Firstly I would like to apologise for not posting in a long while. Unfortunately the day job has rather taken over my life which has left almost zero time for the web site. Hopefully one day I’ll get the balance back. I would also like to thank everyone who has written in with their comments, recommendations and generally kind words.
Quite a few folks have asked for a place to post their own reviews of their favourite lights. That seems like a terrific idea, doubly good as it doesn’t take much effort on my part! Continue reading “Front Light Reader Reviews”
Well isn’t that just typical? You wait for years for a well designed compact cordless rechargeable bike light bright enough for pitch-dark country lanes to appear on the market for a reasonable price, and then three turn up all at the same time! Here we look at the Moon X-Power 500, a light that offers very similar features, performance and price as the recently reviewed Lezyne Super Drive and NiteRider MiNewt 600 cordless LED lights.
NiteRider have been around for a little over 20 years. The motivation behind the creation of their first light was to enable the inventor to go surfing at night, and its initial design was targeted at that purpose, but it was soon realised they were equally, if not more appropriate for cycling. A couple of decades on they now produce a wide range of front and rear cycle lights suitable for night time mountain bikers and commuters (but sadly it seems that they’ve dropped the surfing market!). Here, we review the NiteRider MiNewt 600 cordless, the latest and brightest of their range of cordless rechargeable lights.
Until recently, if you wanted a bike light bright enough for riding at a decent speed on completely dark roads there were limited options. You could spend hundreds of pounds on an expensive branded MTB light, or you could buy a cheap Chinese import (e.g. Magicshine). Most of these lights would come with separate battery packs which for the average commuter are often too much of a faff.
It’s been a few months since our last bike light review so it’s high time we had another. Several people wrote in and requested reviews of some lights that are less expensive than those featured so far. Not wanting to disappoint, I’ve been putting the Smart Lunar 35 Lux through its paces. The review model is the latest 2011 / 2012 version. Smart is a Taiwanese company founded some 18 years ago and now produce a wide range of good value and therefore very popular lights. The Smart Lunar 35 sits at the top of their range of front lights. Continue reading “Smart Lunar 35 Review”
Lezyne, best known for their range of high quality bike pumps and tools, recently announced they’re getting into bike lights. From what I’ve seen of their specifications and prices, I think they could well be the ones to watch this season. Continue reading “Lezyne Bike Lights – Ones to watch!”