Smart 2W front light review£44.99

Great for longer commutes

BikeRadar score4/5

Smart's 2W front light lives up to its name and is an elegant looking piece of kit that’s pleasingly functional too.

A pair of AA batteries supply a round beam of light and a more than decent run time in excess of 10 hours. When it does start to fade you have the option of running it on a reduced power or flashing mode.

The brightness and run time make it ideal for the longer distance commuter. Get yourself a couple of sets of rechargeable batteries and a charger and you’ll still be paying less than you would for the Cateye Single Shot – and have a greater run time too.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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