|I just found "Bhuuda" like peace||Lazyrider|
Jun 17, 2001 9:58 PM
|Just finished a night ride for the second time. I bought a set of Marwi lights (pro elite) and threw them on my mountain bike. I am a roadie at heart and was relegated to day time rides. These lights are liberating as I can cruise the neighborhood by myself on the roads near midnight. I can't explain how peaceful it is. Hardly a car or person, cool evening, no humidity. Early morning rides come close but not quite the same. Got a strange stare from small town police cruising streets but nothing to dampen my spirit. I will eventually use my road bike with these lights I guess. I hit 24mph on my mountain bike with these lights doing an unbelievable job. So they should do well on my road bike on familiar rodes. I encourage all who haven't experienced night rides to do so. I'm sure there are plenty of you who know what I'm talking about. Time to go to sleep so I can ride in the morning. I quit my job so I have nothing else to do. When the $$ starts to dwindle, maybe I'll worry but screw it, I have to enjoy it while I can.
|Typo --- Bhudda (NM)||Lazyrider|
Jun 17, 2001 10:22 PM
|"Buddha" or "Budhu"--either spelling works :)||vram|
Jun 18, 2001 12:13 AM
|Be careful or you'll give us a bad name!!||Lazy|
Jun 18, 2001 10:14 AM
|Riding after dark is a decidedly un-lazy thing to do!
On a more serious note, I've never heard of that brand of light. If you don't mind, how much were they? Also, what kind of tail light came with the set? How long does the battery last and how heavy is it?
I'm going to be in the market for some lights pretty soon. I can't afford to pay for gas much longer!!
|Check out TurboCat||AlexR|
Jun 18, 2001 10:31 AM
|A bit less expensive than NiteRider, but with comparable technology and a much better handlebar mount in my opinion.
Jun 18, 2001 3:29 PM
|I guess riding at night isn't a lazy thing to do but don't worry I make up for it the rest of the day when I don't do a thing. Hahaha
Anyway the Marwi Pro Elite lights retail for $259 (go to marwiusa.com)but I got them from aardvarkcycles.com who had them on sale for $189. They shipped them right away and were awesome. These are the same as the Performance Dual Pro lights($199) that were ranked #1 by bicycling magazine (Marwi makes the lights for Performance). However the Marwi pro elite has 3 more total watts and much longer battery burn time. So with the deal I got a aarvark it was better to get the Marwi obviously. Actually I found the lights at bikeusa.com (mud,sweat and gears) for $171 and aardvark was kind enough to match the price. Aardvark's website seemed nicer and I prefered to buy through them so it worked out. $171 plus $5 shipping no tax= awesome deal for these very powerful lights. No tail light came with the set but I picked up one at nashbar for $5 which has five settings (blinking, solid etc). These headlights are very powerful and will burn for 3.2 hours with the 15 watt light on, 2.4 hours with the 20watt on and 1.4 for the two lights (35watts). If you check out mtbr.com they have a separate 1999 light system forumn and they have pictures of how the Performance model with 32 watts of light illuminates a trail. These are the identical lights except the Marwi's is a little more powerful and the battery life is longer. For $176 it is a steal. the review board on these lights were misleading because people were referring to a different model apparently that used a smaller non-waterbottle type battery system. I left the latest review by the way. The lights seemed brigther than the $400 stadium 3 light system. I am very happy and these lights are liberating because those midnight rides when noone is around are truly peaceful.
Hope this helps and I encourage you to try and get the same deal, I think aardvarkcycles still has them for $189 but if they will match the $171 for you you can't go wrong. By the way, I emailed Marwi customer service last night to inquire about the best way to care for battery (NIMH type which is the best) and they emailed me back right away with a in depth personal response. i heard their customer service was excellent and have tot agree. Keep me posted if you do decide on these lights, I'd be curious to see what you think