Lezyne Super Drive 1600XXL
The Lezyne Super Drive 1600XXL packs some impressive illumination power into a high-quality package that can be switched easily between bikes—for going high speed on unlit lanes or venturing off-road. The Smart Connect feature allows for pairing with compatible Lezyne rear lights, and custom mode choices.
The Lezyne Super Drive 1600XXL is a powerful light and it’s new 'Smart Connect' feature enables the light to be paired to an Apple or android smartphone for custom programming of up to four modes (out of seven). You can choose which brightness/modes you want the top button to scroll through depending on personal preference and discipline.
Its claimed run-times are not only extremely competitive but also accurate. You’ll easily manage a three-hour solo ride in complete darkness no problems.
The button on top has a raised profile which makes it easy to use even in gloves or with numb fingers, and this button also doubles up as the battery indicator.
The three LEDs use what Lezyne calls Tri-Focus optics to create an 'ideal beam pattern for high speed'. Out on the road, this is plenty comfortable enough at high speed and the light pattern is sort of squared off at the top to help prevent blinding oncoming drivers.
There are also side cutouts to allow some light spillage to aid side visibility, which will be particularly useful to those riding in urban areas.
Overall, this is a high quality and good value illumination powerhouse, coming with a new Smart Connect feature that really helps overcome mode selection issues.