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The Best Bike Lights for the Trail: CygoLite Expilion 700

The light's disappearing earlier and earlier, but I'm not ready to stop riding.

Expilion 700.     Photo: Courtesy of Cygolite

A:Of our four LED headlight picks, the one with the best combination of beam, weight, and price is the CygoLite Expilion 700. For $140, you get 700 lumens in a one-piece aluminum case that weighs a mere 4.9 ounces. CygoLite engineered the reflector to both cast wide and throw deep so you can see what’s coming while bombing hills. It charges in five hours for about 90 minutes on full intensity or twice that on medium.

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