So the Darker mornings are upon us and the evenings are drawing in quicker and quicker. We will now start to see more and more of the new lighting systems that manufactures are offering.
Our First instalment of new lights comes from Lezyne. I have always been a fan of Lezyne’s products and have been waiting for these to come in for a while. They have bought out 3 new lights.
First up are the new FEMTO. These come as front or rear lights and also as a neat little duo set. The front is 15lumens and the back is 7lumens, but both to me seemed a little brighter than that? As with most of Lezyne’s products they are CNC machined and have a water tight plastic screw back. Both front and rear look very neat and tidy on the bike. They also come in a range of very nice anodised colours and retail at £12.99 each.
Next up we have the new Micro Drive (the smallest of the two) and the Macro Drive. Both of these are USB chargeable. The Micro plugs straight into your computer and the Macro uses a standard USB cable. The weight on both models is extremely acceptable, with the Micro at 52g and the Macro at 93g (claimed).
The Micro drive has a maximum 150lumens output but also has another 2 settings at 80 and 50 lumens. As usual they are CNC machined bodies with a protective plastic end cap for keeping out the British weather. Comes in Black Ano or Polished and retails at £39.99.
The Macro drive has a maximum of 300lumens and also another 2 settings at 200 and 100 lumens. The same protective cap and CNC machining can be found on this model also. Colour options of Black Ano or Polished and a retail price of £54.99.
I think that for the money the Macro drive does it for me for a front light and for the neatness of the rear the Femto. The build quality on all of these is as you would expect from Lezyne…exceptional. They are also very pleasing to the eye and wouldn’t look to out of place even on some of our £3000 road bikes we sell. I will be purchasing a Macro drive and Femto rear for my early morning rides so once i have personally tested them except a good review!
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