Magicshine Eagle M2 light review£100.00

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The Eagle M2 is a new unit from Far Eastern lighting specialist Magicshine. It uses a two-row LED arrangement with three lower floods and three upper spots.

The bulky three-button wireless remote looks a bit like a child's toy, but succeeds in letting you select either row or both simultaneously. You can also toggle through five different power levels for each mode, all without taking your hands off the bar.

With a maximum output of 2,400 lumens, the Eagle M2 is a seriously bright light when you need it to be, a wide spread/short reach light for climbing or a narrow spread/long reach light for fireroad blasting.

The head unit detaches easily from the stable, semi-permanent bar clamp and the hard case battery has twin rubber straps for security plus a Velcro strap to keep the cable tidy. Magicshine reliability has always been good too.

  • Weight: 173g (Unit) + 301g (Battery) = 474g
  • Run time: 2hrs 5mins

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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