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    Any good $50 lights out there?

    I wont use it alot but I'd like to have one just in case. You guys know of any good complete lights for about $50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy_D
    I wont use it alot but I'd like to have one just in case. You guys know of any good complete lights for about $50?
    Um, what kind of riding will you use it for?
    How long do you think the rides will be?

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    Trail riding. If I am night riding it wont be but probably 1-2 hour rides

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    Magicshine is your best bet if you have less than $100 to spend on a light for off-road riding.
    Long Live Long Rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    Magicshine is your best bet if you have less than $100 to spend on a light for off-road riding.
    True that...

    there's more people on this forum jumping on those than Tiger Woods on a crack whore/waitress/lingerie model.

    Still - the price is almost DOUBLE the OP's asking price

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    niteflux at crc worth every penny
    as steve said "As long as the rotor/rivets clears the fork, a miss is as good as a mile"

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    [QUOTE=abacojeff]


    Someone might have a used halogen on craigslist for $50 somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy_D
    I wont use it alot but I'd like to have one just in case. You guys know of any good complete lights for about $50?
    This depends on your definition of the word "good" and "complete". IMO, a complete set would have to include both a bar and a helmet mounted light. That's going to be extremely hard to accomplish if you only want to spend $50. This would be like asking the question, "What good mountain bike can I buy for under $150? You might be able to buy a mountain bike for under $150 but I don't know how good it would be unless it was used or maybe a five-finger discount. FWIW, a P-7 or MC-E mult-mode torch can make a fine bar light worthy of mountain biking but you will still need a helmet lamp. Some people don't like using torches on their helmets or can't use one because of the helmet design. If you can use a torch on your helmet you might be able to keep the price around the $50 mark for both lamps. Nevertheless, even for two decent torches $50 is a hard price to keep under.

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    DealExtreme, if you can wait several weeks for shipping.

    part Brand model sku price
    charger TrustFire all in one 2x charger 4151 $8.79
    battery TrustFire 2400mAh protected, gray, 2 pack 5776 $7.97
    helmet mount 0 degree nylon & velcro 1200 $2.16
    bar mount 90 degree nylon & velcro 31871 $2.50

    bar light TrustFire TR-801 13095 $13.54
    helmet light TrustFire TR-801 13095 $13.54

    Total $48.50

    However, I'd recommend two more batteries, pushing your price up to $56.47.
    "...there was a time, and that time was so long ago..."

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    Second the recommendation for Trustfire 801s. I have one on helmet and one on bars. I also have an MTE P7 on the bars, but I think it's not a great choice; the beam has lots of throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveFreeThenDie
    Second the recommendation for Trustfire 801s. I have one on helmet and one on bars. I also have an MTE P7 on the bars, but I think it's not a great choice; the beam has lots of throw.
    I would not recommend the trustfire tr-801 any more. 6 out of the 7 I received came with the inferior/fake emmiters that produce dim light with a green tint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abacojeff
    Still - the price is almost DOUBLE the OP's asking price
    Not sure where the OP is located, but actually it can be more than double if you add international shipping (Europe).

    I bought the MS MJ-808 last year and paid $US 30.75 shipping + $US 5 for optional insurance.

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    Get a couple of these for under $50. Then mount them on your fork(s) or under your stem. Mounting brackets are extra.




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