Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

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Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby Shpox » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:37 am

Hi guys, I recently bought a Toppeak Aero Wedge saddle bag and found that my rather tall rear light didn't play nice (similar to the one below) - as the mounting mechanism is mounted in the very middle of the bike, leaving very little room behind the saddle post for both accessories.

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I tried mounting it on the rear of my saddle bag belt clip with a few zip ties, but the application was less than satisfactory so I'm in the market for a new light.

I tend to ride during the early mornings and afternoons but leave my light on almost always. Would prefer something that can clip on safely to a saddle bag or fit below it without being too bulky. I've looked at the following:

1. Smart 1/2 Watt Rear Light - Looks like it can be fitted to a clip, though I can't find any pictures to confirm this.
2. Knog Frog Strobe LED Rear Light - To Fit under the Saddle Bag
3. Oxford LED Silicon Skeleton Bicycle Rear Light - Because skulls are dope

Looking for a cheapy because I don't expect these things too last, nor do I find them objects of permanence.
Would appreciate any recommendations!
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Re: Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:44 am

Cheapish: PDW Radbot 1000.
Not cheap but amazing: Niteflux Redzone 4.

Some things like tyres, brakes and lights... Cheap may end up more expensive than you want to pay...
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Re: Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby A_P » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:57 am

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Re: Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby triode » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:10 pm

I use Topeak sadle bag also.
Radbot 1000 is very good. The only problem is that it chew batteries too much.
Now I use NiteRider Solas. A bit expensive, but it's USB rechargeable and it's bright (2 watts).

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Re: Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby Matt_Matt » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:30 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Cheapish: PDW Radbot 1000.
Not cheap but amazing: Niteflux Redzone 4.

Some things like tyres, brakes and lights... Cheap may end up more expensive than you want to pay...


Totally Agree. Lights is one area not to scrimp on quality.

The redzone 4 is no longer available online as the redzone 8 is due out in the very near future.

The Radbot is a solid unit but also check out Cygolite Hotshot - it's 2 watts of "look at me"


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Re: Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby Ross » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:35 pm

+1 on Hotshot, it will clip onto your saddle bag and is USB rechargable and very bright (adjustable brightness so you can turn it down if riding in groups)
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Re: Recomendations for Mountable Rear Light

Postby rjk » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:41 am

just put this up in another post in the same forum thread

rjk wrote:dont get the radbot 1000, i have that and the issue is that when the batt goes flat it just dies, get something like the electron super pico, one of the brightest i have used and it lasts a whopping 80 hours on a pair of aaa's, it also has a mount that can be rotated thru 180 degrees so you can place it anywhere

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-track-bike/lights-lights-rear-electron-pico-super-2-rear-light/elecligh425000000000

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