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    trail Lights

    Hey guys, trying to set myself up for a few nights rides,

    any thoughts on this light?

    http://www.blt-lights.com/xraysl42.htm

    I'm pretty limited as to what I can get here in stores (east coast Canada), but I could be convinced to order order stuff online (Canadian only though) if it's alot better. Also budget wise, the light that I linked to is avaliable at my LBS for 130 cdn.

    Thanks

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    Ehh from my experience, I don't think I'd hit a dark trail with only a 10W halogen...that's just me though. I've heard good things about those lights, but have no personal exp. with them.
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    an hr & 40 mins is jack for runtime... Pwrd and I were out for well over 2 hrs a couple of weeks ago. We both run HID's that have 4 hr runtime and it makes a BIG difference when you're able to see EVERYTHING around you. It definitely inspires a little more confidence

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    yeah...I would recommend a helmet mounted one if you plan on riding anything with any form of sharp turns, there were some S turns on the the trail we took and I couldn't see jack b/c of my handlebars pointing off into nowhere
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    10 watts is barely good enough for off road. 15 watts is better. Your run time is pretty short too. I'm in favor of the HID lights for off road as well. You need power and run time.

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    yeah, I agree with all of you, the HIDs would be my first choice hands down. Unfortunately I just can't spend that much on a kick ass light. I'll see if I can find something with a few more watts, but maybe I should wait till I have some more money.....but then again, that could be awhile.

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    I found this posted on on another thread.~!!!

    http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=1332

    Cheap HID lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes
    I found this posted on on another thread.~!!!

    http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=1332

    Cheap HID lights
    has anyone ever used this product before? is it good? i may look into getting an HID one of these days.
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    Looks pretty nice but I've never seen anyone using one... It'll save you about $75 over the price of the Z-force NiMH.

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    hmm...thanks for the link!

    I wonder how good it is, paying for what you get and all that.

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    or you could get the 16 Watt Halogen that's like 90 bucks on performance....it's pretty decent looking, I was going to get it til I got the HID

    Even this is 3hrs @ 10watts, 2 hrs @ 16.....and iti's NiMH http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4320
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    That does look like an OK light, but if he's from Canada I assume he may be riding in the cold. That may get down to about 1.5 hours or so ?? Maybe that's OK for him.
    Getting that into Canada may change the price a lot too.

    This is a little off subject, but, I was just wondering. How cold has it been down there lately? I'm up in New England. It sounds like you have been having good riding weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCS
    hmm...thanks for the link!

    I wonder how good it is, paying for what you get and all that.
    I have not seen it in person.. I am asking the guy who put up the link in the first place right now.

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    The other night we hit the pavement @ midnight and it was a nice 60 degrees. Monday there is a high of 65, which we'll be riding with. It doesn't get below freezing really.
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    man, it must be nice to be that warm, but I've started some snow rides and those are alot of fun too.......

    So many lights are avaliable in the US,it must be nice, it's just a bigger market. I like that 16 watter, but now that I think about it, it's damn cold and 1~2 hrs is just not good. I have the money to buy a HID but it just seems too expensive........hmmmmm.......maybe a late christmas present....to me?

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    Thanks PWRD.. It sounds pretty nice. It's 22 degrees here now.

    PCS...... high end HID llights are $900 does that make it seem a little more reasonable?

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    the cygolite HID NiMH I think is worth every penny, you can get it for 300 bucks if you pricematch this site, cryo can you list it?
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    There you have it, a HID for $300.. Mid price $400 to $600 High end $900.

    That makes the Cygo seem good to me..........???????

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    Umm hang on I have a pic...
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    that HID light is a trailtech unit
    see their website http://www.trailtech.net
    dirt cheap and excellent.

    PS get an HID
    An ounce off the wheels is worth 3 off the frame

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    hah, thanks tim I really want one, but it's alot of money,maybe nights rides will have to wait for a bit

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    I was ranting the same thing man, then i got mine and was like "how did I live without"
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    I was ranting the same thing man, then i got mine and was like "how did I live without"
    I think this is what most people think,good point. It seems like too much money untill you try it.Then it seems worth it.

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    I mean it also depends how much you like riding at night...I LOVE riding at night..therefore I just couldn't live without it.
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