My minimum bike is one that consistently gets through rides without mechanical issues. If I'm tacoing garbage wheels every other ride, I'm finding a cheaper hobby. But, aside from that, I don't think a bottom-end bike would keep me from riding. Probably need to find slower friends though.
I sprang for 2 of their x2 lights a couple years ago and use them regularly on night rides. They're not bad, but if I had it to do over again I'd get something else. My biggest gripe is that the remote (which was the #1 selling point for me) failed on the first ride and never worked thereafter. My bad for not dealing with warranty hassle (or maybe I did once and then gave up, I forget), but that makes me a little mad out every time I reach for them. My second gripe is that they shipped them (for years, maybe still) knowing that the plugs connecting the light and battery were stupid tight, and instead of addressing it they just told buyers to futz around with heat guns themselves. Which would be no big deal if these weren't high-end priced. Those two irritants aside, they're quality lights.
Circling back to thank Andrew (and others who responded) for the tip on the Brisker gloves. Picked up a pair and like them so far. Comfortable on a just-above-freezing night ride in the first flurries of the year here. None of the sloppy feeling most cold-weather gloves suffer from. Still ugly though.