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Best MTB Lights – Our Winter 2022 Collection


Night riding on a mountain bike can be a joyous experience – the forests are calm, the trails are quiet and you can focus solely on what’s in front of you. In this best of we have hand picked some of the best mountain bike lights available so you can see the trail ahead!


Exposure Joystick MK15 Front Light

Exposure Joystick MK15 Front Light

The Exposure Joystick is a lightweight, powerful and easy to adjust front light that’s optimised for off-road riding. With 1100-lumens output and 1.5 hours runtime at max power or up to 36 hours on economy, this light is powerful and versatile for late night trail riding and long-distance evening adventures.

  • Lumens: 1100
  • Runtime: Min 1 hour 30 minutes; Max 36 hours
  • Charge Time: 4 hours
  • Weight: 93 grams

Hope R4+ Vision Lightweight LED Front Light

Hope R4+ Vision Lightweight LED Front Light

The Hope R4+ Vision light has a powerful beam that will guide you through your favourite trails in the darkest hours of the day. The LED lights puts out 2,000 lumens in maximum mode from four high-end CREE LEDs. Using a single button on the top of the light unit, you can power the device on and select one of 6 different modes.

  • Lumens: 2000 (measured at 1500)
  • Runtime: Min 1 hour 30 minutes; Max 50 hours
  • Charge Time:
  • Weight: 426 grams

NiteRider Lumina 1200 Oled Boost Front Light

NiteRider Lumina 1200 Oled Boost Front Light - Best MTB Lights

The NiteRider Lumina is a powerful 1200 lumen light with a Boost mode for ultra-bright visibility and a quick-release handlebar mount. The Lumina comes with nine different light modes, including Boost mode, which pushes this light’s performance to the limit with up to 1200 lumens of light output. Also included are four Daylight Flash modes which will keep you seen in direct sunlight.

  • Lumens: 70-1200
  • Runtime: Min 1 hour; Max 18 hours
  • Charge Time: 3 hours
  • Weight: 172 grams

Exposure MaXx D MK13 Front Light

Exposure MaXx D MK13 Front Light - Best MTB Lights

The Exposure MaXx D is an all in one light with incredible power and performance, capable of producing 2,500 lumens on constant output but can be boosted to an astonishing 4000 lumens if you need it. Built from durable anodised aluminium casing, it’s compatible with both 31.8mm and 35mm handlebars, and has a quick-release bracket with a sprung pin that holds it in place.

  • Lumens: 750 – 2500
  • Runtime: Min 2 hours; Max 36 hours
  • Charge Time: 6 hours
  • Weight: 342 grams

Gloworm X2 Lightset

Gloworm X2 Lightset - Best MTB Lights

The X2 Lightset from Gloworm is ideal for off-road riding, touring adventures far from home and cycling in low light conditions and bad weather. It provides 2000-lumens of illumination and a 4-hour battery runtime at full power. A super robust unit with a polycarbonate shell battery, fatigue-resistant cable and waterproof rating of IP67. You can take this light anywhere and everywhere and it will keep coming back for more.

  • Lumens: 2000
  • Runtime: Min 4 hours; Max 48 hours
  • Charge Time: 4 hours
  • Weight: 456 grams (Light only: 80 grams)

Best MTB Lights

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Tom Adams

Tom is a bike enthusiast! Originally a mountain biker, Tom enjoys going fast on two wheels, whether it's on the road or on the gravel, mountain bike or commuting! Tom has been riding bikes for almost 18 years and loves nothing more than getting out on the roads or trails and testing out the newest and most innovative things on the Chain Reaction website!

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