Light & Motion Vega 120 light review£79.99

Strong performer while it lasts

BikeRadar score4/5

This is a great light that puts out a beam you can easily use to ride in poorly lit areas. Along the canal towpath it provided a bright if quite narrow beam, so it’s probably best suited to long-distance commuters rather than off-roaders.

The LED is bang up to date but the NiMH battery isn’t that high tech and it takes around 10 hours to charge fully – which you’ll need to do regularly because of the limited run time.

The fins at the front are for cooling, and the rubber strap mounting system is straightforward. The Vega 120 is tough too.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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