Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Dinotte 600L, Exposure Enduro Maxx mounts
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06-07-08, 07:00 AM
I've used a couple of different headlights in the past, and found that I like lights that easily pivot so I can move the beam up or down (such as the ball and socket joint on the L&M Solo), rather than require me to loosen the mount and rotate it around the bar to accomplish the same thing (such as the "fixed" assembly on the L&M Vega). I'm considering buying a Dinotte 600L or an Exposure Lights Enduro Maxx, and would like to know if they're fixed in place or can pivot once mounted on the handlebars. Can any of you enlighten me? Thanks.
The 600L mount has a horizontal click adjustment, but no vertical adjustment aside from loosening the mount.
The mount tightens with a cam lever, so loosening and tightening is lifting and closing a lever, rather than twisting a screw.
There is a attachment point consisting of two screws between the metal light engine and the flange that engages the mount. I don't think this is intended to pivot, and on mine it is torqued down tightly and immovable. It could be loosened slightly, but I think it would be too sloppy and you'd probably end up with the light falling off as the screws fell out.
I love the light!
I'm always moving the aim point of my Dinotte 200L. Since it uses a rubber o-ring to mount on the bars, it's easy to just point it up or down more. I can move it side to side a bit, too. Of course, a 600L is brighter, so maybe you won't need to move it to point it closer or farther ahead as often.
Have you considered a dual head 200 style light?
06-07-08, 02:12 PM
Kdiehl: Thanks for the 600L mount description. A cam lever would be much easier to loosen and tighten than the (small-ended) screw on the L&M Vega, and I might not mind that. It's hard to position the Vega because as I tighten the mount after adjusting the vertical angle of the light, the vertical angle changes slightly during tightening so I have to actually anticipate this degree of change and build it into the angle I initially set. I sometimes end up adjusting 2 or 3 times before I get it right. 'Course, the Vega's output is low enough that a wrong angle can be pretty unforgiving, and maybe that wouldn't be an issue with a brighter light.
rm-rf: Thanks for the input. I've considered a dual 200L, but I don't want to double the handlebar real estate needed for a headlight. I'm pretty crowded up there sometimes, and want to economize on space if possible. From what I've seen online it seems that the 200L dual gives good output and a nice pattern, but I think I can get that from a single head. If I can't then I'll look at the dual more thoroughly.
I use the 600L on the bike, a 200L on the helmet and a red 140L on the back. I feel like I can be seen from space! Love the lights.
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