Cateye EL-R2 Front Light - £149.99 Delivered @ Evans Cycles - HotUKDeals
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i know not many people will be interested in this but its a really good deal for people that are.

Bright, lightweight, Cateye EL-R2 Front Light works really well mounted on your helmet. Perfect for adventure racing and serious off-road riding this amazingly compact and incredibly lightweight lamp can be mounted on pairs or your helmet. Being so small and light it doesn't interfere with your riding. The 2 new Lumiled LED's generate a phenomenal amount of focussed light.


Type:RechargeableLight Source:2 Lumiled LEDs Battery:Lightweight 2.3Ah Li-ion battery Light modes:High and low beamRun time:Full power - 2 hrs, Low - 4 hrsBatt Life indicator:LED indicator warning at 50% and 20% remaining.Mounting:Flex Tight Handlebar bracketExtra Features:The R2 is supplied with the same remote switch as the R3 complete with low battery warning LEDs. Its small size and low weight make it an ideal helmet light so a helmet mount is included in the boxWeight:332g approx.
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#1
I know theses are good quality stuff but at £150 is still a bit dear don't you think. Surely some LED would be suitable. After all we don't wanna blind the drivers with our head light.
#2
Super Noob
I know theses are good quality stuff but at £150 is still a bit dear don't you think. Surely some LED would be suitable. After all we don't wanna blind the drivers with our head light.

Bright, lightweight, Cateye EL-R2 Front Light works really well mounted on your helmet. Perfect for adventure racing and serious off-road riding this amazingly compact and incredibly lightweight lamp can be mounted on pairs or your helmet. Being so small and light it doesn't interfere with your riding. The 2 new Lumiled LED's generate a phenomenal amount of focussed light.


Type:RechargeableLight Source:2 Lumiled LEDs Battery:Lightweight 2.3Ah Li-ion battery Light modes:High and low beamRun time:Full power - 2 hrs, Low - 4 hrsBatt Life indicator:LED indicator warning at 50% and 20% remaining.Mounting:Flex Tight Handlebar bracketExtra Features:The R2 is supplied with the same remote switch as the R3 complete with low battery warning LEDs. Its small size and low weight make it an ideal helmet light so a helmet mount is included in the boxWeight:332g approx.

they are aimed at night racing and night off roading
have you ever ridden off road in the dark?
you want all the light you can get
5 Likes #3
custardy
Super Noob
I know theses are good quality stuff but at £150 is still a bit dear don't you think. Surely some LED would be suitable. After all we don't wanna blind the drivers with our head light.


Bright, lightweight, Cateye EL-R2 Front Light works really well mounted on your helmet. Perfect for adventure racing and serious off-road riding this amazingly compact and incredibly lightweight lamp can be mounted on pairs or your helmet. Being so small and light it doesn't interfere with your riding. The 2 new Lumiled LED's generate a phenomenal amount of focussed light.


Type:RechargeableLight Source:2 Lumiled LEDs Battery:Lightweight 2.3Ah Li-ion battery Light modes:High and low beamRun time:Full power - 2 hrs, Low - 4 hrsBatt Life indicator:LED indicator warning at 50% and 20% remaining.Mounting:Flex Tight Handlebar bracketExtra Features:The R2 is supplied with the same remote switch as the R3 complete with low battery warning LEDs. Its small size and low weight make it an ideal helmet light so a helmet mount is included in the boxWeight:332g approx.


they are aimed at night racing and night off roading
have you ever ridden off road in the dark?
you want all the light you can get


Go during the day and save some money
#4
Not much adventure racing to be had at 2hrs runtime on full. Cateye are a poor cousin, often with poorer lenses. It also doesn't mention its lumen rated output! Check out exposure or hope (eg vision 2) for proven mtb night riding.
2 Likes #5
works really well mounted on your helmet

oO
7 Likes #6
i dont want to see some of the dark places my helmet ends up
1 Like #7
For this kind of money I can't recommend the Deal Extreme ones enough - that some cheeky UK bikeshops actually buy, mark them up by as much as 100% and simply resell! Friends have actually had one as a spare and found it to be better than Hope equivalents!

For the premium performance and quality go for a Troutie light, which are made from the latest CREE leds in a fantastic looking aluminium CNC machined casing. Together with a Li-Ion battery pack you'll have a higher spec and more customised setup.
#8
withabix
works really well mounted on your helmetoO

X)
#9
You can buy a car for that money :D

Only kidding about well done OP for finding the deal :)
#10
joetipper
For this kind of money I can't recommend the Deal Extreme ones enough - that some cheeky UK bikeshops actually buy, mark them up by as much as 100% and simply resell! Friends have actually had one as a spare and found it to be better than Hope equivalents!


Agreed. Trail light prices in the UK are insane. I recently got a Magicshine MJ808 from Deal Extreme for £51 delivered, and it knocks spots off my previous Lupine light that cost 6 TIMES as much!!

I commute home on the trails at Glentress every night and the Magicshine is excellent, with battery lasting a full week using combined dipped / full beam setting, although as stated, avoid rip-off UK sellers who are chargining upto £200 for it oO
#11
If you do buy these and use them for commuting please be reasonable and aim them slightly downward in situations where there is two way traffic. I get blinded almost every night by goofs riding in the opposite direction with these kinds of lamps shining right in my face.

It's like driving a car with the high beams constantly on.
#12
joetipper
For this kind of money I can't recommend the Deal Extreme ones enough - that some cheeky UK bikeshops actually buy, mark them up by as much as 100% and simply resell!
Peace of mind - at least you get a guarantee. I'm happy to buy from DX but often have to fiddle with things to make them work properly, including their CNC bike lights. And their mains-powered devices are an electrical safety hazard in my experience.
For the premium performance and quality go for a Troutie light
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#13
srboisvert
If you do buy these and use them for commuting please be reasonable and aim them slightly downward in situations where there is two way traffic. I get blinded almost every night by goofs riding in the opposite direction with these kinds of lamps shining right in my face.

It's like driving a car with the high beams constantly on.


I agree with this. Many a time I've been blinded by idiots with ultrabright lights as I've cycled home along the canal towpath on a winter's evening. I usually find aiming for the light while attempting to shield my eyes with the other hand is enough to get them to dip them.

Generally I find it's better to ride offroad with minimal lighting so your eyes adjust - although I do once remember riding through some woods in Snowdonia after it went dark (and I was the only one in the party with any lights - powered by a dynamo). That was a fairly hairy descent.
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DirtyPixel
joetipper
For this kind of money I can't recommend the Deal Extreme ones enough - that some cheeky UK bikeshops actually buy, mark them up by as much as 100% and simply resell! Friends have actually had one as a spare and found it to be better than Hope equivalents!
Agreed. Trail light prices in the UK are insane. I recently got a Magicshine MJ808 from Deal Extreme for £51 delivered, and it knocks spots off my previous Lupine light that cost 6 TIMES as much!!I commute home on the trails at Glentress every night and the Magicshine is excellent, with battery lasting a full week using combined dipped / full beam setting, although as stated, avoid rip-off UK sellers who are chargining upto £200 for it oO

Agreed - I got one off eBay about a year ago for around £70, makes the in-the-dark commute on the Grand Union canal as quick as on daylight! I do dip it when I meet other people though, it's ridiculously powerful otherwise.
#15
jazid
Not much adventure racing to be had at 2hrs runtime on full. Cateye are a poor cousin, often with poorer lenses. It also doesn't mention its lumen rated output! Check out exposure or hope (eg vision 2) for proven mtb night riding.

Agreed, at this price I would expect a more accurate specification.
1 Like #16
joetipper
For this kind of money I can't recommend the Deal Extreme ones enough - that some cheeky UK bikeshops actually buy, mark them up by as much as 100% and simply resell! Friends have actually had one as a spare and found it to be better than Hope equivalents!

For the premium performance and quality go for a Troutie light, which are made from the latest CREE leds in a fantastic looking aluminium CNC machined casing. Together with a Li-Ion battery pack you'll have a higher spec and more customised setup.


Agreed. I bought a cree 250 lumen flash light for USD 20, and it is so blindingly bright, have to see to believe. It's also weather sealed and with tactical switch with different modes.

Throw in a few lithium rechargeable batteries and charger still well under £30.
1 Like #17
geekystar
joetipper
For this kind of money I can't recommend the Deal Extreme ones enough - that some cheeky UK bikeshops actually buy, mark them up by as much as 100% and simply resell! Friends have actually had one as a spare and found it to be better than Hope equivalents!For the premium performance and quality go for a Troutie light, which are made from the latest CREE leds in a fantastic looking aluminium CNC machined casing. Together with a Li-Ion battery pack you'll have a higher spec and more customised setup.
Agreed. I bought a cree 250 lumen flash light for USD 20, and it is so blindingly bright, have to see to believe. It's also weather sealed and with tactical switch with different modes. Throw in a few lithium rechargeable batteries and charger still well under £30.

I have to agree also. These types of high prices for bike lights should be a thing of the past with the likes of DealExtreme, Priceangels etc. I have bought these types of setup in the past, they are stunningly bright lights, but no brighter then CREE lights that I also bought recently from Priceangels - for less than a tenner if i remember right - along with bike mounts to go with them, and they were a tiny fraction of the price of this deal, and I'm betting every bit as good, if not better, as they can still be used as a lightweight handheld torch etc.

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