Slightly unusual helmet light requirements.
I’m looking at getting a decent set of lights after being bitten by the night riding bug since buying one of those cheapo XML lights from deal extreme a few months back.
However, I’m kind of unsure where to start looking. My main requirement is that the helmet light be fairly light, as I broke my neck a couple of years back and can’t ride with a weighty light for more than about 45 mins before it feels like my head’s going to fall off!
So basically I’m after:
1) It must be light (The weight of the XML is about my limit)
2) At least as bright as the XML.
3) Decent quality.
Thanks for any suggestions!Posted 9 years ago
Exposure Diablo?Posted 9 years ago
AyUp is light.Posted 9 years ago
AyUp is light and comes with an extension wire to put the battery in a pocket/pack. Whatever you get I suspect a remote battery will be lightest.Posted 9 years ago
Exposure joystick or DiabloPosted 9 years ago
😀Posted 9 years ago
Will look into all of these suggestions!
What’s that one Pook? Looks good!
I’ve been looking wistfully at troutie’s creations but don’t think I could manage one for more than an hour 🙁Posted 9 years ago
Might not be cheapest but I think Light and Motion do a stella variant where the battery is in a separate pack so the weight is reduced.Posted 9 years ago
It’s a £12 alpkit gamma head torch. Perfect when coupled with a bar lamp too (although I have used one on its own).
3x AAA batteries and I’ve never had one die on me. Red light in the battery pack too round the back. It’s spot on for picking out front wheel positioning.Posted 9 years ago
It’s also out of stock pook and has been for a while, I went to get one after you recommended it to me.Posted 9 years ago
got an old stella 120 and the battery is in a pack and do most night riding with itPosted 9 years ago
£90 for the Magicshine MJ-872. Head unit is light, power is good, beam is fantastic, price is ridiculous. And a step up in quality from the cheapo Magicshines- better sealed plugs, better battery, nicer charger too, and all bike-specific kit rather than being basically a very small torch. (no attack crown!)Posted 9 years ago
My Mini 1200/1400 lumins weighs 109 grams with out the adjustable helmet mount will fit static on top of the helmet for good balance
and very low profile
with the mount weighs 127 grams
with a remote battery in the pocket or back packPosted 9 years ago
funny that parkes, cos this one arrived on Monday!Posted 9 years ago
edit: Wednesday even.Posted 9 years ago
I bought an Alpkit Gamma Head Torch for running, and I find it totally inadequate, its great for camping and general torch duties, but I have to use an XML torch to actually see where I am going.Posted 9 years ago
really? mine’s ace.Posted 9 years ago
Ooo trout, that looks great!
I’ll be sending you an email with a few further enquiries shortly!Posted 9 years ago
I’ve got a problem with my neck as well. I just fit my lights to my bars.Posted 9 years ago
I suppose that would be the simple solution, and I have given it a go, but I miss the ability of seeing round corners, especially given the tight twistyness of my local trails!Posted 9 years ago
Trout, how big is the weight difference between the Liberator and the Mini?
Liberators a good un for sideways visability
Weight with barmount is 166 grams
small battery weighs. 220 gramsPosted 9 years ago
endurance battery. 440 grams
Oh now that sounds perfectly manageable, am I correct in assuming I can just stick the battery in my bag?Posted 9 years ago
If so, it looks like I may have found a winner!
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