Cateye Nano Shot Plus Light and Stealth 50 GPS Computer

Gear Interbike

Cateye surprised us last year in the Bike LIghts Shootout. They sent a tiny 250 lumen light called the Nano Shot  and it blew us away with its form factor, quality, brightness and price.  It kind of reminded us that Cateye is a Japanese company that makes quality stuff. The feel of their products is different and all the mounts and design elements are well thought out.  Check our review of the Nano Shot here: http://reviews.mtbr.com/cateye-nano-shot-2012-mtbr-lights-shootout

We asked them about their materials and manufacturing and they shared with us this video about how they test their products.
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This year at Interbike, they showed us two products that left us with a very good first impression.

First is the Nano Shot Plus. It’s the big brother of the 250 lumen Nano Shot as the Plus variety sports 600 lumens. That means that this is enough light for real trail  riding. The Nano Shot on the helmet is a great complement to this one. MSRP is $120. We were impressed with last year’s $100, 250 lumen light so this $120, 600 lumen light seems pretty exciting.

Description:

2 super-bright, ultra-efficient LED’s fire up 600 lumens in a lightweight design and rechargeable via any USB port. High mode for 1.5hrs, Low mode for 4hrs, or Hyper-Constant mode for 12hrs. 160 g.

Dimension: 96.4 X 58.6 X 35.6mm
Weight: 160 grams (light unit and battery)
Light source: High intensity white LED X2
Light output: 600lm / 5000cd
Run time:
High mode approx 1.5hrs
Low mode approx 4hrs
Hyper Constant mode approx 2hrs
Battery: Li-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V-2800mAh)
Recharge time: approx 8hrs (USB2.0 recharge)  80% full recharge in 5hrs.
Recharge/discharge number of times: about 300 times(until the rated capacity drops to 70%)
Other: Low battery indicator, lighting mode memory function
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The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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  • j.coudray says:

    I was very disappointed in the demo shown. Why do you need a front light for your bike? Partially to be seen by other road users,ye – although of greater importance for that is the rear lights. YOU NEED TO SEE THE ROAD CONDITIONS IN FRONT OF YOUR BIKE WHEN IT IS DARK -AND FOR AS GREATER DISTANCE AS YOU CAN OBTAIN A LIGHT FOR! Most of the filmed recording showed daylight abuse that a light may experience – jolly good! But what about the light???

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