Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy

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Light Type
Bike Type
8000 Lumens
Battery Life
1.5, 32 Hours
19.89 oz
Water Resistance Level
IP Rating

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • With the Monteer 8000S, testers confidently bomb “the gnarliest, most technical trails” at high speed, in true darkness.
  • Experts rode for over 1.5 hours, with the 8000-lumen Monteer at full power.
  • The Monteer 8000S ‘turns complete darkness into daytime’.
  • Owners say the 8000S operates superbly for up to 32 hrs at lower settings.
  • Experts say the Monteer 8000S spreads its light evenly, widely and distantly.
  • The 8000S Galaxy V2 comes with a Bluetooth wireless remote.
  • Reviewers like that Magicshine employs a cross-compatible Garmin-style mount.
  • The Monteer 8000S head unit is a light 125g.
  • There are 15 modes available across 3 brightness settings.
  • The Monteer 8000S fits both 31.8 mm and 35 mm handlebars
  • An IPX5 rating ensures the Monteer is resistant to persistent water spray.
  • The Monteer 8000S’ 10,000mAh battery pack also functions as a power bank.
  • A 107cm battery cable is included with the Monteer 8000S.
  • The Monteer 8000S’ alloy body features cooling fins, to dissipate heat.
  • Owners can recharge their Magicshine Monteer 8000S via USB-C cable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • This light takes 9.5 hours to recharge.
  • Reviewers found the Monteer 8000S’ straps somewhat fiddly.
  • The Monteer 8000S’ mode and battery indicators are rudimentary.

Bottom line

The Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy is the brightest bike light available. Owners say it changes their riding habits. Incorporating a 32° beam-spread from the 3x upper Cree globes and a 21° spread from the lower 2x, testers say it sends out clear and consistent illumination that spreads both far and wide. A Bluetooth remote makes the V2.0 suitable for helmet-mounting. The V1.0 is not remote compatible. The battery indicator is basic, but experts aren’t bothered, due to this light’s long battery life (at least 1.5 hours at full 8000-lumen power, up to 32 hours at lower brightnesses). This ‘one-light-to-illuminate-them-all’ comes highly recommended by experts and owners.

Expert Reviews

95/100 based on 7 rated expert reviews

Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy V2.0 Remote Review

With an output that still remains unmatched, the Monteer 8000S Galaxy truly lights up the entire trail with total, confidence-inspiring power. The reigning champion in our annual lights group test.

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The Sweet Cyclists

8000 Lumen With a Wireless Remote: Magicshine Monteer 8000S V2.0

The 8000 lumen output is more than any rider needs as it turns nighttime into day with a wide and even beam. With the wireless remote, the 8000S can now be easily helmet mounted.

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Magicshine Monteer 8000S Front Light Review

If you’re looking for one light to cover all night riding bases, look no further. A truly exceptional product that will enhance your night riding experience. Worth every penny. The Monteer 8000S’ immense brightness is second to none.

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Mountain Biking UK

Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy

We couldn’t find a scenario where there wasn’t enough light to confidently and quickly pick lines while tackling tricky descents. The spot-lit area lets you pick out details such as rocks and roots, as if it were daytime.

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Mountain Bike Rider

Magicshine Monteer 8000 Light Review

This light will easily illuminate 100 m (328 ft) into the distance. At the same time, it offers a really wide pool of light close in, so we could easily see stumps and any other obstacles. The price per lumen is the best here.

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User Ratings

94/100 based on 95 ratings
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