Cygolite Night Rover Extra Lights

DESCRIPTION

  • Dual High-Brightness LED headlight
  • Light output equivalent of 25 halogen watts
  • Extra long 3.5 to 10 hour run time on bicycling settings
  • 6 total brightness / flashing settings
  • Bicycling Mode: High / Low - Boost - Flash
  • Special Mode: Walking - SOS
  • Battery low indicator integrated into the headlight
  • Cross-Fire™ design spreads the beams side-to-side for maximum ground coverage
  • Compact NiMH water bottle battery fits in water bottle cage
  • Durable shockproof LEDs
  • Smart Rapid charger
  • Heavy-Duty Flip-Lock handlebar bracket fits oversized & standard sized handlebars

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 10  
    [Mar 08, 2006]
    Mr. Lumberg
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Pricepoint
    Brightness
    Head design and dual beams give a nice spread and allow you to put the light where you want it
    Decent run time(though not as long as advertised)
    Sealed, water-bottle style battery
    Switches easy to operate with gloves on

    Weakness:

    Cable is hard-mounted to battery, not head unit; taking it inside to charge requires unwinding the excess several feet from your frame every time
    Lack of smart/rapid charger

    Good for the money, though I'm not sure that I'd take this offroading, but for commuting and training in town it's been great. No problems yet like others have described with the bulbs failing prematurely. Low beam gives you a nice wide spread and is bright enough to get driver's attention. Shorty water-bottle style battery slides into the cage and stays secure.
    Downside has to do with a couple engineering issues. The cord is hard-mounted to the battery and it way too long. Putting the battery on involves a bunch of wasted time winding the cable around your frame and bars to keep it from snagging etc. but when the time comes for a charge (I've found it to be after 4 hrs. on low, not 6) you have unwrap the whole thing to take it in. Next morning, rewrap the whole thing again. What a pain in the ass! Hard mount it to the head; that way I wrap it once the way I like and take only the battery in for charging, or better yet design the cable so it can be cut to length. The clamp that attaches the head to the bars is also a little too small; make sure you put the nut on there with lock-tite 'cause only the first few threads bite and it'll come loose.
    Good value for the money, but it's got some irritating quirks.

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    Serfas POS that finally did me a favor and died

    [Jan 09, 2007]
    frank
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    5 years dead and still take a full charge

    Weakness:

    The 25W model is $98 at amazon--buy it!

    The light is yellowish, but long lasting. Unbelievable battery. I don't know how you have problems with the switches. It works just well on the helmet

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    Vista night stick--garbage
    No charge accepted in that replacable nightstick

    [Nov 18, 2006]
    Allen

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Price!! I am primarily a road rider. This light, when new, worked as advertised. On the high setting the light is plenty bright for lighting up the gaps between streets light. On pitch black streets the benefit of the 5 degree (vertical angle) difference between high and low beam make seeing items both close and distant reasonable easy. Some of the road “racer” might need to slow down a bit when this is the only light around. But for riders such as my self that ride at well under 20 MPH this light has worked well for me… until the switches broke…. 3 times in two years.

    Weakness:

    The high or low beam switch has failed on 3 head units in about 2 years. REI keeps replacing them, but I finally returned the light. If the switches had not kept failing I would have been very pleased with this light. The store I bought the light at, REI, has been beyond fantastic in that they kept replacing the light at no charge.

    Bad switches on an otherwise good light.

    I am still willing to buy CYGOLITE products provided that have a different switch or switches than the ones used on this light.

    [Jul 01, 2002]
    George K
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Generall an excellent light + very affordable compared to others + tilt and swivel light head + offset light beams

    Weakness:

    The wire that connects the light to the battery is a PIECE OF JUNK. The gel-cell battery is very heavy and cant be rapid charged. The switches on the head are also junky.

    The only bad things about the light are the connection wire *really bad* and the heavy gel-cell that cannot be rapid charged. EVERYTHING else about this light is excellent. The dual beams and independant on-off switches are very useful. The narrow beam is plenty bright for liesure riding. The wide beam is great to. The good FAR outweigh the bad. The light is perfect for liesure rides on moderate roads or trials.

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    I first tried the $240 Night rider digital evolution -I returned it for this one.

    [Apr 05, 2001]
    Dennis
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Extended 5 hour burn time
    dual beams totaling 16 watts
    lightweight

    Great light for all night riders. The dual beams are a plus in not so bright areas, but most use is off the wide beam. The run time, five hours on the low beam, is excellent for people that commute. This light has lasted about a year without any problems. This is the best affordable light I've bought.

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    Vista Lite

    [Jan 16, 2001]
    Ray Mong
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    price and durability

    Weakness:

    no low battery indicator

    This is a great buy! With 16 watts (10 watt narrow beam, 6 watt wide beam) this light has worked great for my weekend riding. I normally use the wide beam and get over 4.5 hours of burn time. I don't use the 10 watt narrow beam except on downhill cruises. It mount easy and works great considering the price I paid for it. If you need an inexpensive commuting light look into this system.

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    cateye

    [Dec 30, 2004]
    JB the Great
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light battery, bright, bright, bright. I don't know how this light isn't good enough for rough, fast when want to be, nightime cross country. I think it fine. Both beams on together cast plenty of light while even racing with friends. I use this on my helmet and am thinking about adding a single beam to my bars for continuous straight light to add to the enjoyment. I cannot compare to $300 lights as i have never used one but how much better, for the cost, could they possibly be??? I just rode 1.5hrs the other night and 30 mins or so was in the rain, no problems!

    Weakness:

    long charge time, but i don't use a light for commuting so it's no biggie to me. Would like a smart charger but oh well, maybe on the next one.

    Price+dual bright lights+dark desert singletrack+= great buy.
    BTW, the 6W light burned out as soon as I turned it on for the first time, called Cygo, recieved new bulb in 4 days no questions asked, great C/S so far!!!

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    [Jul 12, 2002]
    Peter M
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Long Battery Life, dual beams & has taken a beating without breaking.

    Weakness:

    Long recharge time.

    Excellent handlebar light - beams spread too wide for helmet. The mix of beams gives me about 2 - 2 1/2 hrs run time switching between single and dual. I use a 15W vistalite on my helmet and occasionally a 5W vista on the bars also. I ride firetrails, single track & steep rocky downhills at night in most weather conditions we get in Brisbane with few problems seeing things. The best thing about this light is the runtime - it is good to leave only the 6w cygo on for the slow stuff - heaps of light nicely spread that lasts for hours.

    The bottom line is if you go slow this light will be do the job but if you want to go fast at night offroad then these cygos together with one or more vistas (their beam is more tightly focused) make a good, fairly cost effective setup.

    This is a solid, well built product that has survived numerous downhill crashes & generally rough treatment.

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    Vista Lite 15W & 5W

    [Jul 23, 2004]
    Seth
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    NiMH Battery is light and has a long burn time for it's size and weight. Wide beam is bright and very useful.

    Weakness:

    Narrow beam is a little useless on a trail, maybe it would work well on the road. "Mini-water bottle" battery doesn't stay in bottle cage very well, nothing a few zip-ties couldn't handle, though.

    A great first light for someone hoping to try night riding for the first time and unwilling to spend insane amounts of money on a top-shelf lighting system. I competed in my first 24 hour race with this light and it performed beautifully.

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    [Oct 18, 2006]
    Nick Z

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Nice, bright beams that work well for commuting. Narrow and wide focus is helpful. Water bottle battery.

    Weakness:

    Crappy switches. Short bulb life.

    I am a daily commuter and I bought this light with the hope that it would provide me with brighter light for dark trails and the ease of a rechargable battery. The light this thing puts out is fine, when it works. The narrow beam switch went out on me (after warranty elapsed) and requires constant coddling. The wide beam bulb blew out after turning on after a fresh battery charge. Nothing but problems. I am going to drop some coin on a better system.

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    Some cheapo Cateye headlamps.

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