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    My short search for a self-contained commuter light

    Turns out an all-in-one headlight would be a good addition for my commute light set up. How did I come to this conclusion? My Chrome Bravo backpack in non-extended configuration is almost full!

    The Saferide is at Amazon for $79.xx. For power output and be-seen safety, would you choose the Phillips or another light? Still need to make sure the Phillips has a strobe mode.
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    Strobe mode?
    Where's androgen, he would know the answer to this.

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    Ah, have been reading reviews but have serious doubts now. May look somewhere else.

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    One thing I can't tolerate is questionable light mounts. All the lights I looked at except for Cateye, seemed to eventually fall into that category.

    If Cateye had a more compact 500-600 lumen light cheaper than the 1200's $200, I would have gone with that. Decided to order a Lupine Piko TL MiniMax. I should get 2 hr at around 600 lumen. Francios' description of the lupine mount is "awesome".

    It'll be a long wait.

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    It's more money, but we really like the Taz series of lights from Light and Motion.

    Also, if you want interchangeable batteries, Lezyne has some decent lights.

    J.

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    L&M's beam tech wasn't compelling enough for my needs. What I'm getting with the self-contained Piko is the the small form factor and hopefully long term reliability. The main question is whether I should call and change my order to the Max, which is 20g heavier and 15mm

    Would add that storing all of my gear in a backpack and locking up outside, the space savings between a Gloworm X1 with battery and the Minimax does go a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigmode View Post
    Decided to order a Lupine Piko TL MiniMax. I should get 2 hr at around 600 lumen. Francios' description of the lupine mount is "awesome".

    It'll be a long wait.
    Yeah, that light looks awesome. Out of my reach at $300. Is that the one you are talking about?
    Review: Lupine Piko TL Max and MiniMax | Mountain Bike Review

    Pictures on the Lupine website show a rubber band mount.

    My short search for a self-contained commuter light-piko_tl_bikehalterung.jpg

    That mount is available for 29 Euro, if anyone is interested.

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    ^ Not sure if that's the Max or Minimax, but unfortunately the 2014 price of the Mini is $375 :0

    P.S. Thanks, just called and added the handlebar mount to my order (duh).

    Kudos to gretna for offering USPS shipping for those of us outside CONUS.

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