These are good but nop helmet mount.Posted 8 years agotopangariderMember
The new Ay-up kit looks good. Don't think the lights are different, but the battery now has high/low (though I don't think this is needed given the battery life!) and now come in a much better case. Much more versatile than other sets too (head/bar mounted combo)Posted 8 years agomrmoMember
thinking about replacing my old Lumicycle this winter,
first i don't have any interest in bodging torches.
what i want is lights with a proper mounts, helmet light and bike light.
Without spending stupid amounts of money what are the options?
A set of ay-ups, a hope twin and a joystick, etc? anyothers?Posted 8 years agoCountZeroMember
For power and value for money Trout's your man. If you want a light that's really cheap, but ticks all your boxes, then the £50 DX light is impossible to beat, using a DX P7 torch on a Twofish lockblock for your helmet. There's no 'bodging' torches involved, just a cheaper way of achieving what Exposure do with the JoyStick, for example. A Joystick with helmet mount will cost what? £130ish? A DX P7 torch, with replacable batteries will cost around £30+ £15 for batteries and charger, with another £10 for mounts. Say £50. Sure, it's not quite as whizzy looking as a Joystick, but watcha gonna do when you're out riding and your battery fails? I carry two or three charged spares for my torch, which works just as well, if not better than the Joystick. Why spend more to achieve the same ends?Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
"I'm torn between Deal Extreme and something bike specific with a UK warranty etc."
Dealextreme have actually proved pretty good with warranty claims. Not fast as you need to post back to HK, but then not actually any slower than some UK warranties. I'm very happy with my torches, but if you want a "proper" light then these are a fine choice.
CountZero: "Sure, it's not quite as whizzy looking as a Joystick, "
It is on the other hand massively, massively better 🙂 I loaned one of mine to a mate tonight and rode on with just one P7 torch, turns out that one P7 gives better results than a Joystick + a pair of Minewts.
Grahamt wrote, "Ayups are great lights "
They're really nice… But sadly underpowered, and they've just not kept up. Their aftersales service is fantastic but tbh, selling an outdated product for top dollar isn't good customer service. They need to up their output, simple as that.Posted 8 years ago
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