The NiteRider MiNewt Pro 770 Enduro is an endurance racing light. It's not particularly bright or compact, but it excels at run time. With a run time of 2:45 and a charge time of 5 hours, its main target market are those who race for hours on end at night.
But a good side effect is even commuters or night riders who don't want to keep charging their batteries after every ride can benefit from this light too. Run in at half power and double the run time to 5:30 hours.
Brightness was measured at a generous 810 Lumens against its 770 claimed. Beam pattern is nice and bright too with a powerful center spot and a fairly wide beam even for such a small light head.
Mounting has been upgraded to the standard NiteRider clamp with screw on adjustment. This is much better than the old band type mount, since it is more reliable and adjustable.
Beam Pattern Photo
We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photos were taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. These photos feature many objects and a distinct background to analyze detail and beam pattern. Compare all Beam Patterns here »
Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens
This light measured 810 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 770 Lumens. Compare all Lumen Tests here »
- Run time is 2:45 hours
- Mount is now adjustable NiteRider clamp
- Small light head makes it good for helmet mounting
- A bit heavy for the brightness
- Not for everyone since it is optimized for run time and endurance racing
- Price: $212
- Claimed Lumens: 770 Lumens
- Measured Lumens: 810 Lumens
- Lumens per $: 3.82 Lumens
- Lumens per gram: 1.69 Lumens
- Time on High: 2:45 Hours
- Charge Time: 5:00 Hours
- Mounted Weight: 478 grams
- Category: High End
For more information visit www.niterider.com.
This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2015 Lights Shootout. To see all the bike lights tested CLICK HERE.