LED Tail light suggestions

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
addictR1
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by addictR1

Looking for a rechargeable led taillight that can be mounted under the saddle, nicely tucked away.

Anything like that?


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TonyM
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by TonyM

Lupine Rotlicht!

Here the saddle kit:

http://www.lupinenorthamerica.com/rotli ... _mount.asp

by Weenie


r33prman
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by r33prman

Nightflux red4. 100 hours battery life on flash mode. Race ware components make a saddle rail mount. Bloody love mine!

coriordan
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by coriordan

Moon Nebula.

Great light
Pretty waterproof
Flash and steady modes

also has a saddle rail mount. Very smart

thorerik
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by thorerik

If you happen to have a Fizik saddle, i can recommend their integrated lights.

fh8425
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by fh8425

i been using Exposure TraceR Rear Light since i took up cycling few years back. Tucked below my saddle. Easily accessible for power on/off and charging.( been thru san marco, selle italia, specialized and finally now fizik saddle). My currrent fizik's model is without the integrated light system, the light mount is mounted on the rails.
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kode54
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by kode54

^ is that a special mounting bracket for the seat rails?
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fh8425
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by fh8425

kode54 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:50 pm
^ is that a special mounting bracket for the seat rails?
it comes with the exposure rear tracer light when you buy it.
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Wookski
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by Wookski

r33prman wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:06 am
Nightflux red4. 100 hours battery life on flash mode. Race ware components make a saddle rail mount. Bloody love mine!
Rad light, fantastic for early winter starts. My issues has been a) the rail mount fits non of my weenie saddles (tune, Berk or WR) and b) the light and mount is ridiculously heavy.

The cleanest solution I have found is a moon comet rear with the saddle rail mount flipped upside down. The light becomes ticked under the saddle and looks almost perfect. I’ll post a pic when I have time.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

TonyM wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:45 am
Lupine Rotlicht!

Here the saddle kit:

http://www.lupinenorthamerica.com/rotli ... _mount.asp

Seconding the Rotlicht. It's compact, bright, has an OK runtime and the elastic band is durable. It has an accelerometer for braking. Also replacement batteries are cheap when the time comes.

Squashednuts
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Location: Christchurch New Zealand

by Squashednuts

+1 for the Exposure TraceR
I've been using one for a couple of years
Small but bright
Okay battery life

jorisee01
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by jorisee01

Moon LED LX-70. Cheap and works well. Also quite aero

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sawyer
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Location: Natovi Landing

by sawyer

The Rotlicht is very good, though is expensive and, while bright, not among the very brightest.

I've tested a lot of these and observed thousands more in use.

Exposure Tracer is very good.

There is something to be said also for a large area light - on a VFM basis the old school wide / tall Cateyes are very good in that regard.

The Moon Shield X it top for brightness /$/£/€
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coriordan
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by coriordan

Moon Nebula on Fizik Arione 00 with saddle rail mount. The light fitting can also be adjusted so you can have it more horizontal or angled downwards as you wish.

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naylor343
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by naylor343

If it's to be seen during daylight then I would recommend the exposure traceR. No one can ever say 'sorry I did not see you!'. It fits very neat under your saddle too. Can also be dialled down for night time use. Some one mentioned earlier that it comes with the under saddle mount, but this is not correct, it comes with the seat post mount, under saddle is extra.

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