- are they really any good? – P7 torch thingy
Right, I am finally going to get some night riding under my belt as I am sick of never finding any daylight hours for riding.
On a budget so have ordered a couple of the P7 torches as per:
Just wondering if they are really any good or have I just wasted my money?
Anyone using these, was thinking of one on the bars and one on my helmet?Posted 9 years agotandemwarriorsMember
I run one on the bars and one helmet mounted, but only on really fast stuff do I use both on full, so 2 almost overkill. I bought them following the rave reviews among the STW bretherin and am very impressed. They outshine my mates Lumicycles, nuff said! Your dosh has been very well spent.
RobPosted 9 years agoGNARGNARMember
One helmet mounted p7 would be more than enough for most kinds of night riding. The only scenario where you might want more light would be on steep descents, be they fast or technical, I naturally have a tendancy to point the light/my head down instead of ahead. It would be nice to have something bar mounted, aimed maybe twelve foot straight ahead to illuminate the oncoming trail on the steeps.
Probably not even a major concern unless you ride dh trails at night.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
1 P7 will be plenty enough for most riding, though always useful to have an extra light for the fast or tricky descents!
Personally, I’d mount both on the bars, and get a smaller Cree R2 torch for head mount use. The Cree R2 LED has more of a focussed beam, and really penetrates whilst the P7’s are great floods. The R2 will also last 3 times as long on the same battery.
With 2 P7’s on the bars, you can then use full power on one most of the time, then when the battery dies out, you can just switch the other one on instead. Both at the same time would really only be desired for any full on nighttime DH action really.
Will let you know my experience though, as since my last nightride with 1 P7 light and an R2 on my head, I have received another P7 torch from dealextreme! 😉Posted 9 years agoGNARGNARMember
takisawa2 They’re spot on but expect a few rich sods to come on here & mock.
What is there to mock? The fact you have a perfectly usable bike light for a fraction of the cost of “proper bike lights” ?
I’ve already been on the recieving end of subtle jibes of this nature on the trails…..mainly from retards.Posted 9 years agoLanesra
I live in the centre of London and if anything they’re to good (for that purpose) – as I’m forever blinding pedestrians/drivers other cyclistsPosted 9 years agoGWMember
The only scenario where you might want more light would be on steep descents, be they fast or technical, I naturally have a tendancy to point the light/my head down instead of ahead. It would be nice to have something bar mounted, aimed maybe twelve foot straight ahead to illuminate the oncoming trail on the steeps.
you think 12 feet ahead is going to help you at speed? 😯
ah.. you mean “Elbry” fast/steep? gotcha 😆
😛Posted 9 years agoTinManMember
In Mist & drizzle on the road bike yesterday, the P7 on the helmet was a pain, wanted to move it to the bars as glare and reflection directly in your eyes is too much. Also on clear descents the flood doesn’t penetrate far enough for a road bike, but perfick on the MTB.
A Cree X-Re based light such as the fenix tk-11 would definitely be better for that as more focused, less flood. DE does have a cheap one for $19Posted 9 years ago
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