NiteRider Lumina Micro 650/Sabre 80 Combo lightset review

Practical and highly visible, the NiteRider Micro 650/Sabre 80 have you covered if you commute on unlit roads

Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you are looking for a set of higher powered commuting lights with the ability to leave mounts on the bike then NiteRider's Micro 650 and Sabre 80 are a very good pairing. Bright and with good burn times they work well if you do a lot of riding on unlit roads.

Reasons to buy
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    Well constructed front light

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    Brightness of both lights

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    Burn time

Reasons to avoid
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    Heavy front light

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    Mounts are plasticky and chunky

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NiteRider has a reputation for producing some incredibly well functioning, if a little traditional looking, lights to suit any budget. This Micro 650/Sabre is no different and has proven to be reliable performers.

The front Micro 650 has a solid feeling aluminium and composite body designed to minimise heat build up from the single, high powered LED. A large illuminated button on top takes care of control and allows you to cycle through the three main settings. A longer press of the button activates the single flash mode and a lower power 'walking' beam. As its name implies it can pump out up to 650 lumens in a nicely diffused pattern that illuminates a large swathe of the road ahead. At full power you get up to 1.5 hours of burn time, lower settings can provide up to seven hours of light at 150 lumen output.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.