What kind of tail-light do you use?

Operator7

Active Member
I really like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rue&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER but I recently discovered http://www.amazon.com/Vistop-Cyclin...bs_468_20?ie=UTF8&refRID=0SPYAPHT5Q367A97MCM9 which seems a little more fun, and the two laser lines on the side seem useful.

I'd like a light that fits snugly right under the seat for a cleaner look. I have this saddle - http://www.rei.com/product/850339/respiro-athletic-bike-saddle-unisex and was thinking about the clip-on lights that can be attached but an employee at REI told me that those clip-on lights aren't very good.
 

David1

Active Member
I like the small Guee . I agree with under the seat for optimum placement. Strap snaps easy though , fragile rubber. 34 $ US. Can't have enough of em. Easy to strap on and high visibility.
 

PowerMe

Well-Known Member
Some of the headlights will include at no additional charge, a little taillight. No idea if any of them area any good or not, just pointing it out that you may not have to purchase a separate taillight. (No, I don't know which ones include them, it will say in the Amazon product description).
 

Ann M.

Well-Known Member
Under the seat is great if you don't have any gear on a rack behind the saddle; however, if you've got 'stuff' to carry think about mounting the rear blinky light on the end of the rack where it will be more visible. Nite Rider makes the Solas 40 USB a pretty cool rechargeable tail light that comes with multiple mounts giving you flexibility about where to place the light without having to rig something!
 

PJungnitsch

Member
Amazing little light! Bright with a variety of settings for day/night visibility and mounts on bike, bag or rider.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DVA57Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01
Looked at one of those in the store yesterday. Turned it on and 'Ouch!' as it blazed away at me, then tried to shut it off as it seared my retinas with its blinding light. Unfortunately the off button is facing the lens, and there are two buttons, with 7 or so different flash patterns possible with frantic presses. Eyes still hurt!
 

PJungnitsch

Member
What I was looking for is a wide rear light as it would have to be mounted low to be below my jacket and show on either side of my fender (no rear rack). Does any exist? All I could find that might work was the Thunderbolt and that looks like it will not mount crosswise to a seatpost.
 

Steve Ryu

Member
Under the seat is great if you don't have any gear on a rack behind the saddle; however, if you've got 'stuff' to carry think about mounting the rear blinky light on the end of the rack where it will be more visible. Nite Rider makes the Solas 40 USB a pretty cool rechargeable tail light that comes with multiple mounts giving you flexibility about where to place the light without having to rig something!
The new range from Niterider for 2016 was pretty impressive at interbike. Most lights came down in price about $10. Solas comes in two version, one still being a 2-watt obnoxiously bright light. For those folks who want one of those laser bike lane lights that feel a little less cheap, the Sentinel is a great tail light with 40 lumen output

https://www.niterider.com/product/sentinel-40/
 

PJungnitsch

Member
Not sure if it's wide enough to show on either side of my fat bike fender (will have to get the fiance to check), but it's a nice light. Steady bright, flashing, soft pulse, and sort of a disco pulse.
 

Margo Allen

New Member
I really like http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...rue&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER but I recently discovered http://www.amazon.com/Vistop-Cyclin...bs_468_20?ie=UTF8&refRID=0SPYAPHT5Q367A97MCM9 which seems a little more fun, and the two laser lines on the side seem useful.

I'd like a light that fits snugly right under the seat for a cleaner look. I have this saddle - http://www.rei.com/product/850339/respiro-athletic-bike-saddle-unisex and was thinking about the clip-on lights that can be attached but an employee at REI told me that those clip-on lights aren't very good.
I have gone the creative route, and installed a 12v red LED auto turn signal bulb in an old generator headlight and faced it to the rear.
I ride in heavy urban traffic on poorly designed roads. (lots of lane additions and deletions) It's off season for bikes, and the added speed I have now means I need all the visibility I can arrange. I have a white bulb up front in a more up to date sealed headlight, and keep my blinkys for backup.
I love LED low drain lights!
 

Margo Allen

New Member
My friends at a local bike shop are deadpan asking me "what about turn signals?"
I know they are teasing me, but it is already in the works, lol!