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Portland Design Works Pathfinder USB Headlight
Reviewed 10/21/2023
by VA to DC commuter
Daily Commuter
Arlington, VA
Overall Rating
Not perfect, but good

I commute on a daily basis quite early, before sunrise, and want a light to see where I'm going on trails that are poorly lit. I have used various solutions including lights not specifically for biking attached to my helmet but I thought I would try a handlebar mounted approach. The last handlebar light I had with a similar design (but a different manufacturer) I see with some research was more than 10 years ago, so happily there has been good progress with this one. It is less then 2/3 the weight and the light is well directed so it is easy to avoid blinding oncoming riders while seeing the trail reasonably clearly. At bike commuter speed the amount of light is fine; I suppose if I was riding a class 3 e-bike I would want more. I'm not sure about the handlebar bracket's rubber attachment system; will it age well? Because the light unit is not heavy the bracket keeps the light from moving around. I only use this on the high setting; according to the info provided it should get two hours from a full charge at that setting. My commute is about 50 minutes and I keep an eye on the power gauge; my strong impression is that the battery doesn't hold an initial charge well, by which I mean if I charge it on Friday evening by Monday morning the battery will have lost 5%. That surprises me but basically for my purposes this should work fine, charging it after each use. Pluses: enough light, not expensive, doesn't blind others.

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Portland Design Works Full Metal 700c Fenders
Reviewed 3/13/2023
by Spritely
Cycling Enthusiast
Northeast
Overall Rating
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
LIght weight, easy to mount, solid feeling and rattle free, clean looking mounting

Great product. These fenders are well designed, well made and nicely packaged. I found it easier to mount these than other brands I've mounted. I especially like the way the stays slide in/out of the plastic fixtures where they attach to the frame which provides a much cleaner look and avoids having to trim the stays as required for another major brand. The flat black color doesn't distract from other bling on my bike. They feel solid, and don't vibrate or rattle.

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Portland Design Works Origami Rear Fender
Reviewed 2/24/2023
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Temecula, CA
Overall Rating
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Effective solution for keeping yourself clean during wet conditions

I recently added the Portland Design Works Origami Rear Fender to my hybrid/gravel bike and have been extremely satisfied with its performance. It's lightweight and straightforward to install and remove. The fender has been an excellent addition to my bike for rides during and after rainfall, keeping me free of dirt and mud. Overall, I highly recommend the Portland Design Works Origami Rear Fender to anyone looking for a convenient and effective solution for keeping yourself clean during wet conditions.

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Portland Design Works Sodapop Clip-on Fenders
Reviewed 2/16/2023
by OR_biker
Portland, OR
Overall Rating
Decent value but narrow for MTB

Got two sets of these so my kids could ride their new bikes in the winter more often without getting their clothes all dirty. They're priced well, come with all the hardware options you're likely to need, are easy to install, and seem like they'll be a quick removal once our weather gets nicer. I docked one star because the MTB size option is a bit narrow for MTB tires. I had to double check the width to make sure I was sent the correct size because they looked so much narrower than other MTB specific fenders I've seen. Both bikes have 2.2 inch tires, and even at the widest point of the fenders they don't cover the entire tread. They seem to catch the majority of spray, though, so for the price I'm still happy with them.

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