CygoLite TridenX 1300 OSP Front Bike Light Critique

The latest highlighted product is Cygo
Lite Triden
X 1300 OSP Front Bike Light
, a great example of one of our Bike Lights brought to you by Cygolite. We give it 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Cygo
Lite Triden
X 1300 OSP Front Bike Light

A lightweight, very bright bike light for high-performance riding at night, the Cygo
Lite Triden
X 1300 OSP bike light supplies 1,300 lumens of bright illumination in a sleek, compact design. 3 superbright Cree LEDs use Cross
Fire(TM) projection, which crosses the beams for good ground coverage and downrange visibility. OSP (On-Site Programmable) technology means you can set brightness levels and customize light flash speeds to suit your needs; all with the push of the button while riding. 4 total brightness and 4 special settings: boost, high, medium and low along with Steady
Pulse(TM), day flash, slow flash and walking. Steady
Pulse illumination mode combines steady brightness with an alerting flash, letting you see what’s ahead of you while also letting others know you’re present. Water-resistant aluminum casing and waterproof seals protect the light from mud, moisture and corrosion. Illuminated display indicates which light setting is in use and a battery indicator displays 3 levels of remaining power; buttons are on top of light for quick and easy use. Slim, rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts 1 hr. 40 min. on the highest setting and up to 16 hrs. on low; battery is small enough to be mounted on helmet or stem. The Cygo
Lite Triden
X 1100 OSP bike light has a tool-free handlebar mount that fits 25.4mm – 31.8mm handlebars; also includes a quick-release helmet mount. Comes with head unit, battery, wall charger, handlebar and helmet mounts, and a 3 ft. battery extension cable. Battery weighs 140g and light weighs 130g for a total of 270g.
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Lite Triden
X 1300 OSP Front Bike Light
, was was chosen from the category Bike Lights.

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    • February 6, 2014
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    Oregon Bike Law-Bike Lights?? Is it required that you have to wear a helmet or that you have bike lights on your bike? If so do you have to have lights on both the front and back of the bike?(I will be riding around 6am?)

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      http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BIKEPED/docs/bike_manual_06.pdf

      The manual says,
      Lights are required by law when riding after dark. You or your bicycle must have a white light visible at least 500 feet to the front, and a red light or reflector visible at least 600 feet to the rear. These are the minimum requirements. More powerful lights will make you more visible to others, and help you see road hazards. A rear light is more visible than a reflector. Front white reflectors are not visible to motorists entering from a side street and do not meet legal lighting requirements.

      Helmet
      It's Oregon law: all bicycle riders under sixteen must wear an approved bicycle helmet while riding on a public way. In the past, helmets met voluntary standards like ASTM, Snell, or ANSI. After March 1999, there is a new federal standard developed in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If your bicycle helmet meets one of the previous standards, you do not need to buy a new helmet. Unless damaged, these bicycle helmets provide sufficient protection for their useful life (usually 3-5 years). When you buy a new helmet look for the label or sticker indicating it meets the CPSC safety standard.

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    Which Brand Produces The Lightest Bikes…? I mean, I’m 5.2 and I weight less than 100 so I’m looking for a light MTB, since my old Raleigh, no matter how classic is, weights over 30 and i want to improve my feeling…

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      There are plenty of light bikes from many companies. It’s generally a function of cost as to how light the bike gets. If you spend $200 you will get a heavy bike. There are so many light bikes I can’t make a comprehensive list.

      I understand being a light rider you want a light bike. Getting a bike in the low 20lb range is easy. Going below 20lbs is very expensive. Here a great deal on a 22lb er.:
      http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_xc.htm

      Other light bikes are Specilized Stumpjumper and Giant XTC. Scott has light bikes as well: http://scottusa.com/product/bikes/overview

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    Good Quality & Good Value Bike Front Lights? I am buying 4 front bike lights, money is tight so i need to know what the best value ones are that are powerful with a good light, also power consumption would be useful. Thanks

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      Ed should know performance bikes is a Schwinn dealer. I think they might sale their lights too. I just got mine at Walmart for $14.96. All the same features and quality of most any other light. I should say with anything there are price ranges. performance will have the higher end stuff too. You may be able to get a way better light for 5 or 10 bucks more. My light is a 3 led head light, with a strobe function. It is water resistant. Meaning as long as it isn’t dunked in a pool it should be fine. I should also add Schwinn, GT, and Pacific bikes were at one point the same company. Pacific sucks, GT is sold a performance and used to be considered super high end. Schwinn is also sold at performance.

      This is a review on my light I just got from Wally world (Walmart)

      http://www.expotv.com/PTI-Schwinn-3-LED-Torch-Light/2J-1dKD

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    • Shady
    • February 13, 2014
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    Which Is More Comfortable Bike Light Bike Or Heavy Weight Bike ? I am little confused today i went to honda showroom he tell me advantage of heavy bike but i know being sales man that was his duty any body can tell me diff between light bike and heavy bike
    this question is only for automobile engineer

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      A light bike is nicer at lower speeds. Around town, going to school or light shopping, a 125 is all you need. A big bike seems ponderous and wallowy and you are always fighting it, because it’s not really made for low speeds.

      A big, heavy bike is nicer on a long trip at high speed. It’s more stable, it handles shifting winds better, and it’s just purring along at high speed, not beating its little heart out. Plus a bigger bike has a bigger seat, a more relaxed seating position, because it’s physically bigger so the relationship between the seat, footpegs, and handlebars is more spread out.

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    How Can I Make My Bike Lighter? I have a Diamondback joker…here’s a picture of the bike…
    http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt203/yamahaboi27/Picture004.jpg
    I have left side pegs only, front AND back brakes, aftermarket sprocket, freewheel and back rim, and that’s about it. How can I make the bike lighter?

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      Nothing you will do can make a substantial difference in weight.
      just sell it and buy a lighter used bike, or get used to the fact that you have a heavy bike. Then when you get a lighter bike, you will be a much better rider.
      you wont make a noticeable difference in weight by taking it apart. just ride it the way it is.

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    How Can You Make Your Bike Lighter? I have a 2007 Haro Backtrail X1 and i want to make it lighter

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      First of all, AWSOME BIKE. I have one of those….dont put pegs on it whatever you do or you will break the axle..its a dirt jumping bike, not for freestyle. Expensive upgrades are the lightest…heres the cheapest ways…first, remove the plastic chain guard if it has one, second, get light weight tires, third, get lighter cranks, fourth, get lighter rims or build your own, (i build my own bikes) fifth, remove any reflectors, they are pointless, anything you see on the bike that can be removed and still make the bike work…..i have about $500 worth of upgrades on my 07 X1

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    Whats A Good Light Bmx Bike? My old bmx bike is a diamondback joker its really heavy though is im thinking of getting a new one. whats a good bmx bike thats light and around 200? if you can gimmi the link of it that be good ?

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      Bump that budget up to $300 to $400 and get yourself a decent to great bike at danscomp.com

      But what kind of riding are you wanting to do?

      Street
      Park/Vert
      Dirt Jumps/Trails
      Flatland

      Street,Park/Vert bmx frames pretty much have the same or similar geometry about them…toptubes around 20″ to 20.8″,chainstays 13.25″ to 14″.Dirt Jump bmx frames are similar but usually with longer toptubes (20.8″ to 21.75″),13.5″ to 14.5″ chainstays,and a longer wheelbase.

      You can use a street bmx for park/vert or dirt jumps/trails…you can use a park/vert bmx for street or dirt jumps/trails….you can use a dirt jump/trails bmx for street or park/vert.

      Flatland bikes have a geometry all their own with short toptubes measuring 18″ to 19″ (a few companies offer 19.25″ to 19.75″ frames for the taller guys),short chainstays around 12.5″ to 13″,more clearance for your feet between the downtube and front wheel to make scuffing tricks like squeakers easier,lower slung toptube to make stepping over the frame in tricks like whiplashes easier,steep head tube angles to make whipping the frame around easier.

      I would not recommend riding anyting but flatland on a flatland specific bike as they are not designed to take the abuse that street,park/vert,and dirt jump/trails bmx bikes take and you will damage or break the frame and parts.

      If you really wanted to ride flatland with some light street you could purchase a Hoffman Strowler which is a flatland specific frame but made tough and for some light street (it is Kevin Jones’ signature model after all) and build it up with some tougher street parts but building a custom complete is expensive (upwards of $1000).

      Get back to us with what kind of riding you plan on doing and we can suggest some decent bikes.

      The only decent bike near your price range that I can think of off the top of my head is a DK Cygnus wich retails at danscomp.com for $279.99 before shipping.The DK Cygnus is a Park/trail designed frame with a 20.5″ toptube,has a chromoly main frame (way better then hi-tensile steel,and lighter/stronger).

      When buying a new bmx that you want to be both strong and light it is important to get a frame produced from 100% chromoly tubing or at the very least a chromoly main frame (toptube,downtube,seat tube,head tube are chromoly) as chromoly tubing is stronger and lighter the hi-tensile steel tubing of the same thickness and diameter.

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