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The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here…the next generation of the cycling computer: Lezyne GPS! This new category was revealed at Taipei Cycle Show 2015 and quickly garnered loads of attention. Apart from blowing up Twitter and Instagram, we’ve also been getting plenty of GPS coverage across the media-sphere from outlets including Pinkbike, Road.cc, Bikeradar, and Bikerumor. The momentum we have going is astounding and we have even bigger plans for GPS as we keep stoking the fire! Here a few links highlighting our entry into the world of GPS. Be sure to keep checking back as we continue to add more breaking stories.

Bikerumor

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Bikerumor
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“For a company that’s outwardly focused on non-electronic devices, the move to computers may seem a stretch. But, word on the street is their lights make up a rather significant portion of the company’s sales, and those LED lights led them into electronics, so this was a logical next step. As product manager Kyle Casteel explained, “We already had the engineers and the resources, and they were looking for a new challenge.” What makes their entry into the category noteworthy isn’t necessarily the features, which are very good, but rather the price and the size, which are phenomenal.” Read More…

Road.cc

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Road.cc
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“Our Mat is out in Taipei at the moment and he Skyped us from a cocktail party (this really happened) to let us know about the new range of GPS computers that Lezyne are announcing today. He’s dedicated, is Mat. Both to the imparting of great tech news and the imbibing of vodka and tonic.” Read More…

Pinkbike

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Pinkbike
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“Following a two year development project, Lezyne has entered into the GPS market. Three units were presented to the media at yesterday’s launch in Taipei: the Mini, Power and Super. Kyle Casteel, Lezyne’s worldwide product manager, says, ‘It was a two year project that involved twelve designers. In fact, we had to take on new staff to fulfill the project, but you will see it was not only developing the GPS units themselves, but also the website and applications that will be involved and the communication with other devices. It was a long endeavor, and a huge learning curve. We developed this product from scratch, including all the internal programming, all the GPS units, the interaction, and from the website to the apps it is all done in-house. We’re pretty excited about it, and it’s a whole new category. We came from developing pumps and mini-tools, then later branching out in to LEDs was a huge market for us, which opened the door to GPS computers.'” Read More…

Bicycling

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Bicycling Mag
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“Lezyne is best known for its multi-tools and pumps, but now it’s branching into the electronic arm of the cycling market with the introduction of GPS computers. Using GPS and wireless, the new computers can read a rider’s power output, speed, distance, and heart rate, while pairing with smartphones and other training devices.” Read More…

BikeRadar

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Bikeradar
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“Lezyne is expanding its bicycle accessories empire with a whole new category: GPS computers. Three new models are coming this year, ranging from a small-and-simple unit with just the bare essentials, to a fully featured model with all the bells and whistles.” Read More…

Road Cycling UK

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Road Cycling UK
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“Accessories experts Lezyne, who make some of the finest pumps, tools and lights on the market, have launched three GPS-ready computers at the Taipei Cycle Show.” Read More…

Cycling Weekly

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Cycling Weekly
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“Lezyne has launched a range of three cycling GPS computers, including the smallest available.” Read More…

More Media Coverage:

BikeBiz
Peloton Magazine
Bicycle Retailer
220 Triathlon

Read more about the new Lezyne GPS cycling computer line at http://www.lezyne.com/products-gps.php

Lezyne Lands Kiwi Ambassador Kelly McGarry

Lezyne lands a Kiwi ambassador Kelly McGarry

Lezyne Lands Kiwi Ambassador Kelly McGarry

We are so pumped to have New Zealand native and fearless shredder Kelly McGarry as our newest Lezyne ambassador. As an all-around adrenaline crusader, McGarry has become one of extreme sports’ most likeable guys and biggest huckers. He’s built his reputation as one of the world’s premier gravity mountain bikers with his long locks, big smile and go-huge attitude. Be sure to stay tuned: we have some wild plans in store with Kelly and his 70-foot-gap-flipping mentalness.

Lezyne lands Kiwi Ambassador Kelly McGarry - Cardrona Tables

Lezyne lands Kiwi Ambassador Kelly McGarry - Sequence 1

Lezyne lands Kiwi Ambassador Kelly McGarry - Rampage

Read more about Kelly at his Lezyne ambassador page here!

New Smart Dry Caddy Now Available

Lezyne Smart Dry Caddy
Smart Dry Caddy

New Smart Dry Caddy Now Available

Stylish smartphone companion for riders needing continuous access to their handheld devices: The new Lezyne Smart Dry Caddy is a smart way to safely mount the most popular touchscreen phones to a bicycle stem or handlebar—including the new iPhone 6.

Lezyne Smart Dry Caddy
Lezyne Smart Dry Caddy (click to enlarge)

It’s waterproof, lightweight and durable with a touchscreen friendly window.

The phone is protected in a zip-style case with an additional Velcro flap, and securely connects to a Lezyne X-Lock mount. For more information visit the product page and watch a product demo here:

New Benelux Lezyne Distributors

New Lezyne Distributors in Benelux

New Benelux Lezyne Distributors

Effective immediately, the Benelux region of Europe will have two new Lezyne distributors. They will be supplanting the recently disbanded Rivo Sports, which had been the sole distributor in this territory. Guru-Sport (www.guru-sport.com) will now manage Belgium and Luxembourg, with Oneway Distribution (www.o-w-d.nl) taking over the Netherlands.

“The Benelux market is very important for us, so it was a strategic decision to split them up,” said Lezyne’s Sales and Marketing Director Ulrike Prokasky. “Rivo Sports had been with us since day one and it was very unfortunate to see them have to close their doors. Ad Enzerink (owner of Rivo) was very loyal to us and has always had a true passion for Lezyne. It was Enzerink who built Lezyne into one of Benelux’ market leaders.”

The new distributors will be taking over a brand already well established in their markets. With the region’s countries reallocated, each sales team will be able to focus on their assigned areas, helping to take Lezyne to the next level. Furthermore, with Lezyne set to expand its product line, having two dedicated forces will allow for better and more efficient distribution of a growing range of goods.

“We are looking forward to working with Guru-Sport and Oneway Distribution,” Prokasky concluded. “Both have very strong sales teams and a great commitment to their brands.”

Lezyne Set To Debut New Category in Taiwan

Lezyne at Taipei Show

Lezyne Set To Debut New Category in Taiwan

Lezyne in Taipei

We’re jammin’ along in preparation for our finest Taipei Cycle Show appearance yet. So, if you’re cruising the capital of Taiwan next week, please come by to check out our latest and greatest—and most certainly to see the exciting new category we’re adding to our Year 9 product line!

Taipei Show Floor Plan
Taipei Show Floor Plan (click to enlarge)

We’ll be set up on the fourth floor in booth number L0416. Be sure to swing by for a chat, a gander and a high-five; we might even be able to fix you up with a tasty beverage while you’re browsing around our exhibit. We are Lezyne, and we can engineer fun, too! We hope to see you to see you there.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please email uli@lezyne.com to arrange a meeting with an appropriate Lezyne representative.

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling - Logo

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling

February 20, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

San Luis Obispo, CA – Cycling accessories brand Lezyne has partnered with the Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team as a product sponsor for 2015. The deal will have the team riding with Lezyne LED lights, saddles bags, CO2 inflators and various other accessories. Having previously worked together (when Lezyne first started in 2007), talks went smoothly and the two quickly reestablished their relationship.

“Optum is one of the top professional teams in North America and they are exceptionally organized,” said Dillon Clapp, Lezyne’s worldwide communications manager. “The riders are all outstanding ambassadors for the brand, and the management is great to work with. They were an integral part of our development when we first hit the market and we look forward to building on that success moving forward.”

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling - Ladies

Highlighting the renewed partnership, Optum p/b KBS will play a large role in Lezyne’s upcoming product release in March 2015. Lezyne has plans to add a new category to their current lineup and the team will be used as a platform for its debut.

‎”We are really excited to work with Lezyne again,” discussed Optum’s general manager, Jacob Erker. “Their full line is both stunning and durable and we look forward to working closely with Lezyne on future product releases.”

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling - Ladies Riding

Recently, Lezyne met with the women’s team in Borrego Springs, California, where two days were spent collecting photo and video content of the squad in action. Of the 10-women roster, five are returning and five riders are new. Among the new recruits is Californian Alison Tetrick, where Lezyne is based.

“My favorite thing about Lezyne is they’re sleek and sexy,” said Tetrick, winner of the final stage of this year’s Tour Femenino de San Luis in Argentina. “I like to have my cycling accessories as high tech as the equipment I ride.”

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling

A photo gallery from Lezyne’s recent encounter with the women’s team can be viewed here.

The 2015 Optum p/b KBS rosters include of the following riders, men: Bjorn Selander, Brad Huff, Curtis White, Eric Young, Guillaume Boivin, Jesse Anthony, Mike Woods, Phil Gaimon, Pierrick Naud, Ryan Anderson, Scott Zwizanski, Tom Soladay, Tom Zirbel and Will Routley. Women: Alison Tetrick, Amy Charity, Annie Ewart, Ariane Horbach, Brianna Walle, Janel Halcomb, Jasmin Glaesser, Leah Kirchmann, Lex Albrecht and Maura Kinsella

Lezyne Joins Optum Pro Cycling - Men

For more information visit www.lezyne.com or www.optumprocycling.com.

Clapp Returns to Lezyne

Clapp Returns to Lezyne
Clapp Returns to Lezyne – Clapp with Sales and Marketing Director Uli Prokasky

Feb. 20, 2015
For Immediate Release

San Luis Obispo, CA– Lezyne, innovators of premier cycling accessories, welcomes back Dillon Clapp as their new Worldwide Communications Manager. Clapp, a founding member of Lezyne, returns after four and one-half years away from the brand. During his hiatus, Clapp worked as a creative director in cycling media before reconnecting with the company he once held a position with.

“Since I left Lezyne, the company has expanded considerably,” Clapp discussed. “They’ve added new categories like LED, and have some really exciting projects currently being developed. It was just a great time to return and reunite with a brand I have so much history with. I’m eager to help Lezyne take the next step in their evolution, and to also return to my hometown of San Luis Obispo, California.”

Clapp will be tasked with managing much of Lezyne’s marketing efforts and brand identity. This will include working with the media, managing athlete partnerships and being involved with the company’s creative direction. Furthermore, Clapp will look to expand Lezyne’s online presence. And, as communications manager, he will work with Lezyne’s international distributors to grow the brand and develop a strong, consistent global identity.

Back in San Luis Obispo, Clapp looks to continue his passion for cycling and to reintegrate with the city’s strong cycling community. “Lezyne is located in one of the best cycling areas in the country,” Clapp concluded, “and I’m absolutely thrilled to move back and take on this new opportunity.”

Clapp’s contact details are as follows:

Dillon Clapp
Worldwide Communications Manager
dillon@lezyne.com
+1 805-242-4104
www.lezyne.com

The Brighter Cyclist Reviews the Lezyne Deca Drive

The Brighter Cyclist Reviews the Lezyne Deca Drive

The Brighter Cyclist Reviews the Lezyne Deca Drive

We obviously love our product reviews, but it’s not often that we get one in video form. The Brighter Cyclist, a UK-based youtube reviewer, had some great words to say about or Deca Drive. The Deca Drive is designed with a sleek CNC-sculpted aluminum body in a compact, self-contained configuration. It features Constant Lumens power management that drives three LEDs at a steady and bright 900 lm. Overdrive Race Mode makes it possible for quick switching between Overdrive and Economy, and its Infinite Light design allows for on-demand battery replacement. The Intelligent Power Indicator button allows the user to check the power level any time. It is recharged either with fast, high efficiency, 2 Amp recharging with a compatible wall adaptor, or via a Micro USB cable for ultimate convenience. The Deca Drive’s Composite Matrix hard mounts secure the light to 31.8 mm and 25.4 mm handlebars. It is also available in the Fully Loaded package with aluminum handlebar mounts (31.8mm and 25.4mm), a spare battery pack, a Micro USB charging cable, and CM storage case.

Check out the original post here!

Bikemagic Reviews the Lezyne Femto Drive

Bikemagic Reviews the Lezyne Femto Drive
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Bikemagic Reviews the Lezyne Femto Drive

Bikemagic is an online source for everything and anything mountain biking, including news, reviews, videos, gear, events, and more. They recently got their hands on one of our best selling Femto Drive lights (available as a front or rear LED) and took it for a spin! The Femto Drive Front is a bright, ultra-compact, 15 lumen safety light. It features an integrated lens switch made of high-grade optical material, which serves as an activation button that cycles through four Flash modes and one Solid mode. The CNC –machined aluminum body is lightweight, durable, and extremely weather-resistant. The Composite Matrix back cap features the Clip-On System for versatile strapped or clipped mounting. The multi-position silicon rubber strap attaches directly to the back plate to secure the light to a wide range of handle bar diameters. The Side Visibility lens extends beyond the body providing 180 degrees visibility, and increasing user safety. The back cap can easily be unscrewed to replace the two CR2032 disposable batteries. The Femto Drive Front is available as a single front LED, or as a front/rear pair (Femto Drive Front and Rear). Replacement CR2032 batteries are also available in packs of 2 and 8.

“Continuing the American manufacturer’s history of truly eye-catching design, the Femto Drive lights feature a brushed engineered alloy body, which comes in seven different colours, and a durable rubber strap. The strap’s clip mechanism is especially simplistic, quick and easy to operate even with the most cumbersome of winter gloves on.
Read more at http://bikemagic.com/accessories/lezyne-femto-drive-led-lights.html#FtQIyseURBRZq4iJ.99″

Read the full review here.

Lezyne Partners with Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour

Lezyne Partners with Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll Tour

Lezyne Partners with Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour

As we all know by now, Danny MacAskill has been dazzling crowds all over the world as a professional trials rider ever since his breakthrough 5:30 minute YouTube video in 2009 when he was 23 years old. As of today, that video has garnered more than 34 million views. Since then, the Scottish rider, born in the Isle of Skye, has become a household name with features in publications such as the New York Times and numerous award nominations. And to think…he started off as a bicycle mechanic. We’re all fairly familiar with his ridiculously impressive and awe-inspiring YouTube videos that either keep us at the edges of our seats or captivated with wild amusement and even a sense of nostalgia, and last year Danny took it up a notch with the introduction of his street trials team, the Drop and Roll Tour. Made up of Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer, Ali C and of course, Danny MacAskill, the team rocked crowds all over Europe, starting with their first show in Baden, Switzerland in June of 2014. The tour went on to stop at the Quay Commonwealth Games Festival in Glasgow, The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Beauly (Inverness-shire), the Red Bull Air Race in Royal Ascot and Eurobike in Germany. As a sponsor of Danny MacAskill, Lezyne is proud to expand as a partner to the Drop and Roll Tour and will build and name a “Bunny Hop Contest” featuring an obstacle built of Lezyne Floor Pumps. Stay tuned, this team is going places!

View more about the Drop and Roll Tour at Lezyne’s team page here.