NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight

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NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight
Making yourself seen on city streets at night is no easy task. Sure, street lights show you roughly where you're going, but you need to make yourself seen. The Niterider Mako 100 bike headlight will light you up like a freakin' search light. It runs on two AA batteries (included) and easily clamps on your handlebar.
  • Single piece construction means there's no wires or cords to tangle with
  • Quick release handlebar mount with single-hand locking ability
  • Runs on two AA batteries
  • 3 light levels including high, low and flash
  • Run times are 30hrs/90 hrs/180 hrs for high/low/flash modes
  • Uses CREE L.E.D.'s for durable, high powered light output
NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight
  • WEIGHT 165g
  • UPC 702699050471
  • RUN TIME 30 hour on high, 90 hours on low, 180+ hours on flash
  • CHARGER N/A
  • BRIGHTNESS 100 lumens
  • MODES High, low, flash
  • BATTERY AA
  • MOUNT Quick release handlebar mount
  • Rating 4

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NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (6)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3), Commuter (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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4.0

nice light

By Kevin the PT

from Davenport, IA

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Mount Move
  • Very Bright

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

    I ride 5-6 days a week and get caught a few times in dimming light. First bike like I've had. Got this to make me more visible and does great job. Really like how easy to get on / off and can therefore swap between bikes. Can take main light off and just leave bracket when day riding. Got for great price.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great

    By bike to work

    from colorado

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to mount
    • Lightweight
    • Two Brightness Settings
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

    great simple light

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    VERY BRIGHT FROM 2 AA BATTERIES

    By POSSUM DOUG

    from KENTUCKY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Replace Battery When

    Cons

    • None Found So Far

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

    I BOUGHT THIS FOR A BACK-UP LIGHT TO MY NITERIDER 750 LUMEN (<2 HOURS RUN TIME). I HAVE BEEN USING THE MAKO 100 AS A PRIMARY LIGHT SOURCE. I LIVE IN DARK RURAL KENTUCKY,AND THE MAKO PROVIDES AMPLE LIGHT FOR MY 2ND &3RD SHIFT PEDAL TRIPS. AA BATTERY POWERED LIGHTS HAVE REALLY ADVANCED OVER THE PAST 5-10 YEARS. I HAVE ABOUT 6 HOURS USE ON SAME BATTERIES.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Effective but not pretty

    By Nick L

    from Wilmington NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Simple To Installoperate

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Ugly Plastic Rough Edges

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

    I only use the light for illumination and safety in dusk conditions. I don't regularly cycle at night. That said, I thought the product quality appearance was below par; ugly plastic, rough surface finishes, and nothing to indicate a high degree of attention to quality control in manufacture. I added a layer of electrical tape to close an ugly seam. We'll see if it holds up under extended use.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Good for smooth roads.

    By Irek

    from Kensihgton, CT

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Decent light output

    Cons

    • Poor Attachment

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

    Good light output, enough for my bike commute to and from work. I wish the attachment would utilize screws to make it more secure. I often need to adjust the light on the handlebar as it tends to move on bumps. I do not recommend it for mountain biking or any agressive biking. As I went over a curb, the light detached itself, fell and cracked.
    Still I liked it enough that I replaced the cracked one with the same model.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    LCD lights are the bomb

    By year-round rider

    from New England (MA)

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

      This is the third LCD light I have bought from Nashbar. I gave one of my old ones away to my kid who rides in the city. I keep the other on my other bike.
      I like this one because it is easy to mount and aim. You can also easily release it from the mount to use it as a flshlight. It is also easy to turn on and off. I like to say the settings are high, low and disco. The flashing setting really gets someone's attention. It is very bright on high setting and works well for street and woods use. Around here you probably are safer off-road at night, so after daylight savings time I stick to the bike paths in the evenings. LCD's use way less electricity, which means more light and longer battery life.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Working fine for me

      By Tai

      from Arlington, MA

      About Me Commuter

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not super bright

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

      I've been using this for 3 months now and I'm still on first set of good LiIon rechargeables. (Eneloop)
      I try to save battery as much as possible, and am getting at least 20+ hours so far.
      As the days getting shorter, I'll see how long the first set of charge is going to last.
      I'd like a bit brighter headlight, as I often ride in pretty dark road when I am riding fast.
      For moderate speed (12mph range), this is adequate. Once you get to 18mph range, I want a little more output.
      The mount can come loose while riding and its annoying. I'd prefer mounting by a screw or hex rather than current locking band.
      The head panning is very handy.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Bright, while it lasts...

      By Hairball

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments about NiteRider Mako 100 Headlight:

          Nice bright light while it lasts - red side-lights. This thing goes through batteries fast, even in blinking mode. Started with alkalines, then switched to NiMh rechargeables because it would cost a fortune to keep this running on disposables...

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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