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  • Wear a helmet. Despite recent advances in medical science, brains still cannot be mended nor replaced.
  • Wear gloves or mitts. Hands often hit the ground first. Cuts and grazes invite infection and a hospital visit.
  • Wear eye protection, it only takes a twig or thorn to lose an eye. Crud catchers are a good idea in mucky weather.
  • When downhilling, for your own protection, allow plenty of space behind the rider in front.
  • Bring a bare minimum emergency tool kit and a spare inner tube.
  • Breakdowns are a bore. Plan not to have any by ensuring your bike is in perfect working order.
  • Punctures are also tedious. You can minimise them by fitting latex tubes, slime tubes or running tubeless tyres.

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Which model of lights are you using at the moment?


My name is Errol and I am new to the group.

Which model of lights are you using at the moment?

What would you recommend?

I am getting kitted up for your night rides, bought a fullsus bike and next on the shopping list is high power lights.

Initially I am looking for something on the cheaper end of the scale and will upgrade later as needed.


Re: Which model of lights are you using at the moment?

Hi Errol.

I use these (Ebay item No 121201193913)

cheap as chips and very bright, battery life is only about 2-3 hours on full power so I would recommend getting 2. I use one on full all the time and the 2nd when I need extra light / when the 1st battery runs out.

I am out on the ride tonight if you wanted to come along / meet us at the start at 7.30 to have a look.

Re: Which model of lights are you using at the moment?

hi Errol,
i have been using a version of these since 2009
they are not the cheapest, or even the brightest.
BUT they are prety much bomb proof, as i crashed have into trees with them and they just bend out of the way :)
i have never had to send one back because of a waranty issue or battery failure. they just work, are light weight, 100% waterproof and VERY robust.

battery's are 3 hour or 6 hour packs on high beam. if you get the light upgrade conversion on them expect the battery life to decrease to 2hours and 4 hours respectivly.
guess these are more along the lines of a second set of lights when you are bitten by the night riding bug so bad you will go you whatever the weather/ time of year.
hope to see you out some time soon.

ps, like Paul, im out tonight too,if you want to check out my lights as a comparison to Paul's.

Re: Which model of lights are you using at the moment?

Thanks for all the help.

I will not make it this week i will try to get out next week.