It’s been a while since we posted our preliminary Bontrager Flare 3 review. Honestly, at the time I bought the Flare 3 I thought the Flare 3 would have a hard time being a better taillight than the Planet Bike Superflash it was replacing. However, the Flare 3 bike taillight has proven to be just as good, and possibly better, than the Superflash.
The Flare 3 appears just as bright as the Superflash, and in fact, the thing I like best about the Flare versus the Superflash is that the Flare 3 really has good side visibility — in my opinion, a good bit better side visibility than the Superflash.
Like the Superflash, the Flare 3 light it will run for a long, long time on a set of batteries. My Superflash fell off when the mounting clip failed, and I’m happy to report that the mounting for the Flare 3 seems much more sturdy and has held up very well.
I really don’t have any negative things to say about the Bontrager Flare 3 — it’s been a great, bright taillight that sips batteries slowly, gives great visibility to the rear and sides, and has very sturdy mounting hardware. I recommend it highly.
Other articles about bicycle lights:
- Blackburn Mars 4.0 Taillight Review
- Planet Bike Spok Lights Review
- Planet Bike Blaze 1 Watt Headlight Review
- NiteRider MiNewt 250 Bike Headlight Review
- Serfas CP-500 Bike Light Set Review
- Reelight SL 120 Bike Light Set Review
- Beginner’s Guide to Biking at Night