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    Need help with bar & helmet light setup

    Newbie at night riding. For typical AM/Trail riding, what lumen output would you recommend I need for each (bar/helmet)? After reading through all the posts I can, my head feels like exploding, so if you were in my place, what units would you buy, if you're not sure you would like night riding, but don't want some pos junk?
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    I'm in a similar space ,,, I would probably grab some cree lights off ebay or amazon... I love nightriding but with family and work schedule I don't get out there nearly enuff to come to terms with spending a a few hundred bucks ,,,,,,,,,,so I jumped on ebay brought 2 1800 lumen cree xml-6 light . holy crap these things are super bright .. lights are awesome but the batteries are only about a season strong. hope this helps bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Newbie at night riding. For typical AM/Trail riding, what lumen output would you recommend I need for each (bar/helmet)? After reading through all the posts I can, my head feels like exploding, so if you were in my place, what units would you buy, if you're not sure you would like night riding, but don't want some pos junk?
    If you re-post this over in the night riding forum, you'll probably get more advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    If you re-post this over in the night riding forum, you'll probably get more advice.

    Lights and Night Riding - Mtbr.com

    Most folks here are into building their own lights rather than purchased lights.
    Ahh, thanks, could be the reason for so few comments.
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