Niterider MiNewt Mini Cordless 600 front light review£135.00

Versatile bargain

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Niterider’s all-in-one lights push the limits of what’ll comfortably work on your head but they’re a well priced bar or bonce option for their power. The long rectangular MiNewt Mini Cordless 600 with ribbed metal head uses an angle adjustable shoe mount that puts it high on your helmet so be careful with overhanging branches. Beam stability relies on tight strapping and the clip-on bar mount needs a firm hand to stop it wobbling on rough trails.

Output is impressive for an affordable light, with a medium focused beam that picks up enough detail at a distance for confident speed. It has enough peripheral spread to be used on its own rather than teamed with a flood. Mid and low power settings are bright helping you nurse shorter run times and an output droop after an hour. The USB compatible charger means it’s a good light for those who commute by road during the day and hit trails at night.

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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