I originally posted the review in 10 April 2015, but since then I used it some more, when Gemini Xera light died, I had to get new lights, but in the meanwhile I used this light again until I got the new lights. I I have updated this review with more pictures and video, improved the text.
its not a bike specific light but, i need a decent light fast, but it’s a horrible choice if you use it at max power for long distances after few days you need new batteries, So I can’t recommend this light for mountain biking.
So i got my self LED Lenser M7 LED (Item no. 7439) flash light,
i got a clamp too it fits thick bars and comes with rubber spacers so it can fit on thinner handlebars or the thinner part of the bigger bars.
It comes with a belt pouch
It attaches with a Velcro scrap & a metal button for extra security
- easy to adjust focus, by moving the head forward & backwards.
- made of metal so its strong, but its heavier than plastic lights of course
- nice button on the back with nice feel, and click.
- pattern for extra grip
- good battery cartridge, you can’t get the batteries or cartridge stuck inside the light.
- Last about 6 Hours with Energizer Max Power batteries, after 6 hours it is getting too weak to ride with.
- Lights up way too small area,its useless for riding fast in dark woods or paths/trails.
- It should be water proof but i got damp inside on the inside behind the glass, when I rode in some really rainy weather. I think this happen in 2015. I eventually noticed water on behind the glass, I can see some spots in there, after the water has dried out.I could also eventually push the glass in, so no wonder water came i when the glass was rattling in there, but this did not make the light fail, but it eventually dried out, but as I got better lights intended for my use, I don’t use this light any-more for riding. But I did not manage to get any video or picture of this. I don’t know if the rattle in the lens is due to me dropping the light or if it was like it when new or if it just developed over time, but I definitely dropped it several times after & probably before.
In my experience the rechargeable batteries get empty faster, so but the it’s expensive to buy new batteries every week. but in case you cna’t charge batteries it’s nice to have a flash light that works with normal batteries.
Bracket item No. 7799-PT
- tool-less easy to mount the clamp/mount
- easy to take off the clamp/mount
- clamp got turning joint so you can’t adjust the light for the right angle
- after more than 1 season the light began to slip forward when riding .
- if you crash or get off the pedal and hit the light you will push the light out or almost out of the clamp,but during rides it does not slide out, or even just a lot of bumps, it will slide out.So first thing I tried was a a section of an inner tube,
then I tried a reflector mount with a rubber strip, this keeps it secured.
When my Xera light failed, I had to go back to using this light before I got proper light set up.
This is a ok flash light, but not a bike light, way too narrow and short beam, but hte 210M claim is true.
Buy a proper bike light, I later bought a Gemini Xera light which eventually failed, and was not good enough anyway, but then I got Exposure Six Pack & Diablo, which was a much better choice, but it was not cheap.