Trying to decide about what light to buy now the night has drawn in!
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So £150 is out of range: what is your budget?
Are your current lights ok otherwise?
Are you ok buying off a non-mainstream seller: but someone with an ok reputation? Do you want a UK seller?Posted 4 years ago
Was thinking of spending about the £100 max but will need a second battery for backup day after day riding,
My current lights work well but give too much of a beam, ok for seeing directly in front but no real spread of light for the terrain, I use one on the bike and one mounted to my helmet, did me well last year, but we to out last night for a quick blast down the cannel, went dark and I just couldn’t get on with them, couldn’t see enough,
Are you ok buying off a non-mainstream seller: but someone with an ok reputation? Do you want a UK seller?
Yeah they have a good reputation, also I’ve ordered stuff from china before so I don’t mind the wait, suppose a uk seller would be better so the waiting time would be a lot shorter!Posted 4 years agocovbuggyMember
I have just bought them solarstorm x2, they are excellent value and took about a week to arrive. They are no way near the 2000 or 5000lm cliamed, but are that good I can ride most single track in the wood when pitch black with just the low setting which give 3-4hr run time. Well worth the £25Posted 4 years ago
covbuggy – Member
I have just bought them solarstorm x2, they are excellent value and took about a week to arrive. They are no way near the 2000 or 5000lm cliamed, but are that good I can ride most single track in the wood when pitch black with just the low setting which give 3-4hr run time. Well worth the £25
Good to know, I go riding with about 4 other guys so have asked for multiple buy discount, then we can all get 1 or 2Posted 4 years agocouldashouldawouldaMember
Then google Torchy battery boy.
Car main beam vs bike (£100 ish).
I dont own one btw- I’ve got a last years mj872 but if I needed a light this year then I’d give this guy (uk) a twirl – he’s got as top notch reputation.Posted 4 years ago
I try to get out about 3/4 times a week, ride mostly singletrack and through the woods, so I need some good front lights,Posted 4 years ago
I have been using some cheap lights imported from china that do the job but are mainly spots,
Link Cheap lights
I’m after something that would give me more of a wide spread of light, been looking on CRC website but decent lights cost about £150+ and I can’t warrant spending that sort of cash on 1 light as my rides last 2/3 hours average and would probably need spare batteries or spare light,
So I’ve seen this on eBay and has anyone got one similar? Are they any good?
And For that price I can afford 3 for the price of 1 off CRC!
Have a look at http://www.mtbbatteries.co.uk/mountain-bike-lights/ they do good light for under £100.00. from what I’ve heard are very good at dealing with any issues. Me and four mates have bought from them and have had very good service from them. Our lights have done two winters already and no problems. 🙂Posted 4 years agomuddyfoolMember
Give ‘CandBseen’ a look, decent lights, cheap price (in comparison) and uk backup!
They also sell a lens replacement for the cheap Cree light linked in the OP to make the beam wider. Very easy to fit and well worth a fiver.
I looked at the candbseen lights too but i thought they probably come from the same factory as the cheapo ones tbh – all the other bits in the box look identical in the pics, anyway.Posted 4 years ago
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