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    exposure light inquire/purchase

    I am looking to invest in the exposure lights

    Options are

    Joystick +white eye
    Diablo mk2
    Race mk5
    Strada mk2

    Which one to get?

    Type of riding single track not fireroad or major drops.
    20km/h or less

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    Quote Originally Posted by r29
    I am looking to invest in the exposure lights

    Options are

    Joystick +white eye
    Diablo mk2
    Race mk5
    Strada mk2

    Which one to get?

    Type of riding single track not fireroad or major drops.
    20km/h or less
    I really like the Diablo mk2 (I just rode tonight with mine). Small, light and powerful. Only potential downside is the run time if you like to use high mode... a little over 1 hour, but if you're willing to run at medium, then you're good for 3 hours run time. At medium you've got essentially the same brightness as the Joystick but the Diablo gives you that next level up for the times when you want it.

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    within the the ones i listed

    the diablo would best bang for buck.

    I can always get the extra batts to piggyback it.

    reason I am asking is because I found the race/strada for nearly the same price as a diablo.

    What would be a good compliment to the diablo for bar mount?

    I have look at other lights but I do not want to strap a battery onto my stem or else where on bike.

    Thanks kwarwick

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    Quote Originally Posted by r29
    within the the ones i listed

    the diablo would best bang for buck.

    I can always get the extra batts to piggyback it.

    reason I am asking is because I found the race/strada for nearly the same price as a diablo.

    What would be a good compliment to the diablo for bar mount?

    I have look at other lights but I do not want to strap a battery onto my stem or else where on bike.

    Thanks kwarwick
    For a bar light with an integrated battery the choices are pretty much only Exposure again. I'd say a good complement to the Diablo on your helmet would be a Maxx-D mk3 or if you want to go over the top, the Six Pack!

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    Do not think I will need the six pack.

    I'll get the diablo for now see ride for awhile and see what I need.

    Just looking to invest in a light to do some night riding.
    Might as well spend the extra money on a light that will last and be useful then spend less and needing to upgrade very soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by r29
    Do not think I will need the six pack.

    I'll get the diablo for now see ride for awhile and see what I need.

    Just looking to invest in a light to do some night riding.
    Might as well spend the extra money on a light that will last and be useful then spend less and needing to upgrade very soon
    Oh I agree that the Six Pack is likely too much for the majority, I was just throwing it out there in case you were one that just had to have the brightest. I'd say starting off with the Diablo on your helmet is a good plan and that might very well be all you need. Personally I like to ride with a helmet and a bar light... the bar light just provides more fill lighting and the helmet light allows you to send light in the direction your head is pointing, which is especially important for single track riding where it allows you to look around the bends.

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    Thanks for the help kwarwick.

    Just need to find a place to order the light now

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    15% off Exposure lights with coupon code SLWT15 at Competitive Cyclist. Found it on their blog.

    http://exposurelights.blogspot.com/
    Last edited by jr711; 02-24-2011 at 05:56 PM.

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    Diablo with the 1 cell piggy has been working out great for me. 2:47 hours on high with the piggy mounted to my helmet. The light, mount, and piggy ends up being lighter than the system I had previously. I can't say enough good things about this light.

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    Try contacting them... they pointed me to their blog that had discount codes but I'm sure the codes are expired. The 2010 model is $250.

    I wonder if they'd do discounts for a group buy. I want a piggy!

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    Damnilocano thanks.

    Can someone tell the how long the diablo runs on high/med/low with 1 cell piggy vs 3 cell piggy.

    Thanks

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    The below is printed on the piggyback package from the manufacture. I didn't find a need to use it at high. Medium is plenty bright for me.

    Standard: High - 1Hr; Med - 3Hrs; Low - 10 Hrs
    1 Cell Piggyback: High - 2Hrs; Med - 6Hrs; Low - 20Hrs
    3 Cell Piggyback: High - 4Hrs; Med - 12Hrs; Low - 40Hrs

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    Hi Menatwork,

    Thanks for the info.

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    I applied the code last Thursday and it was working... Ready to place my order today and it's expired...

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    chain reaction cycle and wiggle has the cheapest price but they are out of stock

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    I have the Toro on my handlebars and the Diablo for my helmet. I run both on medium. If I run the Diablo on high, it washes out a little by reflecting off the moisture in the air, I guess. I'm nearsighted and 44, so I don't have the best eyes ever and these lights are plenty. I can ride just as fast at night with these lights as I can in daylight.
    I like turtles

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    If you buy an Exposure Light from Wiggle or ChainReaction it comes with a UK charger, not a US Charger. They are not allowed to sell US Chargers. Plus if you have an issue with it, you have to send it back through your place of purchase. Support your US Retailers!

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    I will support my Canadian retailers lol.

    I would love to buy local but every cent counts

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    I bought mine from Ibexsports.com. It's a US distributor with one of the best service and fast shipping. I would recommend them. I would not recommend buying from UK vendors like ChainReaction because the shipment will be subjected to custom and will be held up by custom which could take up to a month or more before you received your shipment (even though they shipped immediately).

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    Quote Originally Posted by menatwork_mn123
    I bought mine from Ibexsports.com. It's a US distributor with one of the best service and fast shipping. I would recommend them. I would not recommend buying from UK vendors like ChainReaction because the shipment will be subjected to custom and will be held up by custom which could take up to a month or more before you received your shipment (even though they shipped immediately).
    I've ordered from various UK vendors dozens of times (just got a shipment from Chain Reaction this Monday, ordered last Tuesday) and have never had items held up in US customs or take longer than ten days. They include customs forms on the outside of the box and I've never even seen that customs has checked those forms.

    I will say however that for my Diablo2, I used Ibex Sports as I didn't want to monkey with a 220v charger, or just USB.

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    I ordered the MaXx-D Mk 3 from Evans Cycles last Thurs and got it yesterday. Can't beat their price of $350 (+$10 credit card transaction fee) and they shipped by UPS International Express for free.

    I have a traveler AC socket so it's not a problem for the charger. I'd love to support an US seller but that's over $100 difference...

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    Wow! That is a great deal on the Maxx-D. Too bad I already bought mine.

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