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    tail light comparison

    MARS 3.0 vs Planet Bike Blinky Flasher.

    Which one is brighter?

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    PB Superflash is hand downs brighter..

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    PlanetBike Superflash will scare cars, anything else will not.

    I run a pair of Superflashes together and wow! cars will not go near me! one car followed me for a good half km, giving me lots of room, failing to pass me out of fear! wtf?!

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    cool.......I just ordered 2 PB's
    thanks!

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    I've quit using the PB super flash and s-sun blinkies and have just ordered the dinotte tail light.

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    The Dinotte is by far the brightest tail light I have ever seen and is the primary reason we sell their fine product. It is also the most expensive...
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    yeah the dinotte is the best...i was trying to compare the mars vs the pb.
    i just got the pb's....they are brighter then the mars....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoMan
    The Dinotte is by far the brightest tail light I have ever seen and is the primary reason we sell their fine product. It is also the most expensive...
    Until you consider how important a bright rear blinkie is. I love mine. I would almost buy a second to have one on solid and one on flash.

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by derath View Post
    Until you consider how important a bright rear blinkie is. I love mine. I would almost buy a second to have one on solid and one on flash.

    -D
    what really works well is combo relectors and blinky (pb superflash or better)

    a strong blinkie

    and reflective tape on the crankarm

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    I saw Viewpoint Flashpoint taillight on the bike in front of me at least 1/2 mile ahead of me. It was bright and very visible. I actually had to chase that bike to get the name of the light
    it's on sale now at performance bike for $15

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    The Dinotte is expensive but more importantly for me, I don't want to be messing with batteries when the PB Superflash is effective enough and at $20, really cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetsukeng View Post
    I saw Viewpoint Flashpoint taillight on the bike in front of me at least 1/2 mile ahead of me. It was bright and very visible. I actually had to chase that bike to get the name of the light
    it's on sale now at performance bike for $15
    I've seen this light and my guess is if you were that impressed with this light, you haven't seen the PB Superflash, it is much brighter. For $5 more, I would suggest checking it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorer75 View Post
    I've seen this light and my guess is if you were that impressed with this light, you haven't seen the PB Superflash, it is much brighter. For $5 more, I would suggest checking it out.
    I did buy Superflash and it's for sure brighter, but it also very directional. with help of my friend I did several runs on the semi-dark street with different lights on. Hes comment was than if Superflash happen to be in line with a car behind, it's very bright, but most of time it wasn't the case. Viewpoint light very bright from all directions

    that said I am keeping both lights, i'll keep superflash as a backup

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    There was just a discussion on this recently. It was determined by comparing both head to head that the Mars was better during the day and at dusk/low light conditions and side visibility. The PBSF excels in pitch darkness. I have a Mars 2.0 and 3.0 for redundancy and higher visibility with two instead of one. Armed with this information if I were starting from scratch I would go with a Mars 3.0 and PBSF combination.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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