- Road bike lights
Looking for some reasonable lights (price and performance) for the road and mountain bike for when the evenings draw in. I remember seeing some discussion recently. Could someone please point me in the direction of the thread or provide some pointers for lights.
For road I’m more interested in light weight, bright and fairly compact solutions.
For MTB I think something real bright, cost effective and reasonable running time could be cool.
ChiefPosted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Personally I find that on a road bike, an self contained unit with no external battery, is a massive bonus. I picked up a 2nd hand Exposure Toro for not much money for that very purpose. Doesn’t need stupid amounts of lumens on a road bike either, a narrower beam pattern will make more of the available firepower.
For offroad use, a much broader beam pattern is ideal. I’m much happier strapping a separate battery to my mountain bike frame (for some reason, might be cos it’s ally versus carbon). Got a Troutie Lumen liberator which is the mutts nuts, but you can spend a lot less for nearly as good performance.
Alternatively, you could just buy a couple of those Cree XML torches and strap em to your bars Heath Robinson style…Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
For just riding along commuting, the EL620 is fine and a bargain. The Strada provides extra peripheral lighting, which is a nice to have. The Joystick makes a great helmet light, but is also compact and a reasonable headlight, despite a non optimised beam.
For cheap usefulness (£40) get the Cateye.Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
houndlegs, have a look at philips, busch und muller, axa. tend to be dynamo’s rather than battery lights. measured in Lux not Lumens which means they don’t sound as powerful, and in absolute terms they are not the most powerful, but they use the light they put out far better.Posted 4 years ago
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