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The new lights thread

Sept. 10, 2008, 3:35 p.m.
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Sept. 10, 2008, 3:51 p.m.
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If you only ride SFU, you do not need a high-power light. However, we usually ride the same trails we ride during the day and you do need proper ligthing.

By the way, 1 HID for me is more than enough. 2 lights are just too much weight even on a full face helmet.

Sept. 10, 2008, 4:48 p.m.
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if you already have batteries this could be a nice option, although it's not the cheapest one. the lights will work with 12-18v batteries and their top of the line model puts out a ton of light(~1000lm for their top light).
http://nightlightning.co.nz/endurenz[HTML_REMOVED]#37;20details.htm

if you wait a bit they will be coming out with a dual light putting out ~2000lms

Sept. 10, 2008, 7:25 p.m.
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if you already have batteries this could be a nice option, although it's not the cheapest one. the lights will work with 12-18v batteries and their top of the line model puts out a ton of light(~1000lm for their top light).
http://nightlightning.co.nz/endurenz%20details.htm

if you wait a bit they will be coming out with a dual light putting out ~2000lms

That is a really nice kit they have.
Funny thing is that the lithium ion packs they sell feature 'High Quality Canadian Cells'. Hmmm…………….I think I know where they are manufactured.

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Sept. 11, 2008, 2:21 a.m.
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I bought a NiteRider a few years ago, and then I bought a 2nd one. Last year the was a sale on an extra light with a Y cable, so I got that. The end result is one light that is pretty bright and lasts 4 hours, and a 2nd light consisting of 2 bulbs that is very bright and last 2 hours (or I can only run one of the lights and have 4 hours on it).

Having a second light isn't just better for visibility - it's very useful when your first light stops working. :)

Jenson is selling the NiteRider Enduro (HID, helmet mount, 4 hrs runtime) for $255. That's a pretty good deal.

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Sept. 11, 2008, 9:34 a.m.
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By the way, 1 HID for me is more than enough. 2 lights are just too much weight even on a full face helmet.

you're not going fast enough if 1 HID is enough …

Sept. 11, 2008, 5:48 p.m.
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you're not going fast enough if 1 HID is enough …

BINGO!!!!

Riding flat out, you need more than 1 HID.

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Sept. 12, 2008, 10:04 a.m.
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BINGO!!!!

Riding flat out, you need more than 1 HID.

There is absolutely no querstion that you can ride faster and better and safer if you can see better. That said, if you define flat out as as fast as you can go, then one can argue that if one of the limiting factors is how well you can see, then flat out with a piddly halogen versus double killer HID is the same thing. A given rider can decend faster on a long travel bike (on certain trails) than on a full rigid bike with cantilever brakes even though one might be going flat out on either bike.

It's sort of a similar argument to the progression thing. It's often said that Shore riders have progressed their skills due to the advent of disc brakes and long travel bikes so the trials had to "progress" as well to more stunt laden and technicaly challenging routes. What a given skill set was able to accomplish with a full rigid canti brakes POS that same skill set on a modern disc braked FS wunderbike can ride steeper tricker stuff. Does that make the rider more skilled? And more importantly, does that make the rider have more fun?

Personaly I think yes it does. But at the same time I admire the riders that ride for THE RIDE as opposed to what they ride. Getting out there is the motivating factor.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Sept. 12, 2008, 10:26 a.m.
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Personaly I think yes it does. But at the same time I admire the riders that ride for THE RIDE as opposed to what they ride. Getting out there is the motivating factor.

Just being on a ride is way more fun than feeling you have to accomplish some benchmark time. I have been riding with some people who are fairly new to the sport recently, and their enthusiasm makes the ride way more enjoyable tahn pushing your limits could ever be.

Sept. 12, 2008, 11:08 a.m.
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OK where is this magical LED systems that can match my $200 (with battery and charger)Trailtech HID??

I havn't seen a lumen reading on this yet, but I think the SSC P7 if driven at max power is about 900 lumens. Off the top of my head most HID's are about 400 - 500 lumens.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=207165

http://www.airbike.co.kr/review02-07.htm?code=content[HTML_REMOVED]id=pds[HTML_REMOVED]no=100[HTML_REMOVED]ref=29

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Airbike-light-system-with-SSC-P7-led-670-lumens_W0QQitemZ200250555296QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item200250555296[HTML_REMOVED]_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

Sept. 12, 2008, 11:19 a.m.
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My point with the super bright lights is some of these set-ups now are WAY to bright. Some 24hrs racers complain because they get blinded by them and like it or not some nocturnal animals can't live with it. It's just an other good way to get shit closed you hardcore man.

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Sept. 12, 2008, 11:21 a.m.
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btw I do love night riding and do a lot

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Sept. 12, 2008, 11:38 a.m.
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My point with the super bright lights is some of these set-ups now are WAY to bright. Some 24hrs racers complain because they get blinded by them and like it or not some nocturnal animals can't live with it. It's just an other good way to get shit closed you hardcore man.

OK monica

I dont race 24 hour races.
I dont ride next to homes
Im ridding in the middle of the bush , its not going to get anything closed
Nocturnal animals dont mind 20 watt halogens but are disrupted by HID's? come on.

Sept. 12, 2008, 11:44 a.m.
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OK monica

I dont race 24 hour races.
I dont ride next to homes
Im ridding in the middle of the bush , its not going to get anything closed
Nocturnal animals dont mind 20 watt halogens but are disrupted by HID's? come on.

I hear you… you may not but others do (and I have seen many). We do live with an other 1000000'ish pepole and some come from Surrey!

Edit: I run HID and like it but it's not 1000 lum. you just dont need that much.

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Sept. 12, 2008, 11:58 a.m.
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I havn't seen a lumen reading on this yet, but I think the SSC P7 if driven at max power is about 900 lumens. Off the top of my head most HID's are about 400 - 500 lumens.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=207165

http://www.airbike.co.kr/review02-07.htm?code=content[HTML_REMOVED]id=pds[HTML_REMOVED]no=100[HTML_REMOVED]ref=29

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Airbike-light-system-with-SSC-P7-led-670-lumens_W0QQitemZ200250555296QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item200250555296[HTML_REMOVED]_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

pics of lightmeter readings, claimer!!

those look pretty cool, although they could use some waterproofing for use here.. Rocker switches??

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