8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Potential to be a great product, 19 April 2012
I read lots of reviews on this product and similar lights before choosing this one. I must agree with some of the other comments. The front light is excellent. It's robust, made from strong materials and feels like it will last a lifetime. The light it gives off is excellent for a light in this price range and the zoom/focus beam feature is very handy when switching from the roads to rougher terrain and cycle tracks. The only bad point for me is the handlebar mount. The plastic clip that houses the torch is good and it grips the light very well whilst also giving you the freedom to remove it to keep the light safe in your pocket if you lock up and leave your bike somewhere. The fastening mechanism underneath however is not so great. It is quite narrow so will only fit older and simpler handlebars (22mm is it?) and the bit that you tighten up (no tools needed) is only a little but bigger than the hole it goes through, I would reccomment fitting it with a washer if you need to tighten it up well (which you will have to do). The tubing of my handlebars is narrower by the grips and fatter in the middle by the stem (which is where I was hoping to fit the light). Therefore it only fits on the outside of my handlebars and is in the way of my shifters. This position also means the light beam points to the right and not where I am going. There is no way to twist or pivot the light left or right, it just points straight ahead. Although this is invonvenient for me and my bike I cannot fault the light itself so I will have to live with it. Because of the restrictions of the fitting bracket I can only score this product 3 out of 5. If the bracket was better i would happily rate it 4.5 because its great value for its above average performance.