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Trail Sanitizer
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I've got some money burning a hole in my pocket (and, no, you can't have any of it) and I was thinking about buying a light for riding. I would use it for an occassional night mtb ride but more frequently on my commute on a dark bike path. <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:p></O:p>
Would one light suffice? I was thinking helmet mounted would be my first choice. Would two lights (one helmet, one handlebar) be overkill for my intended use? What about a double light on the helmet or handlebar? What about one light on the helmet and two on the handlebar? Is an HID overkill or would an LED light work best?<O:p></O:p>
Although I like the idea of 24hr racing, the reality is that there isn't enough time in the day for me to train for it so I won't be using the light(s) for racing.


 

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I'd say just get a good bar light if you ride on the road at all on your commute.

A HID sounds plenty for what you said.

All the HIDs pretty much use the same solarc bulb. I Use a trailtech one. Is bright enough to get car to dip there beam before they get around a corner to find a dud on a push iron hehe.

Stu
 

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Lights

I recently purchased the following from Pricepoint. I use them on the road.

47004 Niterider Trail Rat 2.0 1 $89.98
47027 Niterider Tail Light 1 $58.98

The tail light is phenomenal. At night it can be seen for miles (no exaggeration) and during the day it has a discernable effect on drivers that pass me. I haven't ridden off road with the headlight but on the road it lights like a motor cycle light.

That's my $0.02 worth anyway,

Later,
 
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