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Helmet mounted light xc use

kirkeekirkee Posts: 369
edited June 2019 in MTB buying advice
Any reccomends for a helmet mounted light? Budget £100 plus or so. Will use for night MTB rides upcoming 24 hour event and winter commutes. I currently use cheap Chinese Cree handlebar light for front, I know the basic gist/ pros and cons of Chinese crees. For the helmet light am considering a decent light, ie not dirt cheap!
Cheers
Caveat - I buy and ride cheap, however, I reserve the right to advise on expensive kit that I have never actually used and possibly never will

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,522
    For reliability I'd be looking at exposure joystick mk12 along with additional battery pack if your not interested in cheaper Chinese cree things.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 833
    2nd vote for a Joystick, although you'll need more juice for a 24H event. Or a Hope light with bigger battery pack(s).

    I'm a big fan of you get what you pay for with lights.
    "Ride, crash, replace"
  • billycool wrote:
    I'm a big fan of you get what you pay for with lights.
    Very much this - Exposure lights are very expensive but they are hard-wearing and the company offer good customer support.
    I've run into trees, kicked it down concrete steps and dropped it albeit briefly into a stream and it still works.
    I'm a big fan of their tech and the self-contained batteries (negating the need for wires all over the frame/helmet/handlebars).
    2007 Felt Q720 (the ratbike)
    2012 Cube Ltd SL (the hardtail XC 26er)
    2014 Lapierre Zesty TR 329 (the full-sus 29er)
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,530
    oxoman wrote:
    For reliability I'd be looking at exposure joystick mk12 along with additional battery pack if your not interested in cheaper Chinese cree things.

    This ^^^ or a Diablo if you want more of those lovely lumens.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
  • kirkeekirkee Posts: 369
    Thanks, looks like ill get an Exposure after the reccommends, will be between the Joystick or Diablo.
    Caveat - I buy and ride cheap, however, I reserve the right to advise on expensive kit that I have never actually used and possibly never will
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,530
    I'd recommend the Diablo. It isn't too heavy to use as a helmet light but is also bright enough to be used as a bar-mounted light.
    “Life has been unfaithful
    And it all promised so so much”

    Giant Trance 2 27.5 2016 ¦ Bird Zero Mk1 ¦ Giant Revolt Advanced 2 2019 ¦ Giant Anthem 3 2015 ¦ Specialized Myka Comp FSR 2009
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