Lezyne Super Drive front light review

All-in-one design

BikeRadar score3/5

Typically for Leyzne the Super Drive is a light and good looking light, especially for under £100. The slimline all-in-one design gives an equally slimline beam to throw an impressive amount of light down the trail. Peripheral coverage is limited for twisty or unknown trails but the central light pool is consistent. So there’s enough detail information to ride fast on familiar trails and it translates really well to any commuting roadwork.

Run times are short at full power and there’s no battery drain indicator so it’s not an epic ride choice, although spare batteries are available from Lezyne for £29.99 ($19.99). The medium setting doesn’t lag too far behind in practical illumination terms though so it’ll be okay for average outings. Workplace commuting use is made easier by the USB cable and in-built recharger combo. Mind your knees off road as the long body and easy swivelling bar mount make it easy to knock off line, even when clamped up tight.

Lezyne superdrive front light beam:
Lezyne superdrive front light beam:

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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