Wednesday, November 3, 2010 4.00pm
By Guy Kesteven, What Mountain Bike
Niterider’s miniature lights are simple, effective, well priced and very user friendly, particularly for work based or weight weenie riders.
The tiny lamp knocks out a slightly hazy but reasonably focused light pool that lets you ride technical trails without missing too much detail; it’s ﬁne if you’re racing or riding trails you already know.
The tiny weight and size also makes it a natural for helmet use and mount and extension lead are included. The angle adjustable O-ring bar mount comes with three rubbers for different sized bars.
Burn time is impressive although the light fades visibly as it gets towards the three-hour mark. There’s no low power option, just a single on/off switch on the battery, which is awkward to reach if you’ve stuffed it in a pocket/bag.
It only gives charge rather than discharge info too, which is a shame. Conventional plug or USB recharging is great for commuters or anyone who rides out straight from work and it has a fast four-hour recharge cycle too. Add in a decent price and you’ve got a really handy little light.
For more information on how we tested this year's crop of lights, see our latest buyer's guide to mountain bike lights and Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights.
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