Lezyne Lite Drive 700 XL bike light review

The Lezyne Lite Drive 700 XL is the entry-level light to Lezyne’s performance range, designed to see with as well as to be seen

Lezyne Lite Drive bike light
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Lezyne Lite Drive 700 XL is a reasonably compact high-output light with a good range of different lighting options. It’s good enough for occasional use on unlit roads and works well as a commuter light too.

Reasons to buy
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    Lots of lighting modes

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    High output option

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    Reasonably compact

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Reasons to avoid
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    May need to buy a helmet mount separately

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New this year is the Lezyne Lite Drive 700 XL. As you’d expect, its peak output is 700 lumens, so it’s pretty much enough to negotiate unlit roads. The Lezyne Lite Drive 700 XL would also serve as a flexible commuting light; select its lowest 15 lumen output and it will keep shining for a claimed 76 hours.

The light’s body is an ovalised alloy cylinder, with two LEDs providing lighting. It’s reasonably compact, so it doesn’t take up too much handlebar room, and has a smooth body so it doesn’t collect dirt. The lens is shielded top and bottom, so you shouldn’t be able to dazzle yourself. But it has side cut-outs, so there’s some side visibility too.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.