Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL and KTV Pro lightset review

Lezyne's light range has come on in leaps and bounds since the first iteration, we test out the 1000 lumen front and rear light combo

lezyne lite drive 1000 bike light
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality set of lights which offers the reliability you need in the winter months. Some minor design quibbles over the rear light's USB stick and front mounting system, but great value for money and the front beam illuminates the road ahead very effectively.

Reasons to buy
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    Great value for money

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    Evenly dispersed light

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    On/off buttons easy to operate

Reasons to avoid
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    Rear light's integrated USB stick is awkward

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    Front light mount quite tight on the bars

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Lezyne burst onto the 'big lamp' lights market in 2016, with the Deca Drive. It was a huge step up from the initial 2011 collection of blinker beams, and when the lump of metal smashed off my handlebars for the second time and started emitting a faint hum, personally I was ready to throw in the towel.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.