Troute Liberator Mk2 front light review

Handmade reliability

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £295.00 RRP | USD $460.00

Our review

Bulky but impressive whole trail illumination and handmade reliability for the price
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UK light manufacturer Chris Hadaway has been hand-building the distinctive Liberator for three years. The result is a bulky but rock-solid reliable broad vision trail light.

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The custom machined metal head houses a row of six of the latest XPG LEDs, which give great coverage up the trail. While it’s strongest in the centre for decent distance there’s no sudden distracting fall off in light. There’s plenty of coverage to either side too.

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The big back of light button switches between ‘boost’, high and low levels. The offset thumbscrew bracket positions the head right over the stem. Despite high overall weight, run times are relatively short so keep an eye on the low charge indicator if you’ve been switching between levels on a longer ride. The new battery bag is easier to fit to fat tubed frames though and reliability of our long-termer has been flawless.

Troute Liberator Mk2 front light
Troute liberator mk2 front light: troute liberator mk2 front light
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Product Specifications

Product

Name Liberator Mk2 front light (11)
Brand Troute

Description LED: 6xCree XPG, Claimed lumens: 1700, Measured Lux @ 5m: 302/140/83, Max power run time: 1:47 hours, Weight: 168 + 467 = 635g, Temp: 32°C
Weight (g) 635