mattheus wrote:So in summary of using off-road lights on the roads:
- these lights will piss-off other road-users. In addition, some of them might accidentally run you over.
- you think 2-wrongs-make-a-right.
- if you do start riding audax (with other people) then some of them may push you in a ditch. Gently of course - we're a nice bunch.
you forgot to add
- you are breaking the law
- you can be fined
- you can have your lights confiscated
- you can end up with points on your driving licence
yes, but I can see .... and others can see me ....thats why I bought the light
what about all the guys riding Audax and commuting who use helmet lights? .... same thing really even worse than mine as they have the light on their helmet which is even worse for oncoming cyclists and cars
and BTW, there are 2 models of Supernova E3 triple .... the normal older cheaper Supernova E3 triple (which I have), and the Supernova E3 Triple 2 (the more powerful version which is 500 Lumens)
Mine (the older version was advertised as 800 Lumens, but it was BS as it was tested and found to be 370 Lumens ..... I have to cycle at 40Km/hr to get the full 370 Lumens
My wife's commuter USB light which is a Knog Light Blinder Road is 400 Lumens
there are tests showing that the Supernova E3 (which I have) has been used on commutes and no one has sworn or flashed their car lights etc
another reason why I opted for the Supernova 3 triple, is that I can connect it directly to my Supernova E3 triple 2 rear light, which in my opion is the best rear dynamo light on the market ... it only works with the Supernova front lights and no other make ... it has wide side beams with an angle of 250°)... even better than many USB tail lights
The Supernova is banned in Germany and not anywhere else?
I've looked at other Dynamo front lights and they are crap compared to the Supernova .... I can see further, wider and higher .... if I'm riding in the dark with a tailwind on a steep downhill that I've never been on before, I want to see what lies ahead (as far ahead as possible).... especially if there is a 90 degree bend .... brake too late and you could be swimming in the Atlantic ocean
we all read the recent post on this forum where the guy rode into a pole on the cycle path in Cambridge .... he never saw the pole, as he never saw the sign that was on top of the pole because he had a crappy light
.... look at the photos on this thread posted earlier .... with the Supernova, you can see much further and higher ... thats whats important for me .... I have a 44 year old bike with cantilever brakes not hydraulic disk
thats why many people who ride Audax such as the Indian pacific Wheel race, Tour Divide , race accross America etc use the Supernova lights....
I'm starting to save up for a Salsa Cut throat MTB for bikepacking in remoter areas, and I will definately rig it up with the Supernova lights
I spent 4 years trying to find my bike (Miyata 1000) in my size, and managed to get one in mint condition from a seller in Germany .... I have not seen one advertised in the UK .... and I have not seen anyone ride one in the UK....
I have rigged it out with the best components (what I believe to be the best) with no concern about cost .... things like Son 28, Royce rear Hub, HED Belgium plus rims, Nitto bottlecages, Brooks C17 Carved saddle, Tubus stainless steel racks, Honjo mudguars etc etc ....
I wanted the best lights for my needs, and no other dynamo lights were a better choice than the Supernova