Niterider Pro 600 front light review£499.99

High-tech lighting

BikeRadar score1/5

Niterider’s latest lights offer blinding science and some unique features but their practical performance and value are less brilliant.

This single LED light has a well-focused beam for plenty of throw and detail a long way down the trail. There’s a battery indicator for the long run time and the default settings can be modified online via your PC and the charger.

Peripheral vision is restricted though, and it’s not great for helmet use thanks to a forward mount that strains your neck. The hefty adjustable arm bar mount waggles over rough ground too.

We’ve had ignition problems with both our samples and the leads still pull apart easily. It’s as heavy on the wallet as it is on the bike.

Niterider pro 600 beam: niterider pro 600 beam
Niterider pro 600 beam: niterider pro 600 beam

For more information on how we tested this year's crop of lights, see our latest buyer's guide to mountain bike lights and Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights.

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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