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$179.00 USD
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Customer Reviews

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James T. (Portland, US)
bright, light and dependable

I've had every light made by outbound, and I still have every light running made by outbound. I just use them on different bikes. I really like the light weight of this one. I use it on gravel and road. I almost always run it on the to lowest settings. Particularly when I'm out in the back country the very lowest setting is more than bright enough. And every time I've corresponded about the difficulty, I've received a prompt and appropriate and even generous response. Superb customer support. Beside a great trail light, it's even great for nighttime photography. My wife put the light on me for wonderful sunset photos in the desert.

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Rustygears (Camarillo, US)
Light is Bright and perfect for night rides

Strong and sturdy mount
Bright light
good light patten with wide visibility
fits well on my gravel bar

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Josh L. (Dallas, US)
Hands down the best (So good I run two)

This is hands down the best road bike light you can buy. Full stop. There is to my knowledge not another product that gives you this kind of beam pattern and output. And I wouldn’t even want it if there was. We own two luxury cars that have exceptional headlights and these give me the same kind of crisp light with beautifully shaped beam, sharp cutoff, and great lateral vision they do. I personally loved it so much that I got another one and mounted TWO to double the light output for extreme lighting as I bike on super dark roadways. And this is doable because 1. The mount works facing either direction so you can mount one on either side of the main column and 2. The cutoff beam pattern means I can mount two and have the extreme light output without dazzling oncoming bikers or motorists (and yes, I have tested this to ensure even with two it doesn’t blind anyone). The only thing I’ll say that I personally could want is maybe a brighter version for people who want more light. Pipe dream—I’d love for them to have a full beam and dipped beam and then some way to either automatically or manually switch between them just like on a car. The version made for trails is brighter but doesn’t have the cutoff beam pattern so is far less courteous to motorists and other road users. Just buy it. I promise you won’t regret it.

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)