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If you prefer to steer away from the brighter, cheaper eastern european lights that have variable reliability, then these Hope 1's are pretty good, especially at £62. Uses 4 AA batteries.

Burn time: 2h 45m on max. Wight: 110g

To get £10 off use code: AFREE-10PND

Note: Currently out of stock (sold like hot cakes) but you can still place an order.
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#1
Reserved for more pictures of beam patterns - if I can find them!
#2
Hope lights are really good but i recently bought a similar sized torch with bike mount from deal extreme, 900 lumen for around £25, brillaint torch for night riding through woods
#3
How hard are these to steal of someones bike;-)
#4
souljacker
Hope lights are really good but i recently bought a similar sized torch with bike mount from deal extreme, 900 lumen for around £25, brillaint torch for night riding through woods


Yeah I have too. Luckily I wasnt racing when the contacts went in it.
I agree that DX / MTB Britain recommended lights are great for casual riding

Having had my last DX light die on me (due to loose contacts) mid way throught a lap on a 12hr Dusk Till Dawn race, leaving me with just my borrowed Exposure Joystick which was low on energy at the start of the lap = not funny!

So now I decided to avoid cheap Eastern imports untill their relibability improves. I have just actually ordered a Hope 2 myself (although stock eta is Jan2010).

YMMV, but thought Id just chuck this bargain out there.
#5
Geemac
How hard are these to steal of someones bike;-)


very hard considering most people will just take them with them ;-)
#6
Geemac
How hard are these to steal of someones bike;-)


Very easy to steal, but the also very easy to remove when you leave your bike.

Whether you will still have your bike when you return to reattch Vision 1 to, is of course questionable!:)
#7
i use to have one of these ,there very good but compared to other lights now for the money you're mostly paying for the name,i've just got 2 of these bad boys 160377766428
#8
souljacker
very hard considering most people will just take them with them ;-)


jazid
Very easy to steal, but the also very easy to remove when you leave your bike.

Whether you will still have your bike when you return to reattch Vision 1 to, is of course questionable!:)


Thanks, I am paranoid about my bike and it's bits:thumbsup:
#9
Geemac
Thanks, I am paranoid about my bike and it's bits:thumbsup:


i use to be like that as spent about £2k on mine ,i've now got a trash around bike to go shopping on etc,good idea really:thumbsup:
#10
these scratch very easily btw and eat up batteries
#11
ok for street riding, not much good for offroading at night, you want at least a 900 lumen setup and a good head torch, a friend of mine has the 900 lumen dealextreme and its as good as my £300 setup and around £45 delivered..

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25149
#12
fozzy17
ok for street riding, not much good for offroading at night, you want at least a 900 lumen setup and a good head torch


Erm dont mean to rain on your parade, but that is rubbish.

I have raced Mountain Mayhem 06 & 07 amd Sleepless in the Saddle 08 with just a 200 lumen headtorch (dinotte 200) although I had a spare on my bars (its da rules), I never used it and the team didnt do too badly either! This wasnt a real disadvantage.

Whilst I agree an extra bar mounted light helps, its not 100% necessary as long as you have 200Lumen+ on your head.

Of course the problem these days is the shadow of 900lumens riding up behind you and have to readjust your eyes.
#13

I was looking at this exact light, and to be honest I dont need the hasstle of QAing it and having to resolder it and check seals before I know its reliable.

If you are not sure what I mean, read around about it - there are lots of posts.

The problems with the batteries dont both me as I would use my own waterproofing, but lets just say you dont want a frame mounted Li-Ion battery pack going pop between your legs!
#14
I had 1 of these, poor quality and they eat batteries. Spend a few quid more and get something which is rechargable. They don't go dim either when the battery gets low - they just switch off complely leaving you in the poo especially if you are off road. Mine came with the wrong size bolt for fitting and a poorly sealed and scratched lense.
#15
jazid
Erm dont mean to rain on your parade, but that is rubbish.

I have raced Mountain Mayhem 06 & 07 amd Sleepless in the Saddle 08 with just a 200 lumen headtorch (dinotte 200) although I had a spare on my bars (its da rules), I never used it and the team didnt do too badly either! This wasnt a real disadvantage.

Whilst I agree an extra bar mounted light helps, its not 100% necessary as long as you have 200Lumen+ on your head.

Of course the problem these days is the shadow of 900lumens riding up behind you and have to readjust your eyes.


whats those mtb enduro rides like,?im thinking of doing london to paris 24 hr race in a few years time,i've just orderd 2 of these for all night rides
160377766428 :)
#16
JACKIT99
whats those mtb enduro rides like,?im thinking of doing london to paris 24 hr race in a few years time,i've just orderd 2 of these for all night rides
160377766428 :)


save yourself a few quid and buy a pair of these: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12623

brilliant torches for mounting on a bike, I have one on my bike and use a smaller one for mounting on my helmet
#17
souljacker
save yourself a few quid and buy a pair of these: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12623

brilliant torches for mounting on a bike, I have one on my bike and use a smaller one for mounting on my helmet


thing i got those 75 for 2 of ebay,road riding tho in pitch black on busy roads:thumbsup:
#18
JACKIT99
whats those mtb enduro rides like


Fantastic but more often than not wet, and the geography up there means plenty of Mud, which adds another stamina and control (i.e. sterring) element to the whol 24hour thing. Its fun especially if you're in a group of 4 or 5.

However MM sells out within weeks, so you have to be on the money to get in, even though it has 2,500k ( +familys etc) MTBers! The atmosphere is very friendly, even the pros that overtake you are very polite, so I would recommend them both.
#19
jazid
Fantastic but more often than not wet, and the geography up there means plenty of Mud, which adds another stamina and control (i.e. sterring) element to the whol 24hour thing. Its fun especially if you're in a group of 4 or 5.

However MM sells out within weeks, so you have to be on the money to get in, even though it has 2,500k ( +familys etc) MTBers! The atmosphere is very friendly, even the pros that overtake you are very polite, so I would recommend them both.

gave up mountain biking about half a year ago as there was so much to brake it seemed,chain about half the time ,so now im into road riding,and its alot better,less muck,more speed,less to maintain and more events and clubs,thinking of giving cyclo cross a go soon though:thumbsup:
#20
Headtorches are great until it rains, then its like riding into a meteor storm with a bright head torch. I'd rec both a good headtorch and a good bar torch AY-UP's are great although expensive at £250 for head and bike set but I'd say worth it if you want to go offroad alot in the winter. Buy cheap buy twice.
I started off with 1 of these Hope lights then bought Knog Gator 605's then went for AY-UPs expensive mistakes first time and second time.
#21
Burty
Headtorches are great until it rains, then its like riding into a meteor storm with a bright head torch. I'd rec both a good headtorch and a good bar torch AY-UP's are great although expensive at £250

I didnt find the rain a problem with just a head torch, but that could just be me.

Agreed that AyUps are really good, just a shame that the UK distributor closed down, so now repairs go back to Oz. SO its £250 for the two sets of lights + Shipping (£25) + Duty(????). Thats why I decided to buy British (Hope)
#22
jazid
Erm dont mean to rain on your parade, but that is rubbish.

I have raced Mountain Mayhem 06 & 07 amd Sleepless in the Saddle 08 with just a 200 lumen headtorch (dinotte 200) although I had a spare on my bars (its da rules), I never used it and the team didnt do too badly either! This wasnt a real disadvantage.

Whilst I agree an extra bar mounted light helps, its not 100% necessary as long as you have 200Lumen+ on your head.

Of course the problem these days is the shadow of 900lumens riding up behind you and have to readjust your eyes.


Well you can't live in wales where i live, where there are no street lights, and you are in the middle of knowhere, i ride often in the evening and have had smaller lights 200 lumens and upwards and they are knowhere near as good, because asoon as you pick up speed you can't see ****, and because you race doesn't mean you know ****, i cant believe yoir comment and how can not seeing where you are going be no disadvantage, i even struggle to see with a 900 lumen and a 200 lumen head torch, im sorry you are wrong, you could use a 200 lumen unit but its not going as good as a 900 lumen or above.
#23
jazid
I was looking at this exact light, and to be honest I dont need the hasstle of QAing it and having to resolder it and check seals before I know its reliable.

If you are not sure what I mean, read around about it - there are lots of posts.

The problems with the batteries dont both me as I would use my own waterproofing, but lets just say you dont want a frame mounted Li-Ion battery pack going pop between your legs!


I dont use those units myself and wouldn't either, but anybody riding would carry a spare torch maybe 200 lumen unit as above bar mounted.


But it is a great price, my unit was near £300 , my mates unit has been great so far, there is a big article on this unit on bike radar and the dealextreme is getting great reviews for most, alot are selling the more expensive units and getting the deal extreme.
#24
fozzy17
i ride often in the evening and have had smaller lights 200 lumens and upwards and they are knowhere near as good, because asoon as you pick up speed you can't see ****, and because you race doesn't mean you know ****, i cant believe yoir comment and how can not seeing where you are going be no disadvantage


I've never said I can't see where I am going LOL!

fozzy17
i even struggle to see with a 900 lumen and a 200 lumen head torch, im sorry you are wrong, you could use a 200 lumen unit but its not going as good as a 900 lumen or above.


I agree that a 900Lumen is pretty good (although my mates have argued that 600 lumens is the best, but this all depends upon the diffusers and the hot spots).

Its the lens that makes a good light. You can have a 400 lumen light that is better than a 900lumen with a badly focused lense with a lot of dissapation to the sides.

I dont confess to know it all, and am just offering my opion. Ive ridden lots of fantastic Wales routes and agree that you would be better off with a higher output there.

I was disagring with the earlier statement that you can't ride with just a 200lumen light, which was a generalisation and made no reference to technicality of any particular routes. The lens on the Dinotte is fantastic and is a slightly wider spot than other lights Ive seen (Exposure Joystick for example) so that has been fine for me, although the racing isnt particularly technical.

For example I wouldn't want to ride Glentress with just 200 lumens (whizzing around it in the day time was tough enough)
#25
One thing i will say about the deal extreme light is that allthough its a flood light, it is brighter around the center part of the light, where as mine light is the same throughout its range.
#26
Its the lens that makes a good light. You can have a 400 lumen light that is better than a 900lumen with a badly focused lense with a lot of dissapation to the sides.

agreed
#27
fozzy17
One thing i will say about the deal extreme light is that allthough its a flood light, it is brighter around the center part of the light, where as mine light is the same throughout its range.


Thats what is called a hotspot. And the more expensive lights seem to eliminate these and therefore make them desireable.
The DX bike light has a hotspot as seen here:
http://www.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_25149_8.jpg

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