Exposure Lights Flare Rear Light  2012 Mountain Bike Review

Exposure Lights Flare Rear Light 2012

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Shaped like a miniature lollipop it’s almost possible to describe this rear light as ‘cute’, in fact Exposure themselves refer to it as ‘dinky’. Don’t let this fool you though as the Flare is a well-constructed and solid bit of kit.

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The light is powered by a single disposable Li-ion battery as the standard option, or you can chose to upgrade to a rechargeable battery and charger pack. The design is kept to a sleek minimum with a simple twist of the head to turn the light on or off. It has two modes; continuous and flashing. Following some trial and error attempts to work out how to chose between the two, we had to admit defeat and checked the QuickStart guide: turn the light off, then on-off-on within one second to change the mode. That little tip should save you some time and additionally prolong your eyesight somewhat as this Happy Meal sized offering has an incredible maximum output of 75 lumens!

Connecting the Flare to your bike is made easy using the moulded bracket and tough silicone strap.

Exposure has a reputation for creating great quality, powerful lights and this offering is no exception; it’s robust and punches well above it’s weight. There is no chance the drivers won't see you on the way back from the trails with the Flair on your bike.

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This review was in Issue 20 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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