Danny MacAskill Q&A

Danny MacAskill Q&A

Danny MacAskill Q&A

Following the world premiere of our GPS video featuring Danny MacAskill, we caught up with the man himself for a little update on what he’s been up to!

What’s new and exciting in your life?
The last few weeks have been pretty busy for me! I finally managed to get the whole Drop and Roll team together in one place to make a proper team video. I have wanted to do this for the past six months, so it’s a great feeling to finally have it finished. Other than that, I’ve been busy traveling for some photo shoots and scouting new locations for a big film I have planned later this year!

What have been some of your most memorable moments in 2015?
2015 has been a great year so far: I rode my mtb and motorbike loads at the start of the year and then I’ve been concentrating on my trials riding through the summer. The Drop and Roll Tour has kept me pretty busy doing shows in Germany, Italy and a few in the UK. The stand out show for me this year has to be the show we did at the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup. It’s an amazing event to be part of and the crowds were just awesome!

Are you working on any new video projects?
Yep! As I mentioned, I just finished filming the new Drop and Roll video that should be out soon. Then I have a couple more big projects planned later this year—but I like to keep my cards close to my chest!

What are some of the things you do to keep progressing as a rider?
I basically let my imagination run wild! There are no rules for street trials. At this moment in my life I have an amazing opportunity to go and ride wherever I like, so I just try to make the most of that!

What athletes inspire you outside of cycling?
Guy Martin (Isle of Man TT competitor) is definitely an inspiration to me! I love the way he plays every thing down and just gets on with it! Alex Honnold is another athlete I look on in awe! His mental strength as a free climber is just incredible!

How do you stay focused and mentally balanced while constantly traveling?
I try to keep my traveling to a minimum, really. When you’re traveling, you’re not riding. I really try and make sure I get a week here and there back home (in Glasgow, Scotland) where I can just get out and ride for myself!

What was it like shooting your segment for the Lezyne GPS video in the snow?
It was a pretty fun segment to film, if not a little sketchy! The trail was very rocky underneath the slush so I was kind of relying on a bit of luck to keep me up right. I think the other riders had it a little easier filming their parts in the sun!

What did you think of the final video?
I’m super happy with how it turned out! It’s funny how everyone else’s section are filmed in the gleaming sun while mine is in snowy, grey Scotland.

Was it cool to be featured in a video with so many different types of athletes?
Yeah for sure! It’s always cool to feature in a video shoulder-to-shoulder with amazing, diverse athletes!

How has mountain biking with your Lezyne GPS computer improved your riding?
It’s been a great tool to track the new trails we’ve been building!

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Read more about Danny MacAskill here.

Latest GPS Root Enhancements

Latest GPS Root Enhancements - Totals

Latest GPS Root Enhancements

Now that our GPS Root website has been live for a bit, we’re getting plenty of positive feedback along with a few suggestions for improvements. Additionally, we’re continuing to enhance the user interface for a more dynamic experience and easier navigation.

Here are some of the more recent updates that have been added to GPS Root.

Strava Sync: Users can now seamlessly sync with the popular training and activity website from our GPS Root database. Single rides can be pushed through manually, or rides can be set to automatically upload to Strava whenever new files are added.

Latest GPS Root Enhancements - Strava

Dashboard Totals: On the dashboard of GPS Root, an overview of rides totals can now alternated between Overall, Yearly, Monthly and Weekly with the click of a button.

FAQ and Videos: More support has been added to GPS Root. Tutorial videos for the Mini GPS have been added, highlighting its features and functions. Furthermore, an in depth FAQ was put together and posted on the site covering many GPS questions about our devices.

There are also plenty of “works in progress” happening over GPS Root. For Example:

Improved Map and Graph Features: Subtle user-friendly enhancements are continuing to be added to both the map route and data graphs. The default view of the map now displays “Terrain” and the overlaid data points can be viewed as “Points” or “Solid Line” depending on user preference. Additionally, the data graphs can be switched between “Average Smoothing” and “Exact Input” that the device records.

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV wins Fat-Bike.com Trail Pump Shootout

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV wins Fat-Bike.com Trail Pump Shootout

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV wins Fat-Bike.com Trail Pump Shootout

Online publication Fat-Bike.com, “Born of a love for FatBikes and all things FAT”, pitted our very own Micro Floor Drive HV against two other contenders in the market, The SKS Spaero Double Action and the Topeak Mountain Morph, for their first ever shootout. The shootout judges each pump on weight, ergonomics and the number of cycles it took to reach 7 PSI, and is complete with personal accounts and plenty of charts to map out the results.

“At the end of the test, I put the Lezyne Micro Floor HV in the frame pack on my fat-bike and retired my Mountain Morph to my Krampus frame bag. That’s a pretty telling summary of this trail pump shoot-out. We declare the Lezyne the winner, with the Topeak coming in a close second and the Spaero a somewhat distant third.”

Read the entire article right here.

Get Ready for Bike Month

Get Ready for Bike Month

Get Ready for Bike Month

To celebrate Bike Month, we’re keeping it local! We have an incredible cycling scene in San Luis Obispo that features an impressive collection of organizations and coalitions that make May a very special month. Nearly everyday boasts multiple events aimed to promote cycling safety, awareness and fun in our area and beyond.

Here are some of the events we’ll be a part of:

  • Morro Bay Ride: We’re planning to give a quick safety talk about the importance of bike lights, followed by a fun ride around the city.
  • Bikefest: In the Village of Arroyo Grande, we’ll be hanging around Branch St. Deli sipping some frosty beverages and talking shop.
  • Bike to Work Week: While many of us already commute to the office by bike, we’ll be encouraging our entire team to pedal in during this week.
  • National Bike to Work Day: We’ll be serving up gallons of juice from 7am-9am for the SLO Airport Area breakfast, and giving away some sweet Lezyne swag.
  • SLO Tweed Ride: Because, sometimes it’s fun to dress up on bikes and travel back 100 years.
  • Urban Enduro: Another fun evening ride that’ll include a little urban, and a little singletrack. Stay tuned: there’ll be a chance to win a set of Lezyne lights here.
  • Cal Poly Bike Month Fair: Many of our employees are Cal Poly alumni, so look for us to have a presence there along with their cycling team.
  • Fashion Show: It’s no secret that Lezyne loves fashion.

Come join in on the fun and help promote safe riding!

Optum and the Tour of California

Optum and the Tour of California

Optum and the Tour of California

The Tour of California kicks off this weekend and will once again pass through our backyard at the race’s midway point. As the most prestigious U.S. stage race, the field is stacked and features a powerful international presence. Kicking off Sunday, May 10 (Don’t forget: it’s Mother’s Day) the Tour winds it way from Sacramento, through the Golden State and finishes around the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Along the way, it will traverse some of California’s most notorious climbs like Mt. Hamilton and Mt. Baldy, and test the GC contenders during the high-altitude timetrial in Big Bear. Stage 8 has us the most excited; it will bring the peloton from Avila Beach to Pismo Beach, passing by our headquarters less than a kilometer away.

The Lezyne-sponsored Optum Pro Cycling p/b KBS team will be fielding a talented and very motivated squad at this year’s Tour of California. They’ll have 2015 Redlands winner and GC contender Phil Gaimon leading the charge, along with guys like Will Routley (last year’s KOM winner) and recent Tour of the Gila stage winners Mike Woods and Ryan Anderson in the hunt for stage wins. The team will also field a women’s squad for the coinciding three-day women’s stage race. The women’s team has also been racking up the podiums this year and has the depth to contest for every stage and jersey on offer.

Throughout the week we’ll be on scene working with the Optum squads as they compete for glory. Furthermore, they will be the first team to race with our GPS computers at the Tour of California. During select stages, we are planning to work with one or two of the Optum riders and recap the day’s battle. Here we’ll dive into their race data; analyzing their efforts and other interesting statistics through our GPS Root website.

Dirt Rag Previews the Lezyne GPS Line

Dirt Rag Previews the Lezyne GPS Line

Dirt Rag Previews the Lezyne GPS Line

There’s obviously been a lot of buzz about our new GPS line, and Mike Cushionbury of Dirt Rag Mag is the latest to speak up about this exciting new release! Mike gives a rundown of the product line, and got his hands on a GPS Mini, which he took out for a spin on San Luis Obispo’s Madonna Mountain and returned with anticipation for its official release.

“Lezyne has made a bold move. The company is well known for creating beautiful, machined aluminum pumps and tire levers. It’s since grown exponentially to include bottle cages, tools and lights. Now, in its ninth year of existence the brand is unabashedly going head to head with GPS leader Garmin…Overall, Lezyne has created a GPS with a lot of promise, and promises. I like the simplicity, the size and the interaction it’s claiming. It’s a GPS I’m excited about.”

Read Mike’s review here.

Check out more information about the Lezyne GPS line here.

Pinkbike Covers the GPS Mini at Sea Otter

Pinkbike Covers the GPS Mini at Sea Otter

Pinkbike Covers the GPS Mini at Sea Otter

Sea Otter was going off this last weekend, and Pinkbike was there to catch and report on all the action. Our booth got a little love as did our full line of GPS devices on hand for everyone to check out, but the ultra-compact Mini GPS seemed to get all the attention!

Pinkbike says, “Lezyne announced their new line of GPS computers at the Taipei Cycle Show, and had the full line on hand at Sea Otter. The Mini is the smallest unit, weighing only 30 grams with a claimed 10 hour run time. In addition to recording GPS data, the computer can display time, distance, speed, and elevation. MSRP: $139.99 USD.”

Read the entire article here.

Find out more about the Lezyne GPS line here.

Bike Magazine Reviews the Lezyne Mini GPS

Bike Magazine Reviews the Lezyne Mini GPS

Bike Magazine Reviews the Lezyne Mini GPS

We here at Lezyne are obviously, truly excited about the release of our GPS line, which will be shipped out very soon! Bike Magazine has a nice review on the GPS Mini, the smallest of the three devices that will be available. The elegant Mini GPS is compact, powerful and ideal for the cycling minimalist. Simply turn it on, press start and go for a ride. Essential ride data is presented on a sharp, easy to read, semi-customizable display and logged for later analysis. The display also features auto-scrolling ride info, custom lap presets and an optional auto start/stop function. An optimized GPS recording system stores up to 100 hours of data and can be easily accessed via flash drive technology. Rides are saved as .fit files for cross-compatibility with third-party interfaces like Strava™ and TrainingPeaks®. Housed in a stylish aluminum bezel, the computer features a simple three-button operation and is micro USB rechargeable for up to 10 hours of runtime.

“The Lezyne Mini GPS is the smallest stand-alone GPS unit we’ve seen, but the California-based brand has big goals. Ever since GPS units started making their way onto bicycles, there’s been one clear market leader: Garmin. There are some other nice units out there, but Garmin is slaying it with a whopping seven cycling-specific computers starting at just $130. Lezyne recently announced the release of three new computers in an effort to grab a piece of the global positioning pie, starting with the Mini GPS.”

Read more here!

Visit Lezyne at Sea Otter

Visit Lezyne at Sea Otter - Cedric Gracia

Visit Lezyne at Sea Otter

Join us at the Laguna Seca Raceway, April 16-19, for the 25TH annual Sea Otter Classic bike festival. We’ll be set up in booth number 423 along with our latest collection of goods—and likely a few swag items to hand out. Additionally, our new line of GPS computers will be making their first public appearance at the event, including the worlds smallest cycling computer: the Mini GPS. Also, be sure to cruise by at 3:00pm on Friday, April 17 to meet gravity rock star Cedric Gracia where he’ll be hanging out, signing posters and greeting fans.

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