Lezyne Lite Drive 800XL review

The Lezyne Lite Drive 800XL boasts a bigger lumen count than its predecessor, the 700XL, but it has the same classic looks and costs the same

Lezyne Lite Drive 800XL
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With its curvy, polished CNC-machined case and twin LEDs it's arguably the coolest looking light in its class, and it's super bright too, but ideally we'd like to be able to toggle between full beam and another mode of our choice.

Reasons to buy
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    Looks great

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    User friendly

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    Positive-feeling button

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    Very good value for money

Reasons to avoid
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    No shortcut to full beam

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The Lezyne Lite Drive 800XL is a beefed-up version of the 700XL that won 'best on test' in Cycling Weekly last year. It has the same curvy, twin-headlamp design that looks like it fell off a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado. And, like its predecessor, its polished CNC-machined aluminium case also comes in silver, anodized purple, blue and red.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.