PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight

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$29.99 $22.98

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PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great visibility (7)
  • Long battery life (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rear safety light (7)
    • Good for commuting (3)
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      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    A Great LIght

    By Iron the biker

    from Princeton, NJ

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Great switch
    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

    • Not rechargable

    Best Uses

    • Night riding

    Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

    This is the third light I bought for commuting at night. The other two broke easily and were not as bright. I love that it has an easy to turn on switch. I can turn it on as it gets dark or turn it off to conserve the batteries. It is very durable and has help up to trails, crashes, and frequest removal from the bike. I bought a second because I thnk you should at least have 2 rear lights on your bike for riding back roads at night. If it were rechargable it would be the best light in the world.

     
    4.0

    One of the better tail lights on the market

    By John

    from Connecticut

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great visibility
    • Long battery life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Night commute
      • Rear safety light

      Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

      I do a lot of night riding and riding in traffic, so I've tried quite a few tail lights. I find the Swerve, along with the Planet Bike Superflash Turbo, to be among the best. The Swerve is bright and it appears to have slightly better battery life than the Turbo.

      The only potential downside is the use of the O-ring system for attachment to the bike. I find it to work very well on the seat post but, unfortunately, I don't have room for a seat post light on my road bikes. The seat stay mount does work okay, but it is a little ungainly looking. Therefore, I use the Superflash Turbo as the tail light on my road bikes (seat stay) and the Swerve as the tail light on my cyclocross and mountain bikes (seat post). I also use the Swerve on the back of both of my helmets (zip tied) in addition to the lights attached to the bike.

      To reiterate, the O-rings do work, I just don't like the looks of how the system mounts on a road bike seat stay. Otherwise, a quality product.

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      • No
       
      2.0

      Poor Design

      By Cycling Grandpa

      from Sutton, MA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great visibility

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rear safety light

        Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

        Would be a great light except the unit comes apart too easily. This happened to me twice on a rough road on my road bike and I recovered the pieces but the third time I did not hear it fall, so I have half a light now.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        No light now

        By KAM

        from East Greenbush, NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Great visibility

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rear safety light

          Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

          The light worked well. Very visible and bright as I have been told by others behind me. HOWEVER, this light was mounted to my road bike. After a couple of months the light portion and batteries separated from base. Now I have no light. Just a useless base mounted on my bike. It wasn't like I had just changed the batteries or messed with it in any way. Very disappointed loosing this light. Maybe wrap a rubber band around the light and base?

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          • No
           
          2.0

          Good light with a poor mounting system

          By Gerry

          from NJ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Different settings
          • Great visibility

          Cons

          • Poor Mounting Hardware

          Best Uses

          • Rear safety light

          Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

          The light itself is fine, has 3 different settings, is very bright and much larger than I am used to but willing to trade a bit of extra weight for safety. The rubber band used to mount it to different parts of the frame snapped within a week. I'm holding it on with zip ties which are doing the job but would not recommend buying this until the manufacturer provides more reliable, resilient mounting bands.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          A lot of light for the money

          By Sue

          from Stillwater, MN

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Great visibility
          • Helmet/Removable mount
          • Long battery life
          • Rear Stay Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rear safety light

            Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

            I was looking for a bright light that could be securely mounted on the rear stay that was reasonably priced. This one met all the requirements I was looking for. At first the mount appeared to be be a little cumbersome, but it is secure and very bright.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Bright and flashy

            By Mike

            from Kendall Park, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Great visibility
            • Very bright

            Cons

            • Lens cover loose

            Best Uses

            • Night commute
            • Rear safety light

            Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

            Lens cover should be more secure.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Fantastic Light

            By Eire335

            from Burlington, VT

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Great random flashing
            • Great visibility
            • Long battery life

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Night commute
            • Rear safety light

            Comments about PRINCETON TEC Swerve Bike Taillight:

            This light is great, very eye catching. A motorist even pulled up next to me at an intersection and commented how good the light was. this was at 4pm and it was still light out.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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