Lezyne Zecto Drive Alert Rear

80/100
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Lezyne Zecto Drive Alert Rear. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

10 reasons to buy

  • Reviewers say the Zecto Drive Alert is a good value, compared to other accelerometer-driven lights.
  • This light turns solid during deceleration and provides a standout flash pattern while stopped.
  • Users and testers note the Zecto’s band stretches easily around larger, round seatposts.
  • Owners like that this Zecto can be attached to a bag, using the included clip.
  • During the night, ‘Flash 1’ mode is “clearly visible” from 350m.
  • ‘Daytime’ flash mode puts out 80 lumens. A tester says it’s visible from 350m.
  • The Zecto Drive Alert has 5 modes: 3 flashing and 2 steady.
  • Reviewers are impressed by this light’s short recharge time of 2.5 hours.
  • Lezyne gives this light a warranty of 2 years, and 6 months to its batteries.
  • A number of owners were impressed by the battery life of the Zecto Drive Alert.

7 reasons not to buy

  • A number of owners were not impressed by this light’s battery life.
  • Sometimes, ‘stop’ mode activates when riders are only slowing down.
  • Nighttime flash modes are only 20 lumens, or 5 lumens in ‘Economy’ mode.
  • A tester finds this light’s USB cover to be fiddly.
  • An expert says the Zecto Drive Alert doesn’t fit well around aero seatposts.
  • One tester says ‘Flash 2’ mode isn’t amply visible for nighttime riding.
  • A few owners found that their Zecto Alert failed to charge after a few rides.

Bottom line

Using accelerometers, the Zecto Drive Alert changes modes and increases brightness upon slowing, to act as a brake light. Reviewers say they don’t know how drivers interpret this light’s alert sequences, but do agree that they act effectively as attention-grabbers. At times, the light ‘brakes’ when owners are simply slowing down. In ‘Daytime’ mode, the 80-lumen glow gives great visibility. Some users express concerns over battery life. In response, Lezyne have recently modified the design to increase it by 30%.
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Facts

Light Type
Mounting
Brand
Bike Type
Lumens
80 Lumens
Battery Life
15.5 Hours
Power
Weight
1.87 oz

Expert Reviews

70/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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Lezyne Zecto Alert Drive Rear

When you stop it switches to a flash sequence which is more noticeable than the 80-lumen Daytime setting. It comes at an extra cost over the standard Zecto Drive, and I’d say it’s worth it. It doesn’t work with aero designs.

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User Ratings

83/100 based on 73 ratings
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