2 lights for night biking
2 lights – one head and one bar. Brightest light on bars for depth perception, less bright light on head for seeing round corners.
Currently using an Exposure Strada (yes I know it’s a road light but it just works!) and Diablo headlamp; rarely use the Diablo on more than medium though as it just seems to “blow out” detail on full.
2 also gives a bit of a safety margin and you can manage them to give longer burn time. That said, not had probs with Exposures but I have had a few older lights that run flat unexpectedly or have been damaged by (ahem!) impacts or water getting in there.
And trust me, you don’t want to be at the bottom of Deliverance with some broken lumicycles and a micro headtorch.Posted 5 years agob rMember
I’d been using an Exposure setup (Joystick/helmet and Toro/bars); worked fine on natural trails. But since I’ve lived in the Borders I’ve needed more/wider lights for GT/Inners. So have added a cheap Magicshine 800 to the bars also.
And single light…, you’d be well bolloxed if it fails/breaks around here.Posted 5 years agorugbydickSubscriber
Just sat watching numerous riders finish Glentress in the dark…
Most have 2 lights, with a bright light on their bars and a not so bright light on their heads.
I normally ride with the brighter light on my head, so I can see where I want to go rather than where the bike is currently going….
What do you lot do and why?Posted 5 years agotroutSubscriber
Very old Liberator on the bars
and very new Spidereyes on the lid
the bar light is really not needed as the beam from the spider does it all so run the bar light on low just in case of a failure
but in the spider beam even on high it doesnt show up
beamshot of just the spider 😯
Enjoyed last nights ride Jason and thanks for waiting at the top of the climbsPosted 5 years ago
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