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    battery run time vs ride length

    do you size your battery to have extra capacity ( for example using 3 hour battery if your ride is 2 hours ) or do you size your battery to have just about enough and then simply dim down if you start feeling like you can run out ?

    like right now my ride is 2 hours and my battery is 1.5 hours on high ... but 3 hours on medium so i do half the ride on high and half the ride on medium ... if that were you, would you just buy a 2nd battery ? or would you wait until your ride got to 3 hours before getting a 2nd battery ?

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    I always carry a spare battery on my night rides, I run with two lights.... handlebar and helmet. The tail light battery pack can also be used if needed on one of the front lights. I generally like to run the lights on full power. If I have a mechanical, rip the sidewall of my tire or crash and need to spend an hour or so walking/getting out of the forest I know I have enough light to get me out. My night rides vary but are usually between 2-5 hours
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