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    Got a Lumotec Cyo dyno light - fork or handlebar mount?

    I've never had the option of doing a fork mount before. I figured I'd prefer the handlebar mount as that's what I'm used to, and it's a little high so it might be easier for cars to see on the road. On the other hand, I'm not really sure about the car thing and I already have it mounted on the hub. What do you think?

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    The mount it comes with is designed for use on the fork crown, midway between the handlebar and the fork.

    My personal fave is to mount the light off the leading edge of my front rack. That puts it far enough forward to keep from getting any wheel shadows, and keeps it low enough from blinding oncoming traffic. (Although, with the Cyo you shouldn't have that concern with the horizontal cutoff optics)
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    Fork mount, unless you've got a front rack/basket that gets in the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K6-III View Post
    Fork mount, unless you've got a front rack/basket that gets in the way.
    Or unless like me you have a bike without a mounting hole in the front fork. I did a handlebar mount due to the bike having a CF fork set up for disc brake only with no caliper brake mounting hole on the fork bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    The mount it comes with is designed for use on the fork crown, midway between the handlebar and the fork.

    My personal fave is to mount the light off the leading edge of my front rack. That puts it far enough forward to keep from getting any wheel shadows, and keeps it low enough from blinding oncoming traffic. (Although, with the Cyo you shouldn't have that concern with the horizontal cutoff optics)
    IMHO best option. I have one bike with a mid blade fork mount, and I have seen people mount them down near the hub for the best lighting on the roadway itself.

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    I ordered a Nitto M12 front rack... it has a light mounting boss on the side... and the rack itself is a great excuse to get a big honkin' handlebar bag... BRILLIANT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    IMHO best option. I have one bike with a mid blade fork mount, and I have seen people mount them down near the hub for the best lighting on the roadway itself.

    Aaron
    Hub mounting is great for picking out definition in the roadway, but sux for general commuting if that's your only light. No wide visibility to see obstacles outside of the narrow, low throw; or bike/jogger ninjas; or to throw some extra light for visibility to other road users.
    If you mount on the hub, mount another one up higher, too.
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    Fork crown mount is also well protected and out of the ways and so get damaged at a busy bike rack.

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    I have an Inoled fork mounted, it shines on top of the front tire. I find it some what distracting.

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