Lumicycle Freeway light review£114.95

Road gear from MTB lighting mainstay

BikeRadar score3/5

Lumicycle’s ultra tough UK made lights have been loved by mountain bikers for years, and there’s always been an opaque lens surround option for in-traffic visibility. The Freeway is a dedicated road light from the start though, with a very tightly focused beam that means tons of power exactly where's it's pointed.

Fall off at the sides or under the main beam is extremely rapid with just a bit of ambient light ahead of the front wheel, which can reduce cornering and rough road confidence. The contrast can also be a bit tiring on the eyes on the longer rides.

The old-skool winter glove friendly toggle switch lets you toggle either way through four constant power levels and one flash mode. A big peak over the lens stops glare if you’re climbing out of the saddle too.

Built in power and battery indicator LEDs communicate how much of the very long run time is left and there are double sized battery options for epic Audax missions. The QR round bar cam clamp is easy to fit, all Lumi head and battery units are cross compatible for easy upgrading and reliability has always been excellent too.

The Freeway is not distributed in Australia or the US, but Lumicycle does ship worldwide.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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