NiteRider Mako 200 USB
  • 200 claimed lumens
  • 4h 30min reported battery life
  • 4h 15min measured battery life
  • Spot
  • 175 g
  • flashing mode
  • no pulse mode
  • 2 brightness levels
  • discontinued
  • internal AA batteries
  • low battery indicator
  • removable battery
  • micro usb rechargeable
  • Included mounts: Slide-on

Review: Niterider's entry-level offering

Review by , Sept. 12, 2013, midnight

Pros:

  • USB rechargeable.
  • Reasonably bright.
  • Moderate beam spread.
  • Has flashing red side-lights to increase visibility. I'm not entirely sold on these, as I think having red at the front of the bike can be confusing to drivers. I'd prefer to see amber lights, like on the L&M Urban 550, or more white spilled to the side, like on Planet Bike's lights.

Cons:

  • Batteries are actually just NiMH AAAs inside, not a built-in Li-Ion battery.
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