NiteRider UltraFazer Max light review£49.99

Bright little front unit

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Reassuringly solid, the UltraFazer Max’s 1-watt LED throws out a round beam with a central spot and a reasonable spread, though with little peripheral lighting.

It goes through AA batteries quickly, so high-powered rechargeables are the answer for this one. It has three modes – high, low and flash.

Claimed to be waterproof down to 50m, it certainly survived an unscheduled dip in a canal. We’ve had one of these for years and it’s still going strong. A good call for commuting, though not really for unlit routes.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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