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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 lineThe 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 Reviews95/100 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Magicshine Monteer 8000 Galaxy Front Light Review
The sun on your handlebars. It packs a beastly 8000-lumen beam into a reasonably small and lightweight package. Its battery life is also mighty impressive. A pleasure to use; it’s easy to mount and easy to operate.
Magicshine Monteer 8000S V2.0 Bike Light Review
This is the best-built, brightest biking light currently available on the market. Its mix of a flood light and spot light with options to control the output in 15 different configurations makes it one of the best bike lights money can buy.
Magicshine Monteer 8000S Bike Light review
This is a landmark light because of a few things, but the greatest attribute to note is the quality of construction and the consistency of the beam pattern. For the quality, usability, and lumens-per-dollar, it’s actually a good value.
[Tested] Magicshine Monteer 8000S
It’s like daylight. No matter the speed, there is no problem seeing where I’m going. With 8000 lumen, the battery will last 90 mins, so the best thing is to use it at full power only during the descents.
Tested: Magicshine 8000 Lumen Bike Light
This would have to be one of the ultimate bike lights on the market right now. It provides phenomenal lighting, opens up all sorts of nocturnal opportunities, and will seriously leave you startled. The elephant in the room is the price.
Riding Wales’s Elan Valley Epic MTB Loop In The Dark
The Most Epic Night Ride We Have Done
Trying to spot the rocks and gnarly sections, the lights came into their own. When we hit the climbs, I just send the light back down to the lower powers. It’s got that super-helpful mount, same as a Garmin.
You Can Ride Downhill Trails at Night‽
– Magicshine Monteer 8000S Review
I’m actually really looking forward to the winter, believe it or not, when the sun goes down early at four o’clock and I can keep going for another hour and a half, and get more laps in.
Idiot’s Guide to a MTB Night Ride & Magicshine Lights
When you turn it back on it has a memory for whichever setting it was on before and it will go back, so say you’ve had it on full and then you turn it off you don’t have to go through all the settings when you turn it back on again.
Want to Change Your Night Ride? Magicshine is the Answer
For a lot of people, if they want to get a winter ride in their only option is a night ride and if you’re going to night ride regularly it’s worth it to get a good light. This light already changed night riding for me.
Magicshine Monteer 6500 and 8000 Lumen Lights Reviewed
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and it means one thing: night biking time. These lights are brilliant. I really like them, very impressive, and for the money, fantastic value.
The Brightest Mountain Bike Lights for Night Riding
Magicshine Monteer 8000S & RN3000
The Monteer 8000S was crazy bright. It lit up half the forest! It’s like a train coming across. It’s incredible. I could put this on my van and it would be better than my current lights.
MagicShine Monteer 8000S Galaxy Review – Is This Overkill?
I gotta say, this is such an awesome light. I totally do recommend it to anybody that wants to pick one up. I was super-stoked to see that this handlebar mount is in the box. It’s really high quality.
Magicshine Monteer 8000S V2.0 Bike Light
– Taking Brightness to a New Level
I really like this bike light; the features, the brightness, the durability make this the best bike light that I’ve ever used. If you want the remote, make sure you get the Version 2.0.
Magicshine Monteer 8000 vs Exposure Sixpack Sync MK2 at
Ladybower Potato Alley etc. on Orbea Rise
Oh yeah, see, this is where I need the remote and I’ve not got it you see.
An MTB Nightride Testing Some Magicshine Bike Lights
As you’re all aware, winter is now upon us. The cold nights have set in, and for a number of us the only way we’re going to shred the gnar is out on an evening ride with lights. Now that is pretty impressive as a light.
Super Bright 8000 Lumen Bike Light Reviewed. Banned in TTs (Magicshine Monteer)
That’s on minimum… bit brighter… brighter-still and… mega-bright: that is ridiculous, completely ridiculous. This has been exposed to quite a lot of water and abuse and it hasn’t given me any problems.
Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy V2.0 Remote Version Night Ride
The advantage of getting this is the bigger battery. I rode for three to four hours in low mode and I still have 75% battery left. It’s better to get the higher lumens.
It’s Amazing to Ride With Magicshine Monteer 8000S in the Darkness
It’s amazing to ride with the Magicshine Monteer 8000S in the darkness.
Tested: Magicshine Monteer 8000 V2.0
A great light to invest in. A lot of options, solid construction and a very useful remote. Suits people who need to ride when the sun isn’t up, whether that’s due to work/family commitments, training volume, or a preference for quieter trails.
Tested: Pete’s Magicshine Monteer 8000 MTB Light Review
The Monteer 8000 provides massive illumination even in the lower modes, and impressive burn time even on full power. For a through-the-night winter mission or power laps around the woods, this would be hard to beat.
MagicShine Monteer 8000 V2 2022
We love the Monteer 8000 V2. It’s great value, and amazing power combined with a nice wide beam. It would be amazing to have some kind of visual on how much battery life you have left, but to be fair that’s nitpicking.
Review – Magicshine Monteer 8000 Galaxy:
You’re Never Going to Need More Light
I’m blown away by the quality, spread of beam, brightness and battery life. For anyone serious about riding rough and challenging terrain at night, I can think of nothing else better to spend your money on.
Magicshine Monteer 8000S Galaxy V2.0 Light Review
The Monteer 8000S is the nicest light we have ever tried. With the ability to mount the light separate from the battery, you don’t have all that weight on the light that causes them to shift when you hit bumps.