Three LEDs at the centre of each of the twin reﬂectors on the Niterider Pro 3000 ﬂood the trail with daylight-challenging peripheral and distant object coverage. There’s a noticeable thermal throttle effect (from 720 to 630 Lux) unless you keep it cool, but even at medium power it'll overshadow most setups.
The docking battery station can be linked to your PC so you can remap the power outputs for each setting, making this the most powerful and tunable system we've tested. The battery is big enough to make full power a regular option without cutting your ride short and there’s a useful sequential light indicator in the top of the head.
The heavily protected head with cantilevered bar mount and monster battery with separate mounting shoe make it double the weight of most systems. We've had occasional issues with fully charged batteries on similar systems from last year too.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.