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Garmin Varia RTL510 Radar Rear Bike Light £78.22 @ Amazon
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Garmin Varia RTL510 Radar Rear Bike Light £78.22 @ Amazon

£78.22£134.9942%Amazon Deals
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Posted 27th Jan

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When searching on amazon this comes up at £134.99 if you carry on scrolling it's all available for £87.83 which is an absolute bargain for this.
Amazing bike light with radar warning for upcoming cars which pairs with garmin devices.
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Great device - probably the best bike gadget I have ever purchased.
Good spot. Cheapest it’s ever been. Love mine
hotrod227/01/2020 22:40

Great device - probably the best bike gadget I have ever purchased.


I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing behind to pull out to turn right
I cannot see the benefit of something like this, but do have an open mind. Honestly I am really interested in your experience from someone who clearly values this device.
jazid27/01/2020 22:53

I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing …I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing behind to pull out to turn rightI cannot see the benefit of something like this, but do have an open mind. Honestly I am really interested in your experience from someone who clearly values this device.


I'm guessing with the increase in electric and hybrid cars it's going to be easier to miss them (that's what I keep trying to drum into my children. 😁
jazid27/01/2020 22:53

I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing …I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing behind to pull out to turn rightI cannot see the benefit of something like this, but do have an open mind. Honestly I am really interested in your experience from someone who clearly values this device.



I live in an area where there are long stretches of country roads next to a railway line. The trains would make me jump out of my skin with their horns if I didn't already hear them coming. A car passing me at the same time as the train can give the same fright, as the noise of the train completely masks the sound of the approaching cars. These cars pass very close, and fast (above the 20mph limit that I'm already travelling at). So, I can see why someone could want a light like this. I've never had an accident from these situations, but the potential is there.
Gone up to £87.83
jazid27/01/2020 22:53

I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing …I "usually" hear cars approaching from behind or see them if I'm glancing behind to pull out to turn rightI cannot see the benefit of something like this, but do have an open mind. Honestly I am really interested in your experience from someone who clearly values this device.


I find this amazing for social rides. When riding two abreast you can easily nip back in on country roads when cars are approaching. If your talking or its windy it's pretty hard to hear oncoming cars. Definitely makes riding more enjoyable.
Watch vids on YouTube. Many people say it's the device you never knew you needed until you buy it.
Useful and valid examples thanks. However how does out appear your riding once you are alerted?
The only example I can think of is choosing how to avoid a pot hole knowing a car could be overtaking at the same time.
Edited by: "jazid" 27th Jan
PhilChaney27/01/2020 23:16

Gone up to £87.83


That's a shame. Still lowest its been. *updated*
Thanks. Managed to snag one as I had it on my alert list
jazid27/01/2020 23:18

Useful and valid examples thanks. However how does out appear your riding …Useful and valid examples thanks. However how does out appear your riding once you are alerted?The only example I can think of is choosing how to avoid a pot hole knowing a car could be overtaking at the same time.


That's no different than if you didn't have the device tbh.

I just treat mine like a rear-view mirror. I still use my side mirrors and check behind, but it gives me an extra/earlier heads up that something's approaching.
jazid27/01/2020 23:18

Useful and valid examples thanks. However how does out appear your riding …Useful and valid examples thanks. However how does out appear your riding once you are alerted?The only example I can think of is choosing how to avoid a pot hole knowing a car could be overtaking at the same time.


First off I'd use the proviso that the radar is only really useful on rural roads - not in towns or cities.

But given that you are on a quiet country road having the device allows you to ride in a more central position out of the gutter - moving to a more courteous position when a car is approaching.

Your example of the pot hole is a good one - it's not always about taking some action based on the information but sometimes about knowing *not* do to something - like swinging out around a pothole.

In my view more information is always better as long as you prioritise the information...the radar is definitely not a replacement for looking over your shoulder before a manoeuvre...but I think it is a lot better than what you can sense with your ears.
Really useful feedback. Makes me feel like I am missing something critical. Much like the feeling I have without a power meter.
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