What Bicycle Lights Do I Need For The Munga MTB

For the Munga MTB you should have three Bicycle Lights and an extra battery, each serving a different purpose: 

Primary Handlebar Light 

The Extreme Lights Endurance Bicycle Light was designed specifically for ultra long distance races at nighttime.  It has three unique features:

  • Beam Pattern & Distance:

The Endurance Bicycle Light (2100Lumen) has a very wide beam pattern with a concentration of light in the middle.  The hotspot in the middle lets you see very far (up to 223m). The very wide flood on the sides allows you to see “through” the corners. Rather than having your light pointing over the cliffs on the side of the road (where your handlebar is pointing) you can already see where you need to turn to as you approach the corners.

  • Runtimes:

Exceptional battery life.  The standard battery pack consists of a 5200 mAh battery!   LOW mode (40 hours) is fine to use on flat and uphill terrain.  MID mode (10 hours) is great for fast flats and normal downhills.  BOOST mode (2.5 hours) should ONLY be used if you are chasing down steep descents at great speed, and need maximum light. For the Munga MTB we don't recommend you use the Boost mode at all, rather use the Low mode, to mid mode, depending on how long you're planning on riding during the nights.

  • Handlebar Mount:

The quick release clamp is 100% secure and does not move around on your bike. It will not move around over bumpy terrain, so you won’t end up looking at your front wheel.  Once adjusted to your handlebar width, it secures to your bike within seconds.  

Extra Battery

Having an extra battery for the Munga is very important, unless you're planning on only riding two days and will be running your light on low mode the entire time. 

For the secondary backup battery, we suggest the 6800mAh Bicycle Light Battery. With the Endurance+ Bicycle Light (2100 Lumen light), you'll be getting an ADDITIONAL 52 hours on LOW mode, and 13 hours on MID mode. Which will give you more than enough time to finish the Munga confidently. 

* Ultimately, combining the 5200mAh battery with the extra 6800mAh battery you'll have 92 hours runtime in the Lowest mode and 23 hours in Mid mode. 

Secondary Head Light 


The purpose of a backup light is to:

  • Get you home safe if your primary light fails (due to crash, damage or running out of battery), or
  • Let you work on your bike when you have technical problems en route.

A backup light has to have its own batteries.  The Extreme Lights Basecamp Headlamp is ideal.  You can keep it in your rear pocket, and wear it on your forehead, beneath your helmet, in case of an emergency.  It is lightweight and comes with 3 AAA batteries in the box. Using it on Mid mode, you'll get 40h+. We suggest taking extra batteries with you, they're light and small and will come in handy. 

Rear Red Tail Light 

You need to be visible from the rear, as there may be vehicles on the road. The Two Eyes Rear Bicycle Light, AAA Battery powered, is super bright - even during daytime. Take extra batteries, on dancing mode it should last 30h+.

The Munga MTB is known as 'The Toughest Race On Earth', that's why we're giving all the heroes doing the Munga a 10% Discount on all their race equipment. If you're doing the Munga, just pop us a mail at support@extremelights.co.za and we'll send you your discount coupon. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 021 886 5479, if you need any advice on your light for the event. 


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