Hit The Trails In The Dark: Our Top Lighting Picks In Store Right Now
Dark nights are well and truly with us, meaning anyone who wants to hit the trails after work during the week is going to need kitting out with top quality lights. We’ve got some fantastic products from the best manufacturers, including Exposure and Hope, in stock right now.
These are premium products which give out light at insane levels of distance and brightness. The photo below is a genuine shot of our Alistair trying out the Exposure Diablo! Anyway, read on for our top picks of lights in store.
Diablo is a helmet light that uses triple LEDs to create a wide beam, combined with TAP technology to enable mode changing just by tapping the body of the light. Diablo’s increased 1800 lumen output will enable you to hit most trails, with a lightweight, CNC engineered aluminium body that gives you licence to raise hell!
Joystick was the helmet light that started it all for Exposure and it remains the lightest, and most award winning helmet light in the range; with a more focused beam and now with 1100 lumens the Joystick enables you to spot the terrain changes in the distance and the tight corners at your wheel.
Exposure MaXx D
Need a handlebar light with a powerful output that simultaneously highlights the edge of the trail, without compromising the far-reaching beam, AND automatically adjusting output in tune with the terrain? Then look no further than the MaXx D. It’s perfect for aggressive riding on singletrack and technical terrain.
Grab off road riding by the horns with the Toro handlebar light; Reflex Technology unleashes a raging output of 3200 lumens to tackle anything the open gravel trail, fire road and single track can throw at you. The Optimised Mode Selector allows you to extend the runtime to suit your ride, whether it’s an all-nighter or a quick blast.
This little beauty produces 1300 lumens and features six different power settings and a 3200mAh rechargeable Li-lon battery with a burn time of between 1 and 30 hours. The R2 is a helmet light with two powerful CREEs, super high-performing, energy-efficient LEDs which provide a crisp, but low-glare output
The Hope R4 is a handlebar or helmet light with 2000 lumens of output, again with six different power levels and a backlit LED power button which lets you know which power mode you’re using. The ES Li-Ion battery pack comes with a built-in power gauge and 2.25 hours run time on full power (using the four-cell battery).
Lighting tech really has come a long way in recent years. Come along to Big Bear Bikes in Pickering or our sister store Dalby Forest Cycle Hub in Low Dalby to try out these fantastic products from Exposure and Hope. Prices range from £165 to £385, with lights from manufacturers like Bontrager also available.