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Got myself a Headlight and Taillight for my Bike

Old 11-16-19, 09:23 AM
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Got myself a Headlight and Taillight for my Bike

I got myself a new flashlight a few weeks ago and got a taillight just recently for my bike. Check the video below... my bike is now ready for night time riding as it's getting dark just after 5pm...

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Old 11-16-19, 09:42 AM
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A great addition to any bike whether you're riding day or night.
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Old 11-16-19, 10:32 AM
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A great addition to any bike whether you're riding day or night.
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Old 11-16-19, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by whimsicaliper View Post
Please explain why a headlight/taillight are a great addition to a mountain bike, actually ridden off road, for daytime riding. Thanks.
A headlight makes sense to hikers who can see mtn bikers off in the distance and at least be aware and not caught off guard. A lot of hikers wear earbuds/phones and will not hear a bell. Just my take as a hiker.

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Old 11-16-19, 12:05 PM
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Nice insurance policy. They also repel bigfoots.
This is unquestionably true - I have had lights on my bike for years and I have never seen a bigfoot!
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Old 11-16-19, 02:25 PM
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Congrats! I just got a replacement set of lights for my bike. The rear is a cygolite 200 lumen, which if you look into it, will permanently blind you and numb your brain for 10 minutes.
Nice..
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Old 11-16-19, 03:03 PM
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Nice insurance policy. They also repel bigfoots.
Sharks, too.

I haven't seen a single shark on the streets since installing a headlight.
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Old 11-16-19, 04:10 PM
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That's a really bright headlight, so a couple of tips:

Be careful how it's pointed. Too high and you might be blinding drivers if it's directly in their eyes. Also, you probably don't want to run that at full brightness on the road, that's more of a trail at night setting.

Do not fast strobe. Slow on-off is fine, but bright rapid strobe can make it very hard to accurately perceive your position.

Ride in good health!
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Old 11-16-19, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
That's a really bright headlight, so a couple of tips:

Be careful how it's pointed. Too high and you might be blinding drivers if it's directly in their eyes. Also, you probably don't want to run that at full brightness on the road, that's more of a trail at night setting.

Do not fast strobe. Slow on-off is fine, but bright rapid strobe can make it very hard to accurately perceive your position.

Ride in good health!
Thanks yeah I have my flashlight pointing down... the instruction manual says it will damage your eyes if you point directly to your eyes so to be careful as it is not a toy. I keep at low settings so the battery lasts a long time before it needs a recharge. The battery capacity is 9000 mAh that is huge.
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