Gemini TITAN front light review£199.00

Awesome triple-headed illumination

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Gemini’s new triple-headed light looks like a gimmick but sitting three of the brand's neat, reliable DUO lights side by side in one combined head unit actually works incredibly well on the trail.

The six-LED output is quite simply the best we’ve used in terms of practical power and balance. Impressively broad corner coverage blends with ‘far as you can see’ distance throw for speed work and a huge amount of front and centre fill for accurately assessing techy trails even at half power.

The wireless remote comes ready synced to toggle between 4,000, 1,800 and 600 lumens, and each mode can also be programmed in 10% increments. There’s even a ‘dip’ button for riding in traffic.

Remaining battery life is indicated by power button colour change and if 1hr 40mins on full chat isn’t enough, the eight-cell battery adds 30mins for a modest extra outlay. The long (123mm), low head unit means bike computers will need shifting and bulkier bar clamps may require the use of DIY height spacers, but there’s no movement even on hardcore trails. The bag battery mounts easily on most frames, the price and 479g weight are competitive for its power and features, and Gemini reliability has always been excellent too.

Pricing:

  • Six-cell battery: £290 / US$270 / AU$449
  • Eight-cell battery: £300 / US$300 / AU$499

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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