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Gemini Lights – Olympia LED

December 2nd, 2012

Some of you know Gemini, some of you may not…but you should. Gemini Lightswas originally a Victoria BC based Outdoor Sports (ok Mountainbike) lighting company that has gone global! The are offering some AMAZINGLY powerful and feature filled lights and some very compelling prices. From what I have seen, price per lumen is likely the best out there. Chris Lai, the owner and driving force behind Gemini Lights sent me the video clip above (video by Anton Azev), and all I can say is “Wow”, this light is some powerful.

The Gemini Olympia is a 3 LED housing (Cree LED’s no less) with 10 different steps between 10-100% brightness and 3 customizable light modes. It is honking out a mind boggling 1800 lumens and all of this running off of quality Samsung Lithium Ion batteries.

Technical Specifications

Brightness 1800 Lumens
Size and Weight 78g Light Head. 229g 4-cell battery or 350g 6-cell battery.
Beam Angle 19° Standard Optic.
Battery and Run Time Samsung 5200mAh / 7800mAh Lithium Ion Battery. See runtimes.
Modes Low / Med / High. Flash. User programmable between 10-100%.
Material Hard Anodized Aluminum
Safety LED Overheat Protection and Battery Overcharge Protection.
In the Box
  • High Capacity Samsung 4-cell / 6-cell Battery
  • Lithium Ion Smart Charger
  • Helmet Mount and Bar Mount
  • Pro Head Belt
  • Silicone O-Rings
  • Extension Cable

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Bikes Provide an Answer

November 9th, 2012

bikes provide an answer

Not sure who created this, cant locate a source? If you know, let me know so I can give them the props they deserve!

©, original source unknown…but thanks!

Race Face Gone?

March 14th, 2011


You heard it here last… after 18 long years of making some of the most sought after high end mountain bike components anywhere, Race Face Performance Products is closing its doors. This friends is a sad day for our sport.

From Race website…

In almost 18 years of doing business, Race Face has become a global leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of high performance cycling components and apparel.

A short drive from the famous North Shore mountains, Race Face designs and tests its line of high performance products to excel in the world’s most abusive riding environment. Our component line spans ten product categories, ten component families and is sold in over 45 countries world wide. Our line of performance cycling apparel is worn by a discerning group of riders who value function as well as fashion.

Race Face sponsors a team of internationally recognized athletes and is the creator and driving force behind the upcoming feature length film Transmission. Race Face is also a proud sponsor of Crankworx and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park – the world’s premiere lift-accessed mountain bike park.

And behind all the product awards, strategic partnerships and innovative marketing campaigns is our staff – a group of dedicated individuals who take an enormous amount of pride in their work. From our design engineers to the folks boxing product, Race Face employees share the same passion for cycling as you. We think it shows in the quality of our products and the service we provide.

We’d love to hear what you think. Drop us a line and let us know.

Race Face Performance Products
100-100 Braid Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3P4
Tel: 604-527-9996
Fax: 604-527-9959

For more details on this, check the Race Face website or for that matter, any Mountain Bike website or Forum anywhere on the net.
sad face.
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