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Old 03-04-09, 11:58 AM   #26
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Ok, ok! I never said it wasn't worth it. These hidden costs are now out in the open! Pay for whatever you like, just let us make an informed decision, ok?
Don't forget the two extra batteries (that you must remember to keep charged) since you can't just go to your corner store and pick up extras (like you could with a AA powered light, and it's even a bigger problem with proprietary battery lights) plus finding a good mount (the Twofish would be universally panned as a mount if it came on a commercial bike specific light)
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Don't forget the two extra batteries (that you must remember to keep charged) since you can't just go to your corner store and pick up extras (like you could with a AA powered light
I'm a bit confused by this - is the "CygoLite TridenX LED Li-Ion Xtra" AA powered ?

If not, can you buy a spare battery for the "CygoLite TridenX LED Li-Ion Xtra2" for the same price as 2 x 18650 - $10 ?

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Old 03-04-09, 12:25 PM   #28
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I'm a bit confused by this - is the "CygoLite TridenX LED Li-Ion Xtra" AA powered ?

If not, can you buy a spare battery for the "CygoLite TridenX LED Li-Ion Xtra2" for the same price as 2 x 18650 - $10 ?
No, and if you'll read the whole quote, instead of creative editing, You'll notice I didn't give the Cygolite a pass on this.


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Don't forget the two extra batteries (that you must remember to keep charged) since you can't just go to your corner store and pick up extras (like you could with a AA powered light, and it's even a bigger problem with proprietary battery lights) plus finding a good mount (the Twofish would be universally panned as a mount if it came on a commercial bike specific light)
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Old 03-04-09, 12:33 PM   #29
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No, and if you'll read the whole quote, instead of creative editing, You'll notice I didn't give the Cygolite a pass on this.
I didn't edit anything.

It's a very valid point that you have made and one that I hadn't fully considered before.

Obviously being able to stop somewhere and buy some extra AAs is a feature worth considering.

And strangely enough I just invested $10 in a couple of extra 18650s to carry around, because of their very low self discharge rate they can just be stowed with tools or kept in a pocket.

Now that you've pointed out the drawback of having a battery pack unique to a headlight and only made by the manufacturer, suddenly using a torch seems like a much brighter idea than before.

You've convinced me, torches are best - long live the P7 !!

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I haven't had much trouble remembering to recharge my batteries.
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I haven't had much trouble remembering to recharge my batteries.
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How difficult can it be ?
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