Hope Vision Twin LED lights review£195.00

Compact CNC unit

BikeRadar score4/5

Lancashire-based Hope’s twin lamp isn’t the most powerful out there but makes up for it in versatility and value. 

The CNC machined alloy head uses a simple but effective cam quick-release as standard but there’s a stem plate mounted version too. 

Hope include a helmet mount and extension lead, and new connectors make them impressively weatherproof.

The twin LEDs give a decent spread of light for overall awareness on tighter, slower trails and the big back-of-light switch is easy to find. 

The four different power settings are useful for prolonging rides beyond the relatively short two-hour minimum. 

The lightset lacks punch and range at higher speeds compared to others though, and there’s no indicator to keep track of current brightness or remaining time.

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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