Weight: 518g / Contact: 2pure 0131 448 2884
10 watt 6 volt halogen lamp
4.0 ah battery Ni Mh
Charge time claimed 9 hr, actual
Run time claimed; 2.20min actual: 2.17
Coming in at under a £100, the Nite Rider Trail Rat 2.0’s 10W halogen lamp, and small and neat NiMh battery offers enough run time for at least a couple of dark laps at an event or a decent night ride with your mates. The Simple clamp is very secure, thanks to the screw fixing, but an additional universal bar mount – at £25 – is necessary for oversize bars. A tough plastic head unit shrouds the bulb, offering plenty of protection.
With an acceptable beam and reasonable run time, the Trail Rat is a good starting point but charge times are on the long side. 10 watts may not be enough for everyone – the range is lacking at speed – at least the budget price is its saving grace.
MBR rating: 8/10