Knog in the last months has released a new light, two padlocks and a new bike bell.
We are talking about the brand new Blinder MINI bike lights, the Frankie cable lock, Straight Jacket chain lock and of course the Oi bike bell.

We will publish a complete hands-on review in the next weeks, in the meantime below the specs of these new cool gear.

KNOG BLINDER MINI
The Blinder MINI has three characters in the gang. “Dot” with a single powerful LED. “Niner”, so called for its array of 9 LEDs. And “Chippy”, with Chips on Board technology giving a panel of light. These surface mounted LEDs punch well above their weight, with the 20/11 lumens for front/rear getting you seen from over (800m) away. Niner and Chippy have reflected faces for added safety, and Dot, vain as she is, has a faceplate for added style and comes in 4 colours. With a weight of only 15 grams the light uses its tool-less attachment to securely connect to handlebars and frames of 22–32+mm.

– Dimensions: 31 x 31 x 14mm (excl strap)
– Weight: 18g
– Materials: UV-Resistant Industrial grade silicone, Polycarbonate Housing, Optical grade PMMA Lens, Hard-Anodised aluminium fascia.
– USB Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery (USB). This saves using about 600 AAA Alkaline batteries during the light’s lifetime.
– Front Light: 20 Lumens (calculated) Rear Light: 11 Lumens (calculated)

LEDs: E icient LEDs designed to provide maximum brightness level for up to 90% of the battery burn time for each mode. Rather than LED brightness deteriorating during your ride.

Lens: Use of an optic design to provide a balanced ratio of beam width and distance to safely illuminate you and the path ahead.
Visibility: Light is visible over 500 metres.

Light Modes: 5 light modes: 1. Steady, 2. Strobe Flash, 3. Fading Flash, 4. Lightning Flash, 5. Eco Flash.

Run Time: Blinder MINI front models last 1.8-2.5 hours in Steady mode, 3.5-4 hours in Strobe Flash, 3-3.8 hours in Fading Flash, 3.5 hours in Lightning Flash and 10-11.5 hours in Eco Flash.
Blinder MINI rear models last 1.8-2.2 hours in Steady mode, 3.5 hours in Strobe Flash, 3-3.2 hours in Fading Flash, 3-4.5 hours in Lightning Flash, 10.5-11 hours in Eco Flash.

Charge Time: 2.5 hours

Battery: Rechargeable Lithium polymer battery via integrated USB plug.

Charge Type: Via integrated USB plug. Waterproof, tough and can be plugged in directly – no need for cable.

Button: New longer button push on (0.75sec) prevents accidental activation of your light. Short presses switch modes continuously. Similarly, the light is switched o with a long button push o (2 seconds).

Storage Mode: Storage mode provides the best longevity for your Blinder MINI light. Repeat this procedure every 3 months thereafter if the light isn’t being used. (Refer to the instructions online.)

Straps: Replaceable straps for tool-less attachment
Front: 1 x Short (22 – 27mm) 1 x Medium (27-32mm)
Rear: 1 x Short (22 – 27mm) 1 x Medium (27-32mm) 1 x Long (32mm+) Compatible with Aero bars.

100% Waterproof: The Blinder MINI is IP67 Tested and 100% waterproof against all elements.
Testing: The Blinder MINI has been tested against the following; Drop tests, corrosion tests, UV tests, Electrical shock and static, vibration and impact, temperature and humidity, cycle testing and CE certification.

https://www.knog.com.au/blindermini

 

FRANKIE, NEW SILICONE LOCK
The Frankie is the new sausage on the block. It takes its form from the popular Party Frank, but is improved in every key element. A reinforced key, and a reinforced lock housing make the Frankie stronger, sturdier, more reliable and sometimes tastier. If you want to lick it on the logo.

– Length: 700mm
– Weight: 360g
– Material: Silicone overmoulded braided steel cable with fibre core

Security Rating: 5: Super handy and a little bit hardcore

Body: Patented seamless overmould using industrial grade UV stable silicone.
So you don’t mark or scratch your ride.

Lock Housing: 8mm Stainless steel locking shackle.
No leverage points to ensure extra security against unwanted attacks

Lock Barrel: Blade style lock barrel, with 1000 unique combinations. Materials: Die Cast Zinc Alloy, nickel plated.

Lock Cable: Braided loose bound steel cable with fibre core (making cable more secure in the event of bolt cutter attack).

Cable Diameter: Cable Diameter 13mm, Steel Cable Diameter 6mm.

Cutting Resistance: The TECHNOLOGY used on the FIBRE-CORE CABLES makes the Knog sausage locks five times stronger than the competition. O ering superior resilience and flexibility compared with locks using standard braided steel cable cores. The unique combination of materials crush before cutting, making bolt cutter attacks more frustrating for smash-and-grab thieves.

Keys: New improved thicker keys, now 3mm thick. 2 overmoulded, bi-directional cut keys with wrist coil included.

Colour Range: Black, Red, Fuchsia (new), Lime (new), Indigo, Turquoise

Testing: We subject our locks range to a vast array of environmental tests to ensure they are fit for purpose for everyday use. These procedures are undertaken during research and development through to prototype and manufacture. These include: Drop Tests, Impact Tests, Corrosion Testing, Vibration Testing, Extreme Temperature Testing, Cycle Testing.

https://www.knog.com.au/frankie.html

 

Oi BICYCLE BELL
With its totally unique shape, the Oi bell levitates around the bar and gives a longer lasting sound.

– Mount opens over handle bars – no need to slide on
– Curved edge to ringer – an update to the Kickstarter model. (FYI: the Oi received pledges for over 35,000 units – the most popular bicycle-related Kickstarter campaign ever).

Anodised Finishes: Silver, Copper, Brass, Black
CNC-Machined 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminium Ringer
Oi Branded Hammer
Extra Strong, High-Tensile, Stainless Spring Steel Used – Corrosion Resistant
M4 Hex Screw (Hex Key Included)
Strong Reinforced Nylon Mount
Cable Bridge (Large Size Only)

https://www.knog.com.au/bike/accessories/oi-bike-bells/oi-bike-bell-large.html

 

STRAIGHT JACKET
With an 800mm hardened steel chain and steel shackle padlock the Straight Jacket provides a toughened resistance to shackle and bolt cutter attacks. Made from Hardened steel and with a tough nylon cover the Straight Jacket is considered a high security chain lock.

– 800mm length
– Hardened Steel
– Skinny: 760g / 6mm diameter – Fatty: 1.4Kg / 8mm diameter

Security Rating: Skinny: 6 Fatty: 7

Body: High strength, hardened steel

Hardened Steel Chain: Heat-treated specifically to create a balance between hardness (cutting resistance) and toughness (for tensile and impact resistance).

Chain Cover: hard wearing, vibrant and robust nylon cover protects your bike from scratches. Padlock: Hardened strong steel shackle padlock with brass body

Padlock Cover: Tough nylon cover to protect padlock and shroud shackle, preventing access with bolt cutters

Lock Barrel: Blade style lock barrel, with 1000 unique key combinations

Finish: Colourful, tough nylon cover with 3 unique colour options that protects your bike from any unwanted damage

Testing: We subject our locks range to a vast array of environmental tests to ensure they are fit for purpose for everyday use. These procedures are undertaken during research and development through to prototype and manufacture. These include: Drop Tests, Impact Tests, Corrosion Testing, Vibration Testing, Extreme Temperature Testing, Cycle Testing.

https://www.knog.com.au/bike/locks/chain-locks/new-straight-jacket-fatty-locks.html