Mountain Biking - is this light a good deal?
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07-31-10, 11:06 AM
ok so i am looking at getting the niterider trail rat 2.0 and it seems pretty decent for the money cause it has the 10 watt halogen and i wanted to know if anyone had any exoierence with this light, like is the beam good and wide and long> and also does it light up dark streets pretty well?......thanks alot guys i really appreciate it
08-01-10, 12:14 PM
Hard to say if it's a good deal if you don't say if it's new or used or what price you're looking to pay. Why the older technology, though?
08-01-10, 12:24 PM
Halogen over LED???? Hmmmmm, maybe I am missing something here????
08-02-10, 02:01 AM
08-02-10, 04:51 AM
The Trailrat is a decent light from an established company. Sorry, I don't have any experience with that light. Personally, I ride with a set of Dinotte 400L lights. One on the bike, another on the helmet and it lights up my commute through a dark German forest pretty well at night. A 400 lumen light and Li-ion battery is a good system; pricey but well worth it.
Check out mtbr, I think they reviewed the light you're looking at as well as others. Good pics and videos
08-02-10, 11:30 PM
I just ordered this one. I already have the original and it is great, I can only imagine how much better this is gonna be.:D
08-03-10, 02:25 PM
There's no reason to go with a halogen light if you're buying new. LED's have completely replaced halogen for good reason - they put out a lot more light for the same battery power, the bulb pretty much never needs replacing, and the only drawback vs halogen is a slightly less natural tint to the light (that no one seems to have a big problem with anyways).
If you're buying used, I would be concerned that the battery would be shot, and the replacement battery would cost as much as a whole new light - if it's even still available.
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