MTE P7 – Once and for all :)
Finally went out for the first time last night with my new P7 torch, a fenix and a hope vision 1.Posted 9 years ago
Used the fenix on the way up – pretty good, turned on the whole lot at the top of spooky wood – unbelievable, the P7 is amazing and p*sses on the hope which was sh*t and kept turning itself off (on a fully charged set of batteries) and will be going back to wiggle today.
Another guy was out with some hope 4’s and the P7 destroyed it, I now have no idea why anybody would buy a £500 set of lights when one P7 on your bars and one on your lid would do for anything. The fenix is really good too but not quite as good as the P7.z1ppyMember
Yep, the P7 is amazing – I know I didn’t believe it was ‘really’ possible to be that good, so cheap, until I bought one though.
Bunch of my m8’s are flogging their ‘proper’ bike lights on ebay and buying P7’s instead.
for those still living in the dark ages: http://www.mtbbritain.co.uk/mountain_bike_lights_review_led.htmlPosted 9 years ago
Yep, mines been a revelation. Contrary to reports I haven’t needed to change the battery once either. Im using a Hope HID on my helmet and a 2 stage P7 on the bars. I switch the P7 onto low setting for climbing/bimbling along and whack it on full power for downhills and or anything technical. It was fine after 3 hours on tuesday night, still plenty bright in the high setting.Posted 9 years ago
“GW – Member
Why do so many Glentress riders think they need more light to ride spooky woods than they had driving there? it’s a piss easy bit of pedally motorway, any half decent helmet mounted light is all you need.”
Come on GW pull up a seat lets talk through your agression, dont tell me….. you only ride natural trails on a singlespeed with a davy lamp fixed on your climbing helmet do you? 😉Posted 9 years agosharkbaitMember
Took my P7 (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12623) out last night for the first time and it really is great. I was using a Fenix L2D on my helmet before but it’s now redundant!
A friend has made an excellent custom helmet light using 3 x Cree Q5 leds and a Lithium polymer model battery. We did a comparison and he thought that although both output about the same brightness the P7 had a much better pool of light.
I’m very happy with it.Posted 9 years ago
It’s the same light as inside the Airbike unit (I know, I have both). Great bit of kit the P7 torch for very little money, but for something solely for your head when you’ve already got an Airbike Light on your bars, get a Cree R2 torch, such as this, or a pair of these perhaps instead. The R2 is the same as Hope use in their Vision 4 light (only 4 of them), they’re great as a Spot and they penetrate a VERY long way, though are quite a tight beam compared to a P7. The Q5 is similar, only about 5% less bright, but the Q5 torch I have linked to is tiny and weighs so little, you could run 2 happily on your lid and it would still be lighter than a P7!Posted 9 years ago
Biffer – Member
z1ppy – well I already have an old Lumi system that I have rebuilt into a LED system for the bars so just looking for something to go on the head now !
If I were you, I’d mount the Lumi/Led system you’ve made on your lid, and buy a P7 torch and mount it on the bars. This would in my opinion be a practically unbeatable combination. Nice flood on the bars, a more spotty system on your head, superb!Posted 9 years ago
Has to use an 18650
MUCH better option IMO anyway. Better technology, more power and runtime for its weight (You’d need 3 AA’s for the same voltage and capacity, which would weigh about 100g, an 18650 weighs 50g).
18650 cells should definitely be viewed as an advantage over AA’s anyway.Posted 9 years agopk-ripperMember
has to be 18650 – they’re pretty much an extended CR2 cell. They do have a history of being explosive though!
AA’s won’t work unless you wire up some sort of holder that wires them in parallel and gives a 3.5V supply (or whatever it is).
So, 3 1.2V AA’s wired in parallel would do it, but you’d need to modify the torch itself.
And they’re plenty bright.Posted 9 years ago
something like this:
would probably do the trick?Posted 9 years agolightmanMember
WHY make your own mount, when you can get a simple and perfectly usable one from DX for $1.90????????????????????
Ive been using and selling these for years and the only issue is that if you have oversize bars, then you have to use a zip-tie because the bolts too short.Posted 9 years ago
My stepbrother asks me earlier “have you got a decent torch I can borrow, mine is crap” as he was trying to fix something in the shed in the dark.
Gave him my P7 torch to use.
Gives it me back later saying “christ, that thing is ridiculous, where the hell did you get it from?”
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