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Oct. 22, 2010, 9:45 a.m.
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Petzl Tikka FTW. Killer run time, light weight, cheap, helmet mounted.

Me and Shaker666 hit Fromme for a snowing night ride down Pipeline and the lights I brought shit the bed and shorted out 5 min into the ride. So I slapped on my Tikka and flowed Pipeline. Killer ride and the Tikka really impressed me.

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In snow, you can get away with a much lower output light. The Tikka would be an awesome emergency backup, but with a max output of 50lumen, it's not bright enough for regular riding without the albedo of snow.

Oct. 22, 2010, 11:18 a.m.
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Petzl Tikka FTW. Killer run time, light weight, cheap, helmet mounted, dim light.

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FYP. They are very good for slow speeds and as a back up. By slow speeds I mean hiking. I have one for walking the dogs and finding their poop or toys they forget. Snow is great for reflecting light, dark wet soil is really crappy for that.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Oct. 25, 2010, 1:19 p.m.
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"Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights" by Bike Radar (UK focus) - Link.

| My Bike | :scotland: XCer attempting to adjust to :canada:'s Mother Hucka trails…

Oct. 25, 2010, 7:34 p.m.
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For dedicated bike lights, you just can't beat Magicshine for 700 lumens, unless you go for 700 lumen flashlights like me. I prefer single systems without wires, and they're cheaper as well, $20 for 700 lumens, $40 bucks for 1400.

Oct. 25, 2010, 10:17 p.m.
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What type of flashlights do you use Mr. Bubbles?
I just picked up a cheapie LED flashlight (270 lumens claimed) as a back-up for my dedicated bike kit and was rather surprised by the amount of light it throws out for $10. I was almost contemplating seeing what 3 or 4 of them would look like across my bars. The flashlight uses 3 AAA cells, and I'm curious to see how much burn time I get out of my NiMH batteries. I suspect it may be more than my higher-priced L-ion bike light.

Oct. 25, 2010, 11:47 p.m.
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[QUOTE=cerealkilla';2438211]What type of flashlights do you use Mr. Bubbles?
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These. Ignore the "800" lumen claim, with the optic and driver loss, it's 700 at most.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39359

It uses rechargeable 18650 laptop protected Li-ion cells (the same cells you'll find in Magicshines, except wired in 2 series 2 parallel and encased).

I don't use NiMH anymore. One 18650 cell equals 3 AA Nimh. 18650s are cheaper ($8 for 2), has less memory function, and lighter.

What you want is either a Cree MC-E based LEDs or Seoul P7.

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.903

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.903

Oct. 26, 2010, 6:41 a.m.
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FYP. They are very good for slow speeds and as a back up. By slow speeds I mean hiking. I have one for walking the dogs and finding their poop or toys they forget. Snow is great for reflecting light, dark wet soil is really crappy for that.

Its no race light by any means, but like I said for that day in the snow it worked great and I hit pipe line reg speed.

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is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.

Oct. 26, 2010, 9:12 a.m.
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These. Ignore the "800" lumen claim, with the optic and driver loss, it's 700 at most.

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.39359

It uses rechargeable 18650 laptop protected Li-ion cells (the same cells you'll find in Magicshines, except wired in 2 series 2 parallel and encased).

I don't use NiMH anymore. One 18650 cell equals 3 AA Nimh. 18650s are cheaper ($8 for 2), has less memory function, and lighter.

What you want is either a Cree MC-E based LEDs or Seoul P7.

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.903

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.903

very cool so A guy can run 1400 lumens for 1.5 hours on 40 bucks. to think I paid 300 bucks for an HID 4 years ago

the mount is prett cool too did you build it?

Oct. 26, 2010, 9:39 a.m.
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the mount is prett cool too did you build it?

Yes, reflector mounts and Planet Bike blinker mounts. Available at your LBS.

You don't have to make it. You can buy off the shelf flashlight mounts for $3 at DX, but I like mine better.

I made a whole bunch for different handlebar size.

Oct. 26, 2010, 3:32 p.m.
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My Magicshines are in Point Roberts… time for the adventure before the adventure.

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Oct. 26, 2010, 4:37 p.m.
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Chainlove has NiteRider HID for $140 on a regular basis. Seems like a good deal but I'm no expert on the subject.

Oct. 26, 2010, 5:11 p.m.
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Chainlove has NiteRider HID for $140 on a regular basis. Seems like a good deal but I'm no expert on the subject.

Nope, not a good deal. Niterider doesn't have HIDs in their latest lineup for a reason. None of the serious light makers do HIDs anymore.

Oct. 31, 2010, 1:26 a.m.
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My buddy mentioned during tonight's night ride that he thought his eyes were getting worse. I asked if he noticed it during the day time and he said no. Not 10 minutes before that, during the ride I was thinking to myself about how strained my eyes feel after a decent ride. We ride with pretty cheap lights that probably put out around 200-300 lumens (from what I have seen online). Hmmmm, I think the problem isnt our eyes, its the lights!

I just ordered the 2300 lumen set (1400+900 magic shine) from geoman gear 5 minutes ago. $230 shipped sounded reasonable at this point.

Im not gonna tell my buddy about the purchase until they arrive :lol: it'll be awesome

thinkin bout bikes

Oct. 31, 2010, 4:39 p.m.
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i just saw this on geomangear. shit

LIGHTS For Cycling [HTML_REMOVED] Hiking

We are sorry but due to new shipping regulations and restrictions on lithium ion batteries, we can no longer ship outside the U.S. We apologize to our valued international customers.

GeoManGear is an AUTHORIZED LUPINE and MAGICSHINE DEALER.

Oct. 31, 2010, 4:45 p.m.
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Anyone going down to Blaine anytime soon that can grab my MagicShine battery from Hagen's?

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This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

www.letsridebikes.ca

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