Niterider Pro 1400 Race £215
The Pro 1400 is a trail-brightening workhorse. Its big plastic battery, heavily-protected single-LED head unit and chunky fibreglass-reinforced bar mount (which is 35mm compatible and centres the light over the stem) take it over the 500g mark. The included helmet mount and fat cables are equally sturdy, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. While it gives a warm, reasonably wide spread of light, there are a few distracting irregularities in there and a noticeably fringed periphery. Three steady modes and an eight-step fuel gauge make it easy to stretch the decent battery life. We’ve had some battery glitches in the distant past but recent long-term sets have been trouble free. Keep it unconnected when travelling though, as the single-click button is easy to power on accidentally.