Electron Terra 2 front light review£99.99

Massive run times

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Electron's Terra 2 twin headlight set has been a previous value winner and with a £10 price drop it’s still a good buy if you want an intro-level light. The two miniature heads come in a spot and flood format with two power levels. This makes matching what light there is to the conditions straightforward.

The spot picked out potential trouble far away enough to deal with it as long as we weren’t being too daft with our speed. Unlike many cheaper bike lights, output is steady throughout most of the run time rather than fading. Even at full chat on both lamps there’s more than enough power for most night rides so you’ll rarely see the low charge indicator.

Recharging is slow if you do run it down, so plan ahead. The small head units take up minimal bar space and while it can get in the way, the long battery lead does mean you can stick the battery pack wherever you want.

Electron terra 2 front light:
Electron terra 2 front light:

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.
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  • 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 tfhan 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.
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