The Trail Edition brought along a revolution in mountain bike lighting in 2017 with an enormously wide and evenly lit beam pattern while maximizing every lumen. Trail Evo builds on that incredible light and improves the beam pattern, even wider and stronger than before, while removing the external battery and incorporating a unique quick release mechanism that is cleanly integrated into your cockpit.
* Centered out-front quick release mount, made of die cast aluminum.
* 150+ minutes of strong output, with the ability to charge-on-the-go.
* Customized USB-C cable creates a waterproof seal while in use.
* Incredibly wide beam pattern designed for trail riding.
* Smooth falloff all around the bike enhances peripheral vision.
What did they improve?
To begin, they built on the development of the Trail Edition and Hangover, along with perfecting their unique blended-TIR approach to trail lighting. They spent hundreds of hours in simulation and prototypes to hone in on an even better beam pattern. Wider than the Trail Edition everyone loves, with more peripheral lighting along with a stronger center intensity to see even further down the Trail thanks to a boost in total lumen output. The difference is staggering.
The blended TIR optic uses precision engineering to finely tune the beam shape, eliminating the typical “round hotspot” edges by redirecting portions of the beam to where you need it most, creating a dramatically smoother beam. The surrounding “Light Carpet” around your periphery allows you to see and react to the whole trail and not get “tunnel vision” with harsh edges. The smoother the beam, the less strain on your eyes, the better you can see and the more comfortable your night ride is.
Just as important as beam patterns, is thermal management. When they start pushing big power output like this, they had to worry about shedding that heat to keep the LED’s in their efficient operating range. They utilized an incredibly unique way of flowing air THROUGH the light, allowing for cooling air to pass directly behind the LED’s. An industry first.
They then turned our sights to eliminating one of the main complaints most riders have these days: you don’t want to carry around an external battery pack. They get that, it’s cumbersome, takes more time to strap to your bike frame, and leaves cables flopping around. Thankfully there have been lots of developments in battery technology in the last few years and high density 21700 cells have gotten better and better. So they integrated two of them into the housing of Trail Evo, resulting in a whopping 37.0 watt-hours with only 275g of weight.
This combined with using new high-efficiency genuine CREE XD16 LED’s means we can get an incredible amount of light while maintaining 2.5+ hours of usable runtime, without an external battery pack!
Combine that featherweight with the fact that we can run this light at 150+ minutes of usable runtime and you start to wonder what else you could possibly need. Need to last longer than that? They are one of the only bike light companies on the market that offer pass-through charging, so you can hook up any USB power bank you may own and it will supplement the light as your ride goes on, giving you unparalleled flexibility for your specific riding needs.
What is included?
* Trail Evo light
* USB-C charging cable
* 31.8mm bar mount clamp
* 35.0mm bar mount clamp
* Quick release “shoe”
* Choice of orange or black anodized washers
* Hex tool to cleanly install the mount
* Instruction manual