Stay Away from NiteRider Taillights
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Over eight to ten years for two bikes, I purchased three or four NiteRider headlights and at least as many NiteRider taillights… based primarily on the tech specs. Early ones were not rechargeable, later ones rechargeable.
Now questioning, er... abandoning, my brand loyalty.
One taillight simply stopped working (Cherry Bomb), another had the clip mount crack off, and the most recent one never lived up to the charging specs out of the box and quickly got worse from there (Solas).
I’m a pride-of-ownership kinda person, take care of my stuff, have been anything but “hard” on these lights, and they’ve been unsatisfactory.
Without getting into the details, let’s just say my interaction with NiteRider customer support was less than satisfying. Zero, zip, nada appreciation for my loyalty.
The OLED headlight still works fine after two seasons. But I’d steer as far away as I could from their taillights. Longevity sucks.
I’m likely to opt for the Specialized Stix Elite 2 Taillight or the Lyzene Strip Drive Pro Tail Light to replace the latest NiteRider that broke.