In that case something like this for the front:
Lidl are selling a set of Crivit lights for about that at the moment. I think I'll give them a go and return them if they go out when you hit bumps. They're quite happy to take stuff back so long as you've got the receipt.Part of me wants to suggest waiting for Aldi to have their next sale on cycling gear. I got some truly excellent lights last year which I tend to run as backups to my dynamo lighting. Cost me around £13 if I remember correctly. Failing that anything by Moon or Lezyne.
If only 3 miles, it's very borderline between cycling or shank's pony.
If that's your riding you need something way better than blinkies.Most of my riding is on unlit (potholed & muddy) country roads, and I move my front lights between bikes.
The best battery powered light for road use that I can think of is the Ixon IQ Premium. It's got a shaped beam that puts the light where you want it and I've found it perfectly fine on its own. It's cheaper if you buy it from Germany: expect it to be around £50-60. It runs on 4 AAs rather than AAAs though. As a bonus, it rather handily fits in a Smart Lunar mount. Actually, the old Smart Lunar 35 or 60 are also reasonable candidates for backup lights by themselves if you can still find stock.Looking for a new front light, as the el-cheapo "be seen" USB jobbie from Wilkinsons has just about given up the ghost. Takes ages to charge, and then only lasts about half an hour on "blink" mode. If I turn it to constant in order to augment my main light, it keels over. The rear one is still ok - I only ever use that in "blink" mode. I can't really complain as they were about £14 for the pair and have lasted me three years.
My main front light is a Cygolite Dart USB jobbie. It's ok, but could be better.
I'm thinking of something AAA powered as I've always got spare batteries in my bar bag for my rear light anyways, and the main gripe I've got with the Cygolite is that it only lasts an hour tops when am using it on maximum output.
Cheap blinkies can be had in Decathlon, and I'll snag some while I'm in there next, so not looking for like-for-like. Can you bods recommend me a good battery-powered front light that won't break the bank.
Most of my riding is on unlit (potholed & muddy) country roads, and I move my front lights between bikes.
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