BBB Ultrabeam front light review£13.95

Budget lighting

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This is a lightweight and insubstantial feeling front light, and although it’s economically priced, it was disappointing.

The combination of three LEDs powered by three AAA batteries is neither particularly bright nor long-lasting. A window shows you whether it’s on while you’re cycling, but it offers little peripheral lighting, which would have been much handier.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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