We knew it was bright, but we can in fact confirm that the District+ is in fact ludicrously bright.



The battery positioning needs some thinking about if using a seatpack; I ad-libbed and stored it in said seatpack, otherwise a frame could get rather congested if stowing a separate front light battery too; although it does come with a split cable to run front and rear Hope lights off the same battery.



The seatpost light mount is pretty chunky – my thighs brush it slightly, and you will need to read the ‘how to mount’ instructions.



Its not quite a plug and play, more of a thinking person’s light, but knowing you’re so visible is a worthwhile payoff.



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This article was first published in the November 29 issue of Cycling Weekly. You can also read our magazines on Zinio and download from the Apple store.