Niterider MiNewt Mini USB Plus front light review

Miniature lighting

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £129.99 RRP | USD $207.46

Our review

Bare minimum lighting for ragging the trails, but light weight, simple reliability and USB charging impress
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Niterider’s miniature lights are simple, effective, well priced and very user friendly, particularly for work based or weight weenie riders.


The tiny lamp knocks out a slightly hazy but reasonably focused light pool that lets you ride technical trails without missing too much detail; it’s fine if you’re racing or riding trails you already know.

The tiny weight and size also makes it a natural for helmet use and mount and extension lead are included. The angle adjustable O-ring bar mount comes with three rubbers for different sized bars.

Burn time is impressive although the light fades visibly as it gets towards the three-hour mark. There’s no low power option, just a single on/off switch on the battery, which is awkward to reach if you’ve stuffed it in a pocket/bag.

It only gives charge rather than discharge info too, which is a shame. Conventional plug or USB recharging is great for commuters or anyone who rides out straight from work and it has a fast four-hour recharge cycle too. Add in a decent price and you’ve got a really handy little light.

Niterider minewt mini usb plus light beam: niterider minewt mini usb plus light beam
Russell Burton

For more information on how we tested this year’s crop of lights, see our latest buyer’s guide to mountain bike lights and Tested: 30 high-power mountain bike lights.

Product Specifications


Name MiNewt Mini-USB Plus
Brand Niterider

Weight (g) 183
Features *Emitter: 1 x LED *Measured lux @ 5m: 108 *Claimed lumens: 150 *Operating temp: 23°C *Battery: Li-Ion *Mount: Bar and helmet *Max power run time: 3hr 40m *Weight: 106 + 103 = 209g
Type of Battery Required Lithium-Ion