Niterider Pro 3000 LED front light review£599.99

Hefty but ultimate power

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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.

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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.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • 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.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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