Specialized Stix Sport Combo lightset review

We've tested Specialized's Stix Sport Combo lightset, a compact good value pair of lights to be seen with when out on the road. They're USB rechargeable and don't get in the way when riding. Note that Specialized has recalled all Stix and Flux lighting products due to overheating problems. These could result in burns or a fire. See https://sbc-media.s3.amazonaws.com/Lights%20-%20Rider%20Notice.pdf

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A neat, compact set of lights to be seen by, with good output and reasonable battery life, although the flashing LEDs can be distracting when recharging

Reasons to buy
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    Very compact

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    Neat, sealed design

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    Don't get in the way when riding

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    Good battery life in flashing modes

Reasons to avoid
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    USB plugs get mucky

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    Flashing lights are distracting when recharging

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For commuters and other riders wanting “to be seen” lights, Specialized’s Stix front and rear lightset is neatly designed. The lights are particularly unobtrusive, with a rubber strap at the end of each light to attach it securely to the bars and the seatpost. This allows you to position the front light in front of your stem faceplate, so that it’s well out of the way and doesn’t take up any space on the bar tops.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.