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Trek Ion 3 LED Lights

2.25/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 3 LED headlight
  • 60+ hour run time on 3 "AAA" batteries
  • Trek Sync universal light bracket fits 25.4-31.8mm bars
  • Waterproof design

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by RoadKillen a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, PA

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2010

Strengths:    As far as a "be seen" light, it does it's job.

Weaknesses:    mount/strap is worthless. Hit a pothole and the thing is illuminating your front tire. Not waterproof. The lens was fogged after riding in one rainstorm. There was mud all over the batteries too.

Bottom Line:   
I used this for 3 months for commuting and I was able to go really slow on open trails in the park (trails I was familiar with). I crashed into a jersey barrier (not the light's fault) and broke the mount. I bought a similarly priced Cateye and I'm more happy with the Cateye. I'll give it a 3 chilli "meh" rating.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Trek

Bike Setup:   Mountain bike for commuting

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Z a Weekend Warrior from Boynton Beach, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2010

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    weak light. shorted out after a month from light rain.

Bottom Line:   
do not buy. others in same price range much better.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Bike America

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dgremlin@cox.net a Cross Country Rider from Las Vegas, NV USA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    Mounting, pretty dim

Bottom Line:   
I've used a lot of Trek products and have been happy with them but I have to say this is the worst light I have ever purchased. It basically is held on with a flat rubber band. I could barely get it to latch onto my handlebar and you can't get it tight enough to stay in place.

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Favorite Trail:   Cottonwood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   McGhies Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Night Rider Trail Rat, Minewt 200, Bell 5 led

Bike Setup:   Specialized Ground Control, Manitou Fork, XT, Sran Twist Shifters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by _Lac_Man_ a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2009

Strengths:    Gives off good light for it's size.

Weaknesses:    Not a very wide angle reflector.

Bottom Line:   
I got this for what I believe it's intended use is: riding on a semi-lit street/sidewalk. This thing is hardly ever on my bike. It sits on the table by the front doo with the taillight that came in a package together. I only use it when I'm running over to the mini-mart at night. For that use, it is great. Gives off enough light to help me see in front of me a few feet.

I would never...ever use this on a trail at night. Like stated above, it's good for those trips down semi-lit streets/sidewalks, nothing more. If you have a nie bike, and you are doing serious trail riding at night, spend the money and get some serious lights up front. If you have a road bike that you use on lit streets, or you are like me and just need a little lit for heading to the store, this thing is fine, and it doesn't put a hole in the pocket.

The light gets 4 chilis because it serves it's purpose (or at least what I think it's purpose is) well. Anyone who is trying to use this for ANY sort of off-road or non-lit road riding is foolish.

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Favorite Trail:   SoMo - McDwll Mtn.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Other cheap lights.

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