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Old 07-15-07, 01:21 AM   #1
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General Night Riding Cycling Good Lights Headlights

Anyone here do some night riding? Any idea for a good headlight? I was looking for something to see with. Any suggestions? I read some great reviews about the Cygolite DualCross. There is this Li-Ion edition. Is it worth it to get the Li-Ion? I hear the battery is really tiny and super light. Is it worth it?

I found this chart. The 200 version is the cheapest. Could you do with the overnight charger, or is it better to go with a smart charger? I found one on eBay, generally is it safe to do eBay? I am thinking that I could get it cheaper used on eBay, but isn't it riskier too? The guy has a bunch of good feedback, almost 100 good, but has one red negative. Is that a bad sign of things to come?
Here is the light I am talking about: It looks crazy cool, and I hear that it can blind people, like motorists.



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Old 07-15-07, 04:39 AM   #2
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Anyone here do some night riding? Any idea for a good headlight? I was looking for something to see with. Any suggestions? I read some great reviews about the Cygolite DualCross. There is this Li-Ion edition. Is it worth it to get the Li-Ion? I hear the battery is really tiny and super light. Is it worth it?

I found this chart. The 200 version is the cheapest. Could you do with the overnight charger, or is it better to go with a smart charger? I found one on eBay, generally is it safe to do eBay? I am thinking that I could get it cheaper used on eBay, but isn't it riskier too? The guy has a bunch of good feedback, almost 100 good, but has one red negative. Is that a bad sign of things to come?
Here is the light I am talking about: It looks crazy cool, and I hear that it can blind people, like motorists.



the Li-Ion not run long time as NIMH but for size gain in comparison!
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Old 07-15-07, 08:49 AM   #3
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What's your budget? There's a very wide range of lights and an equally wide range of price points.

Here's a good reference for you: http://www.mtbr.com/spotlight/lightshootout/. It's a couple of years old, but will give you some good info to help in your search.
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If you do not night ride frequently get something that can do double duty as a flashlight when you are not night riding. I mostly use a flashlight that clips on to my visor.
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If you do not night ride frequently get something that can do double duty as a flashlight when you are not night riding. I mostly use a flashlight that clips on to my visor.
I am going to be doing an awful lot more night riding now, so that is why I am looking for something a little more powerful. So I stumbled upon the Cygolite DualCross. From what I understand, the company was started by a bunch of cyclists, and the quality is really good too.
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