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Old 05-03-21, 09:10 AM
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Lights!!

Trying to sort out light options for 8-10 daylight riding hours.
Donít want to spend an arm and a leg. Rechargeable is preferred, Iíll have access to do so.
Looking for a taillight that will clip to my saddlebag.

thanks!!
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Just bought the Ascher Ultra bright front light and rear. Currently, $20 on Amazon.

I am new to biking but pretty picky about lighting. Very impressed with the beam pattern of the LED, low, high or strobe modes, lithium rechargeable battery and what appears to be a diecast shell.

The back is a small but bright multi-mode.

Can’t imagine getting much more value for this price range. Good luck.
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Are there no bike shops near where you live or work to see what the options are?
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Might be good for you?
Amazon.com : Ascher Ultra Bright USB Rechargeable Bike Light Set, Powerful Bicycle Front Headlight and Back Taillight, 4 Light Modes, Easy to Install for Men Women Kids Road Mountain Cycling : Sports & Outdoors
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Originally Posted by jszollo View Post
Trying to sort out light options for 8-10 daylight riding hours.
Donít want to spend an arm and a leg. Rechargeable is preferred, Iíll have access to do so.
Looking for a taillight that will clip to my saddlebag.

thanks!!
Youíre looking for daytime lights to run 10 hours per charge, is that correct?

Iíd say that 100 lumens is a good starting point power-wise for daylight marker lights, and of course many would argue more is better, which I donít dispute. I will say, though, that Iím more focused on having the brightness out back rather than in front, since Iím pretty good at anticipating forward situations andó knock on woodó avoiding such collisions. I like some eye-catching action up front, but it just does not seem as mission critical as a taillamp.

There are tons of headlamp options, especially if one is not aesthetically demanding, so I wonít get into those, but a seat bag clip mount light is probably more challenging, since it seems most are designed for seatpost mounting. One which comes to mind and which I use myself is the Specialized Stix Elite 2, whichíll bang 100 lumens for 10hrs in Power Flash mode and costs $40. Itís really trim and light, too, so I think itís a good candidate for bag mounting; so many folks run heavy lights which droop on the bag at ineffectiveó and unattractiveó angles, reducing visibility to drivers.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/st...ext=49120-2100
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Best to NOT buy any Light unless you have seen them in Person.
I have been burned serval times on someone's opinion.
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Just wanting to get opinionsÖ Iíve used cygolite and planet bike lights previously. And even cateye years back. Iím interested in what people are using. Appreciate the feedback and info.
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Are there no bike shops near where you live or work to see what the options are?
Limited in my immediate area. Best bike shops are about 45 minutes out.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN;[url=tel:22044102
22044102[/url]]Are there no bike shops near where you live or work to see what the options are?
Limited in my immediate area. Best bike shops are about 45 minutes out. I donít mind making the trek, but in the meantime, figured Iíd ask.
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Originally Posted by jszollo View Post
Trying to sort out light options for 8-10 daylight riding hours.
Donít want to spend an arm and a leg. Rechargeable is preferred, Iíll have access to do so.
Looking for a taillight that will clip to my saddlebag.

thanks!!
Did you look at the stickies at the top of this subforum?
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Best to NOT buy any Light unless you have seen them in Person.
I have been burned serval times on someone's opinion.
I wouldnít buy anything based solely on some chat room boneheadís opinion, but with so many options out there and bike shops being unable to carry everything, I appreciate hearing opinions about models Iíve never heard of and follow them up with a little web research.

Many years ago, back before all lights had mode memory, I remember a user here mentioning how frustrated they were with a light I was interested because it lacked that feature. That was a good ďsaveĒ which I still remember.
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