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Old 01-04-18, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
M99 Pro light looks awesome, but ~$500 is just insanity for a bike light. I could never justify spending that much.
Remember that 20% of that price is tax and that a decent pedelec runs between 2k and 3k, so it's not really excessive.
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I noticed some bikers seem to have some kind of 'flash light' on the steering wheel of their bike. I believe these are specifically made for bikes. I'd like to add one in order to have a better view on the (distant) road in darkness. Safety concerns really. Something really reliable/durable.

Can anyone give me some advice, experience? Especially, which brand(s) do you recommand?
Rechargable battery or not? Luminosity? ...

there is a glut on the market, battery headlights for bicycles can double as flasnhlights ..

I have 2 4x AA battery powered , the German B&M, displaced the Asian "Planet bike", which became the flashlight.

the new one shaped the beam to put the light on the street, not half in the trees. , but as a flashlight that is OK

bulb/LED, In the center of a parabolic reflector is how flashlights have been for 100 years?+/..



but for durability Maglights are tough to beat .. 5-D cell ones, in fact, double as Police batons.





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Old 01-04-18, 07:35 PM
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Outbound Lighing Focal Series

Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
M99 Pro light looks awesome, but ~$500 is just insanity for a bike light. I could never justify spending that much.
M99 Por is the top model from Supernova, the also offer the M99 Pure+, M99 Pure, M99 MINI PRO-25 and M99 MINI PURE-45.
Several dozens have been sold new on eBay.de for around $150 each in autumn 2017.
The Outbound Lighing Focal Series Kickstarter Light offers 1500 (just 100 less than the M99 Pro) for around $150.
bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1128979-outbound-lights.html
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Remember that 20% of that price is tax and that a decent pedelec runs between 2k and 3k, so it's not really excessive.
$500 is nearly half what I spent on my pedalec conversion, and a third of the total cost of my pedalec e-bike build.
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Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
$500 is nearly half what I spent on my pedalec conversion, and a third of the total cost of my pedalec e-bike build.
You won't find a solid pedelec bike over here (IGH) for less than €1500 (although €300 or about $350 of that would be tax).
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Same here for factory-built. That's why I didn't want factory built.
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You won't find a solid pedelec bike over here (IGH) for less than 1500 (although 300 or about $350 of that would be tax).
You won't find a Bugatti Veyron anywhere for less than $600,000. That doesn't make it a sensible purchase.
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