Brett Tippie Journeys Out For A Forest Night Ride
By Brett Tippe
If you haven’t explored the trails on a night ride yet, Brett gives you a taste of what it’s like when the sun goes down. Brett’s out for a fun night ride rip on the YT Decoy with some Niterider 4200 lights!
Canadian Brett Tippie is considered one of the founding fathers of the MTB freeride movement. Together with his buddies Richie Schley and Wade Simmons, he founded the term Freeride in the 90s and thus invented a new bike discipline, which has hardly changed until today.
The brand’s heavy focus on gravity bleeds through every project; however, the newest bike to join YT’s line bucks the company’s trend for something a bit more exciting. The all-new Izzo promises to be a bike capable enough to race cross-country while staying true to YT’s hard-charging roots.
And the Lights
Pro 4200 Enduro Remote Front Bike Lights
With a 4200 lumen output, you’ll be sure to see every trail line, root, rut or rock with relative ease. But sometimes you don’t need max light output and you need to save your 8 Cell Li-ion battery’s life for more technical terrain, in which case NiteRider® has you covered with an ergonomically friendly remote switch allowing you to cycle through the four steady light modes, two steady flashes and S.O.S.
• Lumen Output: 4200
• 7 Modes with Run Times: 1:30 – 16:30hrs
• Charge Time: 5:00hrs
• Weight: 839g
• Battery: Li-Ion
• 8-step Fuel Gauge
• Remote Switch, easy thumb operation
• Water / Dust Resistant IP64 Rated
Low – 6:00h at 1000 Lumens
Medium – 3:30h at 2000 Lumens
High – 1:30h at 4200 Lumens
Flash – 16:30h at 1400 Lumens
Beacon – 16:30h at 1400 Lumens
S.O.S. – 16:30h at 1400 Lumens
Race – 16:30h at 600 Lumens
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