Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Magicshine Helmet Mount for Magicshine Bike Lights

Magicshine bike lights are the leaders of the bike lights and related accessories in the market. The Magicshine house has now come out with a helmet mount that can help you mount any of its light units on your helmet. 

Magicshine has been for some time producing the best-in-class bike lights in the UK. Revered by its loyal customers and adopted by newcomers consistently, the brand has grown over the years. Credited for this impressive growth is the even more impressive line of products which includes front rear bike lights. The brand has grown owing to its delivery on performance and durability. For all the excellent collection of lights Magicshine regularly designs, one of key features of each unit is the flexibility with mounting options.
The frame, the handlebars or even your helmet, Magicshine lights go everywhere. But for each of these, there are a few handy accessories that a bike must have. In case you want to mount the Magicshine light on the helmet, you will need the Magicshine helmet mount.
MJ-6058 Helmet Mount
Originally the MJ-6058 was designed for the MJ-880 light only. But the people at Magicshine realized its flexibility with use and remodeled it to the MJ-6058 .The new and improved helmet mount goes along with all bike lights. A larger attachment means you have the ability to change the focus of the light beam and more options in terms of the directions you want to throw light in. You can therefore, use the light for other activities than bike riding in the night alone. The Velcro strap supporting the attachment makes it extremely easy to mount and dismount the light unit from the helmet. So, there is no wasting time in getting done the unnecessary fittings along the way.
While some people may prefer mounting lights mostly to the frame of the cycle, there are reasons why you should go for helmet mounts. Firstly, if you are going to use more than one bicycle, it is only understandable and perhaps time saving that you mount the light units to the helmet. This way you don’t have to undo the fittings on one frame and redo them on the other. Secondly, if you usually take to tougher trails, by which we mean there are more turns, leaps, and bends, you are likely to be focusing the beam in different directions pretty often and quickly. For a light unit which is mounted on the frame itself, it is quite difficult to shift focus immediately. A light mounted on the helmet makes it easier to do so and therefore is a better choice. Thirdly, for riding in higher traffic areas it is always beneficial to have the light coming in from an elevated position as it allows the oncoming traffic to have a better view of you than the frame strapped lights that get lost in the maze of automobiles.
As far as bike lights go, Magicshine champions the market, and as far as mounting the light on your helmet goes the Magicshine MJ-6058 is the ideal companion for any light you may buy.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Best Valued Bike Accessories You Should Own

Choosing bike light accessories isn’t an easy job. You should be aware of your priorities, and therefore make the right choice as they can often be more than just an accessory. Bicycle accessories are just as important to have, as the bike itself. Here is a list of few accessories you should have:
One of the most important accessories to go with your bike is bike lights. Bike light accessories are often undervalued because they come with the adage of being an accessory, but really, they are somewhat a necessity.
For regular riders, there is no differentiating between day and night. It is therefore essential that one must have accessories that ensure the comfort and security of day travel in the night as well. Magicshine accessories for example have been a leader for bicycle accessories in UK, and are top-notch suppliers of quality lights.
Your safety is in your hands. Wearing a helmet be it on a motorbike or a comparatively slower bicycle, is a must. 
Most unfortunate bike accidents result in loss of life due to ignorance of riders. While bicycle injuries may not be so severe or fatal, they can come hauntingly close at times. A helmet, therefore, should be on the top of your to-buy lists.
Bottle holders/Mounts
You can’t stop and unzip luggage to get your water supplies out. Since you will be dehydrating quite a lot on longer trips, it is a waste of time to have to stop and then consume water.
It is therefore always better to have bottle holders mounted on the frame, where they can easily be reached and therefore utilized without blocking the rhythm of a good ride. And speaking of mounting, there a number of other things that you may want to or simply feel are required to be mounted on. For any such purposes, mounts have to be acquired so you can do it yourself.
Bike Pump/Extra tube
Flat tyres are a common occurrence, especially when you undertake tougher trails. To be left with a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere would really be inconvenient to your plans.
There is no point in having to carry your ride rather than riding it yourself. It is therefore essential that you have a bike pump with you, and at least one extra tube in case you need to change and continue with the journey.
Repair Kit
Mending any tricky situation be it a flat tyre, a problem with the chains or any other mechanical issue will be impossible to do without a repair kit. Rather than being left helpless in some place, where assistance is hard to come by, it is better to have a repair kit and do it yourself. A repair kit should be one of your top priorities.
You need security and locks everywhere. You may think that cycling in little traversed routes and trails does not endanger you with theft of any kind, but there are incidents, more than you may think. It is therefore important to have appropriate locks and other security equipment with you.
Video cameras/Computers
For enthusiasts who want to capture their rides, or just evaluate figures like, speed, distance, elevation etc, video cameras and other biking computers are an essential buy. Not only do these accessories provide valuable information they make the ride that more engaging and enjoyable.