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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Ride, Interrupted to Mt. Evans

Smug on Mt. Evans.

Wednesday, I got myself up relatively early, with the goal of riding up Squaw Mountain Pass, to Echo Lake. The ride is a big batch of gentle uphill roads, starting in Golden as you go up HW 40, cross over into Evergreen and take Squaw Pass Road to Echo Lake. This line is comprised of almost 25 miles of uphill road, taking you from ~5,200 feet to 10,600 feet and at the door of the Mt. Evans Scenic Byway – a road that goes all the way up 14,254 foot Mt. Evans.

This road isn’t scheduled to open until May 25th – a full month away, but snowfall this year has been inadequate, and I wanted to check out the conditions and hell, maybe spin up for a few switchbacks, before heading home.

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