Cygolite Night Rover NiMH Lights

3.7/5 (10 Reviews)
Weight : 527 grams MSRP : $79.95


Product Description

Description:

  • 12w dual beam halogen headlight
  • 3 beam patterns (6w wide, 6w narrow, 12w combined)
  • High Capacity NiMH battery
  • Compact battery is 1/2 size of a water bottle
  • Exclusive high beam pitch for better road coverage
  • Side-to-Side swivel for excellent peripheral vision
  • Sleek, low profile, tough thermo-plastic casing
  • 3 hour run time (1.5 hours on dual beam)
  • Quick release mount
  • Upgradeable to Helmet Mount(Helmet Mount Kit sold separately)
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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by fightnut a Weekend Warrior from PA

    Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

    Strengths:    Inexpensive, fair amount of light for price that I paid. Battery on this model is smaller and lighter then some models.

    Weaknesses:    Battery is still big compared to many new lights on the market, handlebar mount doesn't fit oversized bars well.
    Light is typical incandescent yellowish tint. Would need more light for deep woods mtb'ing.


    Bottom Line:   
    I got mine on sale for $49, so not too bad. I would be bummed if I paid full price for them though, as they just aren't bright enough for my needs.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pennypack

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $49.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   "Pondscums"

    Bike Setup:   Mongoose Teocali Comp, stock

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Towson, MD

    Date Reviewed: August 31, 2007

    Strengths:    When it works, the light is adequate for the price.

    Weaknesses:    The connection between the battery and the light has a gap at times, causing it to just turn off.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bottom line is that there is a short somewhere in the cable connection coming out of the battery that causes the lights to shut off. I happened to me on a trail ride once and left me in the dark. I would stay miles away from this product - have a friend that had similar issues - the stuff is crap. Don't skimp on lights - it's too important to have a reliable unit. I recommend the Nite Rider stuff - far superior.

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    Favorite Trail:   Loch Raven

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $89.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Nite RIder Rat

    Bike Setup:   Handle bars for road or trail rides

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from SSI, GA

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

    Strengths:    Bright for entry level light. The beam pattern has good spread. The runtime is enough for those nighttime adventures. The dual bulb design gives you peace of mind. Compact battery, compact light housing, and low overall system weight.

    Weaknesses:    Tends to be overpowered by street lamps. Not enough light if you're flying, the way I like to ride. The housing overheats if you're not moving. Mine came with a blown bulb from the factory, but the problem was immediately resolved by the seller and factory. 6 watt, 6 volt MR11 halogens are hard to find.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great entry level rechargeable light. This little system puts out way more light than the AA or AAA powered lights and has the dual bulb design. It is a great upgrade from the non-rechargeable systems, and has enough output for those strolls around town. This is the step up from the "be seen" strobing LED lights to the "see where you're going" headlight. This won't cut it for offroad use or for riding at more than 15mph unless you're on a straight road/sidewalk.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $36.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   This is my first lighting system. I'm upgrading to a Niterider Flight :) so stay tuned.

    Bike Setup:   2005 Trek 6700 disc with various upgrades

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Christian Blackburn a Weekend Warrior from Sacramento, CA

    Date Reviewed: January 15, 2006

    Strengths:    Price

    Weaknesses:    Durability the lights burned out twice within a year!, the battery started loosing its charge, and the plug from the battery to the light no longer stays in, so it's basically useless.

    Bottom Line:   
    I highly recommend putting your money down on something that'll last longer and be brighter. The Black Diamond Zenix IQ is 35 dollars at REI and is brighter, lighter, and uses 2 REPLACEABLE AA batteries. That's good if you're cheap, the ViewPoint EVO Dual Headlight System was about twice as bright, more reliable, but still problematic, if you can afford it take a look at products from Light and Motion or Lupine.

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    Favorite Trail:   American River

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $74.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   ViewPoint EVO Dual Headlight System, Black Diamond Zenix IQ

    Bike Setup:   Motobecane Grand Sprint

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Michael a Cross Country Rider from North Augusta, SC

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2005

    Strengths:    Very good light output. Outstanding customer service.

    Weaknesses:    For the money spent, none

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought this to be used as a supplemental handlebar-mounted light, pointed barely in front of the front wheel. In other words, the helmet light is used as the primary light, and this $70 light would be pointed to provide light out to maybe 20'.

    When we first took it out of the box, one of the bulbs was dead. I called the 800 number in the box, explained my problem, and they sent a new one via Priority Mail straight to the house, and they included a spare. Four days, no questions asked.

    This light has proven to be extremely reliable, and the simplicity is a bonus. If you expect to bomb tight singletrack with this as your main light, you will be in for heartache. If you use it as supplemental lighting, then you will be very pleasantly surprised. It lasts over 2 hours, which is the longest we have had it out.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Andy Jordan's

    Similar Products Used:   NR Digital Evolution (junk), NR Trail Rat (excellent) and L&M Solo Logic (exc.)

    Bike Setup:   Yeti Kokopelli

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jim Wrona a Cross Country Rider from Monterey

    Date Reviewed: October 6, 2005

    Strengths:    Inexpensive. Holds charge a long time. Simple. Excellent value. So cheap, it's almost disposable.

    Weaknesses:    Manual, not automatic charging. Not a big deal, however, because of the price. For trail riders this thing may lack power.

    Bottom Line:   
    Terrific value for road riding/commuting. Questionable if used on trails because of low wattage. I'm very satisfied with the product and price.

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    Favorite Trail:   coastal

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   A bunch

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi Axis XC bike for commuting.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Peter from Houston, TX USA

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2005

    Strengths:    Two-bulb redundancy, long burn time on one bulb

    Weaknesses:    No low battery indicator LED

    Bottom Line:   
    After my other fancy $200 digital light broke, I was so happy that REI took it back, gave me full credit, I then bought the Cygo for only $74 and I am so happy with it. I go from dark suburbs to well-lit city on my commute, so I alternate between the two lights, narrow vs wide, as I progress to work. I don't really burn both at one time, one is plenty bright for commuting at 15 MPH.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $74.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   NiteRider Digital Evolution

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Sirrus

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by EHargrove a Cross Country Rider from Sandersville, Ga USA

    Date Reviewed: September 6, 2005

    Strengths:    Compact, lightweight design. Bright Lights.

    Weaknesses:    The bulbs that came installed in the light housing blew after only a few minutes use and are expensive to replace.

    Bottom Line:   
    Installed the light on my bike, charged up the battery per the instructions and waited for darkness. After it got dark I plugged the battery into the light housing and as I rode around for a few minutes in my yard, the wide beam bulb stopped working. A few more minutes went by and the narrow beam bulb quit as well. I double checked all connections, and then checked the battery. I used a 12v test light and got juice from the battery and all the connections in the housing. Then I check the bulbs and discovered both were blown. I called the CygoLite Company in California and told them my dilema. I was told the bulbs were $11.95 each, but that the light was still under warranty and they would send me replacements for free. But still, the lights at $11.95 a piece, not including shipping, and they seem to not hold up well to shocks and bumps.

    Other than the bulb problem, I really like the light. Extremely bright and provides excellent lumination on trails and roads.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $66.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Bike Setup:   2005 Gary Fisher Marlin, ThudBuster seatpost, Brooks B17 saddle, Shimano Octalink crank

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Paul Robbins a Weekend Warrior from Huntington Beach, CA, United States

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2005

    Strengths:    The battery is truly a featherweight.The light more than lights up the roadway.

    Weaknesses:    1.5 hours of battery time if both lights are being used.

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent light and value. I tried other lights in this price range and this is the best for the money. I purchased this light in used condition on eBay. It arrived without the handlebar mount. I called Cygolight, explained the situation and FOR FREE they gave me a replacement one that day. Andrew could not have been nicer-they have and deserve this customer's loyalty.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $48.00

    Purchased At:   ebay (slightly used)

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye; Night Hawk 5 watt lamp; Brite light sealed beam headlight & 6 volt SLA batttery

    Bike Setup:   Trek 5200 Road Bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Walter a Cross Country Rider from Scottsdale, Arizona

    Date Reviewed: August 28, 2004

    Strengths:    Dual beams, one for wide angle coverage and the second narrow beam for distance.

    Weaknesses:    none with the slower speeds when XC mountain biking

    Bottom Line:   
    After reading other reviews I was concerned it this light would be bright enough for mountain biking good single track. My second concern was battery run time. I just completed a full moon ride in the desert and this light worked great. Climbing hills I only travel between 2-4 mph so the wide angle was fine. On the flats I travel between 5-10 mph and the narrow beam was lit up the trail a good 50 feet. Enought time to avoid hazzards. Going downhill with twists and turns I traveled between 10-15 mph and had both beams on.
    As far a battery life goes, I used one beam for 1 hr. and dual beam for 30 min. and when I got home I still had 1.5 hours of single beam life left. The last half hour the light gradually got dimmer giving you lots of warning of when you battery is about to die.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   REI


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