USE Exposure MaXx-D Mk6 review£344.95

Powerful and sweetly detailed

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The sixth generation MaXx-D is a powerful, sweetly detailed light. The crisply machined and laser etched body cantilevers off a narrow metal clamp so careful tightening is essential to tread the security/potential bar stress line. 

The 'Smart Port' jack point means you can slave extra batteries, remote switches and even a back light to the main battery though. 

There's a clear run time indicator for managing the multiple custom tunable power modes and the recharge socket is even gold plated for corrosion defence and electrical efficiency.

The four Cree XPG LEDs produce an impressively powerful, far-reaching beam. Limited breadth and dramatic edge makes teaming it with a helmet mount essential for twisty trails, increasing already high cost.

Exposure maxx-d mk6 beam shot:
Exposure maxx-d mk6 beam shot:

Exposure MaXx-D Mk6 beam shot

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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