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Exposure TraceR rear light review

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 11:34am
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If you’re a commuter, road cyclist or your ride to the trails takes in any road sections, it pays to have a dependable set of lights that’ll keep you as visible as possible to other road users, especially during low light levels or in the dark.

I’ve been using the Exposure TraceR over the past few months and it’s proved that big (bright) things do come in small packages.

The TraceR is a super bright, compact unit that’s easy to swap from bike-to-bike, handy to remove for recharging and most importantly packs a powerful punch to make you stand out as much as possible when you’re on the bike.

The TraceR has three brightness modes with the choice of solid or pulsing beams, and a Fuel Gauge display lets you know how much juice you’ve got left before you need to recharge. Battery life is impressive on the TraceR, with the battery needing a charge after around eight hours of use in the highest brightness on pulse mode.

If you’re riding in a group and using the TraceR, you’ll probably end up at the tail end, such is the brightness of the light – and because of its design there’s excellent side visibility which will aid visibility at junctions and the like.

The seatpost mount is robust, easy to use and simple enough to swap from bike to bike, and the rubber seals for the battery recharge port have kept out the worst of the winter weather. When you do need to charge the TraceR, there’s a good size charging cable included.

I’ve used many rear lights in the past from the likes of Smart, Cateye and Blackburn, and the Exposure TraceR is difficult to beat for its output, battery life, compactness and the ease of switching it from one bike to another. Have you got a TraceR? What rear light would you recommend? Let us know below.

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