Exposure Toro MK6 light review£274.95

Hi-tech, high performance option

BikeRadar score4/5

Exposure's latest Toro gets all the UK innovator's latest tweaks to create a properly techy light. The most obvious new feature is a strip screen rear display that provides constant run time, power setting and recharge feedback.

Three LEDs give a relatively tight focus beam with excellent reach and mid range detail but there’s enough spill around the edges for peripheral context or picking up potholes just in front of the wheel.

There’s certainly enough power for any road situation, and we’ve used it on night-time cyclocross missions across the moors with no problem too.

Run time is OK in default settings but there are no less than 10 programmable two- or three-power level menus to extend its’ energy.

The whole back of the light acts as a button for super easy mode changes too – just be careful you don’t accidentally turn it on as you put it into its storage case between rides. Smart Port Technology enables you to plug in extra batteries, back lights, remote switches or even recharge other USB devices.

The metal clamp gives solid security with a quick release metal shoe for convenience, but it only fits round bars. This level of smart technology inevitably means a high price though.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus 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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