Baja Designs Strykr II – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Lights Shootout Video

This year, the Strykr is called the Strykr II and the output has increased from 700 claimed lumens to 950. On our light meter, the reading has increased from 52 lux to 74 lux so it is noticeably brighter. We measured the light though at an integrating sphere and the actual lumen output is 670 lumens.

Baja Designs has extensive Motorcycle and Offroad lights racing experience and have continued to improve their rugged bike light. The head unit is big and made of very sturdy aluminum with the front rim protected by a rubber casing. The battery is nicely sealed as well as this light seems ready to take on the roughest conditions. The light is waterproof too and can be submerged up to 33 feet.

The system comes an extra reflector as well that can be used to produce a wider beam. We tried the wide reflector and it is remarkable and we fully recommend it instead of the stock one. The wide reflector makes the center spot a flat oblong shape instead of round. The outer halo is the same but the center is much wider and lights up more of the trail with the intense center beam.


  • Price: $300.00
  • Claimed Lumens: 708 Lumens
  • Measured Lumens: 670 Lumens
  • Measured MTBR Lux: 74 Lux
  • Light Head Weight: 174 grams
  • Installed Weight: 520 grams
  • Run Time: 3 Hours


A handlebar and helmet mount is included in the package. The handlebar mount base needs to be installed with zip ties and is thus not easily portable and is meant to stay on each bike. The light head is then screwed on with a thumb screw and it can be aimed left to right easily.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

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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