Andy McCandlish

Andy McCandlish

Eight-year-old adventurer Jim sets off on a bikepacking adventure in the Hebrides, sleeping under the stars, cooking on open fires and riding singletrack.

best hydration packs

Find the best hydration packs with our grouptest that compares hydration packs and bladders from mid-size through to all-day ride capacity.

Knog Pwr Rider

On the surface the Knog Pwr Rider is beautifully sleek - simply a satin black tube with a row of subtle red leds used to show battery status.

Lezyne Macro Drive Duo 700

The Lezyne Macro Drive Duo 700 is everything a helmet light should be - it has compact and sleek proportions with a cable-free fully integrated battery.

infini super lava

Normally 300 lumens would be short for any kind of serious riding, but with a tightly focussed beam the Infini Super Lava does project well up the trail.

hope r2

As the only helmet mount on our test to still require an external battery pack, the Hope R2 is a perfect reminder on just how much lights have come on.

Exposure Diablo

The tenth edition of the Exposure Diablo Mk10, this year with 30% faster charging, which throws out a blistering 1500 lumens.

ravemen PR1200

Overall the Ravemen PR1200 is a great little unit for the money, and perfect for those on a budget not competing with riding mates toting higher power rigs.

Lumicycle Apogee Extender Kit

Lumicycle Apogee Extender Kit has all new components, increased power and - importantly - new lenses for the four CREE XPL LEDs to improve the beam spread.

Gemini Titan (8 cell battery)

With 4,000 lumens under the hood and a terrifically manly name, the Gemini Titan (8 cell battery) promises a lot before you even strap it to the bar.

drumlanrig

Situated in the heart of 7Stanes country, Drumlanrig stands alone. Its natural, rooty trails prove there’s life outside the Forestry Commission bubble.

xeccon zeta 1300r

The Xeccon Zeta 1300R's wide beam pattern smoothly lighting up the trail in front is what we tend to look for in a bar mount.