Front Light for Aerobars?

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jimaizumi
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by jimaizumi

I've tried doing my due diligence and came up pretty short with ideas. I'm wondering, for all you guys that are riding Canyon's, Madone 9's and Cento 10's, what are you guys using for front lights? I'm trying to come up with a solution that wont require having to endure a session of tourettes trying to stretch a regular light around a thick aerobar, let alone have that light take up a large section of the top of my bars..

I know that Lezyne has the Strip Drive but are there any witty ways of trying to mount such a light towards the center of the bar?
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TonyM
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by TonyM

I usually have a Knog Blinder Mini on my Pro Vibe aero handlebar (see the picture on the left side of the stem).
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... i-dot.html

And I have also a Serfas USL-6 Thunderbolt USB which is stronger.
https://www.serfas.com/shop/products/li ... headlight/
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MayhemSWE
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by MayhemSWE

Use a computer mount with a built-in GoPro mount point underneath and attach the light there? Rec-Mounts have lots of different models for various integrated bars and for the light I personally use a Sirius MK6 from Exposure Lights.

TLN
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by TLN

MayhemSWE wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:33 am
Use a computer mount with a built-in GoPro mount point underneath and attach the light there? Rec-Mounts have lots of different models for various integrated bars and for the light I personally use a Sirius MK6 from Exposure Lights.
But then you need to find a gopro mount for light(my cygolite don't have one) and your light stays upside down and will blind other people.

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by Quattroporte

Not sure which bike/bar you're asking about. Madone 9s have a variety of Blendr mounts for lights, computers, cameras, etc. including single and dual mounts specific to that bar.

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IrrelevantD
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by IrrelevantD

I don't have integrated bar/stem, but going with the GoPro mount idea...
I mounted a 900+ Lum flashlight on a GoPro mount with a steel clamp loom and some washers from Home Depot. Flashlight is a nitecore SRT7 and will run a few hours at around 500 Lum on a 18650 Li-Ion battery. I've also done this with a Nitecore SRT5 using a 14500 battery, which is slightly dimmer, but still outperforms any bike specific lights I've had in the past.

Now some will express concern about the beam pattern and blinding others, but I use this exclusively on road and have never had a car flash it's brights at me. Full beam is plenty bright enough for 30-35mph.
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jimaizumi
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by jimaizumi

I'm actually trying to fit a light to a Albarda stem/bar that uses a proprietary garmin mount but doesn't help accomodate the ability to attach anything underneath the garmin unit. Currently using a Trek ion 100 which I love but is definitely more finicky having to mount it on an aerobar as the light really doesn't have a solid foundation on edge of bars to keep it from rotating up or down.

Those Knog Frogs look interesting but at only 25 lumens, I don't think its going to help me in being seen in the dark.. Moon MkII is another option but I reckon it may blind me first given its design for a wider light spread.
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TonyM
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by TonyM

jimaizumi wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:01 am
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Those Knog Frogs look interesting but at only 25 lumens, I don't think its going to help me in being seen in the dark..
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I have also a brighter light from Knog with 80 lumens and with 120° visibility.
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... chips.html

Here the full range:
https://www.knog.com.au/bike-lights/be- ... ights.html

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MayhemSWE
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by MayhemSWE

TLN wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:12 pm
But then you need to find a gopro mount for light(my cygolite don't have one) and your light stays upside down and will blind other people.
Well, yeah, obviously you will need a light that can still be mounted with the lens in the proper orientation. The Exposure Sirius MK6 I use is pretty much just shaped like a flashlight but with an extra "lip" above the lens to reduce blinding. The actual mount is just a simple plastic clip.

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by BikeAnon

I have pics somewhere... I adapted a GoPro mount to hold a short piece of PVC.

Pop that on a GoPro mount, you can attach whatever standard round handlebar mount thing you want to the pvc pipe.

It ain't pretty. Or cool. Or aero. Or WW. But it works.


Excellent alternative..... helmet mount.

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by BikeAnon

Here's the pics. And ideals from other people:



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