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Old 03-08-10, 02:00 PM
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Anyone have opinions on this new cateye light?

https://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=3&minor=6

https://www.youtube.com/user/CatEyeUS.../0/oLvLOKfwKGc
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Old 03-08-10, 02:51 PM
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it will get dirty and the battery looks like a hassle to change. also the weight on your wheel will make it unbalanced
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I think it's cool... kind of their version of the MonkeyLectric spoke light. A lot of people rock the Monkey light and it probably weighs more than the Cateye, so I can't see the wheels being to off balanced - or else they wouldn't be in use as much as they are... These would hold me over til I get my sets of MonkeyLectrics, thanks for sharing!
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Saw them at REI. They're not as bright as the Nite Ize Spokelit.
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I use them and like them. In the blink mode they really stand out. No wheel balance issues that I notice, I do however run a clear wheel reflector on the opposite side of the wheel. Really makes you stand out from the side.
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looks identical to some lights I saw at Academy Sports and Outdoors.
If balance is a requirement... buy two.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
it will get dirty and the battery looks like a hassle to change. also the weight on your wheel will make it unbalanced
The dirtiness is a small problem. The unbalanced-ness is not a problem.
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I think they're ok for extremely dark roads where there isn't a lot of ambient light but in the city it'll probably get lost.

If ur around a lot of cars, best bet is still a bright rear and front light, preferably 300+ lumens.
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