I got a deal on my LUpine light,wouldn't spend the big dough.
I'm sure most people would run the Lupines if they had the cash laying around or if they could find a deal, they would likely buy just like you.
So…you say you wouldn't spend the big dough, yet more then once rag on people for buying the Magicshines…when all they're trying to do is the same thing….not spend the big dough.
Anyhow, I'm running a Niterider Trinewt(600 lm) that retails for about $600 Can(I payed less then half of that but had to do my homework). and compared to my $100 Magicshine,I'm hard pressed to find a $500 difference. Having said that, the Magicshine is lighter and smaller and has been more reliable then the NR light(I had it warrentied right out of the box).
You very well could be correct on the Lupine being more reliable, but when you consider the fact that any light can fail, you should be running 2 lights anyhow. If both lights were to fail at the same time….well god doesn't like you and bad shit would have happened sooner or later.
I can bet you this…everyone who night rides likely has just as much fun as you do and for $200 or so they are out there doing it. Obviously none of them are shredding the gnar like you…but hey that goes without saying….no?
and you got to admit you likely chuckled inside a bit about the Mountain Dew comment no?