- MTB Rear light – rubber strap-type fitting – suggestions?
pondering getting a new rear light
– main criteria is that it needs to be a rubber strap type fitting to allow quick removal/swapping between bikes and not too expensive.
will be used riding to woods, some lit and some unlit roads.
I’ve seen some dinky Lezyne lights – are they any good?Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Cateye and buy extra mounts for each of your bikes. Cateye, above all others, have realised that one of the secrets to good lights is having good mounts on each bike.
Rear mounts availabvle are:
1) Seatpost band (variety of diameters available)
2) Saddle rail (for bikes with aero seatposts and a clean look)
3) Rack mounting (For my commuter)
4) Chainstay band (for kids bikes with low saddles)
5) Fizik saddle-specific mount (for an even cleaner look)
If you can’t find a suitable selection for each bike, I can’t imaine what you ride 😉
As for which light? Buy TWO Reflex 1’s – USB rechargeable and now down to only £12 each. If you have a Fizik saddle, the Reflex 3 is available with the neat Fizik mount.Posted 4 years agopixelmixMember
I found the NiteRider Stinger okay, although I think it turned itself off a bit when it got water in (so not brilliantly sealed) and the watch type batteries aren’t great as you can’t get rechargeable ones. Latterly, it seems to have been behaving itself. I lost it recently, so Santa brought me a Topeak Redlite “Aero”. The idea of an aero rear light is hilarious, but it does mean you won’t catch shorts on it.
Comes with two sizes of rubber strap, and seems secure. Takes a AAA battery so I can just use rechargeable AAA batteries for minimal cost.
Not used it probably MTBing yet, but done lots of commuting miles (mostly with mudguards) and some puddly CX miles. No complaints yet.
Like you, I was looking for a rubber design for easy swapping between bikes.Posted 4 years agomartymacSubscriber
i use a lezyne femto, very nicely made, small, cheap, lightweight.Posted 4 years ago
not massively bright, and uses non rechargeable batteries (cr2032 x2).
but good enough that i bought a 2nd one for another bike.
they do some slightly larger and brighter ones, they may be worth a try.
im pretty happy with mine.tomdSubscriber
I have a moon comet and it has a good rubber strap system. It’s also an overpriced piece of cack. Very nice and bright, but cack.
+ Very bright and visible due to large strip of micro LEDs
– Terrible battery life (less than claimed, as in 2.5hrs on the middle setting)
– Awful side visibility
– Poorly sealed
– Corners get rubbed by legs when pedaling
The £4.99 Phart rear light I have from on one is better. Buy 4 of those and box AAAs of ebay and you’ll be better off. It’s bright, has great side visibility, reasonably sealed, well made and dirt cheap.Posted 4 years agoalandavidpetrie79Member
Blackburn Mars click:
Can’t go wrong at £8.99 delivered!!!
Buy 2 & use 1 constant & one flashing……
Job done.Posted 4 years ago
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