kLite ULTRA V2 Low Drag Road Lamp - Requires kLite Wire 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 LOW DRAG ROAD--Highest Efficiency / Lowest Drag Dynamo Light – 750 L, 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. Drag savings are also observed with other SON and Shimano / Shutter Precision hubs. 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 looms.