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Marwi Nightpro Torch Lights

3.57/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 475 grams MSRP : $149.00

Product Description

A great lightweight handlebar mounted 15 watt single light system that is perfect for road use yet durable enough for the roughest of offroad punishment. The water bottle style NiMH battery provides a strain relief for adjusting cord length. CNC machined alloy headlamp housing and quick release handlebar mount provides vertical and horizontal adjustment of light beam to adapt to all handlebar configurations. Plug & forget overnight charger provided.
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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Curtis from Windsor, Colorado USA

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2006

Strengths:    Structural quality, brightness, smooth light pattern

Weaknesses:    No light to show charging status

Bottom Line:   
Excellent product for the $$$. Definitely not a narrow, long throwing beam....but lights up nicely. Battery bottle fit right in my cage, fits snug. No problems with mounting bracket.

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Favorite Trail:   Poudre River

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   NiteHawk Viper

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ian a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2006

Strengths:    Very bright light, decent battery life. Easy install.

Weaknesses:    Long, mysterious charging time. Lights should shut off instead of browning out to prevent battery damage. Poor connector strength during off-road use.

Bottom Line:   
A bright handlebar mounted light. It lasted me 2 hours at +4Celsius during our last 24hour race with power to spare. It is much brighter than rated at 15W, the BLT 15W headlamp I was using was about 50-60% as bright, more yellow in colour with a smaller field of view.

The connecting cord WILL pop off during off-road use. Why does everybody use RCA or audio connectors on off-road all-weather equipment? Use a locking connector!!! Tape the sucker together before your laps.

The bezel on mine also came loose and was lost. Loctite or tape that sucker down too. Anodized aluminum is very slippery and should have something better to secure it.

** Worthwhile bright light--- needs a few home fixes.
**Not as practical as a headlamp, but great as a 2nd light to give you that bright motorcycle-like brightness.

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Favorite Trail:   Albion Hills

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   24-hour race booth

Similar Products Used:   BLT 15W headlamps, Cateye handlebar mounts.

Bike Setup:   Handlebar mounted Torch, with alternate lights on helmet.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Sharrock a Weekend Warrior from Richardson, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to mount/dismount, variable length power cord feature, switch built into light housing.

Weaknesses:    run time, lack of smart charger

Bottom Line:   
Inexpensive easy to use light. Would be nice to have a smart charger, faster charge, and longer run time, but for the price it is a good value. IF properly adjusted, the mount is easy to use. I take mine off after every ride, usually two time a week or so. Did have to try two cages to find one that holds the somewhat uniquely shaped "water bottle" battery securely.

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Favorite Trail:   road rider

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   Outdoor Sportz

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000 stock, Trek 1200 stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ted Lewis a Cross Country Rider from Northampton, MA

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2005

Strengths:    NiCad battery, bright

Weaknesses:    very poorly made quick release handlebar mount

Bottom Line:   
Junk - not because of the light itself, but because of the flaky quick release on the handlebar mount. Mine wouldn't stay shut. Maybe I got a bad unit, but I returned it & tried a Cygolite Explorer instead. Also the battery is oddly shaped & wouldn't fit in my water bottle cage (inflexible molded plastic cages).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Cygolite Explorer - much, much better product & cheaper.

Bike Setup:   commuter

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jayrav a Racer from Area Oeste, PR, USA

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2005

Strengths:    Light battery. Rugged and durable. Good enough light. Marwi has interchangeable parts so you can modify your light system.

Weaknesses:    The handlebar clamp wasn't easy to put on, but not impossible. The light dispersion could be better.

Bottom Line:   
Good light for the price. Will get you though most off road terrain if you ride slowly. I don't want to knock this light, but the helmet light I was also using is in a league of its own and made the Torch look like a pen light.

I don't understand how other people say the the connector gets loose. It seems very secure to me. If I have any problems I'll post another review.

If you don't want to spend too much you could get a helmet light to go with the Torch if you want to do serious off road and single tracks with out having to slow down much. The Marwi Elite would do the trick.

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Favorite Trail:   Cabo Rojo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Marwi elite, Marwi bullet, Sigma Mirage X Sport and last but not least Jet Lites Phantom i single beam.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale scalpel, carbon lefty ELO, full xtr

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alex Whitney a Weekend Warrior from Washington DC

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2003

Strengths:    This light accomplishes what it's supposed to do- well made, bright. Bar mount very easy to remove.

Weaknesses:    Connection- every time I ride home from work(~20 min.), the cables separate once if not twice. Can be pretty annoying. Also, the bar mount is ok but not great- a victim of it's ease of removal, it sometimes pops open during a ride.

Bottom Line:   
This light is VG, but frustrating at times. Perhaps on another bar it'd be perfect. Very expensive, so if it doesn't last 3 yrs. I'll be disappointed. So far, light aspect is excellent, but the peripherals leave smth. to be desired.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Dale 2001 Bad Boy Ultra

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

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2002

Strengths:    Simple, bright and it works great!

Weaknesses:    Lack of run time guage or battery indicator

Bottom Line:   
Great lights for the price! I would definitely recommend based on my experience. All aspects of this product have met expectations. While I cannot comment on the customer service of Marwi as there have been no problems with the lights at all.

Does what it is supposed to do.

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Favorite Trail:   The one that time allows me to get to.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   First "real" cycling lights

Bike Setup:   Used mostly on a Kona Kaboom SS (32:16)

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