Moon X-Power 1000 front light review£225.00

Sci-fi looks

BikeRadar score3/5

The flat oval cutaway head shroud gives Moon’s new LED light a Sci-Fi look and keeps the three separate metal LED mounts inside cool. The rubber watch strap-style mount keeps it secure and wobble-free on the bars. It’s light enough to use the included helmet mount and extension, although that needs tight fastening to avoid shaky vision on rougher trails. The squared-off solid shell battery can be squeezed onto most frames and Kevlar effect cables have decent connectors.

Output is mainly focused down the middle for impressive reach and distance detail for its price. Dimmer peripheral coverage and a noticeable halo at the sides aren’t so great on singletrack. Four different settings and a battery indicator in the main switch help manage the slightly short battery life. Output drops noticeably in relation to remaining charge. Weight and price are still very reasonable for the overall light levels.

Moon x-power 1000 front light beam:
Moon x-power 1000 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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