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    Cygolite Dual Cross 200 / HiFlux 200 Review

    This is just preliminary, I haven't had the chance to take these out on the trail yet but I rode around the darkest streest I could find to get an idea of the brightness. I snapped one before I went back inside.

    sorry for the poor quality, Shot doesn't really do the lights justice but they were lighting up my whole backyard.

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    This one really give you an idea of how bright these really are

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    The Dual Cross was really easy to setup, and the whole package is pretty light.

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    The HiFlux 200 is was a bit more complicated to setup because I'm using it as a helmet light.

    The light is nearly as bright as the Dual Cross

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    Here is where it gets more complicated, the battery comes permanently attached to a remote switch and the input to the light, but when you order the helmet mount you also get another remote swtich and a cable extension to the light. You just have to make sure you turn on both switches.

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    You also have to find places to mount both remote switches. The directions suggest mounting the switch (the one closer to the light) on the helmet, which I did. I mounted the other one (which is closer to the battery) on my bag.

    Heres the remote switch on the helmet

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    Here's the remote switch on the bag

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    The helmet kit came with additional velcro srtips which I used along w/ a loose zip tie to guide the cable down the back of my helmet.

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    The combination of the 2 was amazing. I'm coming from a Sigma Sport Evo so these are definetly an improvement. They both have high and low settings. The Dual cross actually has 4 power levels (High, Medium/High, Medium/Low, and Low) as well as 4 different special modes (Fast Flash, Slow Flash, Walking, and S.O.S.) I can't comment on the run times because I haven't riden on them long enough but I will after I ride with them more.

    The advertised run times are: Dual Cross 200, 4hrs High power 9hrs Low p;ower.
    HiFlux 200, 6 hrs High power 50 Hrs Low power

    The Dual Cross 200 is about $140 and the only difference between it and the dual corss 300 is the charger
    The HiFlux 200 is about $100 and the helmet upgrade kit is around $15. It also comes with a bar mount and i'll post pictures of it mounted on the bars at a later date.

    Im exited to get these on the trail, I've been sick of having all my rides cut short by the quick sunsets, but not anymore

    -Dave
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    Hi, pretty lights, I have a cygolite nitro 100 with 15w halogen are very good light.

    The first photo, you need a tripod and put it the camera in manual exposition at 1-2 sec to do it well

    Thanks for the review

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    Yea I figured I needed a tripod, but thats the best I could manage w/o one. I'm definetly no camera wiz heh

    Thanks for the reply -Dave
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    Nice i have the dual cross 300 and i love it. Im thinking about adding a LED helmet mout light too.

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    Thanks for posting this !

    I have a couple questions:

    You say your old light was the sigma evo. Was that the older version (5w + 20w SLA bat) or the newer 'high power' 10w + 5w with Nimh, or the 10w alone?

    And when you say these new lights are an improvement over the sigma, are you talking individually or combined? Funnily enough, I was reading the mtbr reviews for the dual cross just a couple hours ago. Previously I thought the new Sigma evo 10w (20w equivalent) would make a good replacement for my old cateye, but if the dual cross is brighter than the Sigma, then that may be a better choice.

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    pulser what kind of riding are you doing? I am really interested in the Dual cross 300 but I'm not sure it's going to be bright enough..thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by onyourbike
    Thanks for posting this !

    I have a couple questions:

    You say your old light was the sigma evo. Was that the older version (5w + 20w SLA bat) or the newer 'high power' 10w + 5w with Nimh, or the 10w alone?

    And when you say these new lights are an improvement over the sigma, are you talking individually or combined? Funnily enough, I was reading the mtbr reviews for the dual cross just a couple hours ago. Previously I thought the new Sigma evo 10w (20w equivalent) would make a good replacement for my old cateye, but if the dual cross is brighter than the Sigma, then that may be a better choice.

    The sigma light, have a problem, the refector it isn't very good gives a very dispersed light. If you lives in USA, you don't buy the sigma, better you buy a cygolite, nitehawk, light & motion, etc, etc...

    Greetings - Saludos

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    The Sigma system I have is the 5w + 10w but i don't have the nimh battery, I have the lead acid battery, which has very short run times. It has decent brightness, and would be good for commuting which is what i used it for mostly, but the Dual cross is just a much better system. Better run times, better brightness, even a wider spread. It keeps this wider spread while still lighting more than the Sigma. I'd say go w/ the Dual cross if your on the fence about the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIKERDAD36
    pulser what kind of riding are you doing? I am really interested in the Dual cross 300 but I'm not sure it's going to be bright enough..thanks

    Mostly Xc stuff in the front range. Its a mix of hard pack and tecnical rock sections.

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    G-VegasMTBiker Thanks for fowarding your review onto my thread...I'll see how I like the light when it arrives.

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    no problem, I hope it helped.
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