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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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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Bright lights for riding at night

Keep your bike riding gift getter safe and seen with our brightest Holiday Guide, featuring the best headlights and tail lights.

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Review: Lupine Betty R 15

Lupine Betty came in at 4711 Lumens last year. This year, it clocked in at 4989 forest piercing Lumens. We don’t know how they do it but they keep extracting more light from this little beast.

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Review: Lupine Wilma 7

The Wilma 7 is the ‘practical’ exotic light of the Lupine line. Its incredible brightness is balanced out by light weight and good runtime. The new remote is a very welcome addition.

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Review: Lupine NEO 2

At 188 grams, it is the ideal helmet light with the battery mounted at the rear of the helmet to provide balance to the light head up front.

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Review: Lupine Piko 4 Smartcore

From its humble beginnings of 550 Lumens, the new Lupine Piko 4 now sports 1500 Lumens, a wireless remote and smartphone app.

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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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Lupine Lighting Interbike 2015

Lupine’s new range of lights continues to impress with increased brightness and longer battery life for 2016. They’ve also mixed things up with a new smartphone app and battery packs capable of charting USB devices.

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Eurobike 2015: Lupine shows off Bluetooth controlled lights

With the addition of new connectivity features, the Pico, Wilma and Betty lights can now all be manipulated with a single handlebar-mounted remote device.

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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: Lupine Piko 4

The Lupine Piko 4 remains as one of the most useable helmet lights we’ve tested as it delivers 1120 Lumens in a 180 gram package.

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Review: Lupine Wilma 7

The output is a staggering 2770 measured Lumens and the weight is just 360 grams. Couple that with long run times and a fast charge time and we’re ready to crown this high-end champ of the lights arena.

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Review: Lupine Betty R 14 4500

This light is clearly not for everyone, but if you want the Bugatti Veyron of lights, this light cannon will put out 4700 Lumens.

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Review: Lupine NEO 2

$245 German made light delivers with a huge beam pattern. Ideal as a helmet light, find out what we like about it and how it compares to the Piko 4.

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Best in Show: 30 cool new bike products for 2015

Best in Show: See the coolest new bike gear for 2015 as our crew of editors picks the best bikes, accessories, apparel and more from Interbike and Eurobike.

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The world’s smartest bike tail lights

Bike tail lights save lives. But you will be floored by the technology packed in this array of bike tail lights.

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Lupine Lighting Interbike 2014

Lupine highlights several of items from their line including the new Rotlicht taillight, the Neo 2, and the Rolf battery mount.

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Review: Lupine Piko 4

The Lupine Piko 4 is the bread and butter of the Lupine powerhouse line-up. While far from being the most powerful, it is reachable by many at $335. And what it really offers is size and functionality.

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Review: Lupine Wilma 7

Last year, when folks asked me for the best light, I would say “Lupine Wilma 7″. It wasn’t cheap but if someone was looking for the ultimate setup, this was the one that deliver ultimate brightness and flexibility.

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Review: Lupine Betty R 10

In every shootout, there has to be a top dog. This year, the Lupine Betty takes the crown by a devastating landslide. They not only spec’d a 4500 Lumen light but they also backed it up. This light is almost scary in brightness level and one really has to look away from the light head or risk seeing ‘stars’ for a moment.

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Review: Lupine Piko TL Max and MiniMax

The size is diminutive and it only weighs 185/145 grams, but turn it on and it packs quite a punch displayed in a big, even beam pattern. The LEDs and optics are identical to the Piko 4, but this sports a flashlight configuration.

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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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Lupine Lighting Interbike 2013

Jon Kokus from Lupine Lighting, which is manufactured and engineered in Germany, shows us the 2014 product lineup that includes the Piko, Wilma and the Betty.

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Lupine Betty R 9 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

In every shootout, there has to be a top dog. This year, the Lupine Betty takes the crown by a devastating landslide. They not only spec’d a 3600 Lumen light but they also backed it up. This light is almost scary in brightness level and one really has to look away from the light head […]

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