kLite ULTRA v2 Lamp (Requires kLite Wiring Loom)
The kLite ULTRA v2 lamp is the world's best dynamo hub light. With three distinct application versions, this lightweight (133g), waterproof, and vibration-proof device is the ultimate night time riding companion for committed bicycle commuting, MTB singletrack, backcountry touring, bikepacking, touring, or ultra endurance road racing. The device ships with a handlebar / fork mounting system (67g) but should that fail on you in the backcountry, it has plenty of redundant zip tie mounting points to keep you rolling through the night. The entire kLite ULTRA lineup is “expedition rated”—waterproof, vibration proof, and tested over thousands of miles by elite cyclists worldwide. This listing is for the ULTRA lamp only – see “Kits” for ready-to-roll bikepacking setups.
Selected by Bikepacking.com in December 2020 in their “Gear of the Year” roundup!
ULTRA MTB--Wide 1,300 Lumen Triple Beam: 2x Flood Optics, 1x Spot Optic. Intended for MTB singletrack riding, the ULTRA MTB uses diffused lenses on the two outside lamps to provide 180 degrees of lighting, and the center lamp projects out to illuminate the trail ahead of the rider. On twisty singletrack, illuminating your immediate surroundings is critical—and this is where the “down the road” illumination provided by traditional dynamo lamps fall short. Below 13kph / 8mph, the ULTRA V2 boosts the power from the dynamo, providing dramatically more illumination than any other dynamo light at slower speeds. At 13kph / 8mph, the center spot kicks on to provide even more—with a boost of down the trail illumination. Many say that the combination of the wide and spot beams on this lamp allow them to leave their helmet mounted lights at home, reducing overall weight and complexity. The configuration also helps prevent light flare off near-to-the-trail obstacles--a factor which can lead to eye strain. The unit also has capacitive storage which provides wide flood light in low power mode for ~10 minutes without incoming power – ideal for hike-a-bike or a quick camp setup. When coupled with the kLite USB charger and kLite wiring loom, this unit provides a turnkey ultra-endurance platform designed to keep your electronics charged and you on the trail. Ships with a handlebar mount; designed for use with the kLite dynamo wiring loom and any current dynamo hub.
ULTRA GRAVEL—Long Projection 1,300 Lumen Triple Beam: 2x Spot Optics, 1x Flood Optic. Intended for racing and touring over gravel and dirt roads, the ULTRA GRAVEL lamp uses projector lenses on the two outside lamps and a diffused lens on the center lamp. You will be amazed by how bright this lamp is—especially on quiet and lonely gravel roads. It’s so bright that . . . oncoming cars slow down to check out what it is that’s coming toward them. As with the ULTRA MTB, below 13kph / 8mph, the power from the dynamo is boosted to provide the world’s most powerful dynamo light at low speed. At 13kph / 8mph, the center flood optic kicks in to provide immediate vicinity illumination. The unit also has capacitive storage which provides light in low power mode for ~10 minutes without incoming power – ideal for hike-a-bike, on-the-trail maintenance, and a quick camp setup. When coupled with the kLite USB charger and kLite wiring loom, this unit provides a turnkey ultra-endurance platform designed to keep your electronics charged and you on the gravel. Ships with a handlebar mount; designed for use with the kLite dynamo wiring loom and any current dynamo hub.
ULTRA LOW DRAG ROAD--Highest Efficiency / Lowest Drag Dynamo Light – 750 Lumen, 3x Spot Optics. Expedition rated like the ULTRA GRAVEL but its long-throw triple light is specifically optimized for higher speeds on hard surface roads. This light setup is perfect for road touring and ultra-endurance road racing, and ideal for transcontinental events like the TCR in Europe and the Trans Am in the United States. When coupled with the SON Delux dynamo hub, this lamp realizes 62% less drag than the ULTRA GRAVEL model—a savings that is uniquely appreciated over the long miles associated with these events. To provide the dramatically lower drag, the unit reduces illumination to 750 lumens and focuses all three beams on the road in front of the rider, providing a uniform lighting field ideal for the faster speeds seen in these specialties. The lamp also offers a low speed / no power standlight designed to illuminate the road for ~10 minutes without being powered by the dynamo—useful for breaks and maintenance stops. When coupled with the kLite USB charger and kLite wiring loom, this unit provides a turnkey ultra-endurance platform designed to keep you electronics charged and you on the road. Ships with a handlebar mount; designed for use with the kLite dynamo wiring loom and SON Delux dynamo hub.