CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable

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CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable
Visibility is key when you're commuting on your bike, but nobody likes messing around with all the batteries you burn through. This handy little tail light charges through the USB port on your computer, so you can take it off and let it charge while you're at the office, then slap it back on for the ride home. Pretty cool, eh?
  • Internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery charges through the USB port on your computer
  • 5 OSB (On-Site Programmable) modes let you customize the brightness and flash speed for your needs
  • 3 hour charge time
  • Up to 300 hour run time
  • Includes seatpost and seat stay mounts
  • Includes USB charging cable
  • Wt.: 55g
CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable
  • RUN TIME Up to 100hrs
  • UPC 745025014082
  • BRIGHTNESS 2 Watt
  • MODES 5 + OSB
  • Rating 4.5

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CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Versatile (13)
  • Durable (6)
  • Bright (5)
  • Bright visible (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (20)
  • Commuting/city (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (18), Commuter (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (15), Comfort oriented (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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4.0

Great rear light

By Scott

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Commuter

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

    Great light that's very bright. Battery seems to be as described.

    My only complaint is that the latch that I use to connect to my bike did not have sufficient diameter to circumscribe my large seat post. My bike is a xootr folding bike, and the seat post is slightly larger than a traditional bike. It should fit a regular seat post no problem.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    i would buy this product again and again

    By Don's

    from California

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

      I use it for an evening ride for the safety, this product is exellent it has a very bright light that can see for miles away, it has about 4 different set ups and one charged seems to last quite a long time anyway i loved cygolite product. This is my second purchased for my other bike. highly recommended for cyclist that like to ride in the dark if you consider of a safety ride.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great little tail light

      By Bikerider1987

      from Annapolis, MD

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Bright
      • Lightweight
      • Rechargeable

      Cons

      • Has To Be Charged
      • None observed

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

      I ride with some guys every morning at 0545 year round, and 90% of the year we need lights. I've used the Super Flash for years and when one of them broke I replaced it with this. This Cygolite is obviously brighter. I just ordered a second one because I don't always ride the same bike. These rides are about 1.5 hours and the light can make it thru several. If are some crazy randoneur, you will probably prefer a light that uses AA batteries since you can get those anywhere. If your rides are in the <3 hour range, this one should be fine.

      I use the steady mode when it is dark, and put it on flash during the day. It will last a very long time on flash. Personally, I think the "custom flash speed" is just stupid, but I guess it looks good on the packaging.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Compact, Bright, Works as advertsed.

      By gr2

      from California

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Requires Additional Mount

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

      This is the second light I purchased for this model. I had to make a simple extension mount because my saddle bag takes up too much space. The light is simple to use, bright, light weight and lasts all day (in blinking mode). I ended up buying two of these, one for my road bike, and the other for my mountain bike.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Do not buy

      By Dont buy it

      from LA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction
        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

          Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

          Lsated about two weeks, started to not charge properly and behave erratically. After about two weeks of riding it does not even work anymore. Buy something else. Should have bought the super flash.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Lives up to the hype

          By Bartley

          from VA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rechargeable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dawn Or Dusk Riding

            Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

            I use the light all the time to increase visibility. It is bright enough for drivers to see in the daytime and I feel like they give me extra space because I'm trying to be visible. The light lasts a long time on a charge and the light has different settings to conserve power. The light is very small and has many mounting options.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            BRIGHT FOR ROAD RIDING

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            By ghostrider

            from kinston NC

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long battery life
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None at all

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

            Well I got this light for Christmas about 2 years ago and well here is my review on it the light as others say is bright i have had other cars (strangers) stop me on the street DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS and tell me how bright it was and how well they see me i love the programmable flash on it the light will last about (FOR ME ANYWAYS) 300 MILES ON A CHARGE that in my book is awesome nashbar asked me to tell if there's something about the light i don't like or a con in the review i got none at all this light was so great i went and bought another one for my other bike and plan on getting another one in the future OH and the light does do as said charge time is about 3 hours

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great light

            By @CYclingNolte

            from Iowa

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long battery life
            • Many Pattern Options
            • Many Patter Options
            • Versatile
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

              Great light. It has about 5 blinking patterns and you can change the speed of the flashes so there are a lot of options as far as blink pattern goes. Its very bright and will last sevel long rides and even more if you change the pattern and speed. I have 3 of these lights so I can rotate them between bikes and I've used 1 for over a year before needing to charge it. It uses a regular micro usb so you can charge it almost anywhere if you need to. Also seems to be waterproof. It's easy to remove from the clamp but is secure when mounted. It does stick out a little from the mount (not directly next to the seat post) if that is a concern but it doesn't bother me.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              brightest i have seen

              By BURTf

              from Yardley, pa

              About Me Avid Cyclist

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Road Biking

                Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

                Easily detached and attached for charging

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                They haven't hit me yet...

                By DrMatt

                from Cape Girardeau, MO

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Mounting Options
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about CygoLite Hot Shot USB Tail Light w/USB Charging Cable:

                  Cars report seeing me from > 1 mile away on clear winter days. Love that you can adjust the frequency within a selected blink pattern. Charges quickly, discharges slowly, so I run it M-F, and recharge on weekend. Mounting options for seat post or seatstays, as well as the normal clip for your bag. I would compare it favorably to my Portland Design Works tail lamp, except its a bit lighter and requires charge more often. Sometimes I will run both lamps if I'm commuting in high traffic, and haven't been hit... yet...

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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