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Bontrager Flare RT Rear Bike Light

Review: Bontrager Flare RT Rear Bike Light

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We Liked

  • Specifically designed focus, flash, and range for daytime visibility
  • Interruptive flash pattern produces up to 90 Lumens for daytime visibility
  • Integrated light sensor auto-adjusts brightness to your environment
  • Connect with Garmin® and Bontrager ANT+ devices for always on, battery status, and control
  • Flash modes: 90LM-6hrs, 45LM-12hrs, 5LM-15hrs Steady modes: 25LM-4.5hrs, 5LM-13.5hrs
  • USB port and IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Battery save mode provides 30 minutes of additional runtime when battery life reaches 5%
  • Includes Flare RT, rear Quick Connect bracket, and Micro USB charging cable

We Didn't Like

The only thing that I didnt like about this light was that its $60.

The Final Say

When you are out training you need to be focused on what's around you. Unfortunately we don't have eyes in the back of our heads. Bontrager has us covered day or night on this. They set out and did a lot of research on what people see, what gets their attention and how far away they need to see us to be safe. It makes me feel good knowing that I can be seen from 2 Kilometers away during the day. So recently Bontrager decided to create a mount just for the light. Then they made it to go with their own saddle. After we had installed it and got to use it we thought it was a great idea. They say Dynamite comes in small pages and the Bontrager Flare Rt is no exception. Not only is this light small and light it also communicates with your head unit and will tell you how much juice is left in it. You can also turn it on and off from the head unit which is kinda cool. It's a pretty powerful tool that has some unique features and a really cool mount. The only downside to it is its price tag. I think $60 is a little steep, however with all of the research that Trek did its a lot cheaper than a ride in an ambulance.  If you dont think it will keep out of an accident what this video by GCN here.  

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