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10 people found this helpful
Great light, weak mount
on April 13, 2012
I am a Freeride mountain biker and go on night rides on downhill single track trails mostly and use both NitePro and NightRider lights. The NightRider Torch HID throws a lot of light, but I put it up against one of these and the difference is amazing. I bought two of these and an extra lens to disperse the light to a wider beam and it is the perfect setup. The spot beam penetrates far and bright, the wide beam opens up the area ahead with a nice flood pattern, but not as bright and far as the spot. The casings are beautiful and high quality.
My only issue is with the o-ring mount. The lights do not stay in perfect place while mounted and hitting bumpy terrain. They will slightly move down as I ride. However, a little double stick tape, duct tape, or zips ties will solve this. Also, there are people all over the internet who fabricate some mounts easily, so look around.
Overall I am extremely impressed with these lights. Instead of spending $400-$700 on a light system, you will be very happy with $100 for two of these. Battery time is still untested though I use them for an hour to an hour and a half and have no degradation in brightness. Batteries are small and easy to mount with the bag and strap, they easy tuck away under the seat and have enough cable to run to the handlebars. I mount mine on the neck and they are totally out of the way.