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KNOG Rebrands, Drops Two New Blinder X MTB-Specific Trail Lights

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights hero(Photos/KNOG)
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The Australian bicycle and outdoor accessory company, KNOG has recently gone through a reignition of their core ethos. Part of that transformation was a dynamic rebrand and a big expansion of their Blinder light range. From the Blinder expansion comes the new Blinder X1800 and Blinder X2300.

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 2300 side view
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With the rebranding, Knog hopes to channel the brand’s celebrated rebellious spirit and embody fearless creativity. Knog’s new tagline, “Technically UnKonventional” with the prominent “Bold-K” is central to the brand’s transformation and will be part of the upcoming “Anarchy-K” debuting across new and next-gen product lines soon.

Knog’s Global CEO, Hugo Davidson challenged the brand and product teams to ” revitalize the Knog brand within contemporary culture while honoring the company’s heritage and love of the unboring”.

Davidson had this to say, “The results are a dynamic new identity that captures the energy and innovation that drive us to inspire, shock, amuse, and connect with our audience worldwide, proving that we truly are Technically UnKonventional- and that the future of light is Knog,”

Ok, let’s talk about the lights now.

KNOG Blinder X 1800

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 1800 berm

Designed as a front light for riding trails at night, the Blinder X 1800 boasts 12 high-performance LEDs that deliver a maximum output of, you guessed it, 1800 lumens.

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 1800 button

It sports an external button remote that will toggle between 6 different light modes. This allows the rider to adapt their light output to handle the many different nighttime riding scenarios.

The Blinder x 1800’s external battery secures easily to your bike’s frame, making for convenient setup and charging. The button itself not only allows the rider to seamlessly swap from low to high output, but the button changes color to easily monitor your battery charge status.

Modes, Lumens, Run Times

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X !800 lumen chart

Blinder X 1800 Retail & Features

Retail: $220

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 1800 mounted
  • Advanced Status Indication – The external remote button provides an easy visual cue for battery charge level using color
  • Battery Mount Feature – The frame mount secures to a bottle cage boss with an adjustable strap for flexibility.
  • Safeguarded from the Elements – IP67-rated 100% waterproofing. 
  • The 1800 Lumen output provides a strikingly bright and focused light
  • External Battery easily recharges via USB-C and indicates charge level via an inbuilt button
  • Navigate through any conditions with 6 pre-programmed light modes through an easily accessible external button remote
  • Includes vibration-resistant and secure handlebar mounting that is quick and easy to install
  • Multiple Battery mounting options as well as handlebar or helmet mounting with the additional helmet mount for the light
  • Customizable modes with Knog’s Modemaker app

KNOG Blinder X 2300

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 2300 pushing bike

The Blinder X 2300 is engineered with precision and performance in mind. Knog says it is capable of lighting even the toughest trails. Like the 1800, the Blinder X 2300 comes equipped with 12 high-performance LEDs that deliver a maximum of, yup, you guessed it again… 2300 lumens.

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 2300 front on bike

The external battery also mounts directly to your bike’s frame, so setup and charging are a breeze. Plus the battery will let you keep track of battery status. The remote button allows you to toggle between 5 different light modes so the rider can adapt to different riding conditions and keep exceptional light coverage.

Modes, Lumens, Run Times

KNOG Rebrand and New Blind X Lights X 2300 lumen chart

Blinder X 2300 Retail & Features

Retail: $270

  • Advanced Status Indication – The external remote button provides an easy visual cue for battery charge level using color
  • Battery Mount Feature – The frame mount secures to a bottle cage boss with an adjustable strap for flexibility.
  • Fast Charging Time – Quick USB-C charging ensures minimal downtime, while straightforward charge indicators provide easy monitoring of battery status.
  • The 2300 Lumen output provides a strikingly bright and focused light
  • External Battery easily recharges via USB-C and indicates charge level via an inbuilt button
  • Navigate through any conditions with 5 pre-programmed light modes through an easily accessible external button remote
  • Includes vibration-resistant and secure handlebar mounting that is quick and easy to install
  • 100% waterproof with an IP67 rating
  • Intelligent button LEDs show battery level and charge status
  • Multiple Battery mounting options as well as handlebar or helmet mounting with the additional helmet mount for the light
  • Customizable light modes with Knog’s Modemaker app

Check out all of the bike bits at the link below.

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David
David
18 days ago

I don’t get it. Why have an “advanced status indication” if the remote is hardwired, so helmet mounting such as their manual shows puts that indicator behind your head?

Also I hope those prices include a massive buffer for retail discounting, because they currently sit more expensive than some exceptional competition.

Ben
Ben
18 days ago

Agreed. Picking the Outbound Trail Evo over these every time.

Collin S
Collin S
17 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Agreed 2x. I used an outbound trail evo for an overnight ride (sunset to sunrise albeit on one of the shortest nights of the year) and with the light on low, according to the indicator, I hadn’t even use 75% of the battery (Had 4 bars to start, still on 2 bars left for the last 2 hours) and even on low, the light output is great. Having an external battery really is a pain. You can strap it to the top tube, but inevitable, it will rotate or fall back since most of my bikes taper as you move towards the seat tube. Plus, having connectors will ultimately fail. Having everything integrated is so much nicer.

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