The 10 Best Bike Taillights

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you ride your bike after dark or in low light, you need a taillight. With high-powered LEDs that offer various modes, including solid-on and flashing, these are essential for increasing your visibility on the road and ensuring your safety. We've included models ideal for a wide range of applications, from short urban commutes to long-distance touring. And it doesn't hurt to use them in the day. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Cygolite Hotshot Pro

2. Bontrager Flare R

3. Exposure Lights TraceR

Editor's Notes

March 08, 2019:

While it's easy to get a cheap taillight on Amazon or at your local big box store, finding one that offers the kind of durability and functionality that cyclists ought to expect out of their gear can be harder. When compiling this list, we considered both of those features, keeping in mind as well the models' reputation among serious riders. Ultimately, we thought the Cygolite Hotshot Pro best for most people, since it boasts many of the same specs as other options at a considerably lower cost. The Bontrager Flare R, by comparison, is a bit pricier and offers fewer lumens, but is still a favorite among bikers in the market for a reliable blinker.

4. Knog Blinder Road R70

5. Garmin Varia RTL510

6. Cat Eye Rapid X3

7. NiteRider Solas

8. Planet Bike Superflash

9. Malker Front and Rear

10. Cycle Torch Micro Bot

Chase Brush
Last updated by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).

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