- Which light for unlit roads – your recommendations please!
What do you use now? Budget? I use an Exposure Strada, and out with the club last Tuesday, in the lanes, it was great. Of course you get to spend more time on the front 😉 Two lights, one broad beam, and a remote dip switch.
EDIT: as Turnerguy says. Mine was from their outlet. If you can still get one, it’s a great light fro that price. It also mounts upside down UNDER the bars, so looks a little nicer too.Posted 5 years agothomthumbMember
i’ve used a exposure enduro maxx & joystick (separately and together) because that’s what i have.
enduro is great, the joystick is ok, sometimes left me wishing for a little more.
have used some cheapo battery ones but always come back to the reliability of exposure stuff.
I was going to suggest strada too.Posted 5 years agoFuzzyWuzzySubscriber
As above, Exposure Strada is the obvious choice. I started using one last winter and 95% of the time it copes fine, on a fast descent I generally wish for a bit more light but the simple solution is to slow down a bit 😉 If there’s a uprated lumen version this year it might be perfect (apart from the price). The bar mount remote is good to, allows you to quickly ‘dip’ them if a car comes without moving your hands off the tops.Posted 5 years agoSue_WMember
Having been nearly ‘caught short’ last night (7.45, unlit lane, dense trees …), it’s time to face up to the inevitable cost of a decent light.
So, looking for recommendations for a road light, bar mounted, cordless (I don’t want a seperate battery pack), and with a run time of at least 2 hrs on unlit country back roads. It needs to be powerful enough to see far enough ahead when riding fast, and to spot potholes, suicidal bunnies etc before I hit them. But have the right beam / angle to not dazzle car drivers, especially on singletrack roads.
I have been looking at the Moon XP 500 – but any other recommendations? What do you use?Posted 5 years agoiaincSubscriber
My road loop from the house is all bar 2 miles on unlit country roads. I normally use just a Joystick on the bars, which is fine up to around 20mph. If its either a manky night, or I am feeling particulary like going fast, i will pop the Maxx D on the bars instead, but it’s a bit overkill most of the time (when on mtb use Maxx D on bars and Joystick on helmet)Posted 5 years agoReluctantMember
Just bought one of these as a compact convenient commuting light. USB charger, simple Cateye bracket and plenty of light for roads/dark lanes. Exceeded my expectations and feels very well built too.Posted 5 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Sue, are you planning on going to the Cycle Show in Birmingham next week? Not sure if they’ll be there this year but in the past USE/Exposure have had a stand there in the “Market Zone” selling off last year’s stock at discounted prices.
I’ve got a couple of Exposure Diablo lights, one of the original ones and the Mark II. I like the helmet/bar mounting options and buying the same thing at least means it’s one charger for the lot.Posted 5 years ago
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