Blackburn X6 review

If there was a prize for indulgent design Blackburn would win by a finned, fancy plastic mile. The twin 5W LED system comes with a spot and flood head to give a reasonable depth and breadth of illumination with both LEDs running, and a long reach for road or a short spread for slow singletrack.

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£199.99 RRP
This is not a slimline choice, by any means.

Our review

Thoughtful detailing and decent light performance but bulky and heavy battery
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If there was a prize for indulgent design, Blackburn would win by a finned, fancy plastic mile.

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The twin 5W LED system comes with a spot and flood head to give a reasonable depth and breadth of illumination with both LEDs running, and a long reach for road or a short spread for slow singletrack. With three levels of dimming you can juggle output and run time, while locking battery connectors stop your leads pulling out.

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The giant NiMH battery has an expanding Gore-Tex lining for total waterproofing and the whole set comes with a lifetime defect warranty. It’s hugely bulky though and you’ll struggle to fit it on a lot of frames, which seems to negate all the natural advantages of compact LEDs.

Product Specifications

Product

Name X6
Brand Blackburn Design

Description Battery Fully Charged In 4.5 hrs
MPN 112 282
Weight (g) 874
No Of Batteries Required 1
Battery Life 17
Type of Battery Required NiMH
Warranty Length Limited lifetime
Position Front