I am a trail advocate, avid mountain biker, and board member of my local mountain bike association. I’m introducing a new generation of bike light to our community that will completely change your night riding experience. Full disclosure, I am part of Mystic Devices and our new product the Hydra3, but I would not be part of it and promote it if I didn’t believe it is truly the only bike light you’ll ever need.
You can learn all about it on our Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/564144577/hydra3-bike-light-the-ultimate-night-riding-experi
But basically, this new technology automatically lights up berms and turns – like headlights on high end luxury vehicles. It has a 2-hour runtime on full brightness and can be connected via USB-C to an external battery pack to ride infinitely.
Reply/Send me your thoughts, questions, opinions, etc. Thanks for supporting!
Some riders prefer the redundancy of multiple lights. It’s a mission-critical item that one really can’t have failing, whether due to the unit itself, user error or a crash. As modus operandi I never night ride with a single light. Also, the performance of one light on bike and one on helmet works perfectly for what I do. I can’t imagine swiveling my head to look at what just moved in the bushes and seeing blackness.
Good concept, but to second pedlr, just tonight i over shot a landing sent my bike tumbling along with myself. My bar light became dislodged i had to find it in the bushes and zip tie it back on. Also, i had to scrape the sod out of my helment lights buttons. I ll never ride with just one light, just in case.
Really cool idea and I would buy one once it came out and I could read reviews of other people’s experiences over time. But I also agree with everyone about not riding in the woods with just one light. Everything manmade eventually fails.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I completely understand your reservations about riding with only one light at night. And to be completely honest, living in the mountains of Colorado, I am always riding amid big cats, bears, coyotes, etc.
But my solution is keeping the handlebar light and putting my headlamp in my pack. I can’t stand the way a headlmap feels on my helmet, it makes me feel like I’m a bobblehead. 9 time out of 10 my ride is smooth and have no need for the headlamp.
We’re working on getting some reviews out there so stay posted!
How does one wear a headlamp with a helmet on? What kind of headlamp makes a rider feel like a bobblehead? I have a 350-lumen light atop my helmet, and I don’t even feel it there. It works fabulously for climbing, so my primary light remains off until descending.