The Hoff ain’t the only night rider out there. Mountain bike enough and you’ll end up pedaling in the dark at one point or another, insists Tony. A headlamp is essential, but something small, compact and lightweight should be more than enough to suffice. The larger, super powerful lamps designed for caving and climbing aren’t worth their weight in your MTB pack. Petzl’s Zipka Plus2 has a retractable cord system that lets you wear it around your head, wrist or even your bike’s head tube. Two light sources—one high-output 70 lumen white LED with a range of 40 meters and a red LED that’s ideal when you want to preserve your night vision—let you adjust the light as needed, and you can use a strobe setting in place of a bike light anytime you’re riding in street traffic. We call that getting flashy.