Niterider MiNewt 400 lights review£249.99

Punchy pair

BikeRadar score4/5

Niterider’s MiNewt micro light family has loads of options and this twin pack can give a surprisingly high performance.

While its quoted 400 lumen power is relatively tame, the tight spot and not-much-wider flood can be aimed to give a really impressive punch.

If set up right, there’s enough peripheral glow for twisty tracks. The tiny forged head units with simple O-ring mounts and small battery keep weight low and fitting easy, and MiNewt reliability has always been good.

The ‘glow ring’ life indicators on the lamps help you manage the fairly short battery life. The lack of a spare cable and splitter is frustrating though.

Niterider minewt 400 light beam: niterider minewt 400 light beam
Niterider minewt 400 light beam: niterider minewt 400 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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