One23 EX Bright 1000 review£75.99

Great value bike light

BikeRadar score4/5

DX lights led the Chinese lantern revolution, and the One23 version comes with full big distributor/local bike shop backup, a UK charger and a helmet mount at a killer price.

The single Cree LED uses a simple reflector and plain lens, which means the same centre punch and outer ring ‘roundel’ effect as similar lights. It’s less obvious on the trail though, and it gives more technical riding confidence than other sub-£100 lights. 

The Lupine style O-ring mount is simple but effective, there are two power levels plus a flashing mode and the relatively small bag battery still gives a massive run time of four hours and 25 minutes.

The reliability of DX lights has got progressively better in recent years and it comes with local shop convenience as well as big distributor backup at a bargain price.

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This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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