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Bontrager Flare R Tail Light

Bontrager

Flare R Tail Light

$59.99
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5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
 

Bontrager Flare R Tail Light

Make every ride safer with the first tail light designed for daylight visibility. Flare R's balanced optics set off with a powerful CREE LED can be seen from over 2km day or night. 65 Lumens and 270 degrees of visibility help make you the biggest distraction on the road.

The Flare R's powerful CREE LED shine bright through balanced optics ensuring visibility of over 270 degrees. Visible over 2km day/night for the ultimate in riding safety.

- 65 Lumens for visibility from over 2km day or night
- Be seen with balanced optics designed for 270 degree visibility near and far
- Two day-time visibility modes and two night modes
- Day modes: 65LM flash-4.25hrs, 35LM all-day-10hrs, 25LM steady-4.5hrs
- Night modes: 65LM flash-23hrs, 5LM steady-21hrs
- Battery save mode at 5% life helps ensure a safe ride home with depleted battery
- Quick Connect bracket with 16 degree offset compensates for seatpost angle
- Includes quick connect bracket and USB charging cable

 

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Pros

  • Attaches to bike securely 
  • Bright even in daytime 
  • Bright extremely visible 
  • Bright to over 500ft 
  • Charge time 

Cons

  • Have to work at closing 
  • Instructions 
  • It 
  • Mounting bracket 
  • Tight to remove from rack 

Best Uses

  • Commuting 
  • Day and night 
  • Daynight urbancountry 
  • Morning commute 
  • Road bike trails 

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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

  • Instructions
  • Mounting Bracket

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
    • Visibility
    • Attaches To Bike Securely

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Road cycling

      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

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Bike Trails
        • Day and night

        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

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

        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

        • Superb Out Put Of Light
        • Gets you NOTICED
        • Not Easy To Steal-tight
        • 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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        5.0

        Amazing Light!!!

        By grandmacyclist

        from Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

        About Me

        Pros

        • Bright Extremely Visible

        Cons

        • Have To Work At Closing
        • It
        • Usb Cover Sticks Open

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          This light is simply amazing! I have one on the back of my helmet and underneath my seat. I plan on getting 2 more to attach to the 2 extensions I have underneath my rear panniers. My friends won't ride behind me when I've got these turned on, they tell me they're "blinding". Drivers compliment me on the brightness. I'd say these are perfect (at the daylight) setting for daylight, as well as rainy nights, otherwise, use the regular setting. They charge up fast and work great. I used them on a ride to the Tsawassen Ferry and back from Maple Ridge and they lasted 8.5 hours. After awhile, the yellow one goes out to save power - this all on the daylight setting. I wanted to make sure the truckers on the SFPR could see me in the bright sunlight, which turned to black clouds, rain, blinding hail, huge headwinds, etc. Can't say enough good things about these lights.

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