NiteRider CherryBomb Lights

3.9/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.95


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Product Description

For much of night riding, the key to survival is not only seeing but also being seen, the CherryBomb addresses the latter. By incorporating a unique multi-directional collimator specifically designed for cycling, the CherryBomb maximizes visibility by dispersing light to the sides of the rider as well as to the rear, effectively eliminating blind spots to upcoming automobiles. To further rider safety and visibility, the CherryBomb employs a custom made, built in reflector which allows the rider to be night time visible even when the taillight is in the off position. Clip and bike mounts are included, for flexible mounting options
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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alec

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2014

Strengths:    The prolonged brightness and direction of the beam.

Weaknesses:    Some of the .5 watt models pre 2011 did indeed have inadequate mounts that couldn't hold the light with road bike wheels going ~20mph over asphalt bumps. That can be fixed with tape shims/lashings.

The 3 mode .5 watt model, at a certain point of battery discharge, it goes from blinding, at like 45° from the center of the beam in all directions, to zero brightness.


Bottom Line:   
The old .5 watt ones were great.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by cs8sz a Racer from London, UK

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2011

Strengths:    Very bright indeed!

Weaknesses:    The bracket is total rubbish!

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the 1 watt version.

The bracket supplied with this version is total rubbish! It is different from the normal 0.5 Watt version, no matter how tight you crank it up, the light rotates down as the ratchet can't hold it and also the light rotates. I have sent Niterider an email but to no avial. I am currently trying glue!

The light is brilliant but I would get the 0.5 watt version with the netter bracket design.

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Favorite Trail:   Wales

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   High On Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Cateye

Bike Setup:   Road bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by taintpretty a Cross Country Rider from Austin

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2010

Strengths:    Very bright and if angled properly you can blind the rider coming up behind you. When we hit the roads I take p the rear knowing the cars cannot miss the blinking patern. Other riders have asked about it and I feel far safer knowing it is there. Battery life is good but I only use the flashing mode.

Weaknesses:    Has to be mounted on the seatpost. If you clip it onto a CamelBak and the angle is wrong it is not very effective. Wish the bracket was better but if you are lucky it will survive.

Bottom Line:   
Don't skimp a few dollars getting a cheaper light. If you ride the trails with it get some duct tape to secure it. I have never had an issue with in on the road.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I am on

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $28.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Miles Johnson a Cross Country Rider from Bloomington, IN

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2009

Strengths:    Very bright, and light, really can be seen from far away

Weaknesses:    Button is sometimes hard to press, and the mount IS flimsy, and cracked off and off went the light and shattered into pieces as I flew down a hill.

Bottom Line:   
Hmmmm, this bright light is great, but somehow the mount needs to be more sturdy.

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Favorite Trail:   Forrest Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   eBay


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by maxsweet a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage, AK

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2009

Strengths:    Brightness & visibility.

Weaknesses:    Needs an "engineered" solution to hold it together for rough terrain.

Bottom Line:   
When I first saw this light @ REI I about blinded myself when I turned it on. Nothing else on their rack 'o lights even compared to this light's sheer brightness. I knew immediately that it was the light for me as I commute every morning & night in pitch black darkness for nearly six months of the year in Anchorage, Alaska. The land of the midnight sun is anything but in the winter. Anyway, the light is retina-searing bright and obnoxiously flashy. Perfect for visibility. Other reviewers have noted that it easily separates over normal bumps. Based on its construction I agree. It’s held together simply by friction. A good bump looks like it will cause it come apart so I “engineered” what I think is a workable solution. I cut a thin strip of double-sided sticky foam and placed in between the 2 AAA batteries. After snapping the case on I’ve found it much more difficult to separate the back from the rest of the light. In fact, after my fix when pulling the light apart the batteries actually stuck to the inside of the case. The friction that holds the batteries in place is greater than the friction keeping the case together. I feel reasonably confident that this fix will keep the pieces together over most terrain. Your mileage may vary. Some reviewers noted the light can only be mounted in the vertical position; I found this to be untrue. If using the seatpost mount, simply turn the light 90 degrees for a horizontal configuration.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Similar Products Used:   Sigma Cube Rider II

Bike Setup:   Ibex Alpine 650, mostly stock w/ a few upgrades

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lockon a Weekend Warrior from Penrith, Sydney

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2009

Strengths:    Very bright, good pattern, nice compact package and durable

Weaknesses:    Came off mount when clipped over saddle pack hook, could have had better mount.

Bottom Line:   
Nice Small light, Very bright in either of its two modes, strong when dropped at high speed, lots of light, lasts ages and a pretty reasonable price highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Blackmans

Similar Products Used:   generic tail lights

Bike Setup:   Trance 1 and other bits

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marvin a Weekend Warrior from Fort Lee, NJ, USA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2009

Strengths:    Excellent light very bright. Cars notice. I feel safer with it. Better than bike planet and Vista

Weaknesses:    Belt Clip is shakey in mount
Major problem is it only comes with a seat post mounting and you cant mount it on a seat stay (in any way that makes sense). All the other blinkeys I own come with a seat stay moutning for the narrow tube. When Nite Rider corrects that situation they will have the best light on the market at this time!


Bottom Line:   
Good but the seat stay mounting should be included or at least available.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Campmor

Similar Products Used:   Cat Eye 1000 Bike Planet, Vista.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mds a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2009

Strengths:    Brightness

Weaknesses:    Switch, Mount

Bottom Line:   
Brightness and battery life similar to other blinkys in the price range. Switch works intermittently. Mount is not strong enough to hold light in a stable position on bumpy roads. Rate 2 stars because mount compromises performance during normal use.

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Favorite Trail:   Roads

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Many similar blinkys

Bike Setup:   Road bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kahu a Weekend Warrior from Stockton, CA

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2009

Strengths:    Bright, Highly Visible.

Weaknesses:    mount seems kind of flimsy

Bottom Line:   
Not much first hand experience with the cherrybomb to be found online yet, so I had to test it out in the store before I bought it. Compared it with the Planet Bike Superflash in the store and the cherrybomb is equally bright (1/2watt led strobe) and has a wider beam pattern. I had a friend hold them both up from the middle of the store and as I walked from side to side the cherrybomb was consistently bright while the planet bike superflash faded. Both are really bright and awesome lights, but the cherrybomb beat it out in my opinion.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Planet Bike super flash

Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by abadfish a Cross Country Rider from Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2009

Strengths:    Very bright, good battery life, good visibility

Weaknesses:    pricey

Bottom Line:   
This is a great light and makes me very noticeable at night. The LEDs are so bright that I see spots if I stare directly into them. I'm able to see these lights for several hundred feet. They're a little pricey but I think they're well worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   the one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Walt's Cyclery

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

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Anyone had a chance to compare these two tail lights? I currently use the SuperFlash and while it's plenty bright, if there is something better, I am game. Having said that, I am only interested in standalone taillights that have their own battery supply (ie AA or AAA batteries). Thanks, Geo ... Read More »

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