A Cheap Chinese Bike Light Nearly Burned Down this Rider’s House

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In October of 2015 Adam Creager of Brandon, Florida purchased the 5,000 lumen SolarStorm Bike Light, a cheap Chinese knock off light. After just a couple of uses, the light’s battery pack caught fire, and burned his home, gutting the inside. We had actually written about the SolarStorm on Singletracks some 10 months before this …

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Review: Trail LED 3000 Lumen Bike Light

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We get asked to review a lot of bike lights but truthfully, many are just knock-offs and re-brands of existing light systems. So when Grady from Trail LED reached out about reviewing a light after reading my non-review of the 5,000-lumen SolarStorm, I was hesitant. Then I realized this is the same company that produces …

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 700

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One of the benefits of living in Atlanta is the relatively mild climate. Sure, the summers can be brutal, and we get a handful of truly frigid days each winter, but with the right gear (and some motivation) you can ride year-round. However, with the end of daylight savings time, it’s tough to get out …

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Night Riding in Atlanta: The Most Dangerous MTB Ride in America?

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Every Tuesday night, a group of mountain bikers meet up for one of the most dangerous rides in America. The trails can be technical for sure–just think broken glass, exposed rebar, and fallen trees–but that’s not what makes this ride dangerous. Instead, the Tuesday night Faster Mustache ride in Atlanta has become a bullet-riddled tour …

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Review: NiteRider Pro 2200 Race Bike Light

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I’ve been running the 2014 NiteRider Pro 2200 Race bike light for almost a full year now, which is an unusually long time for a Singletracks product test. In fact, this test has been running so long that the NiteRider Pro 2200 Race has since been replaced by the 2015 model, the Pro 2200 Enduro, …

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5 Things that Keep You from Night Riding… and Why They Shouldn’t

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We’ve written extensively here on Singletracks about night riding, providing reasons why you should night ride, how to start night riding, and more. But this year, I want to examine night riding from a different angle: why don’t some people night ride? What keeps them from night riding? According to our survey data, 55% of …

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