I'm tempted to say no, you need lot and lots of light. But I think my (lots of people on here) view is tanted because we have all become Lum junkies. I current run a troutelight LL (which is fantasticly bright), so I'm deffiantly in that bracket. But looking back to when I first got a joystick and I was running a 10W halagon on my bars, I couldn't believe at the time how good it was and pretty well just used the joystick with the other as backup (until the lum addiction really kicked it). I've rode trail centers with just the joystick and have seen people ride them with less light. So I would say yes you can (just a bit slower), that said I would always have a back up, even if its just a tesco LED. IMOPosted 8 years agothomthumbMember
i tried my new one last night and it has a better beam sporead than the older one (few years old now) I'd be tempted to say it would be pretty good starting point.
If you want to upgrade it's the best thing for the helemt anyway so you won't be left needign to buy 2 new lights.Posted 8 years agobillyboySubscriber
I've been using the 08/09 joysticks only for the past year. I'm night riding at least four times per month and I generally have one on the bar and one helmet mounted. I use them on Lakeland Fells, sneaky beaky Ashdown trips, South Downes, Highlands etc.Posted 8 years ago
They give totally clear vision for about 30 paces but if you use two (as above) it gives far more clarity.
They are definately adequate. If I had the choice of buying one billybollox million lumin light or two joysticks…. I'd go for the two joysticks.
I have just bought a Diablo which gives clear vision to about 50 paces but even that benefits from being used in conjunction with another helmet/bar mounted light.
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