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    New Light

    I was wondering if anyone had used the Blackburn System x4 light? I just got one for x-mas and its my first light so I dont mind the pros/cons. If the money is going to be spent i want it to be a good purchase. It was about $126 +tax at my lbs.

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    I know a couple of guys who use it as a commuting light. It isn't bright enough for techical or fast trails though. Are you planning on using it for singletrack riding? If it's your only light, I'd be cautious and not go too fast. Any light is better than no light but with barely 100 lumens, be careful.

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    I have searched and searched these forums and its all starting to run together. Can you reccomend a light for about $150 or so? What about the cygolit dualcross 300? Sorry.

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    You can look at the light & Motion Stella. The Li-Ion one was on a crazy sale yesterday at Nashbar but not today. You can look at the Ni-MH version though. You can also look at the Nite Rider Minewt. You can pick one up on sale quite easily.

    Some of the guys here will know of some good options around $150. I tend to look at lights that are around 500 lumens and up and they normally start at $250. You may be able to also get some good halogen options.

    Ni-MH Stella around $150 after 20% coupon:
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

    The Nite Rider Minewt is arund the same price but remember that it is easy to get Nite Riders at well below MSRP. Getting 20% off is a no-brainer.

    EDIT- The Dual Cross looks good but I have no experience with it and it may be a bit too heavy for helmet use.

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    Silver, The Cygolyte looks to be a good setup. I'm not familiar with Cygolyte but they seem to get good reviews. The 300 series is supposed to be a good solid light, look around and I'm sure you can find one in the $150-160 range. http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/145...Bike-Light.htm
    Also Check out the Cateye Doubleshot. I think the beam isn't quite as nice(some rings on the edge of beam) but still a good light for the money.
    Do a little research on the forums and look for beam shots. Also check out candlepower forums for the same beam shots. There is a wealth of info between both sites.
    Some beam shots here;http://www.bikemag.com/gear/accessor...t_1/index.html
    Some reviews here; http://www.gearreview.com/2007_led_lights.php
    'Flyers' choice of the Stella is also a good choice, it's only a single LED but with a great beam pattern.
    Nashbar.com has a few of them on sale now,they range from $140-180 depending on battery.
    Eric S
    Last edited by joebreez; 12-26-2007 at 05:51 PM.

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    Check out the Dinotte 200L too. I just got one, and while it's not the brightest thing out there, it does the job really well (200 lumens), is $170 straight from the manufacturer, and is really light. It runs on rechargeable AA's, which I prefer over a specialized, expensive bater pack.

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