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Bontrager Flare R Tail Light

Bontrager

Flare R Tail Light

$59.99
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5.0 stars
 (19 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

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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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3.0

like the light but have had issues

By Rob

from Hastings, mn

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Comments:

I've now owned 2 of these. First one failed after a Summer of use, wont recharge. My new one won't stay on stobe any longer than an hour.

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5.0

Great Light

By Superman

from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

About Me

Comments:

I do a lot of early morning rides to work and was told by a fellow employee they could see my light very bright from a long distance. Only had one problem a couple of times could not get the light to turn off. I now use two lights keep one blinking and the other on steady.

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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

  • Multiple Modes
  • Super Bright
  • 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

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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

  • 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
    • Visibility
    • Attaches To Bike Securely

    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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