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Old 05-30-14, 04:57 PM   #1
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Anyone using Knog Lights?

I just saw them on Wiggle.co.uk and thought they looked like different and i, rather, liked them. Are they as cool as they look?

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Underpowered but nice designs
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Kong or Knog? I used a Knog light once, and at 8mph it caused a wreck that ended with a flight for life.

It was my fault, but I'll never allow myself to ride with insufficient light again.
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Thanks. That is about what I was figuring. I did like the design.

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Road and ARC units are awesome, and the Road R is proba ly the finest taillight available (amongst self contained units).

I have headlights from Serfas and Cygolite when I need extended runtime, but for most of my night rides, Knog Road 2 is my go to light, because it's unbeatably compact and easy to use.

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I have two knog back lights. The blinder rear light is nice. lots of cool patterns and a peloton mode so the guy behind you in the paceline doesn't hate you.

I have the blinder 3 front, but it doesn't stay up. Every small bump causes it to sag down and point at my front wheel. I had to zip-tie it up to keep it from pointing straight down. best solution I have for it is to put a ton of zip-ties to make a bump that keeps it from sagging.
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I have two knog back lights. The blinder rear light is nice. lots of cool patterns and a peloton mode so the guy behind you in the paceline doesn't hate you.

I have the blinder 3 front, but it doesn't stay up. Every small bump causes it to sag down and point at my front wheel. I had to zip-tie it up to keep it from pointing straight down. best solution I have for it is to put a ton of zip-ties to make a bump that keeps it from sagging.
Which bar clamp diameter are you mounting it to, and which strap, the stock one or the accessory strap?
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Which bar clamp diameter are you mounting it to, and which strap, the stock one or the accessory strap?
small strap on a 27.2
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I have knog blinders and love them
Super bright, usb charging, and the strapping system they have works on all my bikes.

Couple of my bikes have 27.2 seatposts and 25.6 handlebar - no problems.

highly recommend them
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I just saw them on Wiggle.co.uk and thought they looked like different and i, rather, liked them. Are they as cool as they look?

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Ones I see are way too small, barely visible with older batteries.
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small strap on a 27.2
Hmm, do you mean 26? 27.2 would be an unusual bar diameter.

I'd wondered about the posibility of slip when they released the Road 3, just from looking at it, but reasoned extra lithium battery isn't very heavy at all, so I'd be kinda-only-half surprised to hear it does on some bars.

I didn't check, but I think Knog might issue mount diameter ranges for their products.
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Ones I see are way too small, barely visible with older batteries.
Their first lights, years ago, were like that, but the range of models now is wider with much more powerful lights.
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I'm cleaning this up. Let's keep the conversation on-topic, please. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.

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Hmm, do you mean 26? 27.2 would be an unusual bar diameter.

I'd wondered about the posibility of slip when they released the Road 3, just from looking at it, but reasoned extra lithium battery isn't very heavy at all, so I'd be kinda-only-half surprised to hear it does on some bars.

I didn't check, but I think Knog might issue mount diameter ranges for their products.

I think you're right. I was just going to take some bar tape to it. It happens to be an accessory mount 31.8 to 26 (you're probably right so I'll just assume that). I dig the flash patterns and the flood / spot combo reflectors. Size is nice too. I can't quite get 3 hrs of riding out of it but that's ok. My night rides aren't that long anyway.
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Small So small batteries . Coin batteries are small but single use.

they make the case out of silicon rubber so Its its own stretcht attachment.
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I always thought their lights were way underpowered, at least the older ones. I bought one once when I found myself caught in the dark without lights. It was basically useless.

I also bought one of their messenger bags/panniers that uses an attachment to make it work with a rack. That I found to be well made and I've been using it now for about 3 years, not only as my bike bag but my everyday computer bag.
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I've got a couple of the USB rechargeable Blinder series (one LED and also a 4 LED) as back up tail lights.

Mounting works well. Bright enough for the use. Very compact (especially the one LED model).
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Blinder 4 (4 LEDs) is an excellent taillight. Plenty bright enough for most uses.
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I've got a couple of the USB rechargeable Blinder series (one LED and also a 4 LED) as back up tail lights.
You need a light for backing up, or are these backup tail lights?
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