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Ay Up Regular Kit Lights

4.73/5 (15 Reviews)


Product Description

The Regular kit includes 2 small and 1 large battery, charger and both 12V and 220/240 adaptor plus all mounts and pouches.

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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Western Australia

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2008

Strengths:    Light small and compact easy to use and set up with out any special tools required all products for set up are included in the kit. Easy to charge and battery life is as promoted and run times are great for any of the weekend rides we do.

Weaknesses:    Locating rubber strap needs to be removed after every ride

Bottom Line:   
Would reccommend to anyone

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Favorite Trail:   Turner Hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   AYUP Australia

Similar Products Used:   Cats eye and home made

Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro comp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jens_Fredrik a Cross Country Rider from Norway

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008

Strengths:    A light, tough and long-burning set. Ample light for fast trail-riding. Allthough one could always wish for more light, at this price the set is unbeatable.

And great customer service. The AC-converter for the charger stopped working, and they offered to send a new one the same day. No questions asked.


Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Great light at a great price!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Only seen others in action.

Bike Setup:   Turner RFX semi-heavy set up.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boomdocker a Weekend Warrior from Ireland

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2008

Strengths:    light, bright, great simple fitting system

Weaknesses:    ?? none that i can think of

Bottom Line:   
bought a narrow beam one for the helmet to use with the bar mounted lumicycle set up. they are freakin awesom! so bright and lovely white light compared to the lumi's. the light weight on the helmet is unnoticeable and well balanced. genius simple fitting system for battery and light. when i have the dosh i'll be getting the intermediate beam for the bars as well

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   ayup

Similar Products Used:   lumicycle li-ion 2 lamp system

Bike Setup:   stumpjumper fsr comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tegski a Cross Country Rider from Canberra, Australia

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2008

Strengths:    So light! Battery and light mounted on helmet so no cords trailing into backpack. All comes in nice carry pouches with batteries having neoprene pouches to protect them in use. Really light (again!) on my helmet - could hardly feel that they were on my head. Very bright too!

Weaknesses:    Can't think of any

Bottom Line:   
Used an HID set and really noticed how much faster I could go at night. Back out the next week with the old Vistalites and I was slower and all over the place. Decided to get some lighter version lights as was about to do the Scott 24hr. Bike shop had a couple of models with 3 LEDs and one 3 hr battery included. Ayup MTB set has 4 LED's and 2 x 3hr and a 6hr li-polymer battery included for the same price. Not much thought required for that decision! Raced the Scott and my lap times at night were only a couple of minutes slower (over a 45-50min lap) at night - Wow. Very happy with purchase and very impressed with the quality and feel of the gear - also to clean - chuck in the sink and scrub (not yet been brave enough, but they reckon the lights work underwater for fresh water!) Definitely a great light for the enduro racer and or commuter weight weenie

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Stromlo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Ayup online

Similar Products Used:   HID - older version quite heavy - sore neck after a 3 hr race.
Vistalites - look like a dim torch in comparison.


Bike Setup:   Anthem 1 2008, EC90 flat bars, XT pedals, Spesh Alias saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by harvster a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2008

Strengths:    light, relatively inexpensive, waaay bright, simple, good design

Weaknesses:    would be nice if it also had a flashing mode for commuting

Bottom Line:   
great product, waaay bright for commuting on trails, regularly dazzle cars and cyclist coming in opposite direction (ha ha ha). Soo much better value than overpriced American kit - which generally have shorter burn time & heavier batteries.
Customer service from these guys is great to. Received my road kit within a few days of ordering.
Great product.

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Favorite Trail:   yarra trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   online Ayup

Similar Products Used:   10w halogen

Bike Setup:   s/s super commuter

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JDJL a Cross Country Rider from Canberra Australia

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent service from Ayup.
Excellent price. You get a set of lights for the helmet and another set for the handlebars for $440.
Batteries are long lasting a small.
A very neat package that includes a car cigarette lighter battery charger.
Lights look good and work well.

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Weaknesses:    Nil

Bottom Line:   
These are an excellent value for money light. They provide good light for the job and I like the way each light can be adjusted separately. You could spend a lot more and get better lights but for me there is a point of diminishing return.
The lights look good and are tough. For Australians, they are Australian made and should be supported because they are a good product.

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Favorite Trail:   Stromlo/Sparrows

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   Ayup online

Similar Products Used:   Light stick

Bike Setup:   N/A

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from Emory

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2008

Strengths:    Bright lights, great run time, light set up, cheaper than other two light systems, independently adjustable beams (x2 on helmet and bar)

Weaknesses:    Helmet mount should be mounted permanently. Handle bar mount rotates around bar if set up perfectly strait.

Bottom Line:   
These are awesome lights. That is all I can really say about these lights. Great value, great run time, great amount of light and light use. All around awesome lights. I am really looking forward to racing with these.

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Favorite Trail:   Iron Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Ay Up webstore

Similar Products Used:   some cheap AA powered lights, Tri Newt, and Turbo Cats

Bike Setup:   Rush 600 w/ Maxxis Ignitor tires, Truvativ crankset, XT casset, Formula Oro K18 breaks, and Ritchy WCS alloy flat bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2008

Strengths:    The ayups throw out an excellent amount of light. The genereous kit includes lots of mounts, cable ties, extension leads, spacers. The included batteries are light and small and deliver the stated burn times as a minimum. The lights and batteries stay cool during a ride. The charger can charge two batteries at once from either a 12v cig plug or from mains power.

Being able to aim each side of each pair of lights allows the spread of the beam to be adjusted very well. I went with narrow and intermediate lenses and am happy with this choice.


Weaknesses:    They've become more expensive, but are still are great value kit.

Bottom Line:   
Light bright lights!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $460.00

Purchased At:   http://www.ayup.com.au


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gavin Dunlop a Cross Country Rider from Perth, Western Australia

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2008

Strengths:    Low weight, flexible & secure mounting system (just use spare mountings supplied to move between bikes and helmets), Comes with multiple batteries with fast charge time, (charger does 2 batteries at once), Waterproof Great customer service. Great range of colours and good looking set up.
Above all - fantastic levels of bright white light


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought the 08 kith with the new Cree lights which are apparently 20% brighter than the older models tested in the MTBR shootout. I got the narrow for my helmet and intermediate for the bars.
They were delivered overnight for a very reasonable p&p. I use them for on and offroad comutting all year round.
I think the bike mounting is great, very solid and the kit comes with extra mountings so you can transfer lights very easily between any other bike or helmet with a mounting. (And a headband will be available soon increasing their flexibility and saving me money on a new headtorch).
The light output is sensational, both quantity and quality. Bright white light makes colours stand out. No hot spots and a great distribution. I've not had a head / bar combo before and it is a real improvement. I'll never need more light on a bicycle.
Not cheap but still great value considering performance, flexibility, kit contents and life expectancy. The customer service was great(I asked a couple of questions by email which were answered immediatly) and this and other feedback would indicate support will be good should I ever need it. (I've been known to stack)
So far as bottom line goes, I've had some really good bike bits over the years but this is the first time I've been inspired to sing their praises to the world.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $445.00

Purchased At:   AyUp! Website

Similar Products Used:   TurboCat S47, Cygolite halogen, Cateye comutter stuff

Bike Setup:   Niner

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by John Barnes a Cross Country Rider from London UK

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2008

Strengths:    Long lasting batteries and very good light

Weaknesses:    Really great lights but expect £60 -£80 import duty/ tax / admin fees when you import to the UK!

Bottom Line:   
The UK tax kills the cost as you can find better lights cheaper!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $360.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Dreggs a Cross Country Rider from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2008

Strengths:    Light, Bright, Great battery life, Easy setup, great range of colours, 3 types of beam patterns, Quick recharge time compared to other systems I've used. easily able to adjust the angle. 270 degrees to adjust.

Weaknesses:    They need a switch but has just been released so I will be getting a couple of those soon.
Noeprene packing case could be better.


Bottom Line:   
I've used these lights in rail hail and shine,
They are so bright that I get flashed by oncoming traffic sometimes.
They are so light that I can keep them setup on my helmet and bike without a huge weight penalty.
On or off, you decide, No messing around with different power outputs.
If the light angle is pointing to low it is too easy to adjust. 270 degree angle
And in the event of a crash they will move rather than break.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Stromlo

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Online at Ayup.com

Similar Products Used:   Vistalight 5w, Night-rider HIDs

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth truth X9,XT, Endurance machine.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Massachusetts

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2008

Strengths:    These lights are simple to setup, the battery packs are tiny and come in pouches that are easy to secure and they light up the trail easily as well as the high end HID and Halogen I've used. Battery life is excellent and the dual chargers that are available get you back on the trail fast. Great colors and they look intimidating in those 24hour races at about 1am in the morning - that's where i saw them first. VALUE. Very handy carry case.

Weaknesses:    None Yet

Bottom Line:   
I can't fault the Jet and Turbo Cat rig i've used up to now - they are quality. Listen though, if you have sat on the net stessing about spending the months salary to get a couple of hours of extra burn time for those night races, stop looking and get the Ay-up rig. Half the weight, triple the burn time, half the price, great personal service and they blaze the trail, the Ayup set is just hard to beat. Now I just need to wait and see how they last.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Ay-Up Online

Similar Products Used:   Jet Lights, Turbo Cat - both great lights but twice the price to get the same setup.

Bike Setup:   Zinn Gigabike, XO and Juicy 7, RP23 and White Brothers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kurt Bryant a Weekend Warrior from Queensland

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2008

Strengths:    Very compact, lightweight, great design, low profile on helmet, long runtimes (I get 6hrs), well-made, great customer support, Aussie made!

Weaknesses:    some would want a switch, I just leave mine on

Bottom Line:   
Great value product, I'm running a spot on the helmet and intermediate on the bars. I find this combination awesome on single track. I've had a massive endo (stack) over a 2 foot jump @ 30km/h (clipped in of course) and the helmet light was fine, so they're certainly tough. Yes you can get brighter lights - but you'd have to pay a lot more money, and carry a lot more weight.

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Favorite Trail:   takura (telstra tower)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   compared them to other various lights on the trail

Bike Setup:   07 Trance 1 - few minor mods

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bri Finlay a Cross Country Rider from Boulder City NV USA

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2008

Strengths:    light weight bright and simpleto use

Weaknesses:    They don't come in yellow

Bottom Line:   
Great product. Good value for the buck.

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Favorite Trail:   bootleg

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Australia

Similar Products Used:   Nite Rider

Bike Setup:   Bear Vally Bikes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicholas Mills a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane Australia

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2007

Strengths:    Reliability, price, light weight, long burn time, product support, finish.

Weaknesses:    Needs a switch. A faster charge time would be helpful.

Bottom Line:   
I have now ridden several thousand kilomters using these lights. My rides are as varied as a trip to the supermarket to extended all night back country epics. The Ayups have not let me down once. Even on rides where everthing is covered in mud for several hours, being able to wash the light units in a stream and know that they are going to keep going is a real plus.
The fastening system to the bike and helmet is simple and bulletproof.
Recommended for all types of riding.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   internet

Similar Products Used:   multiple home made systems

Bike Setup:   29er hardtail

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