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    Hi guys.
    Any suggestions on front and rear cycling lights that don't cost an arm and a leg? I want some serious power as I'll be doing a few night nature rides with a club. I do not feel that 4k is a fair price to ask for a singular light, so if you have any suggestions under 1k for both, that would be great.

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    Look at the Ryder range of products. They have decent lights for night rides at decent prices.

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    You will need 2 lights. One on the handlebar to always shine straight ahead and then also 'n good light on your head so when you turn your head you can see where you are looking. Unfortunately there are not much short cuts when it comes to night riding. If you want to go full blast high speed and have enough light to expose the trail, then good lights are required.

    I also started night riding a few years back and didn't want to spend too much money on the lights. HAHAHAHAAH - ended up spending 4K on a set of AY UPS for the handle bar and a Nice Led Lenser for the head. There are some good products on the market. I suggest reading on the thehubsa.co.za for updates on what is the best value for money night riding lights.
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    Thanks guys.

    4k for a light is, IMO, ridiculous. Then I'd rather hire a support vehicle with floodlight to ride behind me.

    I'll have a look at the Ryder range

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Thanks guys.

    4k for a light is, IMO, ridiculous. Then I'd rather hire a support vehicle with floodlight to ride behind me.

    I'll have a look at the Ryder range
    Here an option. Buy 2 x Led Lenser. 1 to mount on the handlebar and one on the helmet. Get an P7 with bike mount for handlebar and a H14 for the head. Then you should be kinda ok. This should cost you R1250.

    Then, if you go the above route, you will have 2 very nice lights to use for anything else, not just cycling. Some advice, do not get the rechargeable models. I prefer my off the shelf battery units because you can easily carry a spare set of AA's in case power runs out.

    Also, low cost cycling lights are for visibility when cycling on the road. For night riding in the bush your lights need to fill a different requirement and that is to show you where to cycle.

    You can take my advice as I have done many night rides for clubs and races.


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    Thanks Anton. That sounds a lot more doable than 4k a piece. I ride a Scott Scale 940
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Hi guys.
    Any suggestions on front and rear cycling lights that don't cost an arm and a leg? I want some serious power as I'll be doing a few night nature rides with a club. I do not feel that 4k is a fair price to ask for a singular light, so if you have any suggestions under 1k for both, that would be great.

    Thanks guys
    You will not believe it , i have a white strobe and red strobe led light on my bike and everyone says they see me from a mile away......and you know what....i bought them at Mr Price Sport ....R89.90 for both
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Thanks Anton. That sounds a lot more doable than 4k a piece. I ride a Scott Scale 940
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepman85 View Post
    Thanks guys.

    4k for a light is, IMO, ridiculous. Then I'd rather hire a support vehicle with floodlight to ride behind me.

    I'll have a look at the Ryder range
    Rather spend some more on lights than having to spend R100 000 trying to re-allign your spine because of some obstacle you couldn't see with your R60 Game specials...
    I run the Magicshine mj-880u on the bars and a Lenzer H7 on my helmet. I think both will work out at around R3000.

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    question? is this for riding dark & dirty?
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    I just bought the 2000lumens one from Hannesz on the forum of extreme lights. Only light i have on the front of the bike mounted to the handle bars. Believe me, it will be the last and only light youl ever buy.

    My last 30mns home is some serious technical single track over rocks and that thing shines so bright you can ride as if its daylight.

    http://www.extremelights.co.za/shop/...00-bike-light/
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    Ek gebruik dit vir die ultra-ultra lang goed soos die Desert Dash/36one/transbaviaans ens. Die mj880 was so R2500 en die H7 was maar iets soos R300.

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    Also, put the brighter of the 2 lights on the bars and the other on the helmet.
    Some people say the strugle to see depth with the brighter light on the helmet.
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    These are my two. The double one is Majicshine MJ-880U 2200 lumens. This goes on my handle bars.

    The second one is a Ryder Centauri 1000 lumen unit which I fit to my helmet.

    There is nothing worse than not being able to see properly. Your light will dictate your speed. You don't want to be riding single track with so so light because at some stage you will see your back side.
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    This is the double one for the handle bars.
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    I used to run one of these on my Bomber in 1985

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    The lights from Extreme lights are excellent value for money. I use the B10 every morning and it gives you an excellent spread with good battery life. They have them on sale for R695. Have used it on the road and for MTB.

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    Order a light from Dealxtreme. I ordered a 3000 Lumen light for $47 and paid R93 taxes at the post office. These lights you can get a hold of locally are a rip off.

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