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Restrap's Light Mount is an incredibly simple product that works very well indeed, helping you get lights into a position where they aren't obscured by seat packs or luggage in general, and freeing up room on your handlebar as well.
The Light Mount is designed to be used anywhere on your bike that has sideways-pointing mounts – like rack mounts on your seatstays or those found on the fork legs of gravel/adventure bikes.
The idea is that if you are carrying luggage that covers your handlebar or seatpost you can mount your lights in other positions. I used it on the fork legs for the bulk of the time, and once attached to the threaded boss with the included M5 bolt it was very sturdy and stable. It's also useful if you run a very short length of seatpost.
It'll take quite a weighty light, too, so you aren't just limited to 'be seen by' lights, like the Exposure Boost Daybright that I tried it with.
In fact, your only limitations are the width of the bracket for getting a secure fit (if it isn't any wider than the light mount), and the width of the light body, so it doesn't foul the fork leg/stay. The body of the bracket is about 25mm in width, with a diameter of 30mm.
The side that sits next to the bike can also be used to thread/unthread Shimano crank bolts. Not a tool you'll need that often, but handy to have if you are out in the wilderness.
Materials-wise it looks to be a thermoplastic nylon, and certainly stands up to wear and tear from light brackets, though you get a lifetime warranty from Restrap anyway.
From a value point of view there isn't much in the way of comparison – that we've tested anyway – but for £6.99 I reckon it's a great little device that is very handy, simple to use, and backed up by that lifetime warranty.
Simple and effective – an excellent little accessory that won't break the bank
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Restrap Light Mount
Size tested: One Size
Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Restrap says, "The Restrap Light Mount is a useful accessory that allows lights to be mounted to any M5 threaded eyelets, keeping your handlebars clear for mounting bags or other accessories.
"By attaching lights to different spots like mid-fork, dropouts, or rack eyelets at the back of the frame, this keeps lights out of the way of luggage that could obstruct the beam. As a secondary function, it also serves as a tool to thread/unthread the crank bolt found on Shimano cranks."
It's a clever little design backed up by a lifetime guarantee.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Thermoplastic nylon body
25mm wide, 30mm diameter
20mm x M5 bolt included
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Very well. It'll take any light that is narrow enough to fit on it.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Very sturdy so it'll work with heavy lights as well as light ones.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Use this box to explain your overall score
It's excellent! A sturdy design and simple to fit. It's cheap, too, especially when you consider that lifetime warranty.
About the tester
I usually ride: This month's test bike My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,
As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for road.cc, off-road.cc and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!