Recently purchased the B&M Ixon IQ Premium online; despite the positive reviews everywhere, I've been less than impressed with its brightness in pitch black or rainy conditions.
Saw a Fenix BC30 in a specialty battery store I frequent today while I was picking up batteries; it has four outputs from 200-1200 lumens, plus an 1800 lumen "burst" for those especially dark patches. Only $100 (plus specialty batteries), so figured I'd give it a go. Did a little test in the alley behind my house; it's impressively bright, but standing in front of it looking back at my bike, I became worried that with it on my handlebars it may blind approaching drivers/riders.
I'd like to mount it on my fork crown in hopes that its lower position will let me light up the road with less chance of blinding people; unfortunately Fenix doesn't seem to sell fork crown mounts; just the handlebar mount.
There's the possibility of using the Topeak BarXTender dropping down from my stem (see attached image), but it just doesn't seem as elegant.
Any thoughts on fork crown mounting systems?
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