Niterider MiNewt X2 light review£160.00

Lightweight LED

BikeRadar score4/5

This second generation MiNewt light doubles in power to pack a very useful punch for its price. While small, it’s certainly not short on detail.

The alloy head has heat-dissipating fins and a translucent seal that changes colour as battery life reduces.

A neatly tabbed O-ring mount keeps the head secure and the hardcase battery straps unobtrusively under stem or frame tube.

Quality optics mean its light output is impressive compared to similarly powered lamps, with a good enough balance of reach and peripheral for fast riding. At over three hours' run time, it’s enough for most rides, with a half power/double life option for cruising.

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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