NiteRider Solas Lights

4.5/5 (2 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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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:   treefortbikes.com

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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NiteRider Solas pics, beamshots and remarks

[COLOR="Red"][b]Updated to add[/b] a note about it needing protection from direct tire spray.[/COLOR] I got a NiteRider Solas and compared it to my Cygolite Hotshot. They're both nominally 2-watt LED lights with USB-rechargeable li-ion batteries. The Hotshot has a rather focused beam, so I was ... Read More »

NiteRider Solas Review

My NiteRider Solas came from treefortbikes.com today. Since I can't find any reviews online, I figure I'd give my $.02 and some pictures and videos. I'll use the PB Superflash Turbo and Blinky to compare it to since those are well known. The Solas is pretty well built. Not quite as nice as the SF ... Read More »

Any steel Seven Solas out there???

Anybody out there with a SEVEN Sola steel 29er?? If so could you please post pics? How much does the frame weigh? How does it ride? Thanks!!!Read More »

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