Gear review: Shine some light on the trail

The best part about the Dorcy 3aa Bicycle Light is the mount. The mount is sure-grip tight . . . I’ve ridden a few miles over rocks and roots, and the handlebar mount and light stayed tightly attached. There is also a quick release that makes it easy to remove the light, which also ingeniously doubles as a flashlight, and quickly re-attach it. DSC_0031

The photo above shows the lower adjustment to tighten the main bracket, and the adjustment (on the right) that allows you to quickly detach and re-attach the light.

The LED light shines a bright square beam. The wide-angle Lens spreads the light horizontally, not up in the trees or sky where you don’t need it. This focus keeps the brightness on the road or the trail. At six-plus hours of testing, the batteries are still going strong.

If you’re looking for a solid bike light, with an tough mount that will keep the light on the bike over even the roughest singletrack, the Dorcy Bicycle Light (about $55) is good option. Dorcy’s matching tail light ($13.99) makes for good all-around lighting for your two-wheel machine. It’s trail tough and a lot cheaper than the much more-expensive trail lights I’ve seen gleaming on the bike shop shelf. DSC_0028

I was provided a Dorcy 3aa Bicycle Light and Tail Light for review from Dorcy.

Our Wide Angle Lens spreads the light only horizontally, not up in the trees or sky where you don’t need it. This keeps the brightness up and lights the full width of the road or trail in front of you – See more at: http://www.dorcydirect.com//p-594-41-4001-3aa-led-bicycle-light-personal-light.aspx?gclid=CjkKEQjwqYacBRDO-Mrk6_vr8eQBEiQAWJadfPPnfuj-yAAHmnEBqfbu0UcDhmWCiTGQS8FVwhhSKufw_wcB#sthash.FvHHigYv.dpuf
Our Wide Angle Lens spreads the light only horizontally, not up in the trees or sky where you don’t need it. This keeps the brightness up and lights the full width of the road or trail in front of you – See more at: http://www.dorcydirect.com//p-594-41-4001-3aa-led-bicycle-light-personal-light.aspx?gclid=CjkKEQjwqYacBRDO-Mrk6_vr8eQBEiQAWJadfPPnfuj-yAAHmnEBqfbu0UcDhmWCiTGQS8FVwhhSKufw_wcB#sthash.FvHHigYv.dpuf
Our Wide Angle Lens spreads the light only horizontally, not up in the trees or sky where you don’t need it. This keeps the brightness up and lights the full width of the road or trail in front of you – See more at: http://www.dorcydirect.com//p-594-41-4001-3aa-led-bicycle-light-personal-light.aspx?gclid=CjkKEQjwqYacBRDO-Mrk6_vr8eQBEiQAWJadfPPnfuj-yAAHmnEBqfbu0UcDhmWCiTGQS8FVwhhSKufw_wcB#sthash.FvHHigYv.dpuf

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