Knog rear lights, any good???

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lee170
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Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby lee170 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 08:03 am

Hi all,
My trusted cateye ld600 is finally losing the plot after a good few years,
Switches off whilst riding and as I commute on a dual carriageway with no cycle path it's pretty dangerous having no rear light.
I have looked at the new cateye ld610 which looks ok but I really like the look of the knog lights,
Are they any good? Bright enough?

mapleflot
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby mapleflot » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:54 am

My Knog Skink rear has been going for 3 years. They are bright enough and have enough blinking options (all on, slow blink, rapid blink, and sequential).
Had a couple battery problems (it's not as waterproof as it looks) but a dry out and batt. replacement fixed it. Its a good idea to have two sets of lights in any event so you are almost certain never to be without..

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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby Long Time Lurker » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:16 pm

I have a knog as a 2nd light (attached to my backpack). Don't know what model, was given to me.
I don't think they are good enough as a main light. (I have a LD600)
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Eyon
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby Eyon » Wed Oct 17, 2012 21:58 pm

I use the 3 LED one for the rear on my bike, plenty bright enough and lasts a long while between battery changes

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fossyant
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby fossyant » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:00 am

They are a backup light, the new ones might be better, the blinder ? I have found Knogs very susceptible to moisture, despite looking well sealed. I've had a Toad and ditched it as the switch would go bonkers with the slightest rain. Would always work again after a few hours on the radiator.
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marksteven
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby marksteven » Fri Oct 19, 2012 18:08 pm

got a set of boomers ******* stunning

sigorman85
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby sigorman85 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:17 am

Got a set the other day 10/10 for what they are happy happy!
When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


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notnot
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby notnot » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:52 pm

Lots of different models of knog. I got strobes - not bright enough for me to be happy using them as my only rears.

bulletjie
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Re: Knog rear lights, any good???

Postby bulletjie » Sun Oct 21, 2012 17:35 pm

I've got a Knog Blinder. Its a excellent light. Very bright, but give almost no side visibility so I use it in conjunction a say Cateye rapid 3 or 5


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