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Bontrager Flare R Tail Light

Bontrager

Flare R Tail Light

$59.99
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5.0 stars
 (17 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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5.0 stars

(based on 17 reviews)

88%

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Pros

  • Super bright  (2)
  • Attaches to bike securely 
  • Attention grabbing 
  • Bright 
  • Bright even in daytime 

Cons

  • Have to work at closing 
  • Instructions 
  • It 
  • Mounting bracket 
  • Mount is A little loose 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (2)
  • Day and night 
  • Daynight urbancountry 
  • Daytime nighttime 
  • Daytime rides 

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5.0

Buy this taillight right now!

By Rower2Cyclist

from Washington DC

About Me

Pros

  • Bright
  • Super Visible From Sides

Cons

  • Mount Is A Little Loose

Best Uses

  • Daytime Nighttime

Comments:

I would buy Bontrager Flare R without even thinking for a second. I have used many other taillights in the past and I can easily say this taillight is the gold standard of bike taillights. Visibility is very important for us road cyclist and Bontrager Flare R does its job perfectly. I see many cyclist on the road with poor visibility and I cringe. I worry about their safety. A taillight is not a worth anything when a car driver can only see you when they get really really close. It's often too late. It sounds a bit pricey but it's worth every penny when you think about the alternatives.

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5.0

Really shows up in daylight

By Joe Cool Bike Rider

from Ione CA

About Me

Pros

  • Super Bright
  • Multiple Modes
  • Fast Charging

Cons

  • Slightly Pricey

Best Uses

  • Daytime Rides

Comments:

I was impressed with the brightness of this lamp. I had no difficulty attaching it to my seat post. It is easily removed for charging. Testing it in direct sunlight, it was quite bright and visible from well over 200 yards away. Drivers should easily see this from a long way away. While a little on the pricey side, I think the safety factor makes it well worth it. This is easily the brightest bike tail light I have ever seen or used.

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5.0

Best light going

By Tomhac

from NC

About Me

Comments:

This bad boy works like a champ. Super bright. On my first ride with this light I even noticed more girls honking, waving and smiling. One even rolled her window down and asked if I wanted to go out. Get this light.

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5.0

Safety vs. Money = Safety

By Dyna309

from East Longmeadow, MA

About Me

Comments:

I was hesitant because of the price and reading that others had difficulty shutting the light off. Neither of those reasons should prevent you from ordering. Money well spent because of visibility and everyone who sees the light wants one because of that. Turning the light off is easy - just hold down the button for about 3 seconds and the light turns off. Apparently these people have not tried holding the button down till the light shuts off. Easy to use. The difficulty for me was attaching it to the clip. LOL but once you line it up and it goes click you have a VERY secure attachment. No bumps are going to knock that light off! Really good product and could save your life because everyone can see you!

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2.0

Great concept

By TimT

from Cape Cod MA

About Me

Comments:

Powerful and bright flash mode but not well built used it about 5 times over 4 months now it does not hold a charge.

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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

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

Cons

  • None Really

Best Uses

  • Road Riding
  • Commuting

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

  • 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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