Check Out: An 8000 Lumen Light, Anti-Chainslap Tape, Recycled Grips, & More

Jan 21, 2021
by Mike Kazimer  



A lot of gear comes across our desks here at Pinkbike. Check Out is an occasional round up of everything our tech editors have gotten their hands on. Sometimes it's products we're doing long-term tests on, other times it's stuff we're stoked on but don't have time to fully review. And, sometimes it's crazy shit someone sent us unsolicited and we're having a laugh.



Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy MTB Headlight

Magicshine 8000s

Magicshine 8000s
Magicshine 8000s


Features

• 8,000 lumens max output
• 10,000mAh battery, USB Type-C charging
• $399.99 USD
• 1.5 - 32 hour run time depending on mode
• Garmin style handlebar mount
magicshine.com




bigquotesI'll admit, I'm not usually the biggest fan of night riding, partly because I don't have the best night vision, and I always feel like I end up making mistakes I wouldn't in the day time. However, this year Magicshine's Monteer 8000s Galaxy has me singing a different tune due to how ridiculously bright it is. At the maximum brightness it'll deliver 8,000 retina-searing lumens, with a 1.5 hour run time. Take it down a notch to the 4,000 lumen setting and you'll still have more than enough light for any nigthtime adventure, with a 3:25 run time.

There are a total of five CREE XHP 50.2 LEDs, three at the top with a 32-degree beam angle, and two at the bottom, with a 21-degree beam angle. It's possible to choose to only run the floodlight or the spotlight in one of four power settings, or power all of the LEDs at once for a beam pattern that illuminates a huge swath of trail. There's also a flashing mode for commuting, or if an impromptu dance party breaks out.

The 8000s uses a handlebar mount with a Garmin-style mount, and the battery is attached to a top or downtube with two velcro straps. The cord is long enough that it could also be used as a helmet light with the battery in a backpack – Magicshine sells a helmet mount that makes this possible. I've been using it on my handlebar and pairing it with a small 800 lumen helmet light, and I've found that more often than not I'm able to get away with just using the 8000s – the beam pattern and coverage are that good.




VHS 2.0 Slapper Tape

VHS slapper tape

VHS slapper tape
VHS slapper tape


Features

• Silicone rubber
• $32 USD
vhsmtb.com
• Dimensions: 350 x 70 x 10mm
• Cut to fit
• UV resistant




bigquotesThere's been a surge of chainslap-minimizing solutions over the last few years, and while an old tube and some electrical tape still works in a pinch, the latest batch of options reduces noise even further, and look a lot less homemade. New Zealand-based Velocity Hucking Systems (VHS) are on version 2.0 of their Slapper Tape, which has raised square air pockets that help keep things and quiet.

The 70mm width helps the tape wrap around chainstays of all sizes, and it's easy to trim it to fit. Installation takes a matter of minutes, and once it's in place it works as intended – my first few rides with it have been blissfully silent. It's also worth mentioning the clever packaging that's designed to resemble a VHS tape. Making silicone tape seem exciting is a tall order, but I'd say VHS have done a great job on that front. It's not exactly cheap, but considering that it'll likely be going on a multi-thousand dollar bike, I don't think it's unreasonable.





Adidas SP004 Sunglasses

Adidas sunglasses

Adidas sunglasses
Adidas sunglasses


Features

• Photochromatic lens
• $200 USD
www.adidas.com
• Anti-fog ventilation system
• Four position nose piece
• Frame: injection-molded TR90 plastic




bigquotesThe SP004 (catchy name, right?) is part of Adidas' re-entry in to the sport sunglass world. I'm always on the lookout for sunglasses with a photochromatic lens that actually gets light enough to use in the woods, and these fit the bill. There are nine slits at the top of the frame to help keep air moving, and the nose pieces have four different positions.

There isn't any rubber on the end of the arms, but they are textured, and the curved shape helps them stay securely in place. A zippered hard case is included, along with a cleaning cloth.




Bjorn Grips

Bjorn grips

Features

• Made from 100% recycled rubber
• $29.50 USD
bjornbikes.com
• Single lock-on clamp
• Made in USA




bigquotesWe took a look at Bjorn's grips during Pond Beaver last spring, and they're now officially available. Manufactured at ODI's facility in the United States, the single lock-on grips are made from 100% recycled rubber. They measure 31mm in diameter, so they're not super thick or super thin, with textured portions on the top and bottom for traction. The rubber is on the firmer side, so riders hunting for the absolute cushiest grips may want to look elsewhere, but the shape itself meshes well with my hands, and its great to see a company enter the market with such a strong focus on sustainability.



Burgtec Enduro MK3 Stem

Burgtec stem

Burgtec stem
Burgtec stem

Features

• 6061 T6 aluminum, stainless steel hardware
• Nine different color options
• $110 USD
• 31.8 or 35mm clamp diameters
• 32, 42.5, 50mm lengths
burgtec.co.uk




bigquotesAs long as a stem doesn't creak, slip, or break I'm a happy camper, and Burgtec's Enduro MK3 stem has held up its end of the bargain for the last eight months with zero issues. I'm running the 42.5mm length stem paired with their 30mm rise Ride Wide carbon bars. The bar's 9-degree backsweep and 5-degree upsweep is super comfortable, and the stiffness level is right on target, free of any unwanted harshness that can lead to hand or forearm discomfort.

The stem is available in nine different anodized colors for all your matching needs, everything from Race Red to Toxic Barbie Pink in 32, 42.5, and 50mm lengths, with a 31.8 or 35mm clamp diameter.





136 Comments

  • 68 1
 So we have $20 Cree bike lights that put out roughly 800 lumens (2000 chinese lumens) and $400 bike lights that put out a true 8000 lumens.

Can we have a $50 bike light that puts out a true 1500-2000 lumens? Does any one know of such a thing?
  • 18 4
 There are very cheap ways of creating a such a setup. Less than 50 dollars, including zip ties.
  • 19 1
 Outbound lights are in the middle range, but take a new and pretty interesting approach. also check out bontrager ion pro, and fenix bike lights. but for $50 you're not gonna get anything reliable imo.
  • 64 5
 I prefer to ride during the day. Just so I can compare, does anyone know the lumen rating of the sun?
  • 45 0
 @kcy4130: I think is 14 or 15 Brazilian lummys
  • 3 0
 @motobri: having fenix hm50,got rubber 8 loop kinda thing and works great
  • 27 0
 @kcy4130: I'll be honest, I don't think the sun produces any lemons.
  • 6 0
 @kcy4130: I think its 5
  • 3 0
 Check out the offerings from Blackburn. I think they have a few options that aren't too pricey and still put out pretty good light.
  • 24 0
 @Waldon83: talk to a scientist, the sun produced all life on earth, lemons included. I need to get out more.
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: Astrolux MF01 Mini 7* SST20 5500lm EDC Flashlight (and no it has not a point like illumination!)
  • 22 0
 I enjoyed the reference to chinese lumens, i have always noticed their numbers hyperinflated
  • 2 0
 Using one of these with a magicshine battery: kaidomain.com/KDLITKER-BL70s-Cree-XHP70_2-3000-Lumens-4-Mode-LED-Bike-Light

Bright, good spread, nice neutral white color.
  • 12 0
 @kcy4130: Let me google that for you ".... there are 16.24 quintillion lumens of sunlight that hit the earth." oh and another thing "2.2 billion times more light that doesn't hit the earth than does".
  • 1 0
 @wutbdat: Word, but his one has the legendary Luminus SST-20 LEDs so the chinese lumens explode
  • 2 0
 I think the 1200 lumen Magicshines are in that price range, while they may not be actual 1200 they are at least 1000.
  • 3 0
 Got a Acsin light off Amazon for $32cad 2 years ago. Used it on a bunch of night rides and lives on my sled helmet that I use most nights at work during the winter. For sure is it's 2000 chinese lumens but for what I use it for and expect out of it I could be convinced it's well over $100
  • 12 1
 NightRider lights rock. Actual real lumens, good warranty which you won't need, compact and light with massive bright white light.
  • 4 0
 yes magic chine makes one its $60 on amazon and totally amazing
  • 1 0
 check out Olight. there are some promising ones for about 80$
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: Exactly this one.
  • 1 0
 I've been very impressed with my Oxbow lights. I bought one last year during Black Friday. Bought another one a year later. Perfect helmet light.
  • 1 0
 @kcy4130: 6000 lumens for the sun, this thing is brighter.
  • 1 0
 Ceco-Usa makes some great cheap lights $40 for a 1000 lumen light
  • 1 0
 Seeing all this light talk makes me think. I want to get lights for night riding, but don't want to go too deep until I see how it goes. Also want to have one for remote rides that might strand me in the dark if all does not go according to plan. If I plan to get one now and the second later if I like it, should I get the helmet mount or the bike mount first? Do both work relatively well by themselves?
  • 1 0
 @lukazy: ya the mj900 1200 lumen for $60 is a good buy. I've seen them in action and I was impressed for the price.
  • 1 2
 @dcaf: Bar mount is supreme. You need distance between your eyes and the light source to get contours and shadows. I'd get a $18 cree light on amazon and see how you like night riding. 800 lumens isn't enough, but it will give you an idea of what its like. The integrated lights at that price range have plastic mounts and without exception all of them will break, so get one that has a separate battery on a cable. If you want more light, as @BenPea suggested, just buy two and run then side by side on your bars (not on your helmet). Then you get nearly 1600 lumens for $36.

I can't find a single cree light on amazon that use more than a 4 cell lithium battery, so they all top out at about 15 volts no matter how many cree chips they use and therefore roughly 800 lumens. Has anyone tried a 6 cell battery hooked up to a dual cree lamp?
  • 2 0
 @hamncheez: If running two lights on the bars I suggest setting them up as wide as you can by the brakes. Seems to work better for me.
  • 1 0
 @Waldon83: Duh,, it produces oranges!
  • 5 0
 @hamncheez: I’d suggest one bar mount and one helmet mount. You’re right about the shadow generation with some separation, but having a helmet light ensures you have illumination the direction your head is facing.

I run one of the China Amazon lights on my bars and a Lezyne Duo on my helmet. Plenty of light for me and around $100 total for the whole setup. Replaced the rubber band mounts with a cam lock mount for $10, works great for me.
  • 1 0
 I found some on sale at my LBS for 100 bucks CAD for 1000 lumen (Serfas true Lumen 1000) and a similar light from Blackburn for 1100 lumens and about 110 CAD for a front and back light. I use one light on my helmet for the way down trails and it works really well so far.

For reference I ride the North Shore in BC and rode Ladies Only at night in the pissing wet, Expresso at night in the piss, and Grannies at dusk in the wet. Other than Expresso and JD I haven't tested the one light systems ability to cope with high speed but did notice I wasn't able to as easily predict the G out spot in berms.
  • 2 2
 @medallion74: Werd. High quality, and a reasonable output, not this ridiculous 8,000 lumens nonsense, which is unnecessary and blinds riders coming at you, ruining their peaceful nighttime experience.
  • 1 0
 @MtbSince84: depends on trail system
If one way then there is no issue with blinding oncoming riders.
  • 2 0
 +1 for outbound lighting. Their handle bar light has been amazing. It's not the brightest but the beam pattern is incredible. It lasts over 4 hours on a charge with their tapered brightness setting.

I've also used nightriders and they're awesome as well, but their beam patterns are more focused. I prefer them for commuting.

My current setup is the outbound lighting on my bars with a 900 lumen nightrider on my helmet. I'd like to try the new outbound lighting helmet mount eventually, though.
  • 4 0
 @kcy4130: lol, in case you were actually wondering, its 127,000 lumens per square meter
  • 2 0
 @kcy4130: this made me laugh so I had to google it, 35.73 octillion lumens haha
  • 1 0
 @Hiben: So for the 8000 lumens to light the ground as brightly as the sun, you need to put it close enough to the ground that it's illuminating 0.063 square meters. And somebody who felt like doing some trig (not me) could figure out what height that would be using the 32 degree width of the beam.
  • 1 0
 Not sure if this is the kind of cheapo you were knocking but I've been really happy with the output on this, got the separate gopro mount and use it for both night biking and night snowboarding, works great (but I've never had a high end bike-specific one to compare to):
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X90ZYJ0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • 1 0
 @edim: Geez do you use my ex-girlfriend for your “night rides”? Where do you put the battery?
  • 1 0
 @barp: It's about 30cm. Now what?
  • 1 0
 @edim: Geez are you using my ex-girlfriend for your “night rides”? She sure was good but I would like to know where the battery went!
  • 1 0
 Halfords do a 1600 lumen one for £50.
  • 1 0
 Another vote for Fenix as a brand that sits a bit in the middle. I’ve used a number of their lights and they’ve been great.
  • 1 0
 @kcy4130: dunnow about lumen but the solar constant is 1361 W per square meter.
  • 1 0
 @BornOnTwo: How many does it make in China?
  • 2 0
 @sunringlerider: we only have 209,5 million Brazilians.
  • 3 0
 @Notmeatall: 209.5 million Brazilians? Holy shit that’s a lot, is a Brazilian more or less than a zillion?
  • 1 0
 Lifetime warranty, comes with flood and spotlight. Fenix www.fenixlighting.com/product/bc30r-fenix-bike-light
  • 2 0
 @hamncheez: Ha !! I love the Chinese Lumens dig, reminds me of late seventies/early eighties MC Buyers Guides, I would always look @ the HP ratings for the Italian bikes, and laugh out loud at their claimed HP ratings. Big HP rating numbers, but they were slugs!! I think the politically correct description is "slightly optimistic" Smile
  • 2 0
 @asmtb: out of stock and double the price of magicshine 1200 lumen.
  • 3 0
 I have a light I got for free, it produces " 35.73 octillion lumens" apparently. it just takes all night to charge
  • 2 0
 @GT-CORRADO: Italian horses are rather petite
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Impersonate the sun?
  • 1 0
 @edim: my whole night riding group has these and for the money thy are fantastic! For battery pack just buy empty housing of the ebay and buy some quality panasonic Lion batteries.
  • 1 0
 Anything from these guys is a solid choice. I have several and they work as claimed: www.brighteyesproducts.com
  • 1 0
 @jzdyrko: 2nded, but I buy directly from the manufacturer: www.brighteyesproducts.com
  • 49 0
 Riding alone in the forest at night with a super bright light - don't worry nothing is stalking you. Nothing at all. It's all in your mind.....
  • 95 0
 Sometimes I like turning the light off and just sitting in the woods. That's when it gets real weird.
  • 14 0
 I keep my red blinky lite on at night on the trails to confuse the bears and cougars stalking me. puff puff pass
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer: I like that, too. I feel safer in utter darkness than I do immersed in a beacon of light that attracts all eyes.
  • 10 0
 @mikekazimer: I got caught the other day being weird howling at a full moon with my lights off. Guy was so confused and convinced I had fallen and hit my head. Had to explain that's just the way I am...
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: “Stealth Mode!”
  • 3 1
 @mikekazimer: I used to like driving my car, lights off when i lived in the fraser valley(before daytime running lights). Sigh, miss that 76 civic.
  • 4 0
 @mikekazimer: I remember participating Ina 24hr race at silverstar years ago - there was part of the lap that came back through a tunnel - one of my teammates was out for a lap and i hid at the end of the tunnel at 2am - jumped out to scare the crap outta her. But jumped at the wrong person.... Should have seen how fast they pedalled (eventually cursing back at me)

Good times in the dark.....
  • 3 0
 @mikekazimer: Then you hear something from a distance, but you can't quite make out if it's a mountain lion or Katy Perry.
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: I'm pretty sure instinct tells beasties to keep away from large self-illuminating prey.
  • 2 0
 @BenPea: It's the Tweekers, though. The most dangerous beast in the woods.....fueled by Skante.
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: s'ok, got nipple pads and anti-Skante herbs.
  • 25 0
 Hhhmmm...
I have some old VHS tapes with some rear slapping in it, wonder if that will work on my chainstays!?
  • 4 0
 Yah, but I bet you they're pretty noisy
  • 18 2
 I'm sure the sunglasses are great to wear, but as an item I'm bound to lose or smash I'll go with a cheaper option thanks...
  • 11 4
 I can't for my life understand why someone would spend $200 on sunglasses, coming from a guy who always either breaks or looses them in the first few months
  • 6 0
 That's what I was thinking. I have good sunglasses I wear when I'm driving and such, but the glasses I wear in the woods I consider expendable. And that's not an expendable price tag.
  • 7 0
 @Trls63: I shouldn't say it, but I rarely lose sunglasses. I have them in car for driving, in my golf bag, in my riding kit, hell there's still a pair of old M Frames in my dusty cricket bag. I wear photochromatic Racing Jackets for riding, all the time and have never damaged or lost them. They are clear 99% of the time as most of my riding is under tree cover and they keep twigs, dust and dirt out of my eyes.
  • 4 0
 I've got some long lasting Adidas Evileye with some 2 or 3 lenses and it has done 5 or 6 years of road and mtbing. They fit great, really good lenses and look cool. Of course you can buy cheap and certified glasses, but good ones are also worth the price. You just have to take care of them as you would with your cell phone, car keys, etc.
  • 6 0
 This same argument comes up time and time again, anytime there is a set of pricey glasses. Personally, I have found there is a noticeable difference in performance that is often (not always) worth the price. I have had a pair of oakley's for 7 years with the same lenses. As long as you are good about keeping them in a bag, not chucking them in a car etc. the value over time is amazing. I am willing to pay more $ for quality and I am just good about making sure I take care of them.....crashing not included. The "just buy $5 safety glasses" trope is just straight up crap haha, no one that has ridden with good glasses will agree they are they same.
  • 2 0
 @ianswilson815: my oakleys are superb!! ski goggles and road eyewear. I gave Adidas as an example on my other reply as they do both bikes and with less care.
But my oakleys only go out on the road and the lenses are second to none, sunny or overcast.
  • 5 0
 @Arierep: Because some people don't lose them and the lens quality of Oakley and Smith is really good. I have my Smith Wildcats in my bag and only take them out to ride.

$200 Adidas sunglasses seems a bit ridiculous though.
  • 6 0
 Most cheap sunglasses make me dizzy within a minute. They just don't have quality optics. I am sure many people wouldn't notice, but I do and that's important for me.
  • 3 2
 @Arierep: Some people operate like adults and actually take care of the expensive things they buy. It's a personal decision, but one most people choose not to make.
  • 2 0
 I seem to have an inverse relationship with glasses cost vs longevity. The cheaper they are, the longer they last. I just broke my $5 glasses my ex GF gave me two years ago, broken when my horse head butted me. Last time I spent over $100 they lasted me a few months.
  • 5 0
 @JSTootell: I personally seem to forget about cheap things because my mind doesn't register it as an emotional burden if I lose them. If I lose a pair of $200 glasses I'd be bummed, so I remember where they are and I take care of them. Same isn't true when I have a pair of $5 glasses.
  • 3 0
 @TheJD: Ditto. Cheap glasses give me a headache very quickly. Smith Chromapop really is worth the extra money.
  • 1 0
 the cost of quality sunglasses is part of the reason I wear goggles more and more now. POC Oras on sale for $50. I look dorky but they don't fog no matter how cold it is and I can keep buying new lenses if I scratch them.
  • 1 0
 @t-stoff: I should say , I have Oakley's , and some other higher end optics for the road, driving , etc. Just when I ride aggressive I wear cheaper glasses, usually just safety glasses ( a really good pair of safety glasses is cheaper than replacement of lenses) that's like dirt jumping and trails around heavy brush.
I have a bad habit of getting in front of my mill or large and grabbing the closest glasses as well lol.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a strong believer in "you get what you pay for" .
  • 1 0
 @HB208: smith attackblahblah that I can change the lenses in minute and my worst crashes I've just picked the pieces up and put them back together.
Can't say the same thing about my half shell I was wearing.

Smiths are worth the money. Idk about those rimmed Adidas tho. Don't see putting them back together easily
  • 1 0
 @hIDesert: Yeah, my other vice.
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: I have 150$ ones for the road. There having a great lens greatly increases vision and makes for a much much better experience. But for the mtb I agree with you, there I use only cheap stuff because it is more likely to get scuffed whereas on the road I only had to change them ones in a few years after a nasty accident
  • 2 0
 I'd be worried about the lack of replaceable hinges on this frame. I have a pair of fairly expensive prescription sunglasses, which has held up well for many years. But it needed a few hinge replacements, which are like 5€ each.
  • 1 0
 @Arierep: If you needed prescription glasses you'd probably understand...
  • 2 0
 @Arierep: I have an 8 years old aviator. Its worth the money. The lens are scratched, but not badly, and the frame can be bent back up. I've got some interesting formats from sitting on it...
  • 14 0
 Can confirm.. all of the Magicshine lights are awesome. Great value compared to some of the bigger name brands.
  • 3 0
 Same experience here as well. I've had MagicShine and Gloworm for 6 winter seasons here and the magic shine light despite being 1/3 of the price has never needed service. The Gloworm light head has been repaired 3 times (and is currently broken again). The battery also needed to be repaired once. While they have stood very well behind that product I wish I didn't have to know that. I have no idea how good Magicshine's service is, and after 6 years that's a great compliment to them.
  • 1 0
 @ruggedman: So true. I gave up on gloworm after it and the battery kept failing. $600 wasted. It could have been successive bad luck. But for the price it isn't worth risking again.
  • 8 0
 The Magicshine lights are fantastic, and a little birdie's told me they'll be coming to a lot of Canadian retailers super soon...
  • 9 3
 Am I the only one that preferred the old burgtec stem? This one looks a bit ‘alibaba’ in comparison.
  • 2 0
 also appears that the 31.8 is only available in black.
  • 1 1
 Looks really great "in real" to be honest! But of course that is up to each and everyone. Love the two I have in Rhodium Silver and Purple Haze!
  • 1 0
 @Villbass: I would kind of expect you to think that seeing as you distribute Burgtec in Norway ;-)
  • 1 0
 Yeah not a fan of how any of the Burgtec stuff looks to be honest. There are 3 or 4 other cockpit companies I'd support before Burgtec. Stuff looks a bit cheap IMO....
  • 1 0
 @Marky771: I liked the old one, it looked like a 'Burgtec product' somehow and happily ran the pedals.

This one just doesnt have that made in the UK / Burgtec look about it in comparison, to me anyway.
  • 3 0
 Them $200, ADIDAS glasses be lookin' pretty fly wid da Photochromaticgramocratormatic lens, Anti-fog ventilation system, Quad lateral kinetic position nose piece, and Injection-molded TR90e hybrid synthetic plastic high temp resistant technology.
Straightup NASA cheese right there
  • 3 0
 I got 3 Niterider micro 750’s on sale on Amazon for $39 each about a year ago. Really good for that price. Not as good as my light & motion taz 1200 but lighter and cheaper.
  • 3 1
 If anyone interested, these work very good at adjusting the tint, super light and saves some money in case lost,scratched or broken
ROCK BROS Photochromic Sports... www.amazon.com/dp/B0899V3YZG?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
  • 1 0
 I've gone through maybe 6-7 pairs of these. Usually broken from a wreck. I try to avoid Amazon, but, I like these things.

www.amazon.com/stores/page/B24BE0E8-CAEE-4B77-B75E-424CF647059F?ingress=2&visitId=a55e9816-61af-4a92-9bb0-dc6ab190868a&ref_=ast_bln
  • 4 0
 @JSTootell: jeez my dude, how often do you crash?
  • 5 0
 @abueno: I carry a punch card. 10th crash is free.
  • 1 0
 Thanks abueno. For less than $25 with amazon coupon I'll give these a try!
  • 1 0
 @livlief: for sure, they work great and I haven’t had any issues, the transitions are pretty fast too.
  • 6 0
 not sure i want grips made from recycled rubbers. ew
  • 1 0
 The Adidas Gazelle sunglasses were the best sports sunglasses ever made - interchangeable lenses, adjustable/replaceable nose bridge pads, arms adjustable/replaceable arms. No other Adidas models after that came close to the fit, comfort and functional use of that pair of sunglasses for outdoor sports and casual wear. Too bad Adidas discontinued this model.
  • 1 0
 Had mixed results with Magicshine. One light I bought a while back died after a few months, and when i went to claim the warranty the company had disappeared. Website gone, email was bouncing back from the UK and US site (Chinese company though).

A couple of years later; they then reappeared and started selling again. Wouldn't buy from them anymore as they do have some issues in their past and look like fly-by-nights for all intents and purposes. Check out MTBR forum for more info it, but seems like a $400 risk to me that could be spent elsewhere.
  • 1 0
 I have Adidas photochromic Zonyk glasses. They are awesome, but replacement lenses are 140 euro and I can't find them in the US. I got Julbo glasses w/ similar photochromic lenses on sale for about the same price as the Adidas replacement lenses.
  • 1 0
 I'm no animal expert, but I assume that every living creature with a sight développed for nocturn life will be disoriented if not momentarily impaired by looking at a 8000 lumens spot...
  • 3 0
 Someone told Adidas that party rock IS in the house tonight...
  • 1 0
 Lol did I just see a bike light for nearly 700 dollars CAD or the price of my bike. Btw if anyone is on a budget. Amazon has bike light with 3000 lumens. For only 35 dollars
  • 1 0
 As a exclusively night rider, this magicshine looks very nice. although my 800 lumen helmet and bar setup is good for now, more light has never been a downside.
  • 4 3
 Is that the same light from win it Wednesday sure to deter any riders within a large radius?
  • 1 0
 Cool glasses. I'll give ya $20 for a pair, and yea, I want the extra lenses too.
  • 2 1
 It's now Vertical Hucking Systems! It's Velocity Hucking Systems!
  • 2 0
 Fixed!
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer, edit needed
  • 1 1
 I will sooner take $32 and set it on fire than to support that rip-off chain-slapper nonsense.
  • 1 1
 WOW $30 for a few inches of 2228 tape.
  • 3 0
 But with bubbles!
  • 1 0
 Don't be ridiculous it's not $30nzd, it's $60nzd! Yep with shipping it's £32 to sunny Wales.
  • 1 0
 Do I spy a bit of mastic tape on @mikekazimer's seat stay anyway?
Interested to know if the VHS version offers any performance benefit compared to a nice bit of 2228?
Apart from looking more factory, obvs.
  • 1 1
 @chakaping: well, for one, mastic tape is soft and wears quickly, VHS is supposed to be silicone rubber. It also uses 3M VHB adhesive, so it will not "drip" or leave crap behind like mastic
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 @f00bar: I've found mastic tape lasts very well. But I'm not dismissing this product, if it brings something genuinely better.
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