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Old 11-02-09, 03:14 PM   #1
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LED lights?

Does anyone have one of these?
http://cgi.ebay.com/SALE-SALE-CYGOLI...item518dccb8c0

I just bought one. MTBR has pretty good reviews and the price is significantly lower than a lot of the online stores. I didn't know if it was really any good because sometimes the reviews on mtbr suck.
I needed it because the headlight is out on my car and I am too lazy to get a new bulb. I was going to buy the cigarette lighter charger for it.
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Old 11-02-09, 04:57 PM   #2
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This light is the way to go for brightness and price. I have two and they're great.

http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=138
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Old 11-02-09, 06:24 PM   #3
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This light is the way to go for brightness and price. I have two and they're great.

http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=138
Yeah I got one too and it is great. It's definitely the one to go with.
But on a side note, I think in reality it's around 500 lumens not the claimed 900, which still great for the money.
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Old 11-02-09, 06:27 PM   #4
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Does anyone have one of these?
http://cgi.ebay.com/SALE-SALE-CYGOLI...item518dccb8c0

I just bought one. MTBR has pretty good reviews and the price is significantly lower than a lot of the online stores. I didn't know if it was really any good because sometimes the reviews on mtbr suck.
I needed it because the headlight is out on my car and I am too lazy to get a new bulb. I was going to buy the cigarette lighter charger for it.
Did you say your headlight went out on your car and you wanna use a bike light for your driving?
I don't know how lazy you are but a car light bulb will cost you around $10 and the LED bike light with shipping around $90.
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Old 11-02-09, 06:41 PM   #5
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Did you say your headlight went out on your car and you wanna use a bike light for your driving?
I don't know how lazy you are but a car light bulb will cost you around $10 and the LED bike light with shipping around $90.
Just a joke. I am getting ready to do some 12/24 hour races and need a light for that as well as I commute to work and I work night shift and it is dark now when I have to leave at 5:30.
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Old 11-02-09, 10:19 PM   #6
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This light is the way to go for brightness and price. I have two and they're great.

http://www.geomangear.com/index.php?...roducts_id=138
this will last >3 hrs. I have one and have ridden it on singletrack with no problems. Super bright and super lightweight.
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Old 11-06-09, 02:20 AM   #7
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does it have a blinky mode?
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does it have a blinky mode?
It actually has five modes, hi, med, low, strobe and SOS.
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Nice! How easy is it to remove when it comes time to lock up? Can it be removed 2 - 3x daily without wearing down the components?
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^^^
yep super easy battery pack attaches on the stem with Velcro and light goes in the handle bar with a thick rubber band and attaches securely. Rubber band doesn't sound to secure but it is, also my niterider uses the same rubberband attachment.
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Old 11-06-09, 03:33 PM   #11
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for singletrack, is it reasonable to just use one? or is it necessary to have two? also, is it possible to mount one to a helmet somehow in the latter case?
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for singletrack, is it reasonable to just use one? or is it necessary to have two? also, is it possible to mount one to a helmet somehow in the latter case?
I have a single helmet mount light and it works just fine on single track. I wish I had a backup, just in case, but if the light every dies on the trail I can just walk out with a flashlight. Most lights seem to either come with a helmet mount or have an optional one you can buy. If using a single light for single track I'd definitely recommend a helmet mount.
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I am fairly new to the night time riding but after a few rides I learned that it's best to have light on the helmet and handle bar but if you only have one for two reasons I say go with the helmet mount.
First, if you are climbing steep and techical trail you are never tracking a straight line, your handle bar moves side to side every second that makes it hard to see what's directly a head of you.
Second, as you are coming down it ables you to see around the bend much easier.
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Old 11-07-09, 05:22 PM   #14
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I'm new to the night riding as well (at least with a light) and have been using the Princeton Tec Switchback 3 with the helmet mount. I'd like to get a lighter bar mounted led to augment, but don't think its totally necessary. It is so fun riding familiar trails at night - adds a great twist.
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Just a joke. I am getting ready to do some 12/24 hour races and need a light for that as well as I commute to work and I work night shift and it is dark now when I have to leave at 5:30.
That is a very good choice for your intended purposes.
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Old 11-11-09, 01:08 PM   #16
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I got the light yesterday it seems to be high quality and throws a good beam. Pretty pleased so far. It's raining here so I have not used it yet.
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