Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters
Just in time for Halloween, sponsored rider Jordi Bago visited our hometown of San Luis Obispo, California, and hit up some of the beautiful trails the town has to offer for the many mountain bikers who live here. He was also shown around the Lezyne offices, and got a chance to see how products are designed and tested for final production.
Jordi also got a chance to sit in and see how Lezyne works as a 24-hour powerhouse, thanks to Skype, as a few of the 150 employees in the Taiwan offices arrived at work the next day and communicated with those in our San Luis Obispo offices before they headed home for the day.
Lezyne is constantly innovating new products for the next year’s release, and Jordi enjoyed a sneak peek on some of our conceptual models that are currently in development.
View the entire writeup here (in Spanish), or find the English translation right here.
Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World
So what does real world LED lumen look like?
We’ve just completed a simple guide that walks you through our LED line and provides a look at how our LED lights actually perform in the real world. From our 250 lumen Micro Drive up to our 1400 lumen Mega Drive you can now quickly and easily compare our models and chose the light that’s best for you. Click here to down load our LED beam pattern comparison.
So how do we actually determine the true lumen output of our lights? We measure with the industry standard measuring tool, an Integrated Lumen Sphere. Check the video below to watch how we test all of our lights.
Danny MacAskill Nails Giant Loop in Front of London Eye
Sponsored rider and world-renowned trials cyclist Danny MacAskill never slows down, does he? This time he’s conquered a new claim to fame, successfully riding a five-metre loop-the-loop on top of a barge in the Thames river in front of the London Eye. Thousands of fans showed up to watch this incredible feat go down on one of the world’s largest loop-the-loops ever cycled. Danny touts his new Cortana, a new personal digital assistant, which is represented by its illuminated signature halo circling the loop.
View more amazing photos here and read more about Danny’s partnership with Cortana.
Jordi Bago hits the Red Rocks in Arizona’s Sedona National Park
It’s been a big last few weeks for Jordi Bago! After visiting us at our San Luis Obispo offices and checking out our awesome local trails, the Lezyne sponsored rider took his travels and brand new Santa Cruz Nomad bicycle to Sedona National Park in Arizona and got some great riding in amongst the park’s iconic red rocks. Jordi states (translated from original article):”After many hours on the road from San Diego, we came to a paradise world of mountain biking, National Park, Sedona , Arizona, United States. Seeing the incredible scenery of the “Red Rocks” for us, reddish rocky mountains, with many paths to choose from, we started at the legendary Red Rock Trails . After a few minutes pedaling reached the crossing with the rest of well marked trails. We chose the Big Park Loop trail follows the valley with great fun zones impresionares curves and with views of the Red Rocks.”
Check out the original Spanish article here, and translated version here.
Jordi Bago Visits San Luis Obispo
Sponsored rider Jordi Bago stopped by the Lezyne headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California, and took the time to explore the great mountain biking trails we have out here including Montana De Oro, Cerro San Luis and West Cuesta Ridge. Jordi was equipped with his brand new Santa Cruz Nomad bicycle!
Translation from the Spanish article: “I finally got the Lezyne factory to meet the team and see the facilities, and fortunately, have a backyard with many paths. Lezyne’s boys showed me all the amazing trails that are in the area of San Luis Obispo.”
View the original article here, and the English-translated one here.
Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products for 2014-15
The new annual UK-based print magazine and digital download mag RCUK (Road Cycling UK) has selected their 100 best and influential road bikes and products from 2014-15, and included Lezyne in the LED, tools, and pumps categories! The Macro Duo, Port-A-Shop Tool Kit and CNC Travel Drive all received accolades. The publication is from the guys at Factory Media and is similar to their DIRT100, but for road biking. The Road Cycling UK web site carries the name into print for the first time with this high quality and large format production.
View the PDF HERE.
The digital copy of this publication can be purchased HERE.
Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Control Drive CO2 Inflator
We’ve been getting a lot of great feedback for our new Control Drive CO2 inflator this year, and Road.cc didn’t miss an opportunity to add their own. “Lezyne’s new Control Drive CO2 Inflator makes it really easy to get any Presta or Schrader inner tube fully inflated. It provides easy control of the flow of gas and has a jacket to protect your hands from freezing to the canister during use.”
The Control Drive is a compact, 100% CNC machined aluminum CO2 inflator. The Control Drive twist operation allows for easy and precise inflation. The Control Drive head slips directly onto Presta and Schrader valves and puts the rider into complete control over how much CO2 they discharge at a time. It is compatible with threaded CO2 cartridges only and comes with an anti-freeze jacket to protect hands during inflation.
Read the entire review here.
BikeRadar Reviews the Lezyne Port-A-Shop Tool Kit
BikeRadar has released another great review for us! This time it’s for our Port-A-Shop Tool Kit. “Lezyne’s Port-A-Shop fits the tools for last-minute adjustments and fittings before your ride into a tough fabric folder, and it’s a fantastic kit.”
The Lezyne Port-A-Shop is a cycling specific tool kit that is small enough to take traveling, yet functional enough to use in the garage. The kit includes tools for basic maintenance and most repairs. The convenient carrying case, with labeled pockets, keeps tools organized and safe.
Read the entire review here.
The Col Collective Launches Next Video Ascending the Aubisque
Following on from the French and Italian Alps, this week it’s time for The Col Collective to head on over to the Pyrénées for the hors catégorie Col d’Aubisque!
Elevation gain: 1,190m
Average gradient: 7.2%
Max gradient: 13%
Alloy Dirt Floor Drive gets Test Winner in Bike Magazine Germany
Our Alloy Dirt Floor Drive got test winner in Germany’s Bike Magazine, one of the biggest magazines in Europe!
The Lezyne Alloy Dirt Floor Drive is a high volume floor pump optimized for use with mountain bike tires. Made with a CNC machined aluminum barrel and base, a steel piston and an oversized varnished wood handle. The barrel, piston, hose and connectors are oversized to deliver twice the air flow per stroke to quickly fill tires or seat tubeless tire systems. The ABS Flip-Thread Chuck and long rubber hose easily reach both Presta and Schrader valves on a stand. The Speed Chuck is included for fast press-on valve engagement. The 2.5” oversized gauge is very precise and easy to read. An anodized high polish finish makes this pump stylish and durable.
Shop the Alloy Dirt Floor Drive here.