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Knog Skink lights, tool and gloves

Knog were showing off their funky Beetle (2 LED), Gekko (3 LED) and Skink (4 LED) lights at Eurobike - they use a similar silicon rubber mount to Knog's more expensive light systems which means you can mount then pretty much anywhere there's space. We've got a front Skink and rear Beetle to test, so we'll give them a run out at our 12hr relay race on Saturday and let you know what they're like. They certainly look cool... Coming from an industrial design background Knog's gear is always pretty good looking, and usually works well to boot. We're a big fan of their bags, and the Gator light systems are high quality commuting gear too. Also on the Knog stand at Eurobike were the diminutive new tool range, the most fully featured of which packs 18 tools (including a chain tool and a pedal spanner) into a 48mmx48mm case. Their range of Goatskin commuter gloves was also pretty smart.


 

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DaveP [412 posts] 7 years ago
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Lost my Topeak back light this morning... first pothole on my first commute on my new Bowery, it bounced under the wheels of the car behind me.  2 Must admit the clip attachment to the rack was pretty naff - not recommended!

They look good but, are the Knog ones able to rotate with changes in seat pin and seat stay angles or are they fixed?

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mundo [5 posts] 7 years ago
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Don't know what kind of commuting the folks at Knog do, but I don't think the Stars and Stripes goatskin fellas will go with my normal commuting ensemble (i.e. my normal duds)

Last time I saw gloves like that, they were on some American bloke rocket biking across the Grand Canyon.

Like the mini multi tool though - wonder if any of the tools actually work?

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 7 years ago
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Yeah they seem pretty good, you can't rotate them through 90deg or anything like that, but the nature of the one-piece rubber fixing system means that they should fix to pretty much any part of your bike, even quite flat section seat-stays, just tried it out with the front ones (which also fit okay on oversized bars - with a bit of a stretch). The rear light is much the same, but smaller… small enough that I put it down and now I can't find it.

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DaveP [412 posts] 7 years ago
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Any chance of 'loosing' it into a SAE?  3

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Tony Farrelly [2856 posts] 7 years ago
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Maybe, but not yet