Lezyne Macro Drive Front Light  2012 Mountain Bike Review

Lezyne Macro Drive Front Light 2012

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At A Glance

Lezyne have been synonymous with quality since their very inception, and the Macro Drive very much upholds that tradition. Aimed essentially as an all-singing, all-dancing rechargeable commuter light we feature it here as we know many of you ride other bikes, but also because, for it's size, it packs a very impressive punch. In a world where 1000 lumen light sets might seem the norm, it wasn't many years back we were riding round the woods just fine with a couple of hundred of them strapped to our heads. So, with the Macro Drive packing 300 lumens in to a very petite package it is more than worthy of a mention.

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On The Trail

The unit comprises of a single LED with a CNC machined aluminium body and MOR optics to ensure the most is gleamed from the available power. There are also side visibility cuts to aid visibility at junctions. A single rubber button controls the functions and there are 5 functions, it starts on medium, then cycles through to high, low, fast flash and slow flashing modes. Unscrewing the rear end cap reveals a micro USB slot for charging. On full power at 300 lumens you'll get 3 hours, and 4.5 hours on medium. Flashing or economy should yield 9 hours worth of use. Naturally it is weather proof and built for the rigours of riding bikes.

Overall

The Macro Drive works well as a head torch, being so light it is very unobtrusive on your helmet. It is also a great commuter light, or one to see you home from the woods after a long ride where your main light might be running out of juice. It is excellent value too!

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This review was in Issue 20 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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