January 2019

There’s something special about riding at night…as long as you can actually see, that is. Chasing the cone of light along unlit lanes, bats pinwheeling off into the night sky, the occasional fox glimpsed slinking away into the undergrowth. All good as long as there are no deer leaping out at you…

But riding at night can be a right chore with a feeble headlight throwing out less light than a good-sized candle. So as the nights are drawing in, we gathered together 21 uprated headlight bulbs to shed light on which ones actually shed the most light. Read our illuminating results.

Whatever you ride, and whenever you ride it, enjoy your issue of RiDE.

Simon Weir, Editor

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