Home
Your favourite flashers to keep you seen from behind

Being seen on the road is important to you: this People's Choice had the biggest response yet, and a clear winner in an innovative British-made rear light that was only introduced last year. In fact, three of the our top six are UK made. Without further ado, the envelope please.

Bontrager Flare R — £44.99 — 4%

bontrager-flare-r-usb-rear-light.jpg

 

BlodadTand says this light from Trek's components and accessories division is: "Really bright with an excellent daytime mode and USB charge."

>>See the full archive of rear light reviews on road.cc

Cateye TL-LD 1100 — £17.99 — 4%

Cateye TL LD 1100.jpg

whizzzz sung the praises of this classic light: "Had one for over ten years now. It's bright, with easy to find or recharge AA batteries and they last weeks between charges on winter commutes. Bright at the back, lights on the side too to help. Easy to use and well built."

VeloCityLight — £49.99 — 6%

 

VeloCityLight.jpg

edinburghbike: "As well as being one the brightest lights available it also has the speed and brake function which gets you noticed by drivers and cyclists alike. The battery life is awesome and the whole light just makes me feel more distinct."

Read our review of the VeloCityLight

Smart R1 — £8.89 — 8%

Smart R1.jpg

DaveE128 says this light is: "Cheap. Bright. Sensible selection of modes including always on with simultaneous bright flash. Decent mount."

>>Read our buyer's guide to rear lights

Exposure TraceR — £43.99 — 15%

TraceR-01-04.jpg

 

"A brilliant litle light. Well built. British made. Bright & Light." says iUpham.

Read our review of the Exposure TraceR

See.Sense 2.0 — £44.99 — 26%

See.Sense 2.0.jpg

Dave Smith comments: "Very noticeable decrease in close passes. Have used one day and night for a year now."

Read our review of the See.Sense 2.0

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.