Niteye B30 light - in brief review£129.99

Long lasting but not overly bright

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Niteye’s B30 light is big on clever features but low on actual power. The three LEDs give a genuine 1,000-lumen output and peripheral coverage is OK, though we were straining to see far at speed.

The compact neoprene-bag battery gives epic run times and you get a four-LED life indicator on the head unit for safety. The switchgear also includes a neat remote switch for toggling back and forth (not just sequentially) between the side, central or all three LEDs for properly epic rides.

The CatEye-style band clamp is one of the few to fit 35mm bars, weather and crash proof screw-collar cable connectors are a nice touch, and the peaked head unit stops upward glare if you’re climbing out of the saddle. The more powerful B20 will be better for most riders though.

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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