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Updated: Sneak peek: Lezyne Femto Drive LEDs

Component brand launch shiny alloy light

Component brand Lezyne are launching a small, aluminium LED light called the Femto Drive that, like most Lezyne products, looks neat and stylish. It's also likely to be inexpensive.

The Femto Drive will be available in a front (white) and rear (red) version as well as a front and rear pair. Lezyne say that the front version pumps out 15 lumens of light while the rear puts out seven. The power comes from a pair of replaceable CR2032 coin cell batteries that will be included.

"The Femto Drive LED is pretty small, but still manages to really pack a punch,” said Lezyne's marketing head Patrick Ribera-McKay. “The body is CNC-machined aluminum and super weather resistant. This light is going to be in service for much longer than other blinky lights.”

The Femto Drive will be available in the UK from July in a choice of Black/Silver/Red/Blue for front or rear lights sold separately or Black & Black /Silver & Silver if you buy them as a set. And price? £12.99 for the front or rear lights when sold on their own or £21.99 when you buy them as a pair. That sounds mighty competitive if they are up to the usual levels of Lezyne quality. Here's hoping they've got rechargeable versions in the pipeline too.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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