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Strongest and brightest rear light for training?

28 May 2011 05:26

I rate these badboys. Red Zone 4's from Nite Flux.
http://www.niteflux.com/Products_RedZone4.aspx

Who else is using one? Thoughts please.

I like how they throw the light off the jetty in the promo vid lol!
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29 May 2011 04:24

Interesting. The thing I like about the Red Zone 4 is that you can actually be seen during the day time. Ive got a lot of cycling friends that like that function.

Until recently I didnt know there was such a powerful tail light for a bicycle that it could be seen during the day. lol!
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31 May 2011 22:44

I find it hard to believe druainrider would spend 100 bob on a rear light when he wont spend that on a frameset ;)
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02 Jun 2011 03:04

Boeing wrote:I find it hard to believe druainrider would spend 100 bob on a rear light when he wont spend that on a frameset ;)


Ha ha!

Its ironic I agree, I save so much on not ever having a drivers license but you end up having left over pennies to buy quality bike products. Im all about buying stuff that lasts longer even if it costs more initially.

Every year I go to Thailand I take over all my old bike stuff and share it with the local riders. They love it. One guy has a helmet made out of a coconut. They think he is nuts and Im bananas.
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02 Jun 2011 05:39

durianrider wrote:Ha ha!

Its ironic I agree, I save so much on not ever having a drivers license but you end up having left over pennies to buy quality bike products. Im all about buying stuff that lasts longer even if it costs more initially.

Every year I go to Thailand I take over all my old bike stuff and share it with the local riders. They love it. One guy has a helmet made out of a coconut. They think he is nuts and Im bananas.


I gotta say that you are indeed one of the most interesting cyclists around

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02 Jun 2011 17:50

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This thing is BRIGHT with the strobe on. Day or night.
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02 Jun 2011 21:25

Are those Red Zone 4 legal, i mean it can blind you when driving behind and it is ideal to call air strike.
I noticed Aussies makes killer lights, i am having Knog Skink https://www.knog.com.au/gear-lights/skink.phps
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03 Jun 2011 08:04

Black Dog wrote:Image
This thing is BRIGHT with the strobe on. Day or night.


That's my rear light of choice too, I have four of them (each on separate bikes). Cheap and as bright as it needs to be to be noticed even in heavy traffic. A number of variants from differen brands, look for the one with a 1/2 watt LED.

If they have one problem it's that the way the light disassembles to replace the batteries isn't as robust as it could be, I've had two 'let go', leaving the rear part attached to the clamp on my seatpost.

Admittedly both cases were on my MTB, so it's wholly probable that the light suffered a blow from a rock or stick which encouraged it to let go - one was noticed to be AWOL shortly after a crash which left my bike fully submerged in a muddy puddle (I barely kept my head above water):D
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03 Jun 2011 14:22

Black Dog wrote:Image
This thing is BRIGHT with the strobe on. Day or night.


good light although I have had one jump off. the clip could be a bit tighter
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06 Jun 2011 09:16

There are many cheap 1/2 watt or 1 w rear lights available now

I have used the lights branded in the UK as RSP Astrum and the Smart Superflash

These are daylight visible, light in weight and reasonably robust
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12 Jun 2011 10:09

Boeing wrote:good light although I have had one jump off. the clip could be a bit tighter


These lights are pretty bright at night but not comparable to the Red Zone 4. Durability wise these cheap lights usually smash when they hit the ground at speed.


Is the RZ4 legal? Thats a good question cos its so freak'n bright!
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12 Jun 2011 19:55

http://www.princetontec.com/?q=swerve

This is about the brightest cheap/economy rear light available in the states. $25 or so. The clip is very strong. Simple switch. The downside is that it is very directional due to the reflectors, so it must be vertical in order to throw light well. Very visible even in the daytime.
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18 Jun 2011 00:10

durianrider wrote:These lights are pretty bright at night but not comparable to the Red Zone 4. Durability wise these cheap lights usually smash when they hit the ground at speed.


Durability wise - you are most likely quite right. I'm sure they do smash when they hit the ground at speed. Which is only one of the reasons I usually try to avoid hitting the ground at speed. Ahem.

And, you must understand, I do not usually practice my newest freestyle massive air rage in the dark. Even practicing new freestyle massive air in the daytime is guaranteed ground contact. So, as a matter of fact, I don't usually practice my newest massive air rage freestyle at all any more - I leave that to the younger crowd who can heal faster. Heh.
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16 Jul 2011 13:36

I think thats what the designers of the RZ4 factored in. They wanted a light that if it bounced off your bag or jersey pocket that it wouldnt break like the cheaper lights typically do.

They also wanted a light that had the biggest range of view angle so it didnt have to be exactly vertical for optimum visibility.
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23 Sep 2011 03:56

A friend of mine just told me about this one...300 lumens. :eek:

You pay for it though.
http://www.dinottelighting.com/LED_bike_lights/400l-taillight.htm
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24 Sep 2011 15:02

marathon marke wrote:A friend of mine just told me about this one...300 lumens. :eek:

You pay for it though.
http://www.dinottelighting.com/LED_bike_lights/400l-taillight.htm


yikes; for $279 Durainrider could upgrade his frame :)
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25 Nov 2011 13:39

# Red Zone 4 is about a third that price and way more durable.

# Upgrade my frame? Heck I dont even know many guys that aint pro that can keep up with me on the climbs as it is. Riding a 10.56kg bike at least gives people half a chance to keep them with in a few minutes of me. ;)
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22 Mar 2012 09:42

Just bought the Niteflux RZ4. It is so bright I can barely look at it. Quality piece of kit too.
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27 Mar 2012 10:10

Just bought the niteflux rear and front light. Arrived today. Thanks Polyarmour for the tip and Durianrider for bringing it to everyone's attention. Great lights.
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