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Old 09-12-10, 02:45 AM   #1
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new stock Magic Shine 1400 @ GeoMan

GeoMan told me that the new inventory of Magic Shine 1400 they got in this week has better cabling. Hopefully, this should take care of the cable wear problems that some have experienced with Magic Shine 900.

I am seriously considering getting this new cable version of the 1400. If you have purchased one this week, please let me know your opinion of the product when you receive it.

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Old 09-15-10, 08:19 PM   #2
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I ordered my 1400 from a Chinese seller. Took less than 2 weeks to get here. I was very impressed with the quality, especially after hearing things about wiring issues etc from the original one. Time will tell, but it's handled the rain and being taken off and put on many times.
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Old 09-15-10, 09:54 PM   #3
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I was looking at possibly buying this light but it doesn't seem to come with a flash mode which matters to me since I do most of my riding during the day. This light really looks like it would light up a lot of road.
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Old 09-16-10, 06:58 AM   #4
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I was looking at possibly buying this light but it doesn't seem to come with a flash mode which matters to me since I do most of my riding during the day. This light really looks like it would light up a lot of road.
You are correct, it does not have a flash mode. I'm not sure if I would use it, as I take off the light during the day and put it on for night riding. I believe the $85 MS900 has a flash mode.
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Is it possible to buy the new battery pack by itself and will it work with my existing MagicShine 900??
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Old 09-17-10, 08:06 AM   #6
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Is it possible to buy the new battery pack by itself and will it work with my existing MagicShine 900??
I did see the battery packs for sale separately, but for the extra couple bucks (assuming I wanted another battery), I'd get a new MS900 to use as a tail light or spare. I don't have a new 900 to compare the 1400 to, but the batteries looked the same for both.
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Just buy a Flare 5 from Performance for a daylight flasher - then use the bright light for dark use....... a cheap alternative.
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I did see the battery packs for sale separately, but for the extra couple bucks (assuming I wanted another battery), I'd get a new MS900 to use as a tail light or spare. I don't have a new 900 to compare the 1400 to, but the batteries looked the same for both.
I ordered the 2300 kit and I'll compare the 1400 vs the 900 when it comes in.
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here is a nice review of the light with some beamshots..

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=601973
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here is a nice review of the light with some beamshots..

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=601973
MagicShine detractors note the opinion of the reviewer there; no "swarth" (metal shavings/crud left in the case from manufacturing) and "first rate" soldering.
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