I got tired of my lights failing on me, so I went to find the best light for my setup. I do everything from 60+ mile after-work rides that go into the dark to multi-week bikepacking treks spanning hundreds of miles through insane terrains. I have tested this light on the road a good bit, and can hardly wait to see how she serves on the gravel!
The beam pattern is... interesting. I didn't like the patchy look of it at first, but it lights up where it needs to—and it does so very well. I'm getting used to it. I love the adaptive brightness feature as well! I didn't even realize it had dropped as much power as it had until I put it back to full power after my ride. Perfect intensity decreasing gradient. I'll bop back in for an update on this review in a few months after some more serious testing has been done.
Very happy and highly recommended!
Followed the advice of another reviewer and went in on two since I go out in the early mornings before work and my loop is on city and residential streets that are well paved and marked but not well lit with streetlights. The light is tremendous, it really does give you almost car-like distribution, pattern, and cutoff. This also means you can run two and not blind others as long as you angle the light so the cutoff is below eye level. To echo a few others I wish there was a brighter light option with the same cutoff pattern so I wouldn’t have to run two, though. I was skeptical but like the other rider who posted about this, if you run two you won’t want to go back to just one. Either way, terrific light and seriously recommend it!
For your bike
For your bike
This is the game changer. Not only did we bring the automotive grade cutoff beam pattern to your handlebars, we took it a step further by precisely controlling how much light leaves the light and hits the ground from the front of your tire all the way up to where you are looking. When you read "it's like riding in daylight" this is why.
We are the only USA-based manufacturer of cutoff (also referred to as StVZO) beam pattern bike lights, we also made sure the light has unreal width to light up the ditches and keep the spooky things away.
Rock Solid Mounting
A good light isn’t so good if
it’s bouncing up and down on the bars all the time. That’s why we made a bolt-on clamp mount for Detour so it’s solidly locked to the bar, With a simple shim it adapts from 35mm to 31.8mm handlebars (25.4 and 22mm shims available) and the beam won’t shake around like lights with rubber strap mounts do.
Keep Life Simple
Few people read instruction manuals, even fewer want to, we keep our lights dead simple so that you don’t need an advanced degree to remember some complicated sequence of button presses to get to the mode you want.
USB-C pass-Thru Charging
We were one of the first to offer USB-C charging as standard, except we took it a step further by offering pass-through charging as well. This lets you plug in any USB power bank and charge the light while in use,
in any mode. Game changer for 24 hour races and extra long night rides!
When you pick up this light you might be surprised to not feel any metal. Plastic?! Must be something we used to be cheap isn't it? Far from it. This material we use is an incredibly cool (ha) engineered resin that is not only very durable, but also conducts heat. The result is a lightweight, durable, and thermally balanced light housing.
Make your Night ride enjoyable.
|Lumens||~ 1100-1200 lumens|
|Weight||150g Detour Lighthead|
|36g Quick Release Handlebar Mount
|Modes||Adaptive - High - Medium - Low|
|Daytime Flash/Nighttime Flash|
|Materials||Thermally Conductive Nylon (CoolPoly) upper shell|
|GF30 Nylon for mount|
|High Strength polycarbonate lower substrate|
|Soft touch TPU overmold|
|PMMA aluminized reflector|
|Electrical Features||Thermal protection circuit|
|Constant current step-down converter|
|Battery management system|
|QC3.0 USB-C charging|
|Low Battery warning|
|20 minute "get-home" buffer in every mode|
|What's in the box||Detour Lighthead|
|Quick Release Mount for 35mm Handlebars|
|31.8mm Shim (25.4mm and 22.2mm available)|
|USB-C to USB-A charging cable (USB-C to USB-C available)|
|M2.5 Allen Key|
|Instruction Manual (Download HERE)|
|Adaptive||2.6 h (152 min)|
|High||1.7 hr (104 min)|
|Medium||4.2 hr (250 min)|
|Low||8.5 hr (500 min)|
|Daytime Strobe||10 hr (600 min)|
|Nighttime Flash||4.5 hr (270 min)|