MyTinySun Folkslight review£124.95

Innovative illumination

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The innovative Folkslight from MyTinySun offers great power per pound in a convenient package, but needs a good aftermarket mount.

The camera-style light uses two LEDs behind changeable lenses to give a spot, flood or a combination of both. The letterbox-format output needs careful angling but get it right and you get good peripheral coverage for twisty trails with a more focused centre spot for good distance reach.

The mode switch button is awkward to reach but essential to nurse the short battery life. The light can be fixed to your bar with an O-ring or a GoPro mount, but with the O-ring it falls over immediately on the trail and even with a plastic GoPro mount it droops after the first drop – you need a metal K-Edge or similar mount for a secure, rattle free result.

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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