The cheap Chinese (Rear) light thread
I’ve the origial magicshine one.
+ silly bright
+ un-angled seapost bracket means the main beam illuminates a big patch of road behind and the periferal LED’s are as bright as a normal light pointing back and to the sides.
+ works off 8.4V batteries (i.e. magicshine, solarstorm et. al. with the appropriate addapter or spliter cable)
-I’d rather the switch just clicked between modes, however far you turn it just changes one mode, why not just have 3-4 clicks (off, pulse, strobe, on)?Posted 4 years ago
-‘switch’ seems a little un-sensative this year after 2 years of abuse. Might take it appart for a clean with some contact cleaner.
-like anything seapost mounted it’s obscured by saddle bags, might get a Triathlon style headtube bag to get arround this.
Was thinking more of Exposuresque products. Like this:Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
It’s in it’s 3rd (actualy maybe 4th?) year attached to my seatpost. So 4 years of drizzle and rear wheel splash-proof. There’s no obvious way for water to get into it, .
Appart from the switch being a bit irritating to turn on it’s been pretty faultess. If it breaks I’ll buy another and just splice it into whatever battery/wiring I’ve got in the future (assuming 8.4V stays fairly standard).Posted 4 years agoedlongMember
Got a ‘free’ rear light with my solarstorm… It’s red, takes batteries and either provides constant light or flashing in various different configurations. It will probably explode and kill me shortly, but so far it seems to the providing-red-light thing as well as I need it to.Posted 4 years agoDugganMember
Can anyone tell me if the rear lights that are fitted with the ‘o’ ring type bracket (like this exposure flare)
are any good for mountain bike night-riding? The club I ride with insist on red, rear lights for night riding and I’d like one I can just whip on or off but unsure if the brackets will last on the trail, in the wet, mud etc?Posted 4 years agoDezBSubscriber
Get one of the Pharts from On-One (£4.99)
and stick a pledge on thisPosted 4 years ago
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