Currently running Ay-Ups (approx. 2 years old) and a Magicshine thing on my road bike (training not commuting). I normally just have the Ay-Ups on but turn the Magicshine on for dodgy roads or fast descents as the Ay-Ups don't give me enough warning. But it's a bit of a faff so looking to replace with a single light.
From what I can see though decent lights are mostly designed for MTBing and have a flood beam which isn't great on the road (I don't want to dazzle an on-coming driver and have them swerve into me :p ). Any ones sold as with road specific beams tend to lack lumens.
I think I've narrowed it down to either getting an Exposure 6-pack + remote switch (so I can ride normally on medium setting and easily switch to full for dodgy sections, and even down to low for on-coming cars). Or the other alternative of trying the new Ay-Ups (they finally have a custom option now to so rather than my dual intermediate current lights I'd get a narrow + intermediate). This would be half as much as the Exposure (even less if I didn't buy another battery) but I'm concerned it still wouldn't be bright enough to give me enough confidence on fast descents.
Anyone have any experience with either (on the road) or is there a better alternative? Key thing is I want lots of light out to about 20m and some throw out to about 50m but without a flood beam.