Moon X-power 2500 light review£279.99

Uncompromising brightness

BikeRadar score3/5

Moon’s most powerful light has some neat features but the hefty battery is low on run time. Four Cree XML U2 LEDs give low-powered peripheral but lots of saturation and good reach in the centre for uncompromising ride speed.

The flat but very long (17cm) battery can be awkward to fit though, and you’ll need to keep a close eye on the five-LED battery indicator because run time is surprisingly short for such a heavy cell. Luckily a plug-in remote switch makes output changes easy, and separation of the four power modes and three flashing modes by a double click is a welcome touch. It can be recharged with the conventional charger supplied or a USB cable. The hinged thumbwheel clamp is secure and a helmet mount is included too.

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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