Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lezyne Mini Drive LED front light review

Perpetually stylish bike bits design house Lezyne have just announced a line-up of three simple but effective LED headlights, with the Mini Drive looking a great option for commuting or better lit nighttime training.

For a start, at 94g including chunky resin mount (with oversize or old-skool inch bar sizes) it's extremely light. The 86x28mm cylinder is barely bigger than a CO2 cartridge so it takes up minimal bar or pocket space and it slides easily on and off the bar bracket for security and recharging.

Another commuter bonus is the USB charger cable which lets you slot it into your Mac/PC rather than having to remember to take a separate charger to work. The three constant light levels from the single 150 lumen rated LED are best described as dim – okay for using on well lit roads and okay for steady rides on unlit roads you know respectively.

Run time at full whack is only 45 minutes before it start to flash though. That means you need to look at Lezyne's more powerful, longer running Powerdrive (£79.99, 300 lumen) and Superdrive (£99.99, 450 lumen) options if you're riding hard after dark. If you're looking for an extra edge, this could be worth a shot.

By: Road Bikes & Gear

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