Rack light

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Adam Standen, 9 Jan 2019.

  1. Adam Standen

    Adam Standen Well-Known Member

    Hi folks

    Any recommendations for a rear light/reflector combo that will attach to the pannier rack in place of the reflector (see photos)? Preferably ones that will clip on/off and have USB charging.


    (UK shops only)

  2. roubaixtuesday

    roubaixtuesday Senior Member

    I have a Cateye bracket on my rack for this purpose - you can then use any light from their range.

  3. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I just use a regular light wrapped around the bracket.
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  4. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

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  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Great post has just given me a :idea: moment.

    I have two Smart lights on my seatpost, a position that works very well for me. But have always wondered if I should get a bracket on the back of my pannier rack to relocate one of those or fit an extra one. The pannier rack does have a plate ready for mounting something and the pictures above have shown me the OBVIOUS solution. I simply need to fit a reflector and this will vastly improve the situation without having to resort to extra lights/batteries/charging etc.

    Perfect :okay:
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  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I just answered this on another site: Axa Riff Steady, or there's two Dutch reflector lights in bigger branches of the Range.
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  7. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Mrs 73 just used a few cable ties to mount the bracket her light came with.
    Worth a try before you try anything else.
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  8. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    I did the same on one bike, I used 4 cable ties.
    The CatEye bracket, with a strip of old inner as a shim, works well too.
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  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    +1 for the Cateye bracket.
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  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    That will be a standard bolt spacing of 50mm or 80mm. Have a look at the B&M range.
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  11. Low Gear Guy

    Low Gear Guy Senior Member

    The B & M range are permanently bolted in place. I find the batteries (2 x AA) last well and you don't need to worry about charging.
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  12. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    The other site also suggested the Busch & Müller 2C
    Ticks the boxes: 50 or 80 mm rack fitting, clip off/on, USB charging
  13. Distorted Vision

    Distorted Vision Senior Member

    I'm wondering can't you just unbolt the reflector from its bracket and use any light with a clip.

    My current rack attached light:


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