Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL Bike Light Review

The Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL bike light makes a great lightweight, dual LED headlight for under $100.
Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL Bike Light

For helmet-mounted light lovers, the Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL bike light is a featherweight beam of clarity in the shadows. The front light clicks through eight different settings to broaden its usability to all forms of cloudy commuting, while the three main trail settings offer up 250, 500, or 1,000 lumens depending on the amount of time you need it to torch and how many other lights you have.

Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL specs

  • 1000Lm max brightness
  • Weight: 153g
  • Runtimes: 1000Lm – 1.5hrs, 500Lm = 3hrs, 250Lm = 5.5hrs
  • Mounts: Handlebar included, helmet available
  • Price: $89.99 (neo-metallic color shown)
  • By from Amazon

I primarily use this bike headlight on my helmet, as the dual LED glow blasts a clear beam when set at either 500 or 1,000 lumens, leaving just enough of a ring glow to show what’s in the periphery without illuminating distractions. I find the 500Lm setting more than enough for most rides, with the light cranked to 1,000Lm for fast descents when it’s best to look further ahead. It also works well as a handlebar flood-light while using another lamp, though the light beam may be too narrow for some riders.

With the highest lumen-per-dollar ratio of mountain bike lights recently tested and a low helmet-ready weight, this Lezyne light is well worth its price tag. Both the mount and light body feel sturdy enough to fight the shadows through several seasons. The light comes with a soft handlebar clamp that fits any handlebar diameter, and Lezyne has helmet mounts available separately for $10.

Pros and cons of the Lezyne Lite Drive 1000XL bike light


  • Not too heavy
  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy to use mount


  • Narrow-ish beam pattern