- like a joystick but cheap
kind of does my head in that they are sealed, I would feel a lot better about them if I could get in easily and change the battery every couple of years
…worked fine, for me.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
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LOL. I have a couple on my watch list already. kind of does my head in that they are sealed, I would feel a lot better about them if I could get in easily and change the battery every couple of years #
ChrisL got an older joystick fixed, IIRC it was about £40? Wasn’t really worth it tbh but it was definitely an option.
Any half-decent torch does the same job, just not as nicely- a torch’ll be heavier and bulkier, but offers replacement batteries. I have some chinese XML job in a joystick mount and it works a charm (love the joystick mount!)Posted 3 years ago
I’ve just got an evans 500 lumen jobbie and a helmet mount. Not tried it on my MTB yet but it punches a decent hole in the dark on the commute (bar mounted).
I’m sure it won’t be as good as the new joysticks but that battery lasts 90 mins on high, and it coast less than 40 quid with the extra mount (which is also gopro compatible)Posted 3 years ago
thats what I am thinking, these are all old lights with about 500 lumens, I might be able to get better performance for less money, maybe worth a diy battery fix though. I was going to buy the evans joystick mark 11 for £105 but its not in stock and I could really do with not spending that kind of cash. £10 for an ebay special and a good 18650 from torchy is very temptingPosted 3 years ago
The £10 torches are decent, I’ve got a few, but they’re heavier, and need tinkering to get the best out of them. I’ve got 2 left, but one only likes some of the batteries I’ve got, and the other likes different ones.
Some slide in fine but rattle while in use and the light flickers/changes modes. Or the battery is a struggle to fit in and an even bigger arse to get out.
The evans thing is solid.Posted 3 years ago
I don’t know to be honest, my ultrafire 501b torch won’t fit the evans mount, so if they do fit the joystick one it won’t work. But evans do their own strapped helmet mount for about £3 which is good, and the actual clip part is attached to the helmet mount by a gopro style mount.Posted 3 years agoGavinTMember
I had one of the torchy fluxeon lights. They don’t seem to be listed currently so don’t know if he’s finished with them or if they’re just out of stock.
Great light, waaaaaaay brighter than any joystick, will squeeze into a joystick mount (tight but it goes) and takes 18650 batteries so you can ride with a spare in your pocket. Each one good for about 3 hours on full.Posted 3 years agoDrPMember
I would genuinely say, if you want something like a joystick..get a joystick.
If you want a cheap torch, get a cheap torch.
The two are, in my mind and usage, different items…
Yes, I’m an exposure fanboi, but good lights aren’t cheap, and cheap lights aren’t good….
DrPPosted 3 years agoshortbread_fanylionSubscriber
I’ve got a Lezyne light on my helmet – self contained battery and a decent mount. Think I got it for £40 ish a while back but RRP was nearer £80. It’s the macro drive one on wiggle but at 400 lumens it may not be powerful enough for you – I use it with a floody bar light and it’s been good.Posted 3 years agoGavinTMember
Oh, the Fluxients are back. Highly recommended…
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Latest-Fluxient-U2-Mini-1100-Lumen-rated-Cree-XM-L-U2-led-2-x-3400mAh-battery/122256218008?_trksid=p2047675.c100013.m1986&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D38661%26meid%3Ddb90518e386a460998c32318170089d8%26pid%3D100013%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D172424039987Posted 3 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I was very disappointed with the Fluxient, but there you go.
I paid £25 for the torch unit on it’s own it was fine, but no better than the £12 Chinese torch I had before.
Both are still running, but now I use the old Solastorm X2 on my head.
Annoying that you can’t carry a spare battery with the Alpkit one.Posted 3 years ago
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