Dark Ends System 1r Lights

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 1.6 lbs MSRP : $185.00

Product Description

  • Single beam, 20 watts total
  • Sealed remote thumb switch
  • Independently adjustable lamp head
  • Sealed battery bottle
  • Quick release slide mount
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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Henry Zeuli a Weekend Warrior from Winchester, MA

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2005

    Strengths:    Bright enough to blind all oncoming riders. You can see far up the road or bike trail. Uses standard MC-11 bulb with cover so you can change to any of 3 beam widths and wattages of 12 or 20 safely. Nifty contoller to vary light to 4 different levels, all sufficient for riding.

    Weaknesses:    For the money the bulb housing could've been better designed. Binding screw fell out and power cable not anchored well going into housing. Light blinks when battery is low but not for long.

    Bottom Line:   
    Recommended if you value your safety when riding at night. Any future bike of mine will have one of these on it. Can imagine this light with a wide-angle bulb would be dynamite in the woods.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything near the ocean

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing similar - just simple incandescent lights and LEDs but nothing is in this class. These are useful only as beacons, i.e. to be seen by others. They don't allow YOU to see anything much.

    Bike Setup:   Giant TCR-1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by JD heavy breather a Cross Country Rider from Denver CO

    Date Reviewed: March 25, 2003

    Strengths:    BRIGHT, Bombproof, did I mention Bright! Great craftmanship. Quality switches

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This light rocks. If you want an indestructable light, that is really bright, and adjustable, with good battery life, this is the ticket. Sometimes night rides are much more fun, then the crowded day trip. Recently rode from silverton to durango on the CO trail, almost all above 10,000ft, when it got dark, I was glad I had the Darkends with me.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything on CO trail

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $185.00

    Purchased At:   DarkEnds direct

    Similar Products Used:   Nightrider.

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mt Element Race, 9.0sl woody, and 9.0sl halfpipe, Mavic 519 with xtr, everything else xtr, marzocchi atom bomb.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by JB a Weekend Warrior from Huntsville, AL., USA

    Date Reviewed: November 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Simplicity, brightness, burn time

    Weaknesses:    No bells and whistles (if that's a weakness)

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my first light purchased (after much review) and I am very pleased. My requirements were only that the light work, without fail, no fancy gadgets to get in the way or jack up the price, and, of course, see where in the hell I was going. This light is all that. Simple and very bright. I have been out longer than expected and crashed more than excusable, yet the light never dimmed nor faultered.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $165.00

    Purchased At:   Dark Ends Website

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F800

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Ted a Weekend Warrior from Portland, ME

    Date Reviewed: October 11, 2002

    Strengths:    BRIGHT. bombproof. beautiful.

    Weaknesses:    No cupholder.

    Bottom Line:   

    This light rocks! Steve from DarkEnds built me a digital 20Watt helmet mounted lamp that just rips. The new digital circuit ensures that it's always running at full steam- no brownouts!- and it seems to run just about forever. It's been out for three hour stints without fading thus far, which is a LOT longer than my old Nightrider. The light is clear, strong and bright enough to scorch your corneas. Steve's new remote switch system is perfect. The lamp is fully adjustible and doesn't wobble around. Great stuff! I recommend Darkends to anyone!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   DarkEnds Direct!

    Similar Products Used:   NightRider Digital Headtrip

    Bike Setup:   Klein Adept Race Disc

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