NiteRider Flight review£425.00

Niterider have revamped their lights, boosting performance and prices to the top level. This Flight unit uses the standard 10W Welch Allyn head for ample bluey white lighting, while three different diminishing outputs eke out energy.

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Niterider have revamped their lights, boosting performance and prices to the top level. This Flight unit uses the standard 10W Welch Allyn head for ample bluey white lighting, while three different diminishing outputs eke out energy. A 'beard' of small LEDs kicks in for emergency 'get you home' survival.

The small, flat battery weighs very little yet has a good length life. An 11hr (full power) MOAB battery version is available for £650. The battery indicator light and a recharge time of an hour and a half are really handy, and you can buy an optional tail light. The bar mount is adjustable but overbuilt and the forward helmet mount strains your neck. Unless you really prize the low weight, pricing is high for overall performance too.

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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