Baja Designs Double Stryk – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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The Double Stryk is voted by us as the model name to be most likely misspelled in the lights category. It’s hard enough that Striker is spelled Stryker. Now, the dual version of the Stryker is called Stryk. :)

The good news is this new light is a force to be reckoned with and I think we will be hearing this name a lot. This light catapults Baja Designs into the arena of high-end ultimate lights and it can now compete with the best out there.

The materials and machining is now first rate ast the light body is machine aluminum and the quality is hardly masked by the tan-gray anodizing. The mount goes from zip ties in to a CNC’d center mount. It is a step up indeed not only in aesthetics but also functionality as it mounts the light right in front of the stem.

And finally, the beam is a tour de force as it has a very bright, slightly wide center spot. But it is still complemented by an extremely wide halo for good peripheral illumination.

Now the light does get quite hot when run under in high, even with a powerful fan blowing on it. It did however keep running all the way through the battery for 1.5 hours. The run time at full power is a bit short but like most ultra powerful lights, running it at half power doubles the run time and still delivers and extremely bright beam.

Specifications:

  • Price: $450.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 1800 Lumens
  • Light Head Weight: 136 grams
  • Installed Weight: 470 grams
  • Run Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 150 Lux
  • Measured Lumens: 1310 Lumens

Mounting:

Mounting is where this light takes a quantum leap over its Stryker roots. Where the previous generation used zip ties, this new Double Stryk uses an elegant, center-mounted piece. It features a knurled nut it is installed without tools. And three different sized, grooved sleeves are included so proper fit is ensured on both handlebar sizes. It can still be aimed left although that is usually not necessary as this is now in the optimum position.

The mount is so good that users of the old lights users will be clamoring to use this mount with the Stryker.  The good news is that is backwards compatible and it is available separately for about $35.

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