Any of you asshats own a Nite Rider Mako 2?
My headlight has a 20 lb Nimh battery that is like six years old. Instead of buying a new, heavy battery, I was thinking of getting a new, cordless LED light.
Anyone have that Nite Rider Mako 2? Supposedly it will light up a dark trail, but I don't believe it for $50.
Doesn't eMpTyBeeR have any reviews of it? I wouldn't believe that either. Get a MagicShine and deal with the battery.
"I'm tired of people not treating me like the gift that I am."
Originally Posted by ToF
Originally Posted by bigrider
I wonder if my Nimh battery will even hold a charge. It's gotta be five years old at least.
Sorry the minimum I'd buy is the Niterider Minewt 250. Anything with a cord and a separate battery sux sorry.
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I don't own a Mako 2, but we do have one at the shop. In testing, it is pretty bright with a lot of throw, but it has a VERY narrow beam with no spill. Haven't ridden with it though.
Here is the review at MTBR.
Niterider Mako 2 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout | Mountain Bike Review
2012 Bike Lights Shootout – Trail Beam Pattern Photos | Mountain Bike Review | Page 2
After multiple battery and reliability issues (engine fails, connector frays, etc.) on NR systems of all sorts (BoyToy's spendy enduro racing setup crapped out with a bad engine just post warranty last fall) my only contribution is that I will never buy a NightRider anything ever again.
BoyToy and I both bike commute 365 days and do night MTB trail riding and enduro races. For your money I'd try something like Magicshine, Light in Motion, or DiNotte instead. DiNotte makes some powerful engines these days, their customer service is superb, and their reliability is excellent. Their lumens-to-$ value ratio is way better than most. We get LiM at cost through our shop sponsor so BoyToy got a Seca to replace the dead NR, however if we had to pay full retail we'd go with DiNotte no questions asked.
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