How To: Mount Your Bike Lights

How To: Mount Your Bike Lights


Camera 1? Camera 2? Doesn’t matter. Quiet on set! Woah! Winter or summer, cloudy or sunny, day or night. The best way to been seen while riding your bike is to ride with Daytime Running Lights. To make sure you’re getting the best visibility out of your Bontrager lights, we’re here to show you how to mount them to your bike. We’ll start with the rear light. All Bontrager lights and brackets are interchangeable with each other. So, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right type of bracket for each type of light. You can identify the quick connect bracket for the rear of your bike two ways. One is the by the wedge shape of the bracket and the other is by the saddle icon found next the strap’s hook. This bracket is designed to counteract the angle of the seatpost so that the rear light is always parallel to the ground. This causes the light to be thrown directly behind you, giving you the greatest visible range and ensuring that drivers can see you. Hold the bracket so that the widest part of the wedge faces the ground and the saddle icon is upright. Attach the quick connect bracket to your seatpost by stretching the rubber straps around your seatpost. Then, catch the hook securely through a notch on the strap. The tab on the hook will hold any excess strap in place. You’ll want to place the light near the top of the seatpost, but low enough that the light will not be blocked by a bag or seatpack. Now, let’s take a look at front lights. Heavy-duty lights, like the Ion 800 R, will use an adjustable hard-mount bracket. Lighter weight lights, like the Ion 100 R, will use a rubber quick connect bracket. While any Bontrager light can be attached to any Bontrager bracket, each light comes packaged with the bracket that’s designed to work best for that particular light. If you’re using the adjustable hard-mount bracket, first make sure the bracket is set to fit the circumference of your handlebars. If you have 31.8mm bars, you’ll want the bottom of the mount to hinge in the notch closest to the mount. If you have 35mm bars, place the bottom of the bracket in the notch furthest from the mount. Unscrew the bracket and place it around your handlebar. Once you’ve positioned the bracket so that the light is parallel to the ground, secure the mount by hand-tightening the screw. Turning the screw until it’s finger tight will be enough to hold the light in place. A quick connect bracket for the front of your bike will work the same way as the rear. The only difference is that a front bracket doesn’t have a wedge to hold the light at an angle. Attach the quick connect bracket to your handlebar by holding the strap so the light is parallel to the ground. Then, stretch the rubber straps around the handlebar and catch the hook securely through a notch on the strap. Of course, you will need to remove your lights for charging and cleaning. But, lights can be easily removed from the bracket without moving the bracket itself. Simply press down on the release lever and slide the light off the bracket. Clean the lens of your light with a soft, damp cloth. When you’re finished charging, make sure that the USB port cover is securely closed to keep out any water or debris. Then, slide the light back onto the bracket until you hear it click into place. The most stable and secure way to ensure that rear light is always visible to drivers is to mount it to your seatpost. But, there are number of places you may want to mount your lights, including racks, helmets, seatpacks, maybe even your belt or backpack. Bontrager carries a variety of mount options to fit your style of riding, including Blendr mounts for clean installation directly into an integrated Blendr stem system. To learn more about Bontrager lights and check out even more mount options, visit trekbikes.com or check out your local Trek retailer. Keep those lights always on, and enjoy your ride!


5 thoughts on “How To: Mount Your Bike Lights

  1. Nice video 😁 i use the ion700 and flair r since 1 year and it is so genius fits perfect and light so strong also for trail riding late at the day

  2. trek can you give me a sample mtb bike because is so expensive for me
     thats why i cannot afford that bike and i love ride bike but i dont have good bike to ride. If you agried email on [email protected]

  3. I haven't watched up to 10 seconds but I like this video already. Now whether I get what I want or not, it's thumbs up for you 🤗

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