NiteRider Solas Tail Lights

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.98

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Product Description

The Solas 2 Watt Tail Light is the ulitmate bicycle taillight, featuring a powerful 2 watt LED, 4 modes (2 flash/2 steady) and is USB rechargeable. There's also the new “Group Ride Mode” for cyclists who still want to stay visible and safer but not annoy others in the pack.
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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gabriel Byrne a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2016

Strengths:    NIce and bright, rechargeable with USB

Weaknesses:    wet weather, apparantly.

Bottom Line:   
I've been running this light for a few months on road and dirt rides. Went on a road ride in a light rain and the next day I found a bunch of condensate inside the light. The water seems to have been too much for it's meager seals, now the light won't stay lit for more than a few seconds, will come on at random times, and the bottom doesn't have an effect either way. 30$ paper weight.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by willtsmith_nwi

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2015

Strengths:    This rear blinkie has incredible brightness. The blink modes are strong and it is easily noticeable in daylight. The rechargeable battery makes it awesome.

Weaknesses:    The mount is a pain and feels a bit weak.

Bottom Line:   
Super bright, the mount is lite.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Straz85 a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2012

Strengths:    -Bright as hell
-Nice beam pattern
-USB chargeable
-Easy to operate power button
-NiteRider has amazing customer support

Weaknesses:    -Could come with more mounts
-Goes flaccid sometimes (see summary for explanation)

Bottom Line:   
I've been using this light for a few weeks now. Definitely the brightest light I've used to date. It has a sufficient number of modes (2 flashing, solid and group ride). The mounts are decent quality, it comes with two, a seatpost and a seatstay mount. I've been using the seatstay mount so far. The first ride, I noticed it was pointing at the ground after only 15 minutes. I moved it back up and tightened the thumb screw a bit, 15 minutes after it was aiming down again. I had to make the thumb screw literally as tight as I could with my fingers to get it to stay, and even at that it went down 1 notch in the last hour of my ride. I may try to find a Philips screw to replace it so I can tighten it a little more with a screwdriver. That's really the only down side, otherwise it's an excellent light.

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Favorite Trail:   Commute

Duration Product Used:   3 weeks

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   -Planet Bike Superflash Turbo
-Planet Bike Blinky 5
-Blackburn Mars 3.0

Bike Setup:   Surly Cross-Check frame w/ full Apex group, rack, fenders, panniers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bedwards1000 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2012

Strengths:    Bright, Rechargeable, Lightweight, flexible mount

Weaknesses:    No extra mounts (yet?)

Bottom Line:   
I can't imagine ever needing a rear light that is brighter than this one.

Compared to the Planet Bike Blinky 5 & Blinky 7 which I previously thought were pretty bright...This thing is a supernova! It can be mounted on either the seat stay or seat post. It has a thumbscrew making it a tool-less installation. There is only one clip that mounts to the light so you can't put one of each mount on different bikes.

I ended up tie-wrapping mine to the back of my helmet because I ride several bikes after dark and didn't want to switch mounts around.

Oddly enough it came with zero instructions. Not that it's rocket science but nothing is a little weird. Time to full charge and whether it has any low battery indication remain a mystery. I can tell you that it glows a dim red while charging and then turns to blue when it is fully charged.

At $40 I may have to by another.

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Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Bike A Mile

Similar Products Used:   Blinky 5, Blinky 7, Flare, various other low end tail lights. This light is brighter than all of them on at once.

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