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This Seatpost Cam for Your Bike Can Save You From A Ticket

In many countries—not just Russia—dashcams have provided crucial evidence to vindicate people involved in accidents and tickets. A video showing that the light was yellow or that the accident was not, in fact, your fault, can mean the difference between keeping and losing a substantial sum of money. Porting this idea over to bikes, the Fly6 combines a small camera into a bright tail light and can be a pivotal witness.

See here. The above video shows a cyclist being groped by a dude on a motorcycle—something which he otherwise wouldn't have been able to prove. On the Fly6 website there are dozens of other examples of accidents, traffic tickets, and other incidents where video proved decisive. The rear-facing camera may not capture everything, but it's definitely better than nothing. For even the causal biker, why wouldn't this be a riding essential?

Recording 720p video on a loop, the Fly6 makes it so one doesn't have to worry about hitting record and stop—it'll delete the old video to make room for the new stuff. The ultra-bright light and its incident-capture tech can last for around five hours, and it's easy to charge via USB when it's out of battery.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He is usually on a bike. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.