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    Light mounting

    Where should the brighter light go? Helmet or bars.

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    Depends. As a safe recommendation, try it both ways and see which works better for your type of use

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    Not sure if this helps,

    It's been my observation that MTBr's prefer the brightest light on their helmet and roadies prefer it on the handlebars. There are always exceptions of course.

    Completely unscientific. As Mech suggested, try both ways and see what you like.
    Flying an airplane is really very simple...Push the stick forward, the house gets big. Pull the stick back, the house gets small. Keep holding the stick back, the house gets big again.

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    When I cruised through a batch of low lying fog the other night, I had to switch off my helmet light because I couldn't see. Big light on bike for me.

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    Thanks all,

    Will try it both ways and let you know what I think.

    David

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    I would put the one with the most throw on the helmet and the other on the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkey00 View Post
    I would put the one with the most throw on the helmet and the other on the bars.
    +1. Wider beam on bar and narrower, focused beam on the helmet.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    yeap, brighter / tighter beam on the helmet.
    point it at road obstacles, and at motorists to make sure they see you.

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