Introduced late in 2010, this micro head unit is impressive for its weight. At just 59g for the tiny twin LED head with a universal strap helmet mount, you can stick it right on the front of your lid for near eyeline illumination without any worry about neck strain. The powerful beam punches a useful distance down the trail with enough peripheral spread to mean a bar-mounted ﬂood isn’t essential. The mid setting extends slightly short battery life for longer rides.
The tiny solid case battery drops into jersey pockets and the connectors are well sealed enough for the separate trailing lead to the battery not to be undone too easily by twigs. A zip-tie loop on the back of your lid is advisable to stop it rattling round by your ears. The offset switch takes a while to get used to positionally – particularly in thick gloves – but reliability has been faultless during a cold and wet winter.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.