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NiteRider Pro 1800 Race Light


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Pitch-dark courses to shadowy singletrack.

Your regular bike light may work for riding around town after dark, but it's definitely not sufficient for ripping desolate singletrack in the pitch dark. The NiteRider Pro 1800 Race Light brilliantly illuminates the darkest trails and backwoods paths, allowing you to crank through late-night singletrack sessions and all-night endurance races without skipping a beat. Best of all, its CREE LEDs create a luminous beam across a wide swath for negotiating dark trails with undulating terrain and numerous switchbacks.

For such a bright light, the NiteRider Pro 1800 Race provides a surprisingly long battery life. You'll find five different illumination settings that shine for 1.5-hours at 1800 lumens, 3-hours at 700 lumens, 6-hours at 400 lumens, 12-hours at 200-lumens, and 25-hours at 80 lumens. There's an eight-step LED gauge for quickly assessing the light's remaining battery life when you're riding and racing long distances. Simply glance at the four-bar LEDs and adjust your battery life accordingly—either reducing your energy consumption to a lower setting or swapping out your battery for a fresh Pro Series 4-Cell replacement (extra battery sold separately). And when you're finished riding for the evening, charge up the included lithium ion battery in 5-hours flat.

Other key features include three strobing settings with its Flash, SOS, and Beacon modes for emergencies and situations where extra visibility is paramount. Another benefit lies in its lightweight design, weighing in at just over a pound for easy attachment to your helmet and handlebars. In fact, the NiteRider Pro 1800 LED Race Light includes a helmet and handlebar mount, along with an AC adapter for quick and convenient charging.

  • Five brightness modes: 1800, 700, 400, 200, 80-lumen output
  • Three strobe modes: Flash, SOS, Beacon
  • Eight-step gauge with four bar LEDs
  • Helmet and handlebar mount included
  • Lithium-ion battery with 5-hour charge time
  • AC adapter included

Tech Specs

Power Source:
4 cell Li-ion battery
Batteries Included:
high, medium, low, walk, fash
Burn Time:
1.5 - 25 hours
helmet, handlebar
AC adapter, helmet mount, handlebar mount
Claimed Weight:
435 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Do you enjoy seeing things?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If so, this light is for you. Bright. No photos will help do it justice. But the beam is wide, spread out well, bright without being overpowering, and the product works well. I currently ride this on the bars and a lumina on my helmet for more of a spot pattern. Highly recommended, and Niterider stands behind their product.

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Great light!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

A friend asked me to go on a mountain night ride with him. I really wanted to go, but was hesitant about riding at night. My biggest fear was that I was going to endo over my handlebars for lack of light. My local bike shop was demoing these lights, so I decided to take it on a spin.

I found the set-up for the mount of my helmet complicated. I took me a while before I was able to get it together.

The light is not heavy; which is great because I didn't want it tilting my helmet to the side or forwards. The cord didn't come in my way or hit me in the face.

The light was great! I was able to see everything I wanted while on the trail. Definitely made me a more confidant rider.

I give this light 4 stars because of the difficulty I had initially setting the mount on my helmet.

Great light, needs more battery

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As an avid cyclist and skate skier in Alaska, I spend 100+ days a year using my lights. I've used several previous NiteRiders, the Storm and Moab HID lights, and am now on my second season with this Pro 1800 Race. It's the best light of the bunch, with a nice broad, even beam and terrific power on the 1800 lumen setting, which is really great in the fall when the woods are damp and inky dark, and just absorb light. The light head is small and lite, and works great on a helmet. The downside is that the high setting really sucks down the battery. I haven't run it to shut-down, but I get less than an hour on high before I'm down to one flashing red indicator light on the gauge. I thus run it on the medium setting, which is pretty equivalent to the HID lights, and only flip to high on the faster descents, and then can get about 3 hours. By comparison, my Moab with about double the battery size gets over 10 hours. I love this light, and just wish NiteRider would offer a 6 or 8 cell Enduro battery.

Could be better

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My first one was replaced by nr since the light would switch on by itself. No hassle by nr.

I think I would consider the 1200, the 1800 drains the battery quick at the high setting. Overall it's a nice light but could be better for the price. One major dislike is that it can easily be switched on by accident, the switch has a light touch and is not protected. It's a must to disconnect the battery when transporting.

Amazing light

    Mountain bike as fast as you do in the daylight.

    Ski at night.

    Longboard empty streets at 3am.

    It is amazingly light on your head because the battery pack is stored either on your bike frame or easily into a backpack. The extension in the battery cord makes it simple. They battery life is pretty nice also (pretty accurate to the times listed in the description). I went on a midnight ski tour last winter and was a little worried about the battery life because it was 0 degrees F when we were skinning up. However it didn't seem to phase it. Stayed bright for the whole ski.

    I highly recommend this light! you can really do anything with it.

    I just wish there were some mounts that allowed you to put it on a helmet that does not have vents. The vent helmet mount and handlebar mount work great though.

    Avg. ride time: 5h 8m per week
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      I had a NiteRider SlickRock 900 and it was hard to believe there was anything better than that, but when bulb-replacement time arrived, I decided it was more economical to buy a new system, and chose the Pro 1800. On it's lowest setting, this Pro 1800 nearly matches the low-setting output of the SlickRock and is more than adequate for commuting, but on high, the Pro 1800 is just out of this world. Upgrades include a battery life indicator (very much appreciated), instant-on (the SlickRock had to warm up to full intensity), and a wider U-shaped beam that covers the entire road surface from shoulder to shoulder, but somehow manages to focus the highest intensity right in front of me. It can literally light up my yard, it's so bright. High-speed road descents are well within the scope of the Pro 1800. I've yet to take it off road. The whole system is incredibly lightweight. The wire connections are a little confusing at first, but they are solid & won't unintentionally separate. Handlebar mounts are very good, as is the helmet mount. I haven't found anything I don't like about this light yet. If you're a dedicated dark-rider who's willing to drop some coinage for the best, this is your ticket...lightweight, superb performance & features all converge to make this one hell of a light