Frequently Asked Questions
In general FLECTR 360 CL fits almost every modern bike rim - in detail:
If your bike has a caliper brake wheel and a minimum curvature (dome) with a height of minimum 15 mm or more above the brake flank. Complete rim depths: minimum of 25 mm and maximum of about 50 mm.
If your bike has disc brake wheels and a rim height (normally called "dephts") with a minimum of 15 mm and maximum of about 40 mm - which is normal for over 95% of all disc brake bike wheels.
If your bike has a common rim brake wheel with a square shape without any curvature (dome) above the brake flank. Normally only found on some trekking and also cheaper bikes. No reason to cry – FLECTR ZERO (www.flectr.bike) will fit every wheel, because it is spoke mounted!
In fact FLECTR 360 CL (or FLECTR 360 OMNI) can be adapted to any rim depth, but the integrated cutting lines support the above named dimensions.
FLECTR 360 OMNI is optimized for wheel diameters above 24" and fits rims with maximum of 32 spokes. It doesn´t fit children-, folding- or fat bikes.Last updated:
The two-piece design is one of the biggest advantages of our design.
1) The overlapping of the two reflector sections doubles the reflective surface. Double surface means double reflectivity!
2) A bicycle rim offers only a very limited area depending on its height. This area must be used optimally. This only works if you install the reflector right at the bottom of the rim edge and wrap it over the rim vertex.
A reflector mounted from the vertex (the upper middle) of the rim will mostly be too small and will not take full advantage of the lateral surface of the rim.
We have developed rim reflectors from one piece, but discarded these designs as them only work if custom-made for a special rim. A universal product with the best possible reflection only works from two parts.Last updated:
In fact FLECTR 360 throws back the same amount of light in a distance of about 15 metres as most battery-driven bike lights, but we think it isn´t a good idea at all to ride in the dark without proper lighting. Reflectors should be understood as an expansion of your safety concept. They increase your visibility, work 365 days a year without maintenance and are still there, when your lights may fail. But don't trust anyone who wants to sell you reflectors and says "you don't need light." We don't think that's reputable.Last updated:
LED driven wheel lights are a wonderful extention for show bikes on the boulevard, but not a reliable safety accessory on a night ride.Last updated:
Of course, first of all by the color you see during the day - seen in this way, by the style factor. Secondly by the degree of their reflection.
For the colors silver and amber we use a highly reflective - microprismatic based - custom-film, for all other colors a high-quality standard film - in glass bead technology - which is equipped with a special adhesive.
At this point you have to decide which mix of properties is most important to you personally. We know so many bikers (even friends) who do not use reflectors for aesthetic reasons. Since bicycles are becoming more and more status symbols with a high economic value, the proportion of these bikers is even increasing. Especially racing cyclists are unconvincable here. FLECTR 360 CL opens a door here and creates a link between style and safety.
If maximum safety counts for you, choose a microprismatic reflector - like the FLECTR 360 CL in silver or amber. These reflectors really have above-average performance characteristics. If you don't want to do without colored accents (or don't like the pattern on the reflectors), choose a standard reflector according to your taste. The basic rule here is that a darker color also has a low reflection. The color black also reflects silver-white in the dark.Last updated:
Yes you can, but it ends regurlarly with following results: DIY reflectors normally have an insufficient reflectivity or it will wrinkle, delaminate or lift-off your rim. In a more unfortunate case you´ll try remove your reflector after years and will find stone-hard adhesive residues which can´t be removed without scratching your rim. We have an extensive range of film-based reflectors for bicycles and use different materials for almost every product. We don't do this because it's fun, but because the requirements are so different. In fact, no conventional reflective material combines the desirable technical characteristics required for FLECTR 360. For this reason we have teamed up with the world´s most eminent and innovative suppliers of reflective film technology.
Of course, we don't want to keep anyone from trying and tricking. Trying things makes you smarter and is fun!Last updated:
It is standard in many countries to have one reflector per wheel, means two wheel reflectors per bike.
For this reason one set of FLECTR 360 comes with 4 pcs. each – keep in mind: 2 pcs. build ONE reflector. So with one set of FLECTR 360 OMNI you are able to equip your bike with one reflector per wheel. To add a good amount of extra reflection with two reflectors per wheel (especially recommended for colored versions with standard reflection) you need two sets for one bike. It´s on you to decide how much safety you need and what you prefer optically.Last updated:
No, it's very simple. Just watch our assembly video!
You can find it here: https://www.flectr.bike/pages/flectr-installation-instructionsLast updated:
There are a large number of different requirements for bicycle reflectors worldwide. And all countries have different degrees of liberalism in the use of reflectors. Since FLECTR 360 represents a new concept, which is based on the growing dimensions of recent rim designs, it currently has no approvals. We are working on this. Please decide yourself whether you want or are allowed to use this product.Last updated:
Please send our team a mail at "firstname.lastname@example.org". We would be glad to hear from you and help you resolve your issues quickly.Last updated:
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