First look: Light & Motion Seca 700 Race

Lots of candlepower for when the sun goes down

Candlepower is the name of the game when it comes to ripping off laps during a 24-hour race after the sun goes down and Light & Motion's new Seca 700 Race reportedly spews out a whopping 700 lumens to burn a hole through the night.

Six high-powered LED emitters are each fitted with their own reflector to yield a half-bull's eye beam pattern that Light & Motion says provide more long-distance punch while still illuminating the immediately surrounding trail.  

A 'cruise' mode offers high (700 lumens), medium (350 lumens), low (175 lumens) and flashing settings for claimed respective burn times of 3.5, 7, 14, and 100+ hours from the 6-cell Li-ion battery.  A handy 'race' mode simplifies things for the heat of battle with just high and low settings.  

Charge time is an equally impressive 2.5 hours and total system weight is just over 500g including the tool free mounts. It's priced at UK£350/US$550.

We've already begun logging some time on this gem and so far, so good.  Look for a complete review shortly.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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