MBUK's Most Wanted (2020) – #11 Illumination: Gemini Titan 4000 OLED front light
Brighter than the stars!
The name gives away the power of this light – with a 4,000-lumen output, the Titan is impressively bright. It spreads its beam wide for clear illumination of trailside obstacles and corners, and reaches far ahead so you can feel confident riding at speed. The 60Wh battery gives nearly two-and-a-half hours of run time on full power, and a handy bar-mounted remote means you can toggle through the power settings to eke out more battery life without having to remove your hand from the grip. It hasn’t won a hat-trick of grouptests and been named our ‘Most Wanted’ light for nothing.
For the January issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine we put together a glossy guide to our Most Wanted gear for 2020, containing some of the most incredible, highly desirable mountain bike kit on the market. It seemed a shame not to share it with our website users, so now we’re posting each category online too.
The selection process wasn’t easy. We were determined to pick products that genuinely stood out, so just narrowing down the categories was hard. Then our test team discussed the pros and cons of each bit of kit that had been shortlisted – and had some heated debates over which should make it in!
You can rest assured that all of our Most Wanted gear has been given this accolade for good reason. It’s either performed amazingly in our tests (in which case we’ve provided links to the original review) or, in the case of just-released kit, has wowed us on the trails during initial rides and shown huge potential.
Cast an eye over the gear and you’ll notice that a lot of it doesn’t come cheap. That’s because these are our Most Wanted products, and not necessarily the parts and accessories that represent the best value for money. We know that not all readers will be able to afford them, but think they’re worth showcasing. Firstly, because they show just how far MTB kit has come. But also because innovation and improvements at the top end of the market inevitably trickle down to lower price points within a couple of years, for the rest of us to enjoy.