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    posted by Alejo on 11/28/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month


    This is mostly a repeat of a generic and "one size fits all" review of the bike lights I have bought from DX. The main problem with this and most of the less expensive bike lights is that the straps to hold them are of plastic/rubber material which tend to break rather easily, and the nut and bold system for tightening the strap has the nut held by a depression in the band and the bold is only tightened enough with a lot of pressure. If the auxiliary piece of needs to be used inside of the main strap because of thin bars you are trying to attach the light to it is difficult to hold in place during installation as it slips easily. I am making this a general comment because I have bought several of the lights and they all present with the same problem. Once on they seem tight and then with bumps and vibration they begin to slip down and as you are riding you need to pull them up every so often. Worse, the batteries jiggle loose and the light goes out leaving you suddenly in the dark and not wanting to stop en route and try to take the thing apart to fix, or if it is a back light you may not even know it is out and leaves you unprotected from traffic coming up behind you. I am a solid fan of DX and buy a lot of their goods but the bike lights I have do not serve their function well without some refitting and frustration.


    I had to take this apart once too often, bend the metal, replace the batteries, and the second time I lost the flimsy seal. It is not a bright light even when it is working and it is best suited I think to a children's bike and not for an adult bike being used on the streets especially in the daylight where the light is not bright enough to be seen well by car drivers in any of its modes.


    Maybe it worked for the backpack of a previous reviewer.


    REad the other reviews if you do not trust this one.

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