At A Glance
This rechargeable tail light is a new offering from NiteRider for the 2012/2013 season. The Solas features a 2 watt LED, as the name suggests, which is fairly retina destroying for a rear light when in the high-level flash mode! NiteRider have put some thought into this aspect of the light however, and created ‘Group Ride Mode’ which is a lower output constant setting for those who want to stay visible, but still remain friends with everyone else riding behind them.Buy Lights on
Charging of the Lithium Ion battery is via a micro USB cable that is provided with the light. The connection point is tucked away behind a little rubber stopper at the bottom of the light.
The Solas has a clip on the back that can be used to attach the light to your backpack, or it comes with an adjustable bracket for mounting to your seat post. No tools are required as it’s a finger-tightening screw bolt on the bracket. The light is more of a ‘traditional’ style rear bike light; red and black in a solid plastic casing, and whilst chunkier than some of the others we had on test, it is still lightweight and compact. A good choice for those who want to be seen, it packs a hell of a punch on full beam, but it can also be sociable!Buy Lights on
This review was in Issue 20 of IMB.For more information visit NiteRider
By Rou ChaterRou 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.