Dr S wrote:
Plus other road users are going to love you with that on your bike!
I don't ride on the road. Roads are for cars
LGF, That's the Trout Mini you have quoted, the liberator is 2000 lumen with a 3 hour run time. P7s are good but unreliable and the spread of light is poor- that's why you need 2 or 3 up front. You don't want to get caught out with no lights where I ride on a night, it's bad enough with lights.
Over the last month we have had 2 airlifts- one suspected broken back and a broken leg, a broken finger and an impailment. Add to that my two broken ribs and a fractured wrist and then consider the loss of income whilst these things are fixed, 250 on a powerful and reliable light makes good sense.
You would not scrimp on bike or helmet when riding big stuff so why scrimp on lights??
Are we not getting a bit over-excited here.
I too bought a set of these cheapo lights. Brilliant for the money. The rear is fine and is on the zaskar. The front is great vfm as well.
Would i use the front off road. no.even with nimh 1000mA batteries. It's great for commuting, great for being seen, and ok for on road in the country.
Yep, i've got 2 hope 1's and a couple of £25 p7 led torches. one on the helmet, the other on the bars. this provides plenty of light off road, and lasts 3hrs ago.And so it should given the cost.
but if i'm out for a quick ride in the evening, the cheapo ebay special is morethan adequate.
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