First look: Fibre Flare light

Flexible fibre optic rear light

The Fibre Flare is a flexible rear light which can be seen from all angles and attached to you or your bike in a number of ways.

We first heard about it in 2008 and got a glimpse of it at the recent Core Bike Show, but now we’ve got our hands on a working prototype so we can put it through its paces and see how we get on with it.

With continuous and flashing modes, we’ve so far had the Fibre Flare attached to our riding packs via the clips on the light, and as you can see, it’s easy to attach to a windproof.

We intend to attach it to the bike soon – on the seatpost and seatstays. In the short time we’ve had it, it’s been given a good soaking and we’ve had no problems with water ingress.

It’s a versatile little thing, allowing you to chop and change from bike to bike, and the light is visible from quite a distance – over 300 metres. Anything that makes us stand out more on the roads is good by us, and we like it.

It is powered by two AAA batteries and has a claimed run time of 75 hours. The first UK stocks arrive in May, available from Extra UK, and will retail at £29.99.

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