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    The just-new Fenix BC30 V2.0 bike light

    Hi Doug, I can't comment on the issue of the light going dark on bumpy terrain ... I don't have much reason (so far, anyways) to ride at night. Right now, it's main purpose is to make me more visible in busy urban settings during daylight hours. The remote switch is Bluetooth technology ...
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    The just-new Fenix BC30 V2.0 bike light

    Another member PM'd me for a bit more info re: my first impressions. I replied to him, and figured that I might as well post it here as well ... ************************************** Everything about this bike light impresses me. In the last seven or eight years I've bought several Fenix...
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    The just-new Fenix BC30 V2.0 bike light

    The light arrived about a week ago, and I couldn't be happier ... superb build-construction ... everything works as advertised ... I believe that it is all that "most people" would ever need. Best of all ... it gave me the famous "Wranglerstar Fizz" ... Plus, it'll make an excellent flashlight...
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    The just-new Fenix BC30 V2.0 bike light

    Hi Guys, I believe that one of these new Fenix BC30 V2.0 bike lights in "in the mail" to me, and was wondering if anyone else has received theirs yet ... and if so, what they thought of it. Many thanks!
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    Why aren't there double AA Headlamps?

    Double post.
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    Why aren't there double AA Headlamps?

    I suspect that Petzl will be making their 3xAAA basic Tikka and Tikkina for quite a while to come. Their new 2017 models are great value for the dollar, and comfy, and do most basic lighting jobs just fine. I appreciate and use the handy red LED in my Tikka.
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    Clear Nalgene water bottle and your headlamp :)

    Thank you for adding the photos. :)
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    Clear Nalgene water bottle and your headlamp :)

    Hi Guys, Mountain Equipment Co-op in Canada is based on the REI model in the United States. Been around for decades ... :) I just saw a cool new hint on their website, but cannot seem to share it right now ... Super simple ... take off your headlamp when you're bedded-down and don't expect...
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    Replacing ten year old Petzl, what to get?

    I bought the new 2017 Petzl Tikka from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) here in Canada during the last week of December. Probably got one of the first ones. I was so impressed that I immediately ordered a second one. It is a huge bargain, basically the same price as last year's model with double...
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    Value of Interchangeability - AAA

    If I took a Biolite stove on a backpacking trip, it would pretty-well cancel-out the easy-carrying benefits of a lightweight little AAA headlamp like the swell new Petzl Tikka. But I must admit that you can cook on the Biolite ... :)
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    New Petzl 2017 Headlamp Models...

    Hi Xcandrew, Thank you for the detailed response. However, what you speculate about in your second-last paragraph "flies in the face of" everything that Petzl says online about their regulated headlamps. Just Google Petzl and Active and carefully (in a lawyer-like manner 😛 ) read what they...
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    Value of Interchangeability - AAA

    I agree ... it seems an unreasonable restriction. We (all) seem to have too much time on our hands ... we should be out trying square-dancing (again) ... it hasn't changed since Grade 3 Phys. Ed class ... :)
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    Value of Interchangeability - AAA

    Hi Bmyton, For your actual "wants and needs" and (maybe) budget, I would strongly suggest the new 2017 Petzl Tikka. It's a respected brand, although many hard-core users/hobbyists are quick to disagree. The new model has twice as much peak power as last year's model (now 200 lumens), plus a...
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    New Petzl 2017 Headlamp Models...

    Double post.
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    New Petzl 2017 Headlamp Models...

    No kidding. When I first read what he wrote I had a WTF moment and then almost instantly thought the same thing as you. I have the new unregulated 2017 Tikka and the burn time info that they quote is kinda misleading ... as in quotingthe same burn time (in hours) for both the Medium and High...

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