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    Blackburn System X6


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    From what I've heard about these lights, they're a bad deal at any price.

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    I'm curious what is so bad about them.

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    Heavy battery, outdated LED, cumbersome setups, etc. For less than a $100, buy a Fenix flashlight instead. You get brighter light, lighter and easier setup.

    There's reason they are closing this light out, it's a terrible light, and it doesn't sell well.

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    I looked at that, but from the reviews i've read online there are very few people who like this light, and many who think its a pile of junk.

    Sad, because its a good discount!

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    Long live FENIX - and its 180 lumens for $50 with incredible form factor and rock-solid stability. Absolutely unbeatable.
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    I've seen the discussions on Fenix in the past. That does look like a good way to go.

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    My Fenix arrives on Monday!!

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    Two fenixes over a Blackburn X-6 any day of the week and twice on Sunday!
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    Sorry to bump an old thread ... but ... where should I be looking for Fenix lights?

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    Fenixes are sooo 2007. You should look into P7s. Cheaper and brighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JinbaIttai View Post
    Fenixes are sooo 2007. You should look into P7s. Cheaper and brighter.
    +1 absolutely - Fenix are out of date and overpriced. Buy a nice P7 from DX, you'll never look back...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Cyclist View Post
    +1 absolutely - Fenix are out of date and overpriced. Buy a nice P7 from DX, you'll never look back...
    Can you recommend a P7? I see SEVERAL options at DX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyhokie View Post
    Can you recommend a P7? I see SEVERAL options at DX.
    Well, one of my mates uses a MTE P7 and is very happy with it.

    I've got an Aurora which personally I prefer.

    Check my signature for a review of it.

    If a single 18650 torch with 2 modes would suit you than this might be a good place to start:



    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15691

    The best place to start is how many modes do you want ?

    What runtime do you want ?

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    The light output, quality, and overall construction of the Blackburn System X6 is pretty good. I bought these from a friend for 50 dollars, which was a great price, but for 99 I would reccommend looking at other light systems. The battery with the BBX6 is enormous, and lasts for a very short period. With both lamps on high, I don't think I would want to stay out after dark for more than an hour and a half or so. With one on high, and the other lamp on strobe, I have not run out of battery within 2.5 hours of riding. With both lamps on strobe, I'll bet you could have enough battery for a 5 hour ride, but who the heck wants to stare at everything around them flashing for that long anyway. At my LBS most people stand behind the cygolite brand name.

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