Top 5 pieces of gear I own
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Ok so I'm not a gear head, don't have the flashiest components or carbon wheel set. But I ride as often as I can and have learned a good component, tool, or piece of gear especially when it comes to MTB. This light is nice because it works as a super bright flashlight for camping, nice dimensions and button action. I don't have anything to compare it to. I've had two of these and never owned another setup. Have had awesome support from Nite Rider, and absolutely love the vision provided by one or both of the lights (usually just use helmet and keep backup in pack). I have a lumina 750 also and it is all I used for years. Grabbed this one just because the price was right. Helmet mount is awesome, not heavy or awkward whatsoever, and keeps the beam locked/stable. I never even think about it on the trail. As the other review states it is an easy device to charge. I guess compared to other riders I ride with, I just seem to be fiddling with my lights less, and maybe some setups are brighter but I would say the lumina series is rock solid and more than bright enough on low settings. I use the brighter setting for the fastest descents only. Mine never heats up, and holds its charge extremely consistently. Another cool thing is it's easy to adjust the angle of the beam, or aim it straight down if you're talking to someone or approaching another trail user. Why write a review for a bike light? Because I like it that much... And forget about it, night riding is one of my favorite aspects of mountain biking.