NiteRider Reviews and News


6 Budget Friendly Lights For Riding At Night

Riding at night is one of cycling’s great joys. And in winter, when days are short, it’s often a necessity. Here’s a look at some of this season’s best budget friendly lights.

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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: NiteRider Lumina OLED 800

This latest Lumina bumps output to an honest 800 Lumens. It also incorporates an OLED display to make switching through modes very easy. Finding out remaining runtime on any light level is handy as well.

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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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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: NiteRider Lumina 400

This $68 light puts out 445 Lumens and it has all the quality and design features of the modern NiteRider Lumina lights.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 750

The Lumina 750 evolves the line with more output. Beam pattern, form factor and quality continue to be top-notch.

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Review: NiteRider Pro 2200

At 2317 measured Lumens, this $400 light is actually quite practical for the high-end lights customer.

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Review: NiteRider MiNewt Pro 770 Enduro

It’s not the brightest or the smallest but it does answer the call of the endurance racer with its long run time and decent charging time.

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Five NiteRider myths, busted

Mtbr visited NiteRider and learned five things about this 25 year old San Diego company.

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Video: 25 years with NiteRider lights

NiteRider hits its stride with 25 years of awesome innovation, rides and people.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina Flare 650

To complement the NiteRider Lumina 700, the Lumina 650 comes in with a little lower Lumen rating at 650, but integrates a red tail light at the back of the integrated light unit.  This leverages mounting, electronics and battery for a much needed commuting tail light.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 700

So now comes the the Lumina 700. It’s just a little better than the 650, but it is dialed already and is NiteRider’s best selling light of all time, selling about 30,000 units last year.

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Review: NiteRider Lightning Bug 100 USB

This is a pretty cool commuter light. It’s small, puts out 122 lumens and it’s only $45. It was difficult to achieve a rechargeable light for under $50 but the folks at Niterider got it sorted out in this 40 gram device.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina 550

So now comes the the Lumina 700 and the Lumina 550. This expands the Lumina 650 options, as the 550 offers an impressive light at $110. Measured output is at 558 Lumens and run time on high is at 1:30.

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Review: NiteRider Pro 1200 Race

This light shares the chassis of the NiteRider 1500 from a couple years ago, but where that light claimed 1500 Lumens, it only measured 1100 Lumens in our testing.  This one claims 1200 Lumens, but it measured 1310 Lumens in our integrating sphere test.

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Review: NiteRider Lumina Micro 220

There’s the Lumina 550 and next in line is the smaller sibling, the Micro 220. It shares the same chassis design but in a small stubby package. It’s a cool light for $70 and it measures at 240 Lumens, so it’s a great commuter light.

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Review: NiteRider Stinger USB

This is just a tiny little tail light with some good animation and side visibility. Its claim to fame is it is rechargeable. At $35, that’s quite an achievement.

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NiteRider MiNewt Pro 750 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The NiteRider 750 sits in a middle of a crowded line of lights  with a small lighthead and small battery that provides 1.5 hours of output at a claimed 750 Lumens. It delivers this in a $250 price point. It is not a bad light but NiteRider’s own Lumina 650 is a much better light for […]

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NiteRider Lumina 650 – 2013 Mtbr Lights Shootout

Last year’s Minewt 600 is replaced by the Lumina 650 this year. And if you like the 600, you’re sure to love the 650 as most aspects were improved. It is smaller now and looks better with a good blend of black and silver design and heat sinking. Light output has been improved not just […]

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NiteRider Debuts 2013 with New Line, Significant Upgrades and Value Pricing

June 14, 2012 (San Diego, CA) – For the 2013 product line, NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems shows significant innovation aimed at delivering serious light output and value pricing for cyclists. Leading the lineup is the new Lumina Series, replacing the widely popular Cordless Series.  The Lumina will be available in three models aptly named by […]

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2012 NiteRider Team

NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems Announces the 2012 Athlete Roster March 7, 2012 (San Diego, CA) – NiteRider Technical Lighting Systems announced the official list of cyclists for the 2012 season. Leading the roster are four current 24 Hour National Champions and four Mountain Bike Hall of Famers. Josh Tostado and Pua Mata are the reigning […]

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Niterider Pro 3000 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

This light used to have 800 lumens. Then it was upgraded to 1200. This year it just catapults to a claimed 3000 lumens. What the heck happened? We knew this design had a little more in it but 3000??

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Niterider Mako 2 – 2012 Mtbr Lights Shootout

The Niterider Mako series is the affordable option for the budget-conscious commuter.  It features AA batteries (included) to keep the price affordable and to allow the user to put fresh batteries any time.

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