- Rear light to withstand the elements?
Had a Knog Skink for years on the back. Used on commuter and on the mountain bike to get to the trails.
Loved it as it was totally sealed – no usb port to corrode and get water/mud in. Rubber strap was really easy to swap between bikes.
Now deceased. RIP. Hard to get hold of now…
Recommendations for a decent rear light that lasts and survives getting covered in crap please! Also must survive severe rattling about off-road if I forget to take it off…
Posted 4 months agotimnoyceMember
I’ve had a Knog Blinder R70 for a few years now and it’s been faultless. Very bright, battery lasts ages and it’s totally sealed with a cleverly designed USB port integrated into the clip. I’d totally recommend it.
Previous to this I never had a rear light that lasted more than a year…Posted 4 months agoandybradSubscriber
ive had knog blinder and others, none of them lasted more than 6 months for me (generally snapped the housings.
best ive had is the smart lights. they die eventually but i get about 18 months out of them (and one aa battery) ive got usb ones again though atm and im not convinced it works for being consistently wet and muddyPosted 4 months agolawman91Subscriber
Had a Lezyne Strip Drive for a couple of years now and it gets some serious abuse on my MTBs through winter, it cakes in crap, given a quick wipe, re-charged and does it all over again. Super bright for on the road, its never fallen off, even when ridden on some pretty rocky Black-graded trails and it just gets on with it.Posted 4 months agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Another TraceR user here, but both have been back to Exposure for fixing under warranty. – I use silicone grease to improve the sealing on the rubber band that covers the micro USB port now. My old Moon Shield was okay, but the first one eventually succumbed to water getting into the circuitry.Posted 4 months agoturboferretSubscriber
I bought one of these review here a few years ago on a kickstarter and it’s great. Not the brightest light in the world, so I don’t use it as my sole rear light, but it’s totally sealed, doesn’t come off, and turns on and off automatically. Just chuck a couple of AAA’s in it every year or so.Posted 4 months agojefflSubscriber
Had a moon shield which I ran on the MTB and commuter, generally without mudguards as I never get round to fitting them! That lasted a good 4-5 years before randomly falling off without me realising it on the commute home earlier this year.
Replaced with a Trace R as I found one cheap and couldn’t get a Moon Shield as cheap.Posted 4 months ago
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