Ay Up V4 Adventure front light review£284.00

Comprehensive lighting package

BikeRadar score4/5

These minimal lights come in a multi-mount and battery kit that makes them a racer’s dream.

The tiny twin lightsets produce an astonishing amount of tightly focused spot, intermediate beam or a weaker flood depending what you specify when you order and the individual lamps can be angled individually. 

Twin bar and helmets mounts are included in the bean shaped pod as well as small or large batteries so you can perfect your rig for each ride. Conventional and car chargers, plus rear light caps are included and reliability is awesome.

They’re great for less technical sections and racers will love the light weight. The multiple beams can be distracting in more techy situations unless you sync them carefully, so are less suited to radical riding.

Ay up v4 adventure beam shot:
Ay up v4 adventure beam shot:

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: 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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