Magicshine Monteer 6500S Zeus Unboxing + Initial Impressions

The Magicshine Monteer 6500S light unit

I’ve used incredibly bright lights, but the Monteer 6500S Zeus by Magicshine.us is in a completely different class! Pushing out a max of 6500 lumens, this light not only betters any other bicycle light I’ve ever used, it rivals many car headlights!

I’ll be using and testing this light in the coming weeks and sharing what I’ve learned. Make sure to follow me:

to be notified. This post will be going over what you’ll get in the box, and some commentary of the what and the why of things.

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Gotchas When Estimating Trip Elevation Gain/Loss in Caltopo

The Crux of the Sawatch Continental Divide ridge traverse (in red)

I’ve been planning my future Sawatch adventure and the more I looked at it, the more I realize that the reputation of the Sawatch being full of gentle heaps of talus hills and nothing else is only true if you decide to ignore some nightmare ridges just off to the side from the more popular 14ers. Those ridges of course are one in the same with the where I want to travel on.

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