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Old 07-27-11, 11:47 AM   #1
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NiteRider Minewt 600 cordless

Does anybody have any information on this light? At $149 and 600 lumens in a single package seems to be a good light for my purposes. Thanks
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Old 07-28-11, 01:46 PM   #2
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I have one. What do you want to know about it?

I've only had mine for a short time and it's only been used twice so far, but I can say this much: it is *intensely bright*. I currently have it setup to handlebar mount on my Trek 520 (I don't have a front rack on it yet, or else I'd put it there). I make it a point to aim it towards the ground about 20 feet or so in front of the bicycle. The beam is concentrated there, but wide enough to spread light quite a good distance further in front as well.

Once the days start getting shorter, it'll come in handy.

My only complaint so far: the strap that connects it to the bike is rather short, so fitting it around handlebars can be a tricky job. Probably better mounted on a front rack.
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Old 07-28-11, 06:22 PM   #3
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I have one--works great.
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Old 08-03-11, 06:22 AM   #4
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Bought one and I have had 3 rides with it so far. First ride was mounted on the bar; problem interfered with my Polar computer. Next 2 rides mounted on the helmet and no issues with interference. Another advantage is that the beam at that angel is wider and I can point it where I want to (at a driver at a cross intersection). My typical ride is at 4:30 to 6:00 on semi-lighted to no lighted streets at speeds of 20 to 25mph. I have found that I only need to have it on the medium setting (reportedly 400 lumens) which is supposed to last 4 hours. I do not think I will need another light based on this type of riding until this one dies. My .02
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I just bought one today. I've been using the MiNewt 250 since last fall. Once the 600 is charged and it gets dark out, I'll compare them and report back.
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First observations:

- Much brighter than the 250, as expected. Without knowing the difference in lumens, I would estimate it at least being twice as bright.

- Casing is the same as the 250 as is the handlebar/helmet mounting. One will work where the other does.

- Only functional difference is the 600 powers on at medium setting where as the 250 powered on at highest setting. The medium (~400 lumens) is plenty bright and I think that's what I'll be using most of the time.
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I have one it's not my main light as I don't feel it's bright enough for my ride under less than perfect conditions. I will say I like it better than any other NightRider light I owned, the only mechanical problem I have had with it was that the little rubber plug that covers the recharge port came off within a couple of uses and is now duct taped in place (looks like crap). The beam is tightly focused which I don't like for a headlight as you need to see not only where you are going but where you might need to go too (either right or left of an obstacle), tight beams only show where you are headed. For what it is it seems great but if I were buying an all in one light now I would check out the brand new Lezyne super drive light (450 lumens).
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Used my new 600 on a first long ride last night. I'm very happy with the upgrade from the 250. The new light provides plenty of light and the beam is wider than what the 250 throws. The 600's beam covered the entire lane I was traveling in. I also use a Vis 360 helmet rig and the two together work great.
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Update: Finished up a ride last night using this light. I had it on the highest setting (600 lumens) and the led under the power button turned red from green (indicating low battery) after only 45 minutes. I'm going to charge it again fully and then time how long it takes to discharge on "high". Marketing material says it should last 1.5 hours. If it lasts less than 1 hour in reality, I'll probably be returning this light.
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Are both the red and green light on? On my light when both of the light turn on it was reporting the 50% limit. When only the red light is on that is where the 15% point is. I confirmed it by running the light until it shut off.
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Are both the red and green light on? On my light when both of the light turn on it was reporting the 50% limit. When only the red light is on that is where the 15% point is. I confirmed it by running the light until it shut off.
I think it was just the red light. I have not noticed both of them on at the same time, but will pay closer attention the next time I ride. Thanks for pointing this out.

I also notice that when running on "high" the silver part of the housing gets extremely hot to the touch.
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