Review – Lezyne Helmet Micro Drive Pro, Lite Drive 1000XL Front Light & Strip Pro Alert Drive Rear Light

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This autumn, I have been testing out three of the latest lights from Lezyne – a brand that I have relied upon heavily in the past to provide reliable, long-lasting and high-powered illumination of my rides.

The trio of lights that I have on test from Lezyne is comprised of the Lezyne Micro Helmet Drive Pro 800XL, the Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL headlight and the new Lezyne Strip Pro Alert Drive rear light. I have been consistently impressed by the individual performance of all three lights, as well as how well they work together in tandem to increase your visibility and provide superb illumination of the trail or road ahead.


Review – Lezyne Micro Helmet Drive Pro 800XL

First up is the lightweight but powerful helmet mounting Lezyne Micro Helmet Drive Pro 800XL. The Helmet Drive has that distinctive Lezyne CNC-machined shell, with built in cooling fins for heat management and optimal performance; it mounts to your helmet using a versatile Velcro mounting strap with a plastic composite base, providing a secure and reliable fit.

Weighing just 114 grams, the Lezyne Micro Helmet Drive still packs an impressive punch of up to 800 lumens on maximum power. There are eight output modes, including super-powered 'Day Flash' and 'Overdrive'. On maximum fixed 'Overdrive' the unit will last just 1:45 hours, but on standard flashing it will last for 19 hours and on FEMTO it will do a huge 87 hours of runtime. The light is charged via a supplied Micro-USB cable.

Using a helmet light provides the rider with excellent line-of-sight vision, as well as increasing their visibility to oncoming traffic significantly. This offering from Lezyne is one of the lightest and longest-lasting bike helmet lights that I have tested to date.

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Lezyne Micro Helmet Drive Pro 800XL


Review – Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL

On my handlebars, I have been using the Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL. This beautifully machined bike light is a powerful multi-purpose rechargeable LED bike light that will pump out 1000 lumens on its 'Overdrive Race' function and 'Daytime Flash' modes.

Again, made from machined aluminium, the Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL is a lightweight but robust front light, with eight output modes and optimised light dispersion through innovative MOR (Maximum Optical Reflection) lens technology. It will last for up to 87 hours on the most efficient run mode, and its simple and versatile strap mounting design makes it quick and easy to switch between bikes and to take off for charging via the micro-USB cable.

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Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL


Review – Lezyne Strip Pro Alert Drive

Finally, the new Lezyne Strip Pro Alert Drive is the rear light in this trio of bike lights from Lezyne. This advanced LED rear bicycle light features a new “Alert” technology to warn following vehicles that you are braking – when decelerating, the light will turn solid like a brake light and then provide a distinct flash pattern once stopped to alert riders or vehicles from behind.

The Lezyne Strip Pro Alert Drive also features a Wide Angle Optics lens that provides up to 270° of visibility. Pumping out a massive 300 lumens on 'Day Time Flash' mode, it will last for 6:15 hours, whilst in 'Economy' it will stay alive for 28 hours of runtime.

The updated design of the Strip Drive Pro is even more compact and even more water resistant – with charging coming from a Micro-USB cable port. The versatile mounting system will attach easily to aero or round seatposts, and it is super easy to remove for charging.

Superior visibility, both in daylight and at night – the Lezyne Strip Pro Alert Drive is impressive.

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Lezyne Strip Pro Alert Drive

Disclaimer: Lezyne supplied the Lezyne Helmet Micro Drive Pro, Lite Drive 1000XL Front Light & Strip Pro Alert Drive Rear Light for test and review


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