This review is a small part of our Best Mountain Bike Lights feature, where we tell you the three best lights – plus eight others to consider – after testing 24 different sets of lights.
Magicshine’s twin-LED unit is bulky but it’s a well proven, practical and powerful light for the money.
The two LEDs give a mix of broad peripheral but very defined centre punch with detailed reach. The edge between the two can be a bit distracting and tiring on longer rides but even our two-year-old sample still gives one of the best outputs we’ve seen.
The backlit rubber V-rocker switch on the top lets you toggle power back and forward rather than round in a sequential circle, which is way more useful than it might sound.
Run times are reasonable even at full power and a super-long cable makes the fat, solid, double-rubber-strapped battery easier to find a secure home for than most.
Factor in the MJ-880’s solid reliability and it’s one of the best value lights available.
Official US and Australian pricing is not available, but lights bought from the Magicshine website can be shipped overseas.