Joystick’s big brother adds peak lighting power to the Exposure all-in-one design advantages without much increase in price or weight. The CFD (Cable Free Design) means no battery leads and the twin flange helmet mounting is a simple yet very secure universal fit design. Three LED output gets an 8% power increase from last year for a serious punch in terms of distance and clarity.
The even, consistent beam has enough peripheral to make it usable on its own (rather than teamed with a bar-mounted flood). If you buy the clip-in bar mount it’s usable on faster straighter trails and great for road work. Burn times are short but there’s enough power in the medium setting to use that as the default mode, only going to full power for descents or particularly technical sections.
The battery indicator switch is useful for juggling life on longer rides. The rubber covered Smart Port means you can plug a remote switch (£35) for easier mode operation or a piggyback battery (£40 or £90) for extended life or a tiny rear light (£12.50). Exposure also has a USB adaptor cable to let you recharge GPS units or phones from the light battery.