Niterider Minewt 600 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

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MTBR Light Meter Measurements:

This light measured 50 lux on our ambient light measurement facility. In a laboratory, we measured actual lumens at 485.

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  • Very bright at 50 lux on the Mtbr Meter for the $150 msrp
  • Excellent beam pattern
  • Excellent flashlight
  • Great value at $150
  • Bar and helmet mount are included


  • Bar mount can be a bit shaky on rough trails
  • Goes on medium every time you turn it on instead of high mode
  • Lock mode is confusing and just leads to frustrating situations
  • USB cover won’t stay in place
  • Light head can get hot as only the silver part is used for dissipating heat. The black part is plastic and stays cool.

Bottom Line:

It’s got some flaws but this is a great value self-contained light from Niterider. It is great for commuting and is one is good enough for mountain biking. Buy more than one if you want to ride at higher speeds.

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Value Rating:

5 out of 5 Stars

Overall Rating:

4.25 out of 5 Stars

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  • DZ says:

    It does have a crappy handlebar mount. I contacted Niterider about it and they sent me parts to convert it to a screw-type mount which works a lot better.

  • EM says:

    I have been running one of these for over a year now in cr@ppy Pittsburgh weather and it is an awesome commuter light. I would prefer something brighter for off road, and the original handlebar mount sucked, but I contacted NR and, like DZ, they set me up with a screw on mount. So, overall, customer service is great, long term durability (1+ years) is so far so good, but there are better lightsfor off road MTB riding, but for commuting I could not be happier.

  • Mike B says:

    For bumpy conditions, I simply mount my NR600 upside-down on my bars.

  • Cavecreekgoat says:

    I also love the light but hated the mount. I contacted the company regarding this and they sent me a much better handlebar mount that had a thumb screw instead of the ratcheting system. Great light and GREAT company!

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