Cateye EL600 Single Shot light review£74.99

Classic starts to show its age

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A one-time best buy, the Single Shot is still a decent commuter light, but up against some of the newer entries in an ever-changing market it’s now looking a little underpowered.

It comes with a charger and an internal NiMH battery but we were disappointed by the run time on the 1-watt full beam.

It’s a solid bit of kit and we like the horizontal beam and peripheral illumination, but the similarly priced RSP Asteri 3 is brighter and has a longer run time in a neater package, and it’s severely outshone by the Light & Motion Vega. It's still bright enough for unlit roads, though.

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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