/ Recommend me some bike lights
I ride a road bike along unlit country roads so am looking for a powerful beam that will allow me to see where I'm going (not entirely sure I want to see the steep hills coming though;) in the darkest of conditions.
I don't have any set budget but obviously can't afford to spend hundreds on this. Would prefer battery powered also.
Thanks in advance,
I bought their wide-angle, Mickey Mouse style, front light initially and was really impressed. I later supplemented it with their rear light, which can run off the same battery using a splitter cable although it does reduce the battery life.
I love the fact that there's a battery life indicator built into the touch switch for the front light.
Choose the MagicShine to suit your budget.
I'm using offroad:
On the bars: Magicshine MJ-872 (1600 Lumens)
On my lid: Magicshine MJ-838 (only 200 lumens, but feels brighter)
It is like daylight at full bore!
My wife also uses the MJ-838 for night running.
For the money, they are amazing.
Nite Rider MiNewt cordless 600:
Use it on road and off - several power settings including flashing and decent battery life.
Handlebar bracket not the best - fine for road, but I use helmet mount for off-road.
Rear light: I use the Smart ones - very bright and batteries last ages.
I bought last set from these guys:
Batterys can be frame mounted (or bars if you want).
The small MJ-838 light has an extension cable and the battery is light. If on head, battery can be either be in camel back or strapped to arm if running.
On the MJ-872 I went for the slightly more expensive Samsung Battery.
Batterys: Don't run them fully out, don't let them sit for a long time empty (keep >50% over summer) and store in fridge.
And the battery on the MJ-872 isn't at all heavy.
The MJ-872 Samsung Battery and case are 292g
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