Guide to off-road lights


Mixing delicate electronics, high operating temperatures, powerful batteries, mud, rain and regular crashes isn't easy. Yet reliability is absolutely vital, as light failure at speed on technical terrain is no joke.


Make sure you can position the light where you want it, and that it'll do the job. Spot lamps are no use solo on tight singletrack, and a badly placed helmet light will drag your lid down or wring your neck.


Obviously budget is a big factor here, as is what level of light you find comfortable to ride with. A good 3W LED or 10W halogen light with a semi-focused beam is the minimum for safe riding on trails you know well. A normal HID lamp is so bright it pretty much gives you 'access all areas'. However, boosted HIDs or double sets can actually give too much light, and you'll be fighting to see through reflected glare and drowned detail, particularly in damp, muddy or misty conditions.

Run times

The longer you ride, the more battery run time you'll need. Most brands sell extra batteries (often at a discount if bought with the light)


A great lamp is no use if you can't fit it to your bar, or it just wobbles and points the wrong way when you do. Most mounts use clips and spacers but O-rings are a great simple solution.


Bike lights are now well beyond normal bulb technology. HID bulbs are the brightest by far but they're fragile and very expensive to replace. LEDs are super tough but even mid-power ones get seriously hot so output is often limited.


The latest lights use either cheaper NiMH batteries or lighter and smaller Li-Ion batteries like those in your phone and laptop. The bigger the battery capacity, the longer you can play out at night.


The silver dish around the light is responsible for providing a clear and consistent beam pattern. Most lights use a 10-15 degree flood pattern, while 5-10 degree spotlights give a more intense but smaller bright patch.

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Bicycle Light

USE joystick maxx RM800
Cateye Single shot RM300
Hope Vision 1 RM450
Lupine Tesla 5 RM1.5k++
Revolution Vision High Power RM100++
Princeton Tech Eos RM150++
Light and Motion Seca LED 700 Race Li-ion rechargeable light RM1.5k++
Lupin Wilma 5 RM1.5K ++
Cateye R2 front light RM1k ++

Ivan Basso won 2010 Giro

Final general classification 1 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo87:44:012 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:513 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:374 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:505 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:03:276 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:07:067 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:07:228 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:09:39

Trek Fuel EX5

A 13.6 kg bike with a RM6k ++ price tag. Some of the components you can find are SRAM's X-5 shifters and RD. This bike uses front Rock Shock Tora and Fox Float RP2.

G Shock GLS-5600L-4

After a long break from buying new G Shock for months, I decided to buy this red hot G Shock GLS-5600L-4. I have never before own any red G Shock, so this new red G Shock is a little special for me. I still can't believed how I bought this one. This watch was not on my list, but when I saw it, I knew it will be a unique G Shock. This discontinued watch was released in October 2009.
I believed this watch has the same DW-5600 model bezel but the module was different. It uses a a modern 3178 module. You can can find the same module in a GLS-5500 model. Some of the improvements of this module that it can stand low temperature up to -20 degree Celsius and world time.
One of the unique feature of this watch was the quilted style leather band. There's also a G Lide label on the band which is simple and nice.
However, I strongly believed that this band will not stand a daily use unlike the resin band. It is best if you can rotate the wrist time if you plan to buy one.
A wrist picture of this watch on my left hand. Finally, If you like red and you a fan of G Shock watch, this is one of the good looking red G Shock. Here's some of the Casio Japan translation about this watch...
Support the extreme sports line sports G-SHOCK, G-ride in winter '09 models emerge.

The base model 5600 series color LCD thin and compact, giving a gloss paint (GLS-5600L-4JF), it can be confirmed at time of winter cold tolerance specifications -20 ℃. The belt has taken the tone leather quilted material, finished in the fashion design to consider. Reflected on the snow scene in winter, it appeared the new G-ride.
- Low tolerance specifications (-20 ℃)


KBC - Sedenak Nite Ride

Sedenak Nite Ride, June 5th 2010.

YES! , those words are true. We are organizing a night ride for all. It was a 30km trail that suitable for beginner to medium level of riders. No riders will be left behind. Limited to 40 riders only. RM 10.00 per-entry inclusive off BBQ buffet after the ride.

Click the above banner for more detail. Do not hesitate to contact us for any inquires. Please confirm your participation before 03/06/2010

Scott Team Issue MTB shoes

GBP 179.99

Jamboree Lipis 2010

BMC Four Stroke 2010

The newly modelled APS suspension system combines efficient propulsion, excellent traction and comfort – exactly what every racer is looking for. The wide seat tube connects the load transmission points more directly, improving rigidity in the front frame triangle. Features such as the Natural born post mount and end-to-end, neatly laid cable housing give the bike a compact appearance and ensure worry-free performance.

Lightest, iSC carbon full suspension frame ever built featuring APS suspension technology. System integration with new Fourstroke FS01 carbon TCC seatpost. 100mm rear travel. Natural-born-post mount rear brake calliper mounting and initial load indicator for easy and hassle free suspension set-up.

  • 4" travel
  • Fox RP2 rear shock included
  • FSA ZS-3 headset included
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    WARRANTY: 3yr
  • KLMB Epic Hash 2010

    EVENT DATE: Sunday 27 June 2010
    - Sign-in starts: 7:00am
    - Sign-in closes: 8:15am
    - Ride briefing: 8:15am
    - Ride Starts 8:30am.

    2. VENUE: Tamu Hill Park, Batang Kali - For detailed directions, refer KLMBH
    web site at

    3. THE COURSE: The course is 50 km long consisting of 2 loops. Loop 1 and 2 are
    approximately 17km and 33km respectively. The course has been designed to
    challenge with a variety of obstacles, technical uphill and downhill sections,
    river trekking etc - so be prepared. Expect to be riding perhaps 5 hours to 7
    hours or more to complete the full ride. This is still a KLMBH hash, which
    means that there are checks to break. There are prizes to reward riders who
    break checks. For more information on breaking checks, please refer to

    4. SPONSORS :

    - Hammer Nutrition is sponsoring two Nutrition Stations where riders can refill
    water and add electrolytes such Heed for free. Bananas will also be provided in
    these stations.

    - Specialized and Maxxis are supplying mountain bike tires. There are 30 tires
    to give away, which will be presented to the lucky riders via lucky draws when
    riders check-in at the completion of the ride and for riders who break

    - FunSportz has donated a GoPro Helmet Hero Standard Definition

    5. REGISTRATION: - you have 2 choices:
    Registration Fee by Saturday 19 June: KLMBH members free. Guests RM20.
    Registration Fee after Saturday 19 June: KLMBH members RM10. Guests RM25.

    1. Pre-Register by Saturday 19 June:
    Step 1: - Bank in your money to:
    BANK IN - Maybank
    Account Name : SOON KHENG TEIK
    Account Number : 564276053769

    Step 2 : - Submit your registration form and Bank-in Slip with your name and
    phone number written on it to or Fax to 03 - 772
    664 85.(Fax only available Monday - Friday, 9am to 7pm)

    Step 3 : Check name list at to confirm

    The number of riders is expected to be larger than a regular bash - so
    PRE-REGISTER and then SIGN-IN EARLY on ride day to avoid long queues and
    missing the 8:15am cut-off for sign-in.

    6. CONTACT :
    Ying How : 012 205 5323,
    Reme Gimen : 012 283 5504,
    Riza : 012 475 4976,

    SRAM’s Neutral Race Support motorbikes

    Men's Cross-Country (XC) #3: Offenburg, Germany

    Olympic champion Julien Absalon (Orbea) continued his unbeaten streak at Offenburg, Germany with a fourth consecutive victory – his first in the 2010 cross-country World Cup.

    Men's World Cup standings

    1Julien Absalon (Fra|Orbea)570 pts
    2Nino Schurter (Swi|Scott-Swisspower MTB Racing)526
    3José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Spa|Multivan Merida Biking Team)470
    4Jaroslav Kulhavy (Cze|Rubena - Birell - Specialized Cycling Team)460
    5Manuel Fumic (Ger|Cannondale Factory Racing)380
    6Mathias Flückiger (Swi|Trek World Racing)340
    7Christoph Sauser (Swi|Specialized Factory Racing)320
    8Ruben Ruzafa Cueto (Spa|Orbea)320
    9Wolfram Kurschat (Ger|Topeak Ergon Racing Team)318
    10Ralph Naef (Swi|Multivan Merida Biking Team)280

    This Sunday May 23rd ride

    This week ride will be as follows,

    Date: Sunday May 23rd 2010

    Trail: ORCHARD Golf and Country resort, Kulai

    Meeting point: Kulai Mc Donald @7.30am for breakfast or the golf resort entrance

    Chief De Mission: KBC Botax Carbon

    Ride Leader: Sham Commencal (don’t forget GPS)

    Trails: Condition and distance are unknown as this is the first time we explore this area

    Fee: RM 10.00 for lunch and use of facilities

    Query: please refer to KBC Botax

    Greg Minnaar’s Santa Cruz Nomad stolen

    Thieves have stolen a custom carbon Santa Cruz Nomad all-mountain bike belonging to former downhill world champion Greg Minnaar.

    With a distinctive Santa Cruz Syndicate team paintjob, Edge carbon wheels, RockShox Lyrik forks plus other high-end finishing kit, it should be easy to spot.

    Burry Stander's Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

    Bike specification

    • Frame: Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Carbon HT 29er, size 17.5in
    • Fork: Custom Specialized/RockShox Reba S29 Carbon, 90mm travel
    • Headset: Integrated
    • Stem: Specialized S-Works Pro-Set w/ Syntace clamps, 120mm x -16°
    • Handlebars: Syntace Duraflite 31.8 Carbon, 600mm, w/ Extralite CyberEnds bar ends
    • Tape/grips: ESI
    • Front brake: SRAM XX, 160mm rotor
    • Rear brake: SRAM XX, 140mm rotor w/ alloy calliper bolts
    • Brake levers: SRAM XX
    • Front derailleur: SRAM XX
    • Rear derailleur: SRAM XX
    • Shift levers: SRAM XX
    • Cassette: SRAM XX, 11-36T
    • Chain: SRAM PC-1090
    • Crankset: Specialized S-Works MTB w/ Rotor Q-Rings and Carbon-Ti chainring bolts, 175mm, 42/28T
    • Bottom bracket: Specialized integrated
    • Pedals: CrankBrothers Eggbeater 11
    • Wheelset: Specialized Roval Control EL 29
    • Front tyre: Specialized Renegade 29 prototype
    • Rear tyre: Specialized Renegade 29 prototype
    • Saddle: Specialized Romin SL, 155mm
    • Seatpost: AX Lightness AX2100
    • Bottle cage: Specialized S-Works Carbon Rib Cage

    Critical measurements

    • Rider's height: 5ft 9in (1.74m)
    • Rider's weight: 10.2 stone (65kg/143lb)
    • Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 694mm
    • Saddle setback: 50mm
    • Seat tube length, c-t: 445mm
    • Seat tube length, c-c: 385mm
    • Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (next to stem): 572mm
    • Saddle-to-bar drop (vertical): 16mm
    • Head tube length: 110mm
    • Top tube length: 592mm
    • Total bicycle weight: 20.35lb (9.23kg)

    Tampin Race day

    On your mark...get set...go!!
    Wow, the reflector from Botak's endura windchill jacket really hurts every ones eyes...
    Can you see this....
    Victory post even before the race start
    is it hurt ?
    well done boys...
    pictures courtesy of Bro Ayub

    Scott Addict R1 2010

    The Scott Addict RC has become a benchmark on carbon construction and is known as one of the top bikes to ride in the pro peloton. Scott uses IMP (one piece Integrate Molding Process) technology to produce a superlight road frame.

  • HMX net carbon fiber/IMP technology
  • Addict full carbon fork
  • Alloy seatclamp
  • Ritchey WCS Zero alloy headset and carbon spacer
  • Expander for carbon steerer tube and carbon top cap
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    WARRANTY: 3y
  • MRSP USD2999.00 @ 1.74lbs
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