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

Based on 387 reviews
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Willy K.
Detour light

Amazing easy on easy off mount love the flasher

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Nicolas D. (Stillwater, US)
Great warranty

I broke mine and they fixed it. Great customer service.

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CHAD H. (Dallas, US)
Bring the Light

Riding at night has transformed over the years with the development of high quality lights. Outbound Lighting is the leader in compact high quality lights for cycling.

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Russell V. (Atlanta, US)

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Daniel K. (Citrus Heights, US)
Definitely worth the upgrade

I was using the original Detour light for several years most of the week, it always just worked, and put light where I needed it. I recently had some trouble with my battery pack and thus made the leap to the new model.

First impressions, its about 1/2 again bigger than the original, the design is more streamlined, the power is easier to press with gloves on, and takes up less space now. The mount is very nicely enigneered, however, I am curious how the plastic will hold up in a crash, not that I want to test it mind you. I’ve been using a RAM mount for years so it was nice the light did not shake at all without one.

Onto the “important” part (its all important). The light DEFINITELY gets thrown farther, the light goes farther, is brighter, and even seems wider now.

The charging is effortless, the charging cover is wedged pretty good to prevent water and it does charge fast using quickcharge.

Lastly, I suppose this should’ve been first but eh. I use this as my headlight on an electric scooter which regularly reaches speeds of 45mph. This light provides the visibility I need, I also travel on streets with no lights. Inside the beam spread, its daylight, outside? Black.

I would also like it noted the customer service is outstanding, post sale service is also top notch as well.

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jess v.l.
“Turn your light off”

I feel so visible at night now! It was daytime and this lady in her car rolled down her window and said my lights were “blinding her”. That’s how you know they’re working to keep us safe! Will absolutely buy more lights in the future.

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)