Very bright. Does not have a strobe option but has pulsating. Not quite the same. Lights up the road really well at night. Attaches to the handlebars with a strong rubber strap. Need to pull with some force to attach securely. I like the light a lot although I prefer the way that my previous cateye light attached to the handlebars. Easier to quickly remove and replace. Charges quickly.
Living in Alaska, I'm one of many bikers who feel I cannot spend a lot of time indoors in winter just because it's dark and I can't see the moose. I enjoyed using a Light And Motion helmet light for my Trans Am ride in 2015.
With the knowledge of their quality, I found this small and mighty light source to add to the fat bike. Many of us here use one light on the bike aimed at where the front wheel will track, and another on the helmet that can be guided as needed to see to the side of that cone of brightness.
This Urban 800 fills in the wheel track very nicely and I also enjoy the other modes. I do prefer a flash mode to a pulse mode scares off dogs better but I've read that flash is not legal in some countries. Also, I like that I can quickly take this light off the bike when I lock it outside a business and just tuck the light into my pocket. The switch has withstood a variety of elements from cold, to freezing rain, to a hard snow squall and it keeps working fine. The small amber side lights are a good thought, though I don't know that I have needed them so far. I do like them on my helmet light, so it's a natural progression.
For the record, the brightness is not enough for fast night time singletrack, but I don't do that so much any more. If you're looking to scream through the trees at night, you're going to want adjustable 2000 lumens.
Haven't actually used it for mountain bike night riding yet, but am currently using it to run through the city streets at night. You can put the strap around your finger and angle it downwards to see. Bonus that it comes with a helmet mount included. Wish it had a flashing strobe option instead of a pulse. Side orange lights are a nice feature.
Have used this for night riding (MTB) in the Northeast U.S. Paired with a helmet light, it is bright and sensible, easy to charge. Haven't been out for much more than an hour or so on any given ride, but it shines bright enough throughout.
Light works great if you can get it to charge. Not just myself but a few of us nightriders have had the same issue. Plug it in to the usb port and it says it's charging but when we hit the trail it will go out within half an hour on the middle setting? My computer said it didn't recognize the device and wouldn't charge it. I had to use my apple converter to get it to charge. Also the little rubber part that protects the usb plug in disappeared after the first ride on both units I bought. I wish it had a gauge to tell you how much charge was in it.
This is a high quality product with a bright, wide beam. I love the sleek design. It has more of a slow pulsing mode rather than a fast flashing mode and I'm not sure how obvious it is to oncoming traffic but I typically use a steady beam anyway.
The light is great, although it is true that the flashing light is just a pulsation, going from brighter to weaker. The instructions are inscribed on the side of the tube the light comes in. No one in my family could figure out about a third of it - we think we got the subject but not the idea they are trying to convey with odd pictographs. Words would work a lot better. Perhaps with time we will discover some function and then use that to interpret the pictographs.
This light does not have a strobe flashing function. I had to return this light after I bought it because it is not a good light to ride with during the day. The strobe flash helps a rider be seen by automobiles. I switched to a different light that had a strobe flash function.
I have several Light and Motion headlights and bought this one for winter commutes, which often require a mid-day charge while at work. This model fills up much more quickly than my other ones-approximately 90 minutes vs several hours. The battery seems to conserve its charge in extreme cold better than my other older models. Otherwise, it's the same tried and true, user-friendly, and understated Light and Motion design.
I deliberated between this light and the Light and Motion 1000. I ended up with this one because (a) I don't think you really need 1000 lumens in a city environment and (b) because it matched my bike better. I've been really happy with it. It comes with a GoPro attachment which I mounted to the bottom of my K-Edge computer mount.
This light is very compact...moreso then most other lights I've seen. The brightness is more than you would ever need unless you are biking at 20 mph. The side lights are bright for their small size. The quick charge takes about 45 minutes to recharge. The only thing I don't like is the lights daytime slow pulse mode. A flashing light is much more visible than this one. That is why I gave this light a 4 rating.
I bought this light as a daily special and I am so thankful I did. I have used it for a couple of months now as my primary light for night dirt roadie and trail group rides. Our rides are two hours long and the battery indicator light is still green at the end of my rides (I run it on low power, which is still more than adequate for a safe illumination level).
The light feels solid and durable (no cheap plastic feel) and it fits securely to my handlebars.
I would highly recommend this to any of my biking friends!
Use this light 4-5 days per week for morning commute in dark. Worked well all winter. Good light pattern and
Removal for charging and bracket are excellent. All micro USB charging cables are a pain to me. Have to pay too much attention to how I put it in.