NiteRider MiNewt.350 LED Lights

3.63/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $109.99


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Product Description

Don’t like fussing with headlamp or battery cables?ThenThe MiNewt Cordless is perfect for you.This lighting system incorporates allThe great features found onThe MiNewt Mini;The difference isThe Cordless is completely self-contained and does not use any battery cables. All ofThese features, plus a blinding 350 lumens, come at a priceThat won’t breakThe bank. A newly incorporated walk mode further increases runTime. RunTime 2hrs high (350 lumens) 3:30hrs med (225 lumens)
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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Alina a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis, MN

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2011

Strengths:    Strong, durable, bright

Weaknesses:    Flash setting will blind anyone coming at you - only one brightness setting for flash

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the 350 cordless light, not the one pictured!
Great light, but I would probably get the equivalent Serfas 250 given the choice. This one does not come with a detachable battery pack, so I had to finish my ride home in the dark a couple times. The battery life is still good after 6 months. The front of the light is metal, so it's bash-resistant. The light is definitely powerful, and I've never had to use the highest setting to see on pitch-dark trails.
If you like your light mounted on the handlebars, this is probably not the best choice for trail riding. The light kept slipping forward, even after a shim was added. I ended up using a jerry-rigged electrical tape/sticky tape for it to stay put. Also, the rubber cover for the USB charge slot got ripped off and lost, so the light is no longer waterproof. Annoying, but I put electrical tape over it and it's fine.
Basically, buy it if you want to put it on your helmet and charge after every ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Theo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Freewheel Bike

Similar Products Used:   Never had a light as powerful as this one yet

Bike Setup:   Commuter: 1980's Raleigh SS conversion;
Mountain: Surly 1x1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eshew a Weekend Warrior from seattle

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2011

Strengths:    Light, bright, easy to setup

Weaknesses:    1st one I purchased would turn off randomly. Replaced it, no issues.

Bottom Line:   
Great light, super easy setup and great light output. Bought 2 sets as no one else I ride with has em. Plenty bright although it would be great to have a helmet mount as bar mounts tend to make high speed technical trails a bit tense. Love me & they have added a 10 more hours to ride any day!

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Favorite Trail:   growlers gulch/galbraith

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   None. 1st light set

Bike Setup:   2008 Kona Dawg, 1996 Kona Sex One. Both custom built

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FFRFord a Racer from Solana Beach, CA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2011

Strengths:    Versatlitliy - I upgraded from a NR 150 which mounted on my bars. It was plenty sufficient for my commute. However, the MiNewt350 is lighter and has a smaller profile on my bars. I like the option of helmet mounting it on mornings with no moon. I use the 150 on the bars and 350 on the helmet.

Weaknesses:    I was unsure about the cable from the helmet but it works great and I quickly forgot about it. It's only real negative is it's another thing to get on before my morning commute. That's not really much to complain about.

Bottom Line:   
This is great product. I have used other lighting products and have found NiteRider to be the best. It allows for multiple mount options, it's light and extremely bright. Whether commuting, training or racing; this light is superb.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Cannondale road bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by prennard a Racer from Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2011

Strengths:    This light is bright, lightweight, and sturdy, and really can serve as the only light you need for both on road and off road conditions. I use it in a helmet mounted set up which is especially important for offroad conditions where bar mounted lights don’t allow you to see what’s around corners. The helmet mount is very secure on a regular multi-vented helmet (you need to mount it farther back on the helmet than what you would originally think). I just route the cable to the back of the helmet, secure it with a zip tie there, and then straight down my back. The battery unit is lightweight and easily fits in a jersey or jacket pocket. When riding you don’t even realize it’s there! While I typically use this set up for a 23 mile commute that starts at 5:15 in the morning, it has the added advantage of being able to be used with your regular road bike or tri bike for early morning training rides. I still haven’t seen a light set up for aero bars, yet, so this set up works well for tri bikes. If aesthetics comes into play for you, when it’s light enough to ride without a light, this light easily removes from the helmet (substitute a Velcro strap for the zip tie) and fits into your jersey packet with the battery…it’s that compact. I also like the power indicator on the light which goes blue to red when the battery goes down. You get 2 hours or so at full power, but even when the indicator light goes to red, it’s plenty of advance warning (15 – 20 minutes at full power) that you need a recharge.

Weaknesses:    None, this set up fits my needs for a helmet mounted light exactly.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if you need a reliable, lightweight, bright light.

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Favorite Trail:   San Diego Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $199.00

Purchased At:   NiteRider

Similar Products Used:   MiNewt.700 Dual; MiNewt 500; Other self contained battery helmet lights (Cateye)

Bike Setup:   Specialized Roubaix, compact cranks configured for extended on and off road commuting.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kris a Weekend Warrior from Hammer ON

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2010

Strengths:    Light and compact. Bright and multiple settings.

Weaknesses:    Battery does not keep power between charges.Does not come with a helmet mount but for some reason the cheaper Minewt models do?

Bottom Line:   
This is a great product. I use this light in sub zero conditions and it performs well. Never had a problem with the o-ring attachments slipping, stays fixed. At full power the light fills the trail and I can't out ride the beam. Very happy with this product and I would recommend it. So 4/5 just because I have not had this product long enough to give it the highest rating. As for the 2 ratings above the above only rich gear heads make snob remarks about a good product.

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Favorite Trail:   Escarpment

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Freewheel Cycle

Similar Products Used:   old skool BLT light system


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Karlos Locos a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2010

Strengths:    Very bright light. Used it on a 2 hr ride with no problems. So far, it's fantastic.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
So far, this light is perfect. I use the 700 duals on the bars and the 350 single on the helmet. Lights up the forest like daytime.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stumpy FSR 29er

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by DarkTrailRider a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2010

Strengths:    Small form factor. Light weight.

Weaknesses:    Reliability. Lack of basic accessories.

Bottom Line:   
This light was worthless out of the box. It occasionally turns off immediately after charging. If you skip over the 350 mode you can occasionally get it to stay on, but the light winks on and off unreliably. Good idea poorly executed.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $90.00

Similar Products Used:   Light and Motion Stella 200. Light and Motion commuter light


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by caltrop_3 a Weekend Warrior from Indy, IN

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2010

Strengths:    small
brite


Weaknesses:    o-ring mount
short cord
few features


Bottom Line:   
This is a replacement for the failed Digital Evolution Smart (DUMB) provided by NiteRider after a lengthy battle.

After that experience I have my doubts about this lite.

Not nearly the features as the Evolution Smart. Everything is an add-on with this lite. It comes with a lite & battery and NOTHING else. Need a helmet mount - buy one.

I LOATHE o-ring mounts. I can see that this lite will need constant readjustment every time I hit a bump in the road. That and I find o-rings rot quickly.

The helmet mount is hard to use. That is it is tough to get together and apart.

Then there's the fact that I HATE blue tinted LED lites. They're NOT white - they're BLUE!!! And it hurts the eyes! Granted LED's probably will last longer on a MTB but like those 7 year fluorescent lites we'll see how long it really does last.

I will NOT buy or recommend NiteRider ever again!

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Favorite Trail:   n/a

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Digital Evolution Smart

Bike Setup:   Giant Sedona DX

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