NiteRider MiNewt 600 Cordless
Bike lights just keep getting better. Case in point—the NiteRider MiNewt 600 Cordless. As the name implies, it’s cordless and pumps out 600 lumens on high. Years ago, I had an unbelievably expensive lighting system for nighttime mountain biking that weighed several times as much as the MiNewt 600 (which is 190 g) and cost several times as much, as well. Not to mention the inconvenience of a cable connecting the battery pack to the light unit, and a fragile, expensive HID bulb.
The concept behind the MiNewt 600 Cordless is that it’s more than bright enough for city riding, and pretty much anything you’re doing on the road. It’s also bright enough to ride through the woods at night, which is something a lot of us do, even in the city.
The battery life is rather impressive for an all in one unit: 1.5 hours on high, 3 hours on medium, and more than 4 hours on low. It does take 5.5 hours to fully recharge a drained battery, however.
The MiNewt 600 Cordless retails for $150, and includes a smart charger and both handlebar and helmet mounts.
And things just keep getting better. Before I finished writing this review, NiteRider announced a new improved cordless, rechargeable light that’s smaller, lighter and brighter. Check out www.niterider.com