accidentally left the Detour on my bike during a rainstorm on the back of my car. So it got blasted by a thunderstorm while driving 70mph. It got water in it and I emailed Outbound and they sent me a new one. They really take care of the people that buy from them.
Light wise, it’s a great light. The new one I got looks to be a little bit different, this new one seems to have a bit more throw and a bit more of a hotspot which is actually great. Since it throws forward a little more I don’t feel like I’m outrunning the light when going fast. Great light, great company, great warranty.

Two bike riders at night on the road with Detour bike light on their handlebarsTwo bike riders at night on the road with Detour bike light on their handlebars

Automotive headlights
For your bike

Bringing our automotive lighting experience to provide a clean cut-off beam pattern that evenly illuminates the road ahead. You wouldn't use a flashlight for your car, why use it for your bike?

Optical Engineering

This is the game changer. Not only did we bring the automotive grade cutoff beam pattern to your handlebars, we took it a step further by precisely controlling how much light leaves the light and hits the ground from the front of your tire all the way up to where you are looking. When you read "it's like riding in daylight" this is why.

We are the only USA-based manufacturer of cutoff (also referred to as StVZO) beam pattern bike lights, we also made sure the light has unreal width to light up the ditches and keep the spooky things away.








Gravel bike rider with a Detour on the handlebarsGravel bike rider with a Detour on the handlebars

No wires.
No fuss.
No Problem.

Say goodbye to bulky battery packs, hanging wires, zipties, and rubber bands holding your lights on your handlebar.
Happy gravel riders with Detours on their handlebarsTwo gravel women riders with Detours on their handlebars at night

Road.
Gravel.
Commute.

Detour was designed with your ride in mind. Long runtime, easy mounting, broad panoramic beam, fast USB-C charging, and all backed by industry leading customer service.

Rock Solid Mounting

A good light isn’t so good if
it’s bouncing up and down on the bars all the time. That’s why we made a bolt-on clamp mount for Detour so it’s solidly locked to the bar, With a simple shim it adapts from 35mm to 31.8mm handlebars (25.4 and 22mm shims available) and the beam won’t shake around like lights with rubber strap mounts do.

Detour top down view showing the button

Keep Life Simple

Few people read instruction manuals, even fewer want to, we keep our lights dead simple so that you don’t need an advanced degree to remember some complicated sequence of button presses to get to the mode you want.

Detour bike light shown in a three quarter view

USB-C pass-Thru Charging

We were one of the first to offer USB-C charging as standard, except we took it a step further by offering pass-through charging as well. This lets you plug in any USB power bank and charge the light while in use,
in any mode. Game changer for 24 hour races and extra long night rides!

Road Bike Light thermal image

Keeping Cool

When you pick up this light you might be surprised to not feel any metal. Plastic?! Must be something we used to be cheap isn't it? Far from it. This material we use is an incredibly cool (ha) engineered resin that is not only very durable, but also conducts heat. The result is a lightweight, durable, and thermally balanced light housing.

View of Detour from the top at night showing the status lightsUsing Detour in the city as a commuter light

Make your Night ride enjoyable.

It can be sketchy riding at night when you are used to narrow beam patterns better suited for walking in the backyard. Our incredible optical engineering makes riding at night a joy again.

Specifications

Lumens ~ 1100-1200 lumens
  
Battery Capacity 5000mAH
   
Weight 150g Detour Lighthead
36g Quick Release Handlebar Mount
   
Modes Adaptive - High - Medium - Low
Daytime Flash/Nighttime Flash
Materials Thermally Conductive Nylon (CoolPoly) upper shell
GF30 Nylon for mount
High Strength polycarbonate lower substrate
Soft touch TPU overmold
PMMA aluminized reflector
   
Electrical Features Thermal protection circuit
Constant current step-down converter
Battery management system
QC3.0 USB-C charging
Pass-through charging
Low Battery warning
20 minute "get-home" buffer in every mode
   
What's in the box Detour Lighthead
Quick Release Mount for 35mm Handlebars
31.8mm Shim (25.4mm and 22.2mm available)
USB-C to USB-A charging cable (USB-C to USB-C available)
M2.5 Allen Key
Instruction Manual (Download HERE)

Runtime Chart

Mode Runtime
Adaptive 2.6 h (152 min)
High 1.7 hr (104 min)
Medium 4.2 hr (250 min)
Low 8.5 hr (500 min)
Daytime Strobe 10 hr (600 min)
Nighttime Flash 4.5 hr (270 min)
Assembly worker building bike lights in ChicagoAssembly worker building bike lights in Chicago

Designed & Assembled in Chicago, IL

Skillfully built by our passionate team (and robots) while listening to a lot of podcasts.
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Industry-Best Customer Support

3 year warranty + Lifetime customer service support backed by a real person. (yes, that's Tom)