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Night riding light brand/model recommendations

Oct. 8, 2018, 12:33 a.m.
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Joined: May 11, 2018

I purchased an Exposure MaXX D 9 a couple of years ago on sale - it is amazing. Looking for a helmet for myself and a bar and helmet for my wife. Wondering if anyone has any recommendations for product they love?

Oct. 8, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 6, 2005

I use the Exposure Toro on the bars and the Exposure Equinox on the helmet... great combo... nothing like having 4,500 lumens on tap.

Oct. 18, 2018, 1 a.m.
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Joined: Sept. 27, 2017

I have a tTrail Torch 3000 on my helmet and Bontrager Ion 700 on the bar.

Oct. 18, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
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Joined: April 15, 2017

Anyone use the niterider 1200 boost at all? have a sale on all the niterider lights and the niterider is going for $105 (the 2200 is going for $308)

Oct. 18, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 8, 2003

Just bought an Exposure Diablo for the helmet. Pretty colored ano and lightweight, package comes with helmet and bar mounts. Brightness level Lazer Moon Cannon. Just be running the one light helmet mounted no problem.

Pricey at $300usd. Charge time is 4 hours, might be a problem if you're a 24hr racer. Plug that came with it was the British version.

Oct. 18, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 26, 2015

Have the 1200 boost for the bars. Works well with the helmet light.

Lasts forever on a charge.

Oct. 18, 2018, 11:02 a.m.
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Joined: April 15, 2017

Good news as I can pick up two for the price of one in this sale and have them mounted either side.....

Oct. 18, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

I picked up the 4 bulb t6 and 6 buld l2 from here someone else had posted about it in a thread a month or two ago. Yeah you can get em cheaper from overseas, but thought this seemed easier coming from Island, and I had them within 4 days I think. Running the 4 bulb on the bars and 6 on the helmet, the 4 is good, but would probably give it a miss in favour of another 6 bulb which is very bright. Stoked to finally have decent lights that actually light up the trail suitably!

Oct. 18, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
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I have the t6 TG11 and it's been robust so far - 6 months or so

Oct. 19, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
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weird website for this coastal gear outfit. nothing about who they are or where they're located. no policies, no 'about', nothing.  you guys trust buying from them?

Oct. 20, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Posted by: JBV

weird website for this coastal gear outfit. nothing about who they are or where they're located. no policies, no 'about', nothing.  you guys trust buying from them?

He responded by email immediately and had my gear out within the day I ordered it. Took a chance maybe, but seems to have worked out. Figured was that really anymore sketchy than buying from China?

Oct. 20, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017

where are they from? how can you tell?  no lumens data for the lights? how do you compare?

 Last edited by: JBV on Oct. 20, 2018, 11:26 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Oct. 21, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Posts: 114
Joined: Oct. 18, 2016

I have gotten great use out of my Lezyne lights (1500 helmet, 600 on the bar). I've had them for 3 years now and haven't noticed and battery decline. USB charge and internal batteries, no cords. Good enough for a Fromme Lap and more. Bomb proof too it seems, very slick CNC alloy build.

Oct. 22, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
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Joined: April 15, 2017

I didn't get any solid Lumens data from the site, but before I bought them I had a long and detailed email back and forth with the owner of coastal gear. 
He's an ex North shore rider and knew what I wanted to ride with whilst including his own personal set up and recommendations.

YMMV when emailing people etc but he wasn't trying to hide anything and it was all above board. Give him an email, he was more than happy to discuss the nitty gritty with me.
$100 gamble and the lights have held up to over 6 month abuse/use from April this year onwards.
 I ride at least once a week at night so that's roughly 20-24 1-3 hr rides in all kinds of weather.

Oct. 23, 2018, 10:12 a.m.
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coastalgear people posted in one of the Vancouver Island MTB FB pages with this info:

"Hello All,

Small company that Ships out of Victoria BC and is included in the price!!

You will not be disappointed for this price point!!

Long lasting, bright, durable lights Warranteed!

We have a few models not listed on the site as well.

Rigid bar mount, so if interested contact us.

2508968840 text

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We work personally with the manufacturer and have hand chosen the components.

Yes, they look identical to whats on amazon and eBay, but the components inside are much superior quality for this price point.

Plus you have a face to deal with and any issues you can actually get in touch with us.

Most lights include large capacity, long run, rechargeable batteries

Starting at $35 ($25US :) a set - Brand new, many styles, 

Small Local Victoria company, direct from the factory. 

By far the Best quality lights in this price point. 

Don't be fooled by the cheap copies on amazon or ebay, these are direct sourced from a manufacturer we work closely with.

INCLUDES light, silicon waterproof battery, charger and headmount. 

Long lasting 10400 or 15600 mah batteries with most kits

Spare batteries for sale also

Free local pickup 

Big Discounts on 6 or more lights. 

COASTALGEAR.CA or text us DIRECT at 250 896 8840


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