Silva Alpha 6 light£299.99

Multi-purpose lighting

BikeRadar score3/5

This new adventure racing lamp trades multi-sport versatility for pure mountain bike performance. The chunky triangulated head packs in three Luxeon K2 LEDs to give a spread that’s midway between a spot and a flood.

This is okay for medium speed trail work or riding stuff you already know, but its lack of distance throw lets it down in faster situations, and it lacks sharpness on more technical trails.

Despite a bulky, awkward to fit battery, its run time is surprisingly short before it automatically drops to single LED running to conserve life.

The bar mount is very basic and the stick-on, strapless helmet mount next to useless. The bright-brightest-dimmest output menu is counter-intuitive too.

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