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Last Post 11/24/2015 01:49 PM by Spudly Crumpett III. 29 Replies.
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Spud

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10/22/2015 01:05 PM
What handlebar mounted, blinking, bright as the sun, light are you using? Want to make myself more visible.
Cosmic Kid

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10/22/2015 01:43 PM
I literally just bought these today on Amazon.....combined total of about $100. Seemed entirely reasonable and worth a gamble buying sight-unseen. One is 860 lumens and the other is 960 lumens.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PWSEJ1G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WSWBAFM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
vtguy

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10/22/2015 01:59 PM
700 lumin Night Rider on medium setting (if it's on high beam it only lasts for 90-minutes) plus a 400 lumin Joystick helmet light on high. Plenty of light for up to a 2 1/2 hour ride.
ChinookPass

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10/22/2015 02:10 PM
Whatever you get, just realize there is a special place in hell for you if you insist on strobing that thing on the bike path.

knuckle-draggers...
Orange Crush

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10/22/2015 02:33 PM
700 lumen Night Rider as well. With current dawn/dusk lighting in strobo setting, very effective at chasing cars off the shoulder. When it gets darker I use solid beam (strobo get nutty on the eyes) in medium setting, reverting back to strobo at the tricky intersections for added visibility.

LOL - Chinook - I just read your post +1 on that. It's OK now but when its dark...wicked
Spud

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10/22/2015 02:38 PM
Thanks guys!
Cranky Tom

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10/22/2015 02:50 PM
I bought these two lights a year ago. The combo works well for me since I use them on both my road and mountain bikes. I can run the 200 lumen light on my helmet and the 800 on my bars when I'm on the mountain bike or if I need higher visibility on the road. Most of the time I find that the 200 lumen light is plenty for my needs on the road bike (and it doesn't blind others on the trail) so I just put it on my bars and leave the 800 lumen light at home.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1132453_-1_400903__400903

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1150355_-1_400903__400903

And this is the tail light that I use - it's plenty bright.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1132451_-1_400903__400903
Gonzo Cyclist

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10/22/2015 03:34 PM
My MTB lights are, a Light Motion Seca 2000 on the bar, and a Niterider 750 Lumina on the helmet.
These are a bit much, but I commute to the trails on the Lumina low setting, and med for most of the ride, then on high during the descent
The Niterider is great around town, but I have other options from Serfas for that, a TSL 300 and a TSL 550.
Best tail light is the LED Thunderbolt strip style from Serfas, bright as heck, lasts for hours on high, and flashing mode, USB rechargeable, been using a couple for going on three years.
I revived the charger for my Niterider Dual 400, this one is great for short rides, and what I love is that it is two separate lights, so you can dial in the light beam to your tastes

as far as lights go, I'm a firm believer that more is better, and you can never have "Too Much" light
Cosmic Kid

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10/22/2015 04:00 PM
+1 on the Thunderbolt....I use it on almost all my rides now 9and yes, that measn daytime rides).

Actually, I am also riding with a flashing front light almost all the time now as well. Figure anything I can do to get myself noticed by the texting and driving mom / teen / business guy as soon as possible is a good thing.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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10/22/2015 04:11 PM
Daytime pulsating headlamps are now available for motorcycles. They really get your attention.
SideBySide

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10/22/2015 04:22 PM
I use a Niterider 350. It is helmet mounted, and I look down and to the side when passing an opposing bike on the trail. I like the ability to point it at cars. I only use flash on the road in sketchy conditions.
The 700, which I started with, was too bright for the trail, even on it's lowest setting. It was ridiculous in fog.

I use a Serfas USL-TL60 taillight.
Gonzo Cyclist

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10/23/2015 09:51 AM
Plus 1 on the pulsing lights, I'm out before dawn, at about 5:30, and when I'm wrapping up my rides, I almost always find the sun at my back, the NiteRider Lumina 750 has a great flashing mode, really gets people's attention, and it's on the helmet, so you can look right at someone, then they get it...
Spud

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10/26/2015 07:55 AM
CK, I received my front light from Amazon on Saturday. Went for a spin around the hood Saturday night. Plenty of light. Stobe feature brought me back to my 70's rock & roll days, when we used to use a strobe on stage. Great light for the $$$
Cosmic Kid

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10/26/2015 08:34 AM
Which one did you get, Spud? My 960 lumens light arrived Sat....haven't taken it out yet, but basement tests so far have been impressive.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Spud

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10/26/2015 09:28 AM
The Master FLash 860. Wicked bright!
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