Light & Motion Urban 850 Road LTD Barfly Combo Headlight
Light & MotionUrban 850 Road LTD Barfly Combo Headlight

Seeing is believing.

You stuff carrots down your gullet all day, but your night vision will never actually improve enough to rival the Light & Motion Urban 850 LTD Barfly Combo Headlight. When the streetlights don’t cut it anymore, the Urban 850’s namesake 850 lumens provide an ultra-smooth beam that’s designed to improve depth perception and peripheral vision, so you’re not surprised by deeper-than-they-look potholes or encroaching curbs. Three beam settings allow to you conserve battery life, and the IP67 waterproof certification will keep the Urban 850 safe in one meter of water for 30 minutes—good luck finding a rainstorm that heinous, though.

A great light deserves a great mount, so Light & Motion teamed up with Barfly to ship the light with the SLi handlebar mount, which promises never to slip, fall off, or otherwise compromise your light, even if you spend the ride home catching air off speedbumps. The SLi can also hold a GoPro, and there’s an included helmet mount if you want your light to move with your head.

  • A powerful headlight for nighttime commutes and training
  • Beam optimizes depth perception and peripheral vision
  • Includes durable Barfly SLi handlebar mount
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Fine But

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The light itself is great, but would have preferred an easier way to detach the light from the mount when I lock my bike to a post and want to take the light with me. This product requires a screwdriver to take the light off (the mount stays on). Would be better if it were just a tab or something that didn't require a tool to take off.

You should be able to get a thumb screw for the GoPro style mount. At least that's an option for other GoPro style accessory mounts I have tried.

Barfly Not Compatible

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Very happy with the light and the performance of the light. The barfly did not work on any of the 2 mountain and 2 road bikes I own. It's a great concept but needs more spacers and options to mount securely to the handlebars. The space where I could get the barfly mounted has a slight taper and the entire unit came loose within 30 minutes of riding. I went back to my Garmin GPS mount and used the handlebar mount that came with the light. I would either save the money or put the same dollars to a higher output light.

Unanswered Question

Will the light run/work while being charged by an external battery source?

Perfect front end bike light!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The adjustable arm and pivot at the base of the light make this light perfect for changing conditions and easy to adjust on the fly. I can turn the light left or right, as well as up and down easily. The light itself is unbelievably bright with a number of different lighting options.

Will the Garmin Edge 1000 fit in this mount? It looks like it might not have enough room to clear the bars.

Hi Melanie, Yes a 1000 will fit.

Does the Wahoo Elemnt fit on the Barfly mount?

The official answer to that is no; the mount is slightly different. But, if your barfly is broken in a bit, the Elemnt will fit.

clean look and great light

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Its a great light. Even at the lowest setting visibility is better than good. I installed this in minutes and couldnt be happier with the quality of the material and the clean look.





Update:



I replaced my forks, handlebars, and stem. When I removed the mount, it's a very small metric hex pan head, it was easily rounded out. I've ended up replacing the OEM bolt with a m4-0.7 x 20 mm pan head (Phillips) in stainless steel and it looks great. I was worried about the finished look and it's just as nice as the original.

clean look and great light

light view

different angle of the light and garmin

light view

out front and holds garmin

installed in a few minutes. you need two hex wrenches. one for the light mount
and the other for the handle bar mount.

out front and holds garmin