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  1. News & Reviews
    The Best Mountain Bike Lights for Night Riding For most riders, we hit the trails during the daylight hours, but what if you work during the day? Better yet, what about the winter? We'll you'd be surprised, but some riders prefer to ride in the twilight hours. Its cooler, peaceful, and riding...
  2. Lights and Night Riding
    Ravemen PR1200 is a dual-beam light with great features for $90. Winner: Ravemen PR1200 and PR900 We get to test over 50 new lights each year so this year's best light winner is a refreshing surprise. It's not expensive or the product of a well-known brand. Rather it is a very novel concept...
  3. Lights and Night Riding
    Editor's Note: This article is part of the Mtbr Ultimate Guide to winter mountain biking, fat bikes, gear, apparel, lights and trainers. We are taking a deep dive into all manner of cold weather mountain bike gear, with round-ups and reviews of fat bikes, tires, wheels, apparel, trainers and...
  4. Lights and Night Riding
    Keep your bike riding gift getter safe and seen with our brightest Holiday Guide, featuring the best headlights and tail lights. Some are great for nighttime trail riding, others help assure you'll be seen on the road day or night. Blackburn 2′Fer The Blackburn 2'Fer weighs 29 grams and we...
  5. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine Betty R 15 comes in helmet mount configuration (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index. The Lowdown: Lupine Betty R 15 Lupine...
  6. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine Wilma 7 light head is compact (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index. The Lowdown: Lupine Wilma 7 The Lupine Wilma 7 remains as...
  7. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine NEO 2 is a small and light unit with a nice reflector and a big beam (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index. The Lowdown: Lupine...
  8. Lights and Night Riding
    The new Piko 4 comes with a wireless Bluetooth remote switch and an iPhone app (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index. The Lowdown: Lupine...
  9. Lights and Night Riding
    This is the 2015 Lights Shootout. The 2016 version is coming in next week as dozens of new lights are arriving at our doors daily. If you have lights that should be included, email [email protected] for consideration. The key components of this shootout are: Integrating Sphere Lumen...
  10. Misc Components
    This small box controls up to 5 Lupine lights through Bluetooth (click to enlarge). Bluetooth connection Let's say you're a fanatic night rider - wouldn't it be nice to turn on and off your lights at the flick of one button? Lupine offers this possibility by connecting the Piko, Wilma or Betty...
  11. Lights and Night Riding
    We put together a staggering amount of information in our 2015 Bike Lights Shootout, but what if you want some quick hits of our best recommendations for lighting gifts for your friends or for yourself? Read on and find out. CatEye Volt 700 This CatEye Volt 700 is an incredible light. It...
  12. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine Piko 4 is a bit of technological marvel when you consider its brightness, diminutive size, weight and run time. 1120 measured Lumens, 180 grams and a 2-hour run time combine for one of the most useable lights we've ever tested. It almost feels like the helmet is just emitting bright...
  13. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine Wilma 7 has not changed much in the last year, but it still remains our favorite high end light. It produces a staggering 2770 measured Lumens in a small package and it delivers it in a nice, big, even beam pattern. Total system weight is 370 grams and run time is 1:45 hours on high...
  14. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine Betty R 14 measured much better than last year, since our test apparatus had a powerful fan directed at the light. At 4711 measured Lumens, this shows that this light is true to its claims and that it needs a lot of cooling to get maximum output. But don't fret if you're riding in hot...
  15. Lights and Night Riding
    Lupine from Germany is the leader in high-end lights and the quality, flexibility and brightness of their lights is unrivaled. They entered the mid-range market with the Lupine Piko and it quickly became their number one selling light. Users liked its usability, weight and brightness as it...
  16. General Discussion
    "What's the coolest thing you saw?" We hear that question after every trade show. The following--in our humble collective opinion--represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our combined Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew came across throughout the course of the 2014 Interbike and...
  17. Lights and Night Riding
    According to a study by the League of American Bicyclists, "40% of fatal crashes with a reported collision type -- were 'hit from behind' incidents. Also, high-speed urban and suburban arterial streets with no provisions for bicyclists represented 56% of all bicyclist fatalities." Thus a tail...
  18. Lights and Night Riding
    The Lupine Piko 4 is the bread and butter of the Lupine powerhouse line-up. While far from being the most powerful, it is reachable by many at $335. And what it really offers is size and functionality. It is small with a light head that weighs just 55 grams, yet so powerful at 1200 Lumens (we...
  19. Lights and Night Riding
    Last year, when folks asked me for the best light, I would say the "Lupine Wilma 7". It wasn't cheap but if someone was looking for the ultimate setup, this was the one that delivered ultimate brightness and flexibility. It could be used on the bar or the helmet and it would perform the task...
  20. Lights and Night Riding
    In every shootout, there has to be a top dog. This year, the Lupine Betty takes the crown by a devastating landslide. They not only spec'd a 4500 Lumen light but they also backed it up. This light is almost scary in brightness level and one really has to look away from the light head or risk...
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