“Members of the Buller Team tested and rode with the Full Beam lights for several weeks. What we found was that these lights are by far the brightest lights we have ever ridden with. They literally turn night into day and if you are using them for racing, they brought the night laps times closer to your daylight lap times. This is a huge advantage. Easy to use and charge with a solid mounting system. By far the best lights we have used”.
Bike Buller Team
I recently raced round two of the GAZEBO series held by Geelong Mountain Bike Club at the You Yangs.
This is a three hour, multi-lap enduro where the majority of the race is held after dark. In this instance, I can’t stress the importance of quality lighting for mountain bike racing, as it’s a discipline that requires 100% concentration and a lot of nerve to race on ever- changing terrain, this being particularly so after dark.
With thanks to Full Beam Australia, I was fitted out with three high quality, race ready lights. Namely the Trail LED Halo 6000 Lumen helmet light, the Full Beam Fusion Speed LED 3000 Lumen bar light, and the brand new Nite Flux Red Zone 8 tail light, strapped to the seat post.
As the race commenced, I settled into a consistent rhythm, probably going a little harder than I would have liked, but pre race nerves had the bunch really putting the power down early. The hot conditions were really felt during this time and I took on a lot of water and electrolyte as the sun was setting.
As the race wore on, my pit crew, led by Anthony from Full Beam Australia let me know I was sitting at about 30th of approximately 70 riders. Not a very encouraging sign, however I knew the early pace would leave many tired along with the fact that I was carrying some significant light power that was sure to advantage me once darkness set in- approximately twenty minutes from this point.
If you’ve ever been in the Australian bush at night you will know that it is a very dark place and the silence is absolute. At the half way point of the race, I clicked on my three lights and the trail lit up quite literally like it was daytime. At this point I picked up the pace and made it my objective to begin reeling riders in.
As the final hour approached, my pit crew reliably informed me I was now sitting in twentieth place, an improvement of ten riders in a couple of short laps. It was encouraging, but still nowhere near the top ten finish I was hoping for. It was now or never. I concentrated on making every corner as fast as I could, the lights blaring into the darkness, allowing me ample time to prepare myself for the coming obstacles.
With good race preparation and the excellent lights, I finished in 9th place. In the last forty minutes, I had overtaken eleven riders. This excellent outcome is testament to the lights from Full Beam Australia. The Fusion Speed LED combined with the Halo from Trail LED delivered exceptional run times, along with a smooth beam and incredibly wide beam pattern and impressive throw. Quite simply there was no one on the trail that had the quality of lighting that I did with the Full Beam and Trail LED combination. This allowed for some great vision without dark spots appearing on the track. Very confidence inspiring. After the race a number of riders were asking what sort of lights I was running.
Back off the racetrack, I use the Fusion Speed LED and the Nite Flux Red Zone 8 tail light every day on the road bike. They have not failed me once and I simply can’t emphasise the importance of good quality lighting for vision, but more importantly for safety.
Anthony De Leo at Full Beam Australia has provided phenominal service; standing behind the great products they offer and will always provide a fast response to my enquiries. This has not only been my experience with Full Beam Australia, but the experience of my friends as well.
Wether you race mountain bikes or simply commute to work, good lighting is essential. Check out the range at www.fullbeam.com.au, it’s great to support an Aussie company.
Liz Smith Australian Women"s 24hr Solo elite champion
Rotorua, what a place! Nduro put on a great event with easily the best track I have ever raced on! Dense forest and "hero dirt" combined with unbelievably well built trails to make this one to remember!
Once night came, out came the Trail LED DS light sets and turned night back into day! I couldn't believe the difference these lights made to my night riding. The light they put out made it easy for me to ensure consistent lap times.
This was definitely a deciding factor in my race, as it was during the night I closed the gap and went on to win the race!
Thanks heaps for all the help Full Beam Australia
Marisa Bertoia Gu Racing Team
Luke Pankhurst member of the Australian U/17 MTB Development Squad
I know it's a bit late, but I couldn't find the words to express how much I felt about my lights. I recently got my new xxx trail led lights from Full Beam Australia and can't believe how amazing they are, they have to be the best lights ever and I'm so happy to have them. I raced with them over the Easter weekend here in Alice Springs for the *easter in the Alice mtb muster* on a night race and although the track wasn't tight and technical I was amazed on how well these lights lit up my path. Thank you Full Beam Australia and Trail LED for hooking me up with these bad boys
Thanks so much for organising the demo night last night at Lysterfield. I really enjoyed myself and had a great time checking out the fantastic products that you brought along for everyone to sample.
The stand out product for me was the Trail LED Halo. What a beast. It lived up to every expectation I had about this amazing light. From a practical sense it is probably overkill for my needs but this beast sets the benchmark for where all other companies should be comparing there lights.
I love my XXX and am absolutely sold on the XXX/ DS combination. The DS has already been added to my wish list.
Thanks again to you and your helpers for a well executed but relaxed demo night at Lysterfield. This night is something I will recommend to anyone who wants to try before you buy. Trail LED and Full Beam Australia get a big thumbs up from me.
Marisa Bertoia Gu Racing Team on the 2015 Mont 24hr
Thanks for the follow up. No worries with the Trail LED XXX light set – it’s a beauty as far as brightening my journey. Also, being so light, it really has made a difference to the weight and balance on my helmet which has lead to less strain and discomfort on my neck. I previously had a Cygolite 700 mounted on my helmet which was significantly heavier and you could feel it pulling your neck whenever and whichever way you turned your head.
Unfortunately as the sun is rising earlier as we approach Summer I only get to use it at full beam for about 10 minutes on my morning ride (0530 hrs) before the dawn breaks, then I switch it to flashing mode. And I always use flashing mode on my ride home no matter how bright the sunlight. My only concern is that other cyclists travelling in the opposite direction might find it too dazzling. But I never point the light directly at them.
I keep showing it to other bike riders and telling them that it’s the best ‘kick-arse’ light around.
Erica Galea Gu Racing Team
Hey Full Beam Australia team!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support at the recent Mont 24 race. I'm posting one of my night lap pics here that show just how amazing the Trail LED lights are (they say a picture is worth a thousand words). But I'm going to add a few words too.
The last time I raced this course was just five months ago, and I can't say I enjoyed the night laps, because from a visibility point of view I felt like I really struggled to see. I was worried it was an age thing.
Thankfully it wasn't age - just lights. What a difference the right lights make! This time around I had a blast on my night laps, maybe because they looked pretty much the same as my day laps.
So my super-quick review. They may look small, but the light that shines from these is amazing - it really cuts through the darkness. I love the design with the lights sitting flush against my helmet for a couple of reasons - firstly it cast a wide beam of light instead of a single spot and I found this really helped with visibility. Secondly, it makes it less likely I'll take my head off on any low branches (which I've come close to with other helmet mounts).
Once the lights were mounted on both the helmet and handlebar they were incredibly secure and didn't move even when hitting the rough downhill sections. Always a confidence booster!
The run-time on high is fantastic, and the re-charge time is super fast too, which makes them perfect for every style of night riding. The battery is also super lightweight and just slipped into my jersey pocket.
I had so many people comment on track during my night laps - one guy asked me very politely to not overtake him because my lights were giving him extra light. And finally, I appologise to those I accidentally blinded coming into transition.
THE VELOROOS WINNING THE RACE ACROSS AMERICA
'The Trail LED XXX lights were fantastic. During the Race Across America we rode our bikes day and night in many remote areas with no street lighting. The Trail LED XXX lights helped us ride with confidence, regardless of where we were, enabling us to see potholes and debris on the road as well as what was up ahead. As a result we rode our way to 1stplace in the female teams of 4, breaking a 19 year record. Thank you Trail LED.'
CANDLE POWER TECHNOLOGY:
Whilst accidents do happen, no one ever likes to drop a bike on the ground. The UpStand gives us peace of mind when we’re out on location taking photos of bikes or when parked up at the coffee shop. It’s quick and easy to attach or alternatively store away in your back pocket for a day of trouble free riding and shooting. A must for anyone who believes that one scratch is one too many.” Alex Malone Cyclist Australia/NZ.
No problem about the upclip…… glad that you are enjoying my photos, as the UPSTAND is just such a cleverest little idea. My partner, who is not into riding as I, has always said "why don’t you cyclists with your mega expensive bikes have bike stands? so you don’t lean then up against walls blah blah blah” and before UPSTAND, I would have just been mortified to attach a bike stand to my bike. So when I showed her your UPSTAND on my bike and said I was buying her one too. She just rolled her eyes and said “WELL YES!!!”
just put on my niteflux red zone 4. amazing!!! can only imagine what the RZ8 would be like. $100 cheap life insurance. Thanks Guys
5 out of 5
Website Manager Mark (verified owner) – January 18, 2014:
The BEST bike light I’ve ever owned, and believe me, I’ve been through quite a few. The design is ingenious, so simple, yet adaptable and intuitive.
So much easier to use than the countless other lights in the same class (although the Red Zone 8 is in a class by itself). I was going to go with a supposedly brighter and higher performance light, but that had a separate ‘light engine’, was more complex, and had more parts to it. This light’s usb charging is easy and convenient!
Can’t wait to get the White Zone 10 companion light next.
Full Beam Australia delivers on what they promise. Passionate about cycling, their lights ( night flux is the one I ordered) perform to perfection. Great service, prompt and good pricing, I would recommend Full Beam Australia to all of my fellow crazy bike riders!
> Josh, self confessed a safety freak
Hey full beam australia!
Just wanted to let you know how stoked I am with my new See.sense rear light.
I went from using a 35lm light (which from my understanding is about as bright as a car's brake lights) to now using the 125lm see.sense light. This thing is crazy bright. When I use it at night, If I turn my head to the side, I can see the huge circle of red light that the see.sense casts on to the road and the surrounding area - the whole street lights up red. I ride with headphones in but when a car approaches me, the see.sense recognises the car's headlights and starts blinking like some kind of emergency vehicle.
I'm not sure if it's psychosomatic but I swear that drivers are giving me more room now. I feel very safe with this bad boy strapped to my bike and am confident that I will be seen in all lighting conditions - I even use it in the middle of the day.
I'm so glad that I stumbled across your website. Exceptionally fast delivery. Will I be recommending you to my friends? Damn straight I will.