How much does a top-of-the-line fishing rod and reel cost?....How much for two tickets to your favorite sporting event and food while you're there?....how much for a computer, printer, etc. ...new bike wheels?....a set of new disk brakes?...
They don't! $100 will get you a great Chinese made light. Hell you can even get a nice $50 flashlight and tape it to your helmet if you want. The Magicshine, BikeRay, and Gemini lights are all very good products although not without some drawbacks.
Yeah, people will go out and buy the latest cell phone that cost hundreds and never skip a beat but the thought of buying an expensive bike light or torch they don't understand. When the people I work with see my bright torches they are very impressed but when I tell them how much it cost they think the $30 is WAY TOO much for a flashlight. :lol:I wonder why it is that some people will rail against high quality lights that are not inexpensive, yet I don't often see people making the same judgement about a several thousand dollar bike when there are far less expensive options available.
Who told you that you need a $500 light?No, not really. But $500 is.
Do you know it costs almost $15,000 (not a typo) to do a clutch change on a Lambo Gallardo (not the MT but the SMG-style version)?No, not really. But $500 is.
This is a good point. I think you may be addressing the first thought that occurs in a lot of night riding beginners. I know the majority of people have the same reaction. You may not be getting the same reaction here in the forums (as evident by the replies) because you are asking the question to people who are night riding veterans and enthusiasts.