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This year, the Strykr is called the Strykr II and the output has increased from 700 claimed lumens to 950. On our light meter, the reading has increased from 52 lux to 74 lux so it is noticeably brighter. We measured the light though at an integrating sphere and the actual lumen output is 670 lumens.

Baja Designs has extensive Motorcycle and Offroad lights racing experience and have continued to improve their rugged bike light. The head unit is big and made of very sturdy aluminum with the front rim protected by a rubber casing. The battery is nicely sealed as well as this light seems ready to take on the roughest conditions. The light is waterproof too and can be submerged up to 33 feet.

The system comes an extra reflector as well that can be used to produce a wider beam. We tried the wide reflector and it is remarkable and we fully recommend it instead of the stock one. The wide reflector makes the center spot a flat oblong shape instead of round. The outer halo is the same but the center is much wider and lights up more of the trail with the intense center beam.

Specifications:
  • Price: $300.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 708 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 670 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 74 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 174 grams
  • Installed Weight: 520 grams
  • Run Time: 3 Hours
Mounting:

A handlebar and helmet mount is included in the package. The handlebar mount base needs to be installed with zip ties and is thus not easily portable and is meant to stay on each bike. The light head is then screwed on with a thumb screw and it can be aimed left to right easily.



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MTBR Light Meter Measurements:

This light is advertised at 950 lumens and it measured 74 lux on our meter. Measured lumen output is 708 so it is a bit optimistic on the claimed rating.

The good news is we put on the wide lens and the light measured a hair brighter on our lux meter. This is pleasantly surprising but the wide center spot seems to reflect more light in our test room. It looks brighter too to the naked eye so we wholeheartedly recommend the wide reflector.



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Strengths:
  • Extremely rugged construction
  • Beautiful beam pattern with a wide halo
  • Included wide reflector is a bonus and very desirable for bike use
  • Weatherproof and waterproof up to 33 feet
  • Long run time of 3 hours
Weaknesses:
  • Use of zip ties for mounting
  • Light head unit is a huge compared to the competition
  • It is outflanked by the Double Stryk and the Strykr SL
Bottom Line:

It is a solid light but the Double STryk is a much better light and a better value. The SL is sleeker and more versatile.

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Value Rating:

4.25 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.75 out of 5 Stars

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