Exposure Strada Mk2 front light review£245.00

High-power road lighting

BikeRadar score4/5

Exposure's single can design is far tidier than separate battery lamps, and at 244g it’s very light for its power too. Two Cree XPG LEDs are arranged to give either a long-reaching spot beam for fast, confident riding even on the darkest, dirtiest roads, or a letterbox-shaped dipped beam.

Selection is via the push button on the lamp or a plug-in remote handlebar switch. The lamp button also doubles as the mode indicator and battery life indicator for the three-hour-plus full power run time. Plug-in battery packs and rear lights are also available.

The neat metal quick-release clamp stays on the bars for convenience, and it comes with a two-year no-quibble warranty and excellent back-up from the UK manufacturers. The only potential problem (besides affording it) is that the clamp only fits standard circular bars in 25.4 and 31.8mm diameters.

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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