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Old 05-15-2012, 08:25 AM   #258
albany23
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Location: Constanta, ROMANIA
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Originally Posted by Singletrack_mind View Post

As already stated,mounting up high reduces potential for damage when dropping the bike, but there's another reason I place mine there: The closer to the ground the lights are, the more they are going to exaggerate the irregularities in the surface ahead of you. This can tend to make big black shadows behind every bump, so it get's hard to tell what you are really dealing with. With the lights at headlight level you still get a sense of the topography of the surface you are about to ride, but with fewer "OMG, is that a bottomless pit??" moments.
Very good point, noted. I'm glad i went for the TT kit. I could hae chosen TrailTech, but risers say they're not fully waterproof. The TT ones were tried and tested by a friend of mine from Romania to Mongolia and back. Crash testing them in the tundra brought very good results. It's true, they are 2x55watts, compared to the TrailTech LED's, but the buke can handle that.


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