Thursday, March 26, 2015

How to use and care Magicshine MJ-6036 Rechargeable Battery?

Bikelights UK is known to be the most promising bicycle light manufacturers and sellers in the UK and Europe. Bikelights UK provides the widest range of Magicshine bike lights and their related powering batteries.  Adding into the list, Magicshine MJ-6036 rechargeable battery is their yet another ‘gemstone.’ 

The MJ-6036 also known as the 'Endurance Battery' is the official Magicshine for the MJ-880. Magicshine MJ-6036 battery has an efficiency and competence of its own. It is really powerful, long lasting and an amazing performer.

Specifications of MJ-6036

It has the following specifications:
  • In terms of performance, there is nothing better than this MJ-6036 battery. The Magicshine MJ-6036 battery is a powerful battery made up of 6X18650 Lithium-ion 6600mAh batteries.
  • With an impressive run time of 2.3 hours at maximum power, it proves to be the ultra-lasting player.
  • Encapsulated into a hard casing, it is water resistant eliminating the need for a battery bag.
  • It is mounted to the bike by 2 adjustable, durable rubber straps making it perfect for any sized frame.
  • It is a lightweight battery with a weight of 395g.
Caring for your MagicShine MJ-6036 battery
Although, the Magicshine MJ-6036 battery comes with a warranty of 1 year, offered by Magicshine itself, still it is important to take correct measures to care for these batteries.

Magicshine batteries are made up of Li-ion (Lithium-Ion) batteries that are relatively new for the people to have an idea about how to safely use them to maximize their life and performance. 

Follow these tips to extend the life of your MJ-6036 and other Magicshine batteries
  1. Charge your MJ-6036 after every use and do not let them discharge fully.
  2. Do not try to fast charge your battery.
  3. Do not store the battery in HOT place; excessive heat may shorten its life.
  4. Do not leave on the charger for more than 24 hours.
  5. Disconnect the battery from the lighthead when not in use. Check the cables for any damage and make sure they are perfectly dry.  If you leave the battery connected to the lighthead, you may find it impossible to recharge your deep discharged battery.
  6. Repair the wires of your battery before use, if they get damaged due to short-circuit.
  7. Store the battery in a cool place (over the summer) with 40% charge for their long term storage.
  8. The battery can get more vulnerable to damage if subjected to high rate charging.
  9. Li-ion batteries cannot be charged when they are below 0° C (32°F). This can damage the battery pack, if done repeatedly.
  10. A battery if over charged or discharged can become unstable and can even get fire. As a safety measure, always charge the battery at a place away from any other flammable materials by removing it from the bike. 
The Magicshine MJ-6036 battery is highly efficient and comes with 1-year warranty, but if you follow the above safety measures and use the battery accordingly, you will never need to avail this warranty. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Five Cycling Innovations that Rocked the London Bike Show 2015

This year’s London Bike Show featured some innovative cycling products that included everything from 3D printed bikes to intelligent bike lights. These innovations attracted appreciation from all bike enthusiasts.

To mention five most popular innovations at showcase, the list will include:

3D Printed Bike
3D Printing technology attracted attention of bike makers as well. Each one of them is looking to cash on the trend as soon as possible. Empire, a mountain bike maker, entered the league with its 3D printed, titanium version MX6-EVO model –named MX6-R.  It’s the only 3D printed bike in the world and it takes about £20,000 to print one. The idea of self-printing a bike is still not near, but it’s an appreciable step towards the apparent future.

Tannus Solid Bike Tire

Tannus debuted their new Aither 1.1 at the Bike Show as an update on last year’s compound. The main update was the Solid Tires that offers a puncture-less riding experience to bikers. The tires left behind the concept of an air-filled inner tube, which was very vulnerable to puncture on coming in contact with sharp, edgy objects. The Tannus Solid Tires are made of better material that encases minuscule air bubbles in stronger protective walling. Each of these bubbles is about 10 micrometers wide. The tire offers more resistance with lighter weight as compared to traditional bike tires.

See.Sense Bike Lights

See.Sense showcases its intelligent bike lights which can Automatically turn on and off and tune the brightness to match the light available in the surroundings. When it senses incoming cars, the lights begin flashing faster than normal. It keeps others alert and aware of your presence on the road. The lights can be attached to cycle handlebar or seatpost and the change in the flashing pattern is a promising trick that grabs attention immediately. It also features a range of motion gestures.

GoCycle G2

European countries like Holland and Germany are inclining towards e-bike usage. In these nations, e-bikes now account for 50 percent of the value of the entire adult bicycle market.  GoCycle is leading the trend. It’s a foldable bike that facilitates storage. GoCycle G2 was on showcase at the Bike Show. It’s an update to company’s previous model, and features new integrated lights and electrical gear shift. Better torque sensors are incorporated that can react to smallest of changes in the amount of power applied through pedals and electrical gear shifts.


FABike is a one-framefits-all bicycle which feature a frame that allows it to morph from a mountain bike to a single-speed or geared road bike. The cyclist need to attach the adjustable parts like the rear drop-outs, to align it in accordance with individual need for performance. The idea is to provide a substitute to those who either like using different bike types or are collectors. It’s not easy to fit a lot of bikes in a small space. The FABike can cut the clutter and the need for buying and keeping different bikes. You can call it a ‘Transformer type bike species’ in first stage of evolution.

The Bike Show was an electrifying experience for those who witnessed it, and now, the expectations are even higher for next year’s event.