Tail lights are mandatory, we know it, you know it. Even Skid knows it. The problem lies with the big hole in your bike shorts because of misplaced or oversized tail lights that impede the flow of your go. Kudos to Fizik who have successfully solved this age old dilemma with the Blink.
It all started in 2007 when Fizik's began incorporating an ICS (that’s Integrated Clip System to you laymen) into their best-selling saddles. The ICS looks like a little plastic receptacle under the saddle shell, but it is oh so much more. That little plastic receptacle is a girl, it has a female opening and perfectly hooks into the Blink that has a male receptacle. When a Fizik saddle with an ICS and a Fizik Blink light love each other very much… you know where we’re goin’ with this.
Seriously though, the point is that the Blink fits perfectly under the saddle so you have no unsightly wires, wrap or connectors and your thighs won’t rub against it so it will save your shorts.
The Blink has two bright LED's, and has two settings: blinking or constant. It works much like one of those tap lights that you put into your cabinets. To turn it on, off and switch between the two setting you just press on the light itself. This is a cool feature because you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to flip a tiny camouflaged switch. The unit uses one CR2032 battery in an easy switch box so you can swap the battery without tools.
The following saddles are ICS compatible (2007 or newer): Arione (regardless of rail type: braided carbon, Titanium, or k:ium), Arione Tri 2, Aliante Carbon, Aliante Gamma, Gobi, Nisene HP, Nisene CP, Pave CP, Pave HP, Rondine, Rondine CP, Vitesse Tri, Vitesse HP, and the Vitesse CP. It’s easy to tell if your saddle is ICS compatible, just look for the ICS receptacle beneath the shell. Or contact us and we can help you figure it out.