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5.0

If you ride on the road, this should be your next purchase.

By scrapiron

from northern WI

About Me

Pros

  • Attention Grabbing
  • Charges Fast
  • Holds A Charge Well
  • Super Bright

Cons

  • None Really

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Road Riding

Comments:

If you ride on the road either for training or commuting, this should be your next purchase. This light is super bright in the daytime and the flashing pattern is not steady, so drivers can't easily tune it out. The extreme brightness gives you visibility from so far away that even if a motorist is distracted by their phone or other passengers, they will have to look up frequently enough that they will see your light long before they get to you. I have had several drivers pull up beside me and comment on the great visibility. I used to get close-passed and swiped a lot on the road, but now the only drivers who know perfectly well I'm there, but they're jerks. Warning: If you're riding with a group, turn to the lower brightness or turn it off. Your training partners will complain of the blinding light when you're taking a pull.

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3.0

Mount adjusts wrong direction, instructions wrong

By Four by Six

from Dallas, TX

About Me

Pros

  • Bright Even In Daytime

Cons

  • Mounting Bracket
  • Instructions

Best Uses

    Comments:

    The mounting bracket has adjustments for rotation (vert or horizontal mounting) and for diameter of bar. But not for angle of mount. When you mount this to your seat post, it points down toward the ground, negating most of the brightness. The instructions show it angled perfectly back, level to the ground, but I can't get it to point that way. As for brightness, yes it is a bit brighter than my previous blinky, but I expected it to be much brighter. I guess lumens and visibility is a log type thing, where it takes 10 times more to appear double, or something like that.

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    5.0

    Bontrager Flare R USB Taillight

    By S. Miller

    from Delaware, OH

    About Me

    Pros

    • Speed Of Charging
    • Attaches To Bike Securely
    • Visibility

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road cycling
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      When you need to be seen by drivers, this light is a great choice. After a commute to work, I realized I had lost my trusty Cygolite Hotshot 2W tail light. I retraced my route at lunch, to no avail. I bought this and it has thus far exceeded my expectations. Admittedly I have not had it long, but am very pleased. The daylight settings and side visibility are especially great.

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      5.0

      Flare R Taillight

      By Rob

      from WI

      About Me

      Pros

      • Drivers Can See You
      • Multiple light modes
      • Many Mounting Options
      • Excellent battery life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day and night
        • Road Bike Trails

        Comments:

        This is a revolution in taillights brought about by the latest LED and battery technology. Despite what seems like a high price for a bicycle taillight, the Flare R is a hot selling item. When it comes to safety on the bike, the price is well worth the benefits. I've spotted the Flare R on the road many times well before the cyclist came into my view. That's when I started using mine during the day as well as at night. The only caution is to use the low steady or flashing setting when on a pack ride. The high settings are too much for the other riders. It's real simple to check the charge status with a red/orange/green indicating light. Charging is real simple with my phone cord since the Flare R has a micro USB connection. I always use the flashing, opposed to steady mode, since it does a better job getting the attention of drivers. This is what I've read in light reviews as well as experienced in our tests with our boys on their bikes. However, I've heard the steady light mode does help drivers better judge distance from cyclists at night. The multiple mounts allow for a quick connection to a saddle bag or seat post. Have fun and be and feel safer with the Flare R!

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        5.0

        Bright Tail Light

        By Velocivixen

        from Beaverton, OR

        About Me

        Pros

        • Variable Light Pattern
        • price
        • time between charges
        • Charge time

        Cons

        • None so far

        Best Uses

        • Daynight Urbancountry

        Comments:

        I've used one of the earlier battery operated Flare tail lights and it's still going strong. I bought this one because I was riding my first metric century out in the countryside and had concerns about fast moving cars seeing me, especially since there were little to no shoulders on the road. I used the daytime flash mode (brightest flash mode) and riders behind me commented on how far away they could see me. I always use the flash for daytime riding in the city to help be seen, then at dark I use the brightest solid mode. It charges relatively quickly. When I use it mostly on the flash mode I notice that it definitely needs charging more frequently, but that is to be expected. I also like the side amber lights.

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        5.0

        Flare R USB Taillight

        By Working mom

        from Charlottesville, VA

        About Me

        Pros

        • Not Easy To Steal-tight
        • Superb Out Put Of Light
        • Gets you NOTICED
        • Bright To Over 500ft

        Cons

        • Tight To Remove From Rack

        Best Uses

        • Morning Commute

        Comments:

        Fellow co-workers know its me riding to work! Nice to know I'm seen...Excellent light for the price!!!

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        5.0

        Perfectly Visible

        By J Van

        from Delaware, OH

        About Me

        Comments:

        Received this for my birthday in August and have used it on every ride. The strobe function works wonders on daylight rides for visibility. My wife drove up from behind me and said I was visible to her over a mile away. The charge last much longer than the specs indicate.

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        5.0

        Perfect Visibility

        By J Van

        from Delaware, OH

        About Me

        Comments:

        Received this for my birthday in August and have used it on every ride. The strobe function works wonders on daylight rides for visibility. My wife drove up from behind me and said I was visible to her over a mile away. The charge last much longer than the specs indicate.

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        5.0

        Fantastic light

        By Wes_in_VA

        from Roanoke VA

        About Me

        Comments:

        I think this light should be required for every bike sold. The daytime visibility can't be beat and it's a nice night time light too.

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        5.0

        Very Effective

        By Ben

        from Bedford, TX

        About Me

        Comments:

        I woman pulled up next to me at a stop light, rolled down her window, and told me I have "very effective" light. I like the easy USB charging.

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