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    Under $40 Commuter light recco?

    I was wondering what people find as the best light for commuting under $40, battery powered of course. My main concern is seeing the road because some of the roads I ride to work in the morning and evening can get quite dark - no street lights what so ever.

    The obvious answer is to get a light set and that will kill two birds with one stone, however, I was wondering if there is a product out there worth getting.

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    none! only if you are pushing your bike are they effective.

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    I was afraid of that.
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    Not for $40 at full price. i'm sure you can get some for $100 that will work well but $40 may be tough UNLESS you find something on Steepandcheap.com or backcountryoutlet.com (try this one). Sometimes, they have lights 40%-70% off.

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    A lot of folks will disagree here, but I got along with a little clip-on light for a few seasons worth of commuting. Short commute (about 3.5 mi each way), maybe half of it completely without streetlights. I used a little halogen Cateye that ran on 4 AAs and had a QR mount for my fork. It certainly wasn`t what I would have liked, but it did get me to work and back for about $30. Homebrew might be another option for you, or the ol Maglight and bungee cord routine. Whatever you end up doing, be sure to spring for a tail light too. You can get one for about $6.
    Recalculating....

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    If you're willing to crank your dollar limit up a bit you can get a really neato little light for $65... that would be the fenix L2D:

    https://www.fenix-store.com/product_...a6f2f03405c367

    Bang-for-buck wise it's hard to beat.
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