Lezyne Super Drive XL Front Light
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Lezyne Super Drive XL Front Light:
Of all the upgrades that you've bought for your bike, which ones have resulted in less traffic on the trail? Have any of them resulted in perfect riding weather? Before you dismiss this as crazy talk, think about all of the advantages to riding at night. No oncoming traffic, cooler temperatures, and what else would you be doing, anyway? Watching TV? Bleah! Avoid the crowds, the heat, and the merciless onslaught of re-runs with the Lezyne Super Drive XL Front Light.
The most obvious difference between the Super Drive XL and other lights is the CNC-machined aluminum body. In the event that you take a spill (not hard to do on a trail at night), the Super Drive can handle it. The machined aluminum body also dissipates heat, which has a tendency to damage Li-ion batteries over time. And for the sake of being real, it also looks really good. You might downplay the importance of style, but let's face it, you don't want to hang some cheap, plastic gumball-machine headlight on your carbon race machine. The Super Drive now has a redesigned power button that increases the headlight's water- and weather-resistance. How? Well, the new power button hides the Green and Red LED's that allow you to monitor battery level without losing a pedal stroke. When the headlight is on, the indicator (located on top of the light housing) will be either Green, Red, or flashing Red to indicate power level.
Lezyne’s Infinite Light feature is another innovation that adds versatility and usability for endurance riders, 24-hour racers, or anyone planning to out-ride the battery’s burn time. But, if you burn out your battery, just pop it out and slide in a fully-charged Li-ion. It sounds simple, but it's a rare feature among trail lights. Additionally, it allows you to ride as long as you want, depending on the number of backup-batteries that you decide to carry.
Another trail-enhancing innovation is Lezyne's Constant Current technology. Constant Current delivers even and constant lumen output over the entire life of the battery without any dimming or fading out as the battery loses charge. This feature increases efficiency in order to allow the Super Drive to burn brighter and longer. The Super Drive is also equipped with Lezyne's Maximum Optical Reflection one-piece internal reflection technology. The result is a light with fewer parts and a smoother, wider Uniform Power Beam.
The Super Drive has five modes: Overdrive (700 lumens), Blast (500 lumens), Enduro (350 lumens), Economy (175 lumens), and Flash (150 lumens). The battery is good for 1.5 hours, 2.5 hours, and 5 hours in each mode, respectively. Lezyne's side visibility technology also makes the Super Drive visible from 180 degrees at night without illuminating your handlebars, which can be distracting. It includes an Li-ion rechargeable battery, a USB charger, and a Composite Matrix handlebar mount that fits both 25.4 and 31.8mm bars. Lezyne estimates that a full battery-recharge takes around five hours, and the light tips the scales around 138 grams without any mounting hardware.
The Lezyne Super Drive XL Front Light is available in one size and in the colors Black/hi gloss and Polished Silver/high gloss.
- 1 LED
- Power Source:
- rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Backup Power Source:
- Batteries Included:
- Battery Location:
- Voltage Regulator:
- yes, Constant Current
- overdrive, enduro, economy, blast, flash
- [overdrive] 700; [enduro] 350; [economy] 175
- Burn Time:
- [overdrive] 1.5 hours; [enduro] 2.5 hours; [economy] 5.5 hours
- Claimed Weight:
- 138 g
- Recommended Use:
- night riding
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 2 years
December 3, 2012
I love LEZYNE! Going ALL THE WAY BACK to when the owner was building bikes! Fast forward to his latest endevour. I used the first generation SUPERDRIVE,and on the whole,was very impressed with the performance. Like all NEW products,it did fall short in some areas. This time around,and taking INPUT from riders like me,they really STEPPED IT UP. The QUALITY is....SECOND TO NONE! But for me it's greatest asset is,the ability to switch out the battery ON THE FLY!! When all your buddies are having to HEAD BACK HOME cause their light is getting low. You can ride til ALL your batteries have run out! What a BRILLIANT CONCEPT!!