Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

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Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby mpatts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 09:01 am

I'm a roadie, and now live near the woods, so I thought I'd push my 10 year old inbred out. loved it.

Things that are good:

1) I found a £20 note in my baggies
2) Disc brakes are incredible
3) It's fun getting muddy

Things that are bad:

1) I hate eggbeaters - fell off sideways when coming to a halt, first time in years

Other items to note.

The bike weighs a ton - but due to gearing and my general increased fitness borne from 4k on the road, I seem to whizz up hills. The bike genuinely feels light.

Looking forward to getting it out again - must search for lights now!
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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby The Rookie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:16 am

Lights, ebay - Cree T6, you can get the later (smaller/lighter) with a 4*18650 pack and UK charger for £18.

Of course you had fun, MTBing is about something happening every 30 seconds, road cycling about something interesting happening every 30 miles....

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby mpatts » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:51 am

The Rookie wrote:Lights, ebay - Cree T6, you can get the later (smaller/lighter) with a 4*18650 pack and UK charger for £18.

Of course you had fun, MTBing is about something happening every 30 seconds, road cycling about something interesting happening every 30 miles....


Great stuff - ordered - will help with my off road dark runs too!
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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby Kowalski675 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 13:47 pm

Got a link to what you ordered? (I'm being lazy, lol).

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby Kajjal » Thu Oct 24, 2013 13:59 pm

Get a spare light as the cheapo ones are not that reliable and being stuck in the pitch black in a wood is not good.

I have a road and mtb bike and both are good for different reasons, go get muddy ;)

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby mpatts » Fri Oct 25, 2013 08:20 am

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby buddy_club » Sun Nov 17, 2013 20:55 pm


Are they any good? I know this is an older topic but getting to the point know where i'm pushing myself in terms of speed on night rides and my £6 light isnt really helping me out :oops:

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby Ouija » Sun Nov 17, 2013 23:03 pm

buddy_club wrote:

Are they any good? I know this is an older topic but getting to the point know where i'm pushing myself in terms of speed on night rides and my £6 light isnt really helping me out :oops:


You can get better for a similar price. The main weaknesses of the one posted are a poor (non waterproof) battery pack with non locking connectors and a very spotty beam.

Still. Compared to lights of just a few years ago they are blisteringly bright.

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby CitizenLee » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:06 am

If you have the cash you can't go wrong with MagicShine MJ-880 or 880U ;)
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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby Ouija » Mon Nov 18, 2013 17:15 pm

CitizenLee wrote:If you have the cash you can't go wrong with MagicShine MJ-880 or 880U ;)


Aren't those the ones that reputably suffer from overheating? :wink:

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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby CitizenLee » Mon Nov 18, 2013 17:21 pm

Ouija wrote:
CitizenLee wrote:If you have the cash you can't go wrong with MagicShine MJ-880 or 880U ;)


Aren't those the ones that reputably suffer from overheating? :wink:


Well that’s what people on teh internetz have said, but I’ve never had any issues with mine. Granted they get very warm but I don’t always run them on full whack and if I do I’m usually going at a decent enough pace to keep them cool.
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Re: Pushed the MTB out for the first time in ages

Postby mpatts » Thu Nov 21, 2013 23:39 pm

Ouija wrote:
buddy_club wrote:

Are they any good? I know this is an older topic but getting to the point know where i'm pushing myself in terms of speed on night rides and my £6 light isnt really helping me out :oops:


You can get better for a similar price. The main weaknesses of the one posted are a poor (non waterproof) battery pack with non locking connectors and a very spotty beam.

Still. Compared to lights of just a few years ago they are blisteringly bright.


got any links to better for the cash?
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