Niterider Pro 3600 Enduro bike light review£425.00

Big-hitting brightness

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This review is a small part of our Best Mountain Bike Lights feature, where we tell you the three best lights - plus eight others to consider - after testing 24 different sets of lights.

As you’d expect from six LEDs pumping out 3600 lumens, the beam of Niterider's Pro 3600 Enduro is hugely powerful, with full wider-than-the-bar-ends peripheral coverage and consistent brightness further down the trail. There is a slight halo and less close-in light compared with some big hitters, but that’s only noticeable in beam shots rather than on the trail.

The single button toggles between three single lamp settings and then the full double lamp punch with small pinprick light indicators above each lens so you know what’s running. The head is slightly hooded to avoid upwards glare, and there’s a four-LED battery status bar on the head unit. It’s a good job though, because the Pro burns through run time surprisingly fast considering the large and potentially awkward to fit hard case battery.

The big multi-angle adjustable bar and helmet mounts are overkill. The latest Pro series lights seem to have ironed out previous charging issues and recent Niteriders have been reliable. They’re expensive and heavy compared with similarly powered competition, and the half power Pro Race is more than enough for most riders.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike 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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