Topeak Whitelite -- does it stay on the bars?
Hello everyone. I've been reading through the threads here and it seems like most of you are commuters or do something which requires a pretty serious lighting setup. I live in the city (Toronto) and I really just need a blinky which is bright enough to light up speed-bumps in neighborhoods where the street-lamps are spaced out. Also, I need something that is light, so I can throw it in my bag all the time, and can be quick-released so it won't get stolen. I'd prefer not to have a bracket sitting on my bars all the time.
I've found a light, the Topeak Whitelite, that seems to fit all of these criteria. It's bright enough for my use, it is lightweight, and it snaps on an off easily with a rubber strap release.
A lot of guys over at the Single-speed/Fixed forum seem to like this light. (I would post this thread there, but it obviously has nothing to do with single-speed or fixed.) I was playing with this light in the store the other day, and I thought that the attachment mechanism seemed a bit... I dunno, insecure? My worry is that I will jump a curb or inadvertently hit a pothole and the light will detach and end up who-knows-where. Has anybody here used this light, and if so, have they had this problem? Or am I just paranoid?
Last edited by Tyler M; 09-26-07 at 12:11 PM.