Do you bike-commute to work on busy roads? Or perhaps you frequently weigh down your ride bringing home groceries?
If so, Knog has a new rear bike light aimed at keeping your rig visible and safe — even when covered by full racks and multiple panniers.
On July 21, the Australian bike company announced the release of the Blinder Link. It’s a rear bike light that comes with multiple mounting options. Riders can purchase the light with a mounting system for either a rack or the saddle. This allows riders to choose where to mount their tail light based on their type of riding and preferences.
“More and more, we see people loading up their bikes and using them like a vehicle, especially in major cities,” Knog co-founder and designer Hugo Davidson said. “And with those added panniers, or bags, we see less and less room to mount clearly visible lights. So we wanted to find a creative way to take our beloved Blinder V design and incorporate it into a new mounting style — one that would still be visible on a cargo bike with a rack full of groceries.”
Two versions of the Blinder Link exist: the Blinder Link Saddle and Blinder Link Rack. While the tight lineup comes with new mounting options, it’s essentially just a different version of Knog’s Blinder V.
At a maximum brightness of 100 lumens, the Blinder Link offers decent power for a rear LED light. It also comes with eight different light modes. Using the most energy efficient mode, the eco-flash, Knog claims the light will last for 50 hours at intermittent bursts of 35 lumens.
On the highest light mode, a continuous beam of 35 lumens, the light lasts for four hours. Or to use its maximum brightness, riders can opt for the High Flash, which Knog says lasts for seven hours.
When the Blinder Link’s USB-C rechargeable battery dips below 10 percent of its remaining charge, an LED lights up red, letting riders know to plug it in.
Both the Blinder Link Saddle and Rack offer a lightweight design, with 77 g for the saddle and 74 g for the rack.
The Blinder Link Rack will actually mount to both racks and saddles. It fits 50mm or 80mm spacing for most racks and carriers. The Saddle, meanwhile, comes with a universal saddle rail mount to save seatpost space or accommodate dropper posts.
Both mounting options are clip wearable, so riders can attach the light on a belt, bag, or pocket for additional visibility.
Price and availability
Both the Blinder Link Saddle and Blinder Link Rack will sell for $60. They’ll become available later this summer on the Knog website. The company didn’t specify a specific date for the lights’ release.