CatEye Reviews and News


Contest: CatEye Volt 6000 Prize Pack Giveaway

CatEye is giving away a Volt 6000 prize pack including night riding light and Rapid X3 rear light and more worth over $850! Enter Now!

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5 Superb High-End Night Riding Lights

When money is no object there are plenty of light options out there. Reliability, brightness, and beam quality are key considerations for riders who take night riding seriously. Here are the five best lights we’ve tested this season.

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Review: CatEye Volt 800

It’s a good helmet light, very similar to last year’s CatEye Volt 700.

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Review: CatEye Volt 1600

The Volt 1600 continues to be one of our favorites as the output bumps up to 1600 Lumens now. Chassis and mount are getting a bit dated now for this much light but this is still a self-contained powerhouse.

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Review: CatEye Volt 6000

The brightest light we’ve ever tested also has the widest beam. And it has a trick up its sleeve, an integrated cooling fan. But is it flawed or perfect for trail use?

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2015 Bike Lights Shootout

The 2015 Bike Lights Shootout is here! It is quite an exciting crop of lights as lights are getting lighter with improved beam patterns. Check back often to see the latest lights reviews.

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Best of Interbike: The coolest new bike products for 2016

What’s the best thing you saw? It’s the No. 1 question we hear after every trade show. And here is our answer. The following — in our collective opinion — represents the newest, coolest and most interesting stuff our Mtbr crew came across throughout the course of the 2015 Interbike trade show.

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Interbike 2015: CatEye Volt 6000 is the brightest light today

One of our Interbike highlights is this devastatingly bright light from CatEye, the Volt 6000. It also integrates an incredible cooling system.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Bike Lights

Our best recommendations for bike lighting gifts for your friends or yourself this holiday season.

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Review: CatEye Volt 100

It’s a ‘to be seen’ light for $35. But since it’s a CatEye, it over delivers and you can actually see with it.

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Review: CatEye Volt 1200

The CatEye Volt 1200 sports 1253 measured Lumens for $200. It’s a good choice if you’re not in a hot night riding area like Arizona.

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Review: CatEye Volt 700

$120 with a measured 773 lumens, 2 hour run time is a winner. Plus it has Cateye quality.

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Review: CatEye Volt 300

This year, the new light is the Volt 300 for only $60. And the good news is actual output is 349 lumens in the sphere.  So not only is it significantly cheaper but it’s much brighter as well.

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Review: CatEye Volt 1200

This light is definitely a winner with its price to performance ratio.  It is a potent little package that throws a lot of light.

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2013 Bike Lights Shootout – 50 LED Lights Measured

The 2013 Bike Lights Shootout is here! The batteries are charged and the lux meter and lumisphere are ready. We’ve been riding these lights for the last few weeks and the progress in LED technology is dramatic once again.

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Just In: 2014 Cateye Volt 1200

Now we received the Cateye Volt 1200 light that retails for $200. It’s about twice as big and heavy and pricey as the Nanoshot but it is more than four times brighter. We like that trade-off so we eagerly opened the package with anticipation.

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CatEye Nano Shot+ – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

CatEye wowed us last year with the tiny Nano Shot light putting out 200 Lumens in a very handy package. This year, the Nano Shot+ measured in at more than twice that at 463 Lumens. More than doubling the output of the light only came with a 20% bump in price so this is a very […]

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Cateye Nano Shot Plus Light and Stealth 50 GPS Computer

Cateye surprised us last year in the Bike LIghts Shootout. They sent a tiny 250 lumen light called the Nano Shot  and it blew us away with its form factor, quality, brightness and price.  It kind of reminded us that Cateye is a Japanese company that makes quality stuff. The feel of their products is […]

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CatEye Launches Innovative New Light Technology

Boulder, CO — CatEye Bicycle Electronics, pioneer in cutting edge cycling technology, introduces Hyper-Constant, Omni Directional and Auto light technology to lights at varying price points of their Safety and Headlight line up. CatEye Hyper-Constant Technology is a true first among the cycling industry. LEDs maintain a solid beam while simultaneously flashing, allowing cyclists to […]

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Cateye Econom Force HL-EL540RC – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Cateye Econom Force is a commuter light from the manufacturing wizards from Japan. Don’t expect too bright a light here but expect an affordable light that is constructed with high quality materials. We tested the standard AA version but there is also a rechargeable version of this light. And of course, one can always […]

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Cateye Nano Shot – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

We love this light. First look at it and it has the best form factor and feel of all the self-contained lights we’ve seen this year. It just feels like quality and it is so small and light at 80 grams. CatEye, based in Japan has come to reaffirm their commitment and leadership in the […]

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CatEye Introduces New Inou GPS Video Cam and Sumo Light

Bill Peck from Cateye shows off the newly available INOU. CatEye INOU Share experiences of cycling with friends and family Good for bike shops and showing shop rides Simple, lightweight camera Powered by 2 AAA batteries 7 hours of battery life Records data to a micro SD card (up to 32 GB card for 10 […]

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Cateye Tripleshot

Mtbr Lights Shootout Main Page | Mtbr Lights Reviews | Mtbr Lights Forum Cateye Tripleshot $330.00 Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar Cateye Tripleshot $330 130 3.75hrs NiMh 212g 478g 714g 0.18 0.39 Light Meter charts and comparison table available here. […]

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