Cygolite Dual Cross 300 Lights

4.53/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $240.00


Product Description

Dual High Intensity LEDs with Hi-Capacity NiMH Battery for extensive All Terrain riding
Features:
  • Dual High-Intensity L.E.D.s
  • Light output equivalent of 20 halogen watts
  • 100,000 hour L.E.D. bulb life
  • Rechargeable pocket-sized battery
  • Multiple stage battery level indicator
  • Multiple light output modes
  • Dual Switches for easy mode selection
  • Weatherproof construction
  • SOS flashing and low-output walking mode
    Specifications:
  • Battery: High Capacity NiMH
  • Run Time: 4 Hours High Intensity, 9 Hours Low Intensity
  • Charge Time: 4 Hours
  • Head wt.: 5 oz.
  • Battery wt.: 12 oz.
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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by eric whiteside a Cross Country Rider from Osan AB (South Korea...for now)

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2008

    Strengths:    Bright white light, sturdy, adjustable settings, battery level indicator, computer controlled energy management, compatible with some other cygolite helmet mounts, several flashing modes good for visibility around motorists

    Weaknesses:    No helmet mount included, narrow-ish "flat" beam

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a follow up post to my earlier post. Everything I mentioned before still applies.

    I sold my Nitro XM to by ANOTHER DualCross 300, but I kept the helmet mount from the Nitro. Remember how I stated before that the DualCross works well as a helmet mounted light? Well, one on the bars and one the helmet is AWESOME!!! Mounted on the handlebar this light provides a bright but kind of narrow and "flat" beam. By flat I mean that you don't get the big circular "spotlight" that you get from some other lights. There is less peripheral light dispersal, but once you put the light on the helmet you benefit from more of the beam. It still doesn't provide the circle I mentioned before, but it does become a more efficient light source for technical singletracks. Using two of them in conjunction allows me to ride at roughly the same speed as I would during broad daylight...even downhill! I got rid of the halogen because it was distracting to have a yellow halogen light and a white LED light together. Now of course...for the price of two of these you could buy one H.I.D. setup. However...with these two you have more usage options. I normally run the handlebar light on a higher setting than the helmet light. On high they WILL run for 4 hours and on low they are rated at 9 hours...so if you run them on different power settings you can plan it out so that you never have to worry about running out of battery power and pushing your bike back in the dark. Additionally, when your battery starts getting low (you'll know from the indicator) all you have to do is switch to a lower setting to buy some more time. The only drawback to this setup is that you will have to remove your helmet to check the status of that light.
    Bottom line...I'm still very satisfied with this product...obviously so since I bought two of them. It is NOT as ridiculously bright as an H.I.D. lighting system but believe me...it is DEFINITELY a good trail riding light!! It doesn't seem as bright on city streets due to ambient lighting, but without outside light sources it is more than sufficient as a commuting light as well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything in Annadel or Auburn State Parks

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $165.00

    Purchased At:   price point

    Similar Products Used:   10 year old niterider halogen, Cygolite Nitro XM

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyl 600 Clydesdale custom setup

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by kikoy a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

    Date Reviewed: October 31, 2007

    Strengths:    Dualcross is a bright light no question about it. The run time is great for trail or commuter rides. charger is nice with its IQ charging system you can leave it until it fully charges. No need to worry of overcharging.

    Weaknesses:    Light a little narrow on wide roads. But ok on trails.. No helmet mounting, you still have to rder from cygolite for it. They should equip it with a helmet mount so that it would be a versatile light. They should provide upgrade kits to make light more wider and brighter. Like what Lupine did to their WILMA you can purchase an upgrade kit to make it brighter.

    Bottom Line:   
    I like the light and its run time. Its casing is strong and can take a beating. I would recommend this light to those who are in a budget for bike light. Its best if you can purchase a helmet mount kit for it because it better when its on the helmet it gives you a wider beam.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $145.00

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye doubleshot, Niterider minewt

    Bike Setup:   Jamis, Fox TALAS RLC, Shimano groupset, DT spokes

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Bethel, CT, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2007

    Strengths:    Bright powerful beam(s), sturdy - the light ate tree bark on its maiden voyage with no damage! Easy mounting and removal from handlebar. Fast, easy charge, long burning per charge.

    Weaknesses:    Beams too narrow, battery a little heavier than I was expecting. No helmet mount.

    Bottom Line:   
    All in all a good product, but I should have read the write ups on the narrow beams which was incredibly frustrating on technical terrain - you have to keep your handlebars straight to see the trail, which is tough to do over rocks, tree roots and logs. Even if the terrain wasn't technical, it would be better if the light had a boarder field of vision, or if it were used in conjunction with a (helmet) light with a broad field of vision. With this broader view, this light could easily be 5 chilis - w/o I have to give it 3.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stewart Buffer Zone, Mianus River Park, Collis P. Huntington State Park, 909, Trumbull, etc., etc.

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   an online retailer

    Similar Products Used:   None thus far

    Bike Setup:   Stock 06 Stumpy FSR with Ouri Grips and FSA bash ring

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by eric whiteside a Cross Country Rider from Osan AB South Korea (for now)

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2007

    Strengths:    Bright white light!, Lightweight, Fast charge time, Long run time,

    Weaknesses:    The beam is a little narrow but if used in conjunction with a headlamp or AS a headlamp it is not a limiting factor. Difference between intensity settings seems very small

    Bottom Line:   
    All of you that are skeptical about the efficiency of an LED lamp for riding, throw the doubts out the window...this light WORKS! The LED beam is underrated and it's mild white glow appears to be underpowered...UNTIL you get off the street and into the woods. It WORKS...you can see VERY well even on the lowest setting. On the highest setting, there is a noticeable difference. In the city or even at home, it seems barely perceptible but on the trail the difference is notable. The beam could be a little wider...on wide open doubletracks it's fine but on twisty narrow singletrack it leaves a little to be desired. This is only if it is used as a handlebar mount though. If being used as a helmet light it's great!!!
    I'm using it in conjunction with a Cygolite Nitro XM as a headlamp. The efficiency of this pairing was summed up by one of my riding buddies who was several feet behind me: "Wow...it looks almost like "daylight" up there!!!"
    Get both of these lights if you don't want to go broke on H.I.D. but you want to ride after sundown...they are BOTH worth the money!1

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything in Annadel State Park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $165.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   Niterider 10w halogen

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll 600 custom spec

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Almostcrashproof a Cross Country Rider from Atlantic Beach, Fl

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

    Strengths:    Bright light! Great penetration, battery life and price for the performance.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't come with helmet mount included (come on Cygolite, get real). I did try it bar mounted as well and had no problem with the mount supplied, however I use this as a helmet mounted light.

    Bottom Line:   
    Performs really well as a helmet mounted primary light for quick trail riding. You've got to be going some to outrun this light, though I can't speak for fast downhill use.
    My personal preference is to have another light for the 'bars - I use a PrincetonTec Yukon Extreme on the zenon setting.
    The Dual Cross gives excellent light for tracking the trail ahead with your head movement, battery life has been exactly as advertised, the charger is easy to use and it doesn't seem to mind wet weather. Really user friendly and a great trail helmet lamp.

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    Favorite Trail:   Razorback

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $185.00

    Purchased At:   ARequip thru Amazon

    Similar Products Used:   Jet Lite Phantom, PrincetonTec Yokon Extreme.

    Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar Pro with added stuff.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by fungusamungus from Oakland,Calif

    Date Reviewed: March 12, 2007

    Strengths:    Everything, a great light.

    Weaknesses:    Well, the mounting bracket

    Bottom Line:   
    Great light,nuff said.Just a flimsy mouting bracket that shakes & vibrates on the trail, very noticable in beam. Great flashing mode for onroad, lights up the street signs damn near 3 blocks down the street....lol.Which i aim the beam slightly higher on road. Near about face height of car operators. Very good battery run time.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $155.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   Various halogens

    Bike Setup:   yes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lou a Cross Country Rider from Tacoma WA USA

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2007

    Strengths:    Very bright and focused light. Long battery life. LED dependability and lifetime

    Weaknesses:    Beam a little narrow. An included helmet mount would be nice.

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased the Dual Cross because I was looking for a reasonably priced light system that gave me lots of light and a long burn time.

    I am very happy with the performance of this product.

    The light puts out a very bright white beam and has a great range. I have been out on a few very wet nights and even in the rain I can see well.

    I have been using this light as a helmet mount using a mount system from my Cygo Nitro setup and using the Nitro on my bars.

    The width of the beam could be a little wider but that seems to be a common thing with LED setups. We ride a lot of tight singletrack so by mounting to my helmet it does not seem to be that big of a deal.

    Burn time ( so far the longest I have been out is 2 1/2 hour) is great. You can put the light on a lower setting and gain a lot more time and still have plenty of light.

    That was important to me because it's not fun when you’re a little lost and your light is getting dim.

    Customer service is really good with Cygo also. I have not had any problems but they have been good at answering my questions when I contacted them.


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    Favorite Trail:   Ranger Creek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $185.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Nightrider and other Cygo Products

    Bike Setup:   Airborne Marauder

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jim a Cross Country Rider from Middletown, CT

    Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

    Strengths:    Light output, burn time, price and the inherent reliability of LED systems.

    Weaknesses:    Helmet mount not included. Handlebar mount doesn't look like it would survive a crash (I could be wrong). Beam pattern is a little narrow.

    Bottom Line:   

    Combine the Dual Cross with an inexpensive helmet-mounted single bulb LED light (preferably one with a wide beam) and for around $300 you'll get enough light for most any kind of riding, phenomenal burn time and the peace of mind of knowing that you've got a back up in the unlikely event one light fails.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $180.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Several different name brand halogens


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 2006

    Strengths:    Price, run times, light functions, small battery

    Weaknesses:    no helmet mount packaged with it, narrow beam pattern

    Bottom Line:   
    For the money this light is great. The beam is a little narrow for a handle bar only mount system. If this was my only light I would get something different. The narrow pattern makes twisty high speed riding a little sketchy. This would be awesome for a helmet spot light. Light output is great for a LED system.

    The different light outputs are nice too, and the 4 LED battery indicator is also a nice touch.

    The bar mount is a little flimsy. Over bumpy terrain, you can see the light bouncing up and down more than the bike is actually moving. It's probably more noticeable because of the narow light pattern.

    I use the light primarily as my climbing light, and secondary downhill light. When the speeds pick up, I turn on the Jet light and let the fun begin.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $165.00

    Purchased At:   Price Point

    Similar Products Used:   Jet Light single beam

    Bike Setup:   2 wheels

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Edward a Cross Country Rider from Wauwatosa, WI, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 4, 2006

    Strengths:    brightness, size, price

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    I commute to work almost everyday and I needed a light that would both light my way and get the attention of other motorists. Since budget was a concern, I decided to go with the Dualcross 300 (thanks to help of everyone on this forum). I weighed the options of a HID, but didn't want to jump to that price point, plus knowing at some point, I would have to purchase replacement bulbs. The Dualcross 300 has been awesome so far. It has a plenty bright for my needs, plus the flashing mode has been incredible for being noticed. It's great seeing reflective signage being lit up 4-5 blocks away. I now enjoy riding at night. I highly recommend it if your daily commuter.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $160.00

    Purchased At:   beyondbikes.com

    Similar Products Used:   vistalite


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jed a Cross Country Rider from Visalia, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: November 9, 2006

    Strengths:    Plenty Bright, puts out a white light, both spot and flood, unit looks large on the website, but in reality it's really compact. 4 different light levels to meet your needs, plus 3 blinking levels and a walking mode. This light is truly awesome, I'd recommend it to anybody and everybody. This light is small enough to mount on top of your helmet as well. I'd recommend purchasing the helmet mount if this is way you want to set it up.

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    As far as amount of light per dollar goes, the Cygolite Dualcross is really hard to beat, it really is a great light for the price.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $155.00

    Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye, Dionette

    Bike Setup:   Scott CR1 SL

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Duane a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood,CO

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2006

    Strengths:    PRICE, Durability, light run time, visibility

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    I was initially skeptical whether an LED system would be bright enough to light up a single track trail. The Dual Cross 300 cured my skepticism. It easily was brighter than a friend's system that had 2 separate LED 1 watt lights, and was just as bright as another friend's system that had two 15 watt halogen bulbs. I beleive Cygolite's claim that this light is as bright as a single 20 watt bulb. The pure, white light is also nice, compared to the yellow hue of a halogen. I was sold on trying this system when I saw a replacement bulb for a HID system was $100 by itself! The HID 40 watt is probably brighter, but the LED will last forever, is about 1/3 the cost, and is more durable in a crash. The Dual Cross is plenty bright enough to let me fly down some pretty fast single track in pitch black.
    Suggestions: 1) Get some sort of helmet light also. You need this no matter what handle bar light you have.
    2) Get the 300 model Dual Cross(vs. the 200). The light is the same, but the fast charger protects the battery from overcharge, in addition to charging in a fraction of the time.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $158.00

    Purchased At:   Beyondbikes.com

    Similar Products Used:   My first light

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Blur

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jason Pate a Cross Country Rider from Memphis, TN, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 16, 2006

    Strengths:    Cost, Cost, Cost. In a world of expesive bike lights this is a true low cost solution. It is plenty bright and lasts the full 4 hours stated on full power. Battery is small about like the old niterider 6v ones.

    Weaknesses:    Bar mount is very secure but is low mounted and can get into the cables.

    Bottom Line:   
    For the money you can't beat it. I paid $118 for the 200 model (slow charger) but the fast charger one can be had for $155 or so. The light is good an it seems to be better made than the old CYGO lights of the past. I would definatly buy it again.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stanky Creek

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $118.00

    Purchased At:   City Shop on Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Niterider Cyclone HID, Marwi 20w single, BLT 45, etc.

    Bike Setup:   You really don't care but I ride a Jamis Dakar Pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Canberra, ACT, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 4, 2006

    Strengths:    Very bright white light.
    Lightweight.
    Good run time
    SOS flashing mode (in case you get stuck on a desert island)


    Weaknesses:    A tad expensive in Australia.
    Battery mounting a bit ordinary but I solved this problem by using my old Vistalite battery bag to sling under the top tube.


    Bottom Line:   
    I reckon this light is about as good as it gets. I would even suggest that it's as good as many HIDs but much cheaper. Run and charge times are good and the fact that it runs cool means battery power isn't wasted generating heat as well as light.
    The light swivels so you can vary the aim very easily when in use. Particularly useful when on shared bike paths so you don't blind pedestrians (yes, this light is bright enough to do that)
    The only minor critisism is the battery mounting strap. I used my old Vistalite bag and mounted it under the top tube.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $325.00

    Purchased At:   Bike shop in Adelaide SA

    Similar Products Used:   Marwi Nightpro Pro Elite

    Bike Setup:   Avanti Hammer

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by leo a Weekend Warrior from r.s.m ,ca

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2006

    Strengths:    run time
    beam pattern
    price
    battery life gauge


    Weaknesses:    nothing so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Operating on a tight budget, I opted to purchase one of the lesser expensive but fuller featured lighting systems. To my surprise, I found no compromise whatsoever when comparing the Cygolite to the more well known lights! The beam pattern was great, run times were as advertised (didnt need to charge the lights between two late night rides of several hours each), and most importantly the brightness was at least equal to others with comparable (but more expensive) LED type bicycle light systems.
    The only personal objection I have is that the rubber covers on the battery life indicator may come off in a crash, but so far they have not.
    Great product for all trail riders- and probably a good idea for street riding/commuting.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $199.00

    Similar Products Used:   niterider

    Bike Setup:   typical "all mountain" trail bike

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