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The mount is stronger than expected, but after hitting a nice bump with my sl1000 (fairly heavy compared to other shredlights) on an underboard mount setup, it did fall off the board. If you have the slr1s and sl300s you will have no problems, but if you intend to use this for an sl1000, I suggest you follow this advice:
-top mount the light using a rectangular anti sink plate for the sticky base plate
-try to magnetize the sticky base plate with the opposite polarity of the magetic mount using a strong magnet.
After the incident I tried the second option using an n52 grade neodymium magnet to magnetize the baseplate and I can barely get the light off now. I'm hesitant to try it because of what happened last time, but I think it will work out. ShredLights actually sent me a new one so I could try a top mount (as you can only use the sticky base plate once). Amazing customer service! Will totally be buying more mag mounts for my other lights and my future ShredLights purchases.
These lights are the best I have found for my kids bikes, built well and can use them on my one wheel as well with the magnetic sticky mounts. Super strong!
So much more convenient and accessible than the previous slide in mount. No complaints.
I was a it apprehensive but the Shredloght products have been the night lights I have used in the last 20 years. The magnetic mount is very strong, stronger than I anticipated. It’s great for flat surfaces. It was an international order took about 20 or so days to get it. I’m looking for some more lights now.
The magnets are super strong and style on pretty well! I would say maybe rubber coating the steel plate side might help in big drops!
Should have bought more these work great kinda too smooth but get little sand papper roughing up the area and it will stick like charm
Testing the magnetic mount on my 7 year olds bike basket. Kids handlebars make it impossible to align the light beam correctly, so I mounted it to the bottom of the basket and voilà! Granted not the most rugged riding, but she enjoys being the lead on our dusk bike rides.
These are an awesome idea, but I have a suggestion to help the magnets from sliding around. 1. Remove the rubber tape. 2. Sand the base plate and the magnet surround with some medium sandpaper until there are enough grooves and roughness. Circular motion. 3. Clean both surfaces. Now the lights really stick!! Great idea!