BLT Ozone 21ne review£64.95

Torch-style like the Electron, but with a more powerful LED. The beam is far too focused for off-road handlebar use on its own because the illuminated pool is tiny.

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These come in a torch style, but with a powerful LED. The beam is far too focused for off-road handlebar use on its own because the illuminated pool is tiny.

But, if you stick it on your head with the supplied helmet mount, it's got a great long distance punch for picking out detail. It's great for winter training on tarmac and the rubber strap with clip lock clamp is easy to attach.

Run time is good and it's great initial value compared to competitors such as the USE Joystick. Using two CR123A batteries makes long term running costs very high though, and there's no dimmer beam option. There's also a 1W version with 17hr burn time for £44.95.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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