Lezyne are known for making beautifully-machined, elegant tools, equipment and accessories. The Powerdrive XL, with it’s sleek aluminium shell, make this a good looking light – and more importantly, mean it can more than handle a little rough treatment.
Pay a bit more and get the light with a ‘fully loaded’ pack that includes various mounts and a spare battery, so you can have an extra one charged and on standby. You won’t need to worry about running out of juice halfway round a spooky pitch black trail!
This price-point makes it a good entry-level bright light, for example if you are thinking of trying night riding. You can also get helmet mounts, so if you upgrade your main light, you could use this on your helmet as a second light or keep it as your primary illumination.
As the brightness of the lights takes a jump around this price, the battery life decreases – the emphasis with these lights is as bright as possible rather than running for as long as possible. So for this light expect 1.30 on its highest setting, 7 hours on economy and 11.30 hours on the flashing setting – a good compromise, we think.
Available from: Sigma Sport, Wiggle and independent bike shops
Suitable for: Lighting up the dark ahead, whether that’s an off-road mountain biking trail or a dark country lane. It’s also versatile enough to be used for commuting too – just be careful to put it on the lower brightness setting or you’ll end up dazzling other road users.
Front and rear: No, white light only.