The X16 crossbow from Gearhead Archery is an astonishing 4.25lb (w/o accessories) making the X16 the worlds lightest crossbow, and in fact, lighter than most compound bows, simply unbelievable! The engineers at Gearhead Archery were set on a mission to make the strongest, most accurate, innovative, and lightest crossbow ever built from the ground up. Gearhead Archery sought to design a crossbow with the same performance as our T18 series compound bows. We wanted a crossbow that could discredit the deception that crossbow performance are unlike bows. The simple fact is the X16 is identical pound for pound of pull and power stroke as the T18 bow which has demonstrated it can take down most anything. The X16 comes in either our super light and warm to the touch carbon fiber @4.25lb or a fully machined billet aluminum version @5.25lb and both are designed to last a lifetime. Gearhead Archery designed the ultimate crossbow, with the look and feel of a traditional crossbow, but the weight and pound for pound performance of a compound bow, the X16 is born.