Nukeproof Reactor Lights – anyone using these?
A mate of mine has one (from our lbs), and although not a patch on my Trout LL mk1, its considerably better than a Hope Vision 4 (another riding pal has one). Nice packaging and presentation too (lovely biscuit tin).
He did have to send the first one back though as it broke in some way (honestly cant remember how, battery connection or something).Posted 8 years agobrantSubscriber
MBUK comments puzzled me a bit.
"hefty battery" – well yes, as they had the four cell model it is reasonably sized, but if size is an issue, a two cell is available.
"hour short on run time" – the battery needs to be charged, discharged (aka conditioned) a few times to get full burn time in my experience.
"double click problems" – perhaps they should read the instructions; it's pretty simple.
"non split bar clamp problems removing" – not sure why you'd need to do this as the light QR's off the bracket – you don't need to take the bracket off the bars.
Also, notably, they fail to mention the battery power level indicator (we have it, Hope and others, it's noted, don't have)
And finally I don't understand why we got 4/10 for "life" with a 3hr burn time (without the battery being conditioned).
Anyhow.Posted 8 years ago
If they'd said "Not massively better than the £50 Dealextreme light, and three times as expensive" that'd have made some sense at least, but the criticisms in the review just seemed daft. Then, this is the same review that gave the Leddite 10/10 for value despite it being a DX light with a different charger and a 300% markup, so…Posted 8 years ago
JohnClimber, you're having a laugh, there's a full page Nukeproof ad for this exact light in this issue, and Nukeproof/Hotlines are long term advertisers! I didn't see a Lupine ad, and there's no Tiger or Leddite adverts, yet those are the same 3 test winners. So, get over the conspiracy theory bull**** at your leisure 😉
Huxley- best back tyre I've ever had 😉Posted 8 years agoShandySubscriber
Obviously there are some very experienced magazine bike testers about, but I doubt they are the guys reviewing the 15 sets of lights/23 pairs of keks/9 hardtails for £600.
9 out of ten for the SX Trail, and the review is accompanied by the tester "ripping it up" with about 574mm of seatpost sticking out of the frame. Or "the toughest bike test ever", which basically involved blagging a very nice Trek to take over to Europe and for an enduro.Posted 8 years ago
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