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What kind of bike lights do you rock?

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Old 06-30-08, 12:33 PM
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What kind of bike lights do you rock?

http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/341



I picked up one of these today.

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Old 06-30-08, 12:51 PM
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This works pretty well. I just slap it on my helmet. Clip a red blinkie on the back of the strap.
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Old 06-30-08, 12:56 PM
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Tri newt. I got it for 24 hours races and figured it would work just as well blinding people on the street as well.
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Old 06-30-08, 12:59 PM
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Planetbike Superflash and the Light and Motion Vega. The Vega is awesome as long as you're going in a straight line. Very narrow, bright beam.
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knogs are pretty low profile and illuminate well, but try to color match or some ******* is more likely to take them
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Old 06-30-08, 01:21 PM
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i keep a set of knogs on the bike:





but for more serious nighttime jaunts i'll throw my cateye LD1100 and EL530 on. Powerful stuff for AA LED's.
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Cateye HL-EL530

and some less expensive rear light, still does the job.

Barely ride at night in the summer though
One thing I will say about the Cateye though is the mounting bracket was awful, and I got the H-31 instead
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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Knogs are all I ever need, street lights do the rest for me in the city.
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Planet Bike Super Flash and Blaze!!!!

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I use a cateye el410 on the front and the cateye tl-dl1100 for the rear I also have a one of these AA LED lights that I use sometimes
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I have several Cat-eyes.

I have a 410 (looks like original post) - Decent, works when dark, but if around lights, my eyes can't adjust to it's dimness... it's just not bright enough... but convenient enough, and makes a great "be-seen" light.

Larger spot light looking single LED cat-eye - direct point light... not much outside of that point. I have to aim the light up, otherwise, my eyes can't see anything out of the bright focus point.... which probably blinds drivers. I aim it down when one approaches

In between - 5 led mid sized cat-eye... best of both, brighter, but not focused.

Cat and schwinn tail-lights. - 4 LEDS each.
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Any kind of cheap red blinkie light on the back, and one of these for the front...

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this is all i need for night riding
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this is all i need for night riding
no depth of field with one lens, bro.
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i have serfas cp1000s, pretty decent and the city of orlando passed them out for free at may critical mass so no complaints there
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nite rider, minewtx2 (300 lumen)

How do you like those? I have the original minewt single but am thinking the dual X2 would bet nicer. I want to put a red lens in my single-minewt and make it into a rear flasher and use the dual X2 as a new front. What do you think?

To the OP's Q: Minewt Single, 3x PB Superflash.
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Those knogs look really neat, but someone had to buy this light. And that someone was me.
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Light and Motion Vega and some random red blinker for the rear. The Vega is the greatest light I have ever encountered. It has a perfect combination of being really ****ing bright and being compact and easy to carry around.

Except I think I lost it. Hopefully it will show up when I clean my room.
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Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
How do you like those? I have the original minewt single but am thinking the dual X2 would bet nicer. I want to put a red lens in my single-minewt and make it into a rear flasher and use the dual X2 as a new front. What do you think?

To the OP's Q: Minewt Single, 3x PB Superflash.
I think you should use the single minewt on your helmet and just use a superflash on the rear. The minewt for the rear (as with a dinotte) is overkill. The minewtx2 is great but the short power output (>2hours on full) leaves something to be desired.
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if you'er talking about lights to see with the place to go is the mtb forums, lights to be seen with, anything over 10 euros and you are doing okay
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I think you should use the single minewt on your helmet and just use a superflash on the rear. The minewt for the rear (as with a dinotte) is overkill. The minewtx2 is great but the short power output (>2hours on full) leaves something to be desired.
Thanks MIN, I mainly commute w/ my lights, but there are some streets that have crappy street lights and my Minewt just barely cuts it. In the summer I run my LED's in flash mode which people notice, so I don't worry too much about run-time in the summer. But in the winter, my commute at night is about 1.5-1.75 hours if I ride the whole way..... its nice only having to charge once a week....
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It's 9 days past the longest day of the year. Who needs lights?
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