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Knog Gator 105 Lights

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $89.00


Product Description

Light Unit:

  • LED Specifications: 1 x 1 Watt Hi-powered LED and 1 x 5mm -LED
  • Burn Time: 4-5 hours (optimum brightness)
  • Light Patterns: 32° spread (flood light), up to 600m visibility (flasher)
  • Dimensions (MM): 60 x 36 x 45
  • Weight (G): 75
  • Modes: 1. flood - low and high : 2. flasher
  • Dimensions (MM): 60 x 36 x 45

    Batteries:

  • Type: 4cell NiMh
  • Charge Time: Smartcharge, 3 hours
  • Dimensions (MM): 177 x 40 x 26
  • Weight (G): 335

    Accessories Included:

  • AC charger unit included. “Anti-short” power cable (light to battery) with weather proof connectors.
  • 2 x quick-release silicone cable ties with universal-fit cable connection.
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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by sintaung a Cross Country Rider from fife, uk

    Date Reviewed: March 11, 2010

    Strengths:    price, looks

    Weaknesses:    connections, water ingress, on-off switch

    Bottom Line:   
    I was quite fond of the Gator 105 ... but after 1 year the connections between the light and the battery pack failed.

    The connections were never great. Initially they were tight/stiff and really difficult to handle using gloves. I think the repeated connection/disconnection to connect the battery to the charger wore them out. Now i'm getting the whole lot rewired.

    I took the battery pack apart I saw that water had got into the unit (there was fine silt in there). there is a small led in the nose of the pack - and it's not properly sealed. This didn't actually cause any problems - but it could have done.

    Also, the metallic finish of the light gets eaten by the road salt... but that's just cosmetic.

    I live in Scotland - so some of my experience of this is related to the conditions we experience here.

    If I never had the problem with the connections, then I'd have given this 4/5 chillis. It's a nice wee light.



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    Favorite Trail:   cairngorms

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   rutland cycling

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   kona kilauea ....

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by mjdevoss a Weekend Warrior from grapevine, tx, usa

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2009

    Strengths:    4 light modes, blinky, low, med, high.
    rubber coated everything to prevent scratching.
    decent weight for the price.


    Weaknesses:    not fantastic for mountain biking, but works wonders on the road and paved trails, great see and be seen light.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great price for a road light, needs to be much brighter for trails. Cheap replacement batteries and does do the whole 5 hours on low mode.

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    Favorite Trail:   NorthShore

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   grapevine bike cente

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   the bike im using it on is my road and fixed gear bikes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by martystyyle a Cross Country Rider from grapevine, tx, usa

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2009

    Strengths:    Small, lightweight, four light features, blinky, low, med, high.

    Weaknesses:    long coil cable thing that I have to wrap around my top tube.

    Bottom Line:   
    great light for the price. I use it for mainly street riding and have seen the nightrider mi.newt usb in use, which is just a strong as my light, but my battery lasts longer and if my battery needs replacement, the knog ones are $40 cheaper than nightrider. as far as mountain use, get more power like the 305 or 605.

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    Favorite Trail:   NorthShore

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   grapevine bike cente

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   old school univega fixed gear bike

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