I'm nearly ready to pulll the trigger on a nice bar mounted light. There's been so little talk about this light on the forums, so I just want to know if it is comparable to a light like the Baja Designs Double Stryk, which I'm currently leaning towards. If you know anything about the Niterider light, just describe the battery life, durability of the light head, beam pattern, and battery quality for me. Any information on this light would be much appreciated.
I just double checked and It's the sixth thread from the bottom of the Lights and Night Riding main page. Sorry as well as i'm brutal with computer knowledge and don't know how to do the basics such as cut n past links and photos etc.
I just purchased a NiteRider 1800. I own a NiteRider Classic (12 volt) and Digital Head Trip (6 Volt) both Halogen lights and am very happy with them except NiteRider no longer sells batteries for the Digital Head Trip. They recommended I send it to Batteries Plus to rebuild, which I did and the new battery only powers the light for about 75 minutes and not the 90 minutes when new.
So, I decided to go for the 1800 and it is, hands down, far superior to the Classic and/or the Head Trip. Now I'm thinking I should just bite the bullet and go for the 3600, too.
I purchased NR Pro 1800 4 months ago. It has been an excellent light. My riding partners said to go with the Chinese lights. Cheaper was better was their rational.
I went with Nite Rider because they service their product. So here's my problem, my Golden Reteiver broke into my bag and selected the 1800 as his favorite chew toy. I can't blame NR for the failure. My dog chewed the cord off a $ 300 light. Most of the time he is a great pooch, this time he really screwed up. Back to NR, I shipped my light , they rebuilt the cord and shipped it back. Their charge $ 21.00
Nite Rider did me great. If customer serviceis important to you, you can't beat this company. They built a high performing light and backed it up, still want to buy that cheap Chinese light? Not me.