Cateye Rapid X USB rechargable Front bike Light with free delivery £12.99 @ probikekit
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Cateye Rapid X USB rechargable Front bike Light with free delivery £12.99 @ probikekit

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Found 16th Feb
really good light at this price, decent output to be seen and nice and light (no pun intended)... for the price its nice to have a decent quality light that will last

not sure whats going on with the description... seems to be for x2?

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Mine broke after 6 months. DOA
trickytree198450 m ago

Mine broke after 6 months. DOA


That's not DOA.
finnmaccool10 m ago

That's not DOA.


No fair enough. My point is that these have a short life. I had the rapid X 3 rear light. That died after 1 month and went back. The front is now also dead. Forget using these in the winter. The wet weather kills them.

Fyi I have still voted hot as they are good lights and this price is excellent
trickytree198410 m ago

No fair enough. My point is that these have a short life. I had the rapid …No fair enough. My point is that these have a short life. I had the rapid X 3 rear light. That died after 1 month and went back. The front is now also dead. Forget using these in the winter. The wet weather kills them. Fyi I have still voted hot as they are good lights and this price is excellent


What do you recommend.
finnmaccool25 m ago

What do you recommend.



Knog lights are good but will set you back around £30 each
Wouldn't they still be under warranty after 6 months
Also depends what you need the light for... to see or to be seen?
These look good and not a bad price for what you get seesense.cc/col…ace
finnmaccool1 h, 27 m ago

What do you recommend.


For this price, I'd give this a shot. Maybe you won't be as unlucky as me. I now just use my main light during the day in flash mode. Will need a flasher come summer as I won't want a big light on my summer bike. Might try the new see.sense lights. Not out till June though.

For rear, I've tried loads. Currently using the new Fly6 CE, but that's going back as it's half baked. Also trying out the Garmin radar. That's great, but ugly. Best I've ever used is the exposure traceR
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 16th Feb
Cheers everyone for the suggestions.
Trouble with rechargable lights is that they are ok if you use them everyday, but if not, and sat in a cold shed or garage most of the year the batteries will just die, which effectively means the product is useless as well.. Better to just use rechargable batteries, though LEDs, especially rear ones, will last a good while anyway on normal batteries. I use those mini rubber type clip on ones for my ride to the station in winter, plenty bright enough on lit roads, 2 miles a day and reckon I get 2 years out of the little lithium button cell batteries in them. Easy to just remove and stick in pocket when you leave the bike parked up too.
PureMAD416th Feb

These look good and not a bad price for what you get …These look good and not a bad price for what you get https://seesense.cc/collections/see-sense-ace


They don't exist...yet
I’ve got this exact model in for warranty repair via Evans Cycles, it was DOA unfortunately.
I'm not too sure about lights that are attached by a rubber loop like the cree lights are
wilson19734 m ago

I'm not too sure about lights that are attached by a rubber loop like the …I'm not too sure about lights that are attached by a rubber loop like the cree lights are


Why? They seem to have lasted longer than any plastic fitted ones I've had... they seem to go brittle and snap or I knock them and they snap
jimmyt1110 m ago

Why? They seem to have lasted longer than any plastic fitted ones I've …Why? They seem to have lasted longer than any plastic fitted ones I've had... they seem to go brittle and snap or I knock them and they snap



Ok,I had a feeling that they wouldn't hold lamps so firmly
wilson19733 m ago

Ok,I had a feeling that they wouldn't hold lamps so firmly


No they do last well. The rubber can crack over time an I have found a bit of chain lube or Vaseline can help
jimmyt116 m ago

No they do last well. The rubber can crack over time an I have found a bit …No they do last well. The rubber can crack over time an I have found a bit of chain lube or Vaseline can help



Ok thanks
Can't understand why people still buy cateye. Underperforming and unreliable. Would go generic Cree for cheap, lezyne for mid and exposure or lupine if feeling rich. Personally swear by lezyne : micro drive 12.99 at times on eBay, bigger light fell off my bike, was run over, still fine. Only gripe is their stupid rubber caps that get lost.
This made me want to check for bike lights as my 5 year old Lezyne micro drive isn't holding its charge for long.

Managed to snag a Lezyne 700 XL light off eBay for £25 new.
I've got the old cateye's omni front and back for years now- they last
My rear light has just mysteriously "vanished" from my normal bike was thinking to buy chainreactioncycles.com/mob…134. Any opinions?
booboobeaker17th Feb

My rear light has just mysteriously "vanished" from my normal bike was …My rear light has just mysteriously "vanished" from my normal bike was thinking to buy http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/topeak-combo-aero-usb-light-set-2017/rp-prod168134. Any opinions?


Personally I’d go with the cateye. Never had much joy with topeak
I use the rear version of this light, mainly as i have an aero seat post. The only issue i have with them is the bands they come with are weak and snap from fatigue. That said you can buy new bands fairly easily.
trickytree198416th Feb

No fair enough. My point is that these have a short life. I had the rapid …No fair enough. My point is that these have a short life. I had the rapid X 3 rear light. That died after 1 month and went back. The front is now also dead. Forget using these in the winter. The wet weather kills them. Fyi I have still voted hot as they are good lights and this price is excellent


I second this. Mine has condensation inside and stopped working. When I tried to email cateye for customer service help they never replied. I bought from Evans and they're chasing it up for me as they have 2 years warranty apparently. I use the Lezyne strip lights and find them much more durable and weather-proof.
trickytree198416th Feb

They don't exist...yet


1st batch already sent out from Kickstarter so they do exist lol but Looks like the next lot are ready for delivery in July. Might preorder mine next week.
SFconvert16th Feb

Trouble with rechargable lights is that they are ok if you use them …Trouble with rechargable lights is that they are ok if you use them everyday, but if not, and sat in a cold shed or garage most of the year the batteries will just die, which effectively means the product is useless as well.. Better to just use rechargable batteries, though LEDs, especially rear ones, will last a good while anyway on normal batteries. I use those mini rubber type clip on ones for my ride to the station in winter, plenty bright enough on lit roads, 2 miles a day and reckon I get 2 years out of the little lithium button cell batteries in them. Easy to just remove and stick in pocket when you leave the bike parked up too.


Ditch the car, cycle more!
PureMAD452 m ago

1st batch already sent out from Kickstarter so they do exist lol but Looks …1st batch already sent out from Kickstarter so they do exist lol but Looks like the next lot are ready for delivery in July. Might preorder mine next week.


Same
All this talk about DOA and boom! I get a faulty one delivered. I have my suspicions the retailer new these were dead.
Bought two of these, both arrive and they are faulty.
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