The best road bike lights enable you to see and for others to see you!
The main things to consider are when purchasing a light for your road bike are: how well you will be able to see long distance, how well you will be able to see mid-distance and of course the peripherals as well as if the light will actually fit on your bike.
The Niterider Lumina 750
The Niterider Lumina 750 is our overall favourite for the best road bike light on the market.
The round beam has a decently wide view for middle distance but has a concentrated centre that will pierce into the night and light up anything at a long distance.
The light has 4 settings and will last 1. 5 hours at 750 lumens, 3 hours at 350 lumens, 5. 5 hours at 150 lumens, and 18 hours at 40 lumens.
The mount is almost excessive, but will connect to most all round bars but not flat aero bars. It is extremely secure, so much so that we even use it on mountain bike rides. Other road bike light mounts can shake loose from the vibrations, but not this one.
Cateye Volt 700
The Cateye Volt 700 is a sleek light that delivers a powerful punch, so much so that the peripheral light is a little lacking. As long as you are not going through twisty turns then the middle distance light is plentiful and the long distance beam is second to none.
Light time will last 2 hours on the maximum setting but with 5 different settings can last over 40 hours at its lowest setting of 100 lumens.
The band allows the cateye to fit small aero bars as well as round bars.
Moon X-Power 780 light
At 780 lumens this light is quite powerful and decent peripherals short and mid distance.
At the lights maximum power it will only last 1.5 hours; but has 4 separate settings to choose from reducing it to 200 lumens as its lowest setting.
The mount is nearly the same as the niterider but won’t open quite as wide. It mainly fits round bars and not anything else.
There are several other lights out there but these three are the best road cycling lights that we have discovered. They all have enough lumens to light up the road ahead and be safe. Peripheral vision is just as important as long distance vision while out on the road.
What are some of you favourite road bike lights out there?