Light and Motion Seca 700 front light£349.99

Reliable but underpowered old soldier

BikeRadar score2/5

The latest Seca lights weren’t ready for our test, which leaves this reliable but underpowered old soldier on the front line. The six-LED unit is reasonably light, the rubber strap mount is secure enough to stay put on steps and the fat collared connectors are waterproof. The compact battery fits securely and the light comes with a helmet mount and extension.

The beam is very broad and coverage extends right down to your front wheel for slow-speed sections. Reach isn’t great though and the contrast of the sharp upper edge can tire your eyes quickly. The curved lens also proved very prone to scratches, but reliability is great otherwise.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

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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