Electron Terra 3£149.99

Well priced and reliable

BikeRadar score4/5

Electron's self-contained light is relatively low on power but high on practical value. 

The Terra 3 is heavily influenced by Exposure's MaxX-D but has half the power at under half the price. The plastic thumbwheel-secured clamp is permanently fixed so it won't work as a head lamp. It works fine on the bars though, and removes battery bag-homing hassle. 

The single power button gives run-time feedback on the generous battery time, which is managed through four power levels.

Despite low max power the relatively focused beam gives more than enough reach and clarity for most situations and there's no distracting halos or dark spots. It's best teamed with a helmet light for twistier more technical trails, but it's still well priced and very reliable.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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