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LEZYNE Shock Digital Drive 2014 – The Ultimate High Pressure Digital Shock Pump

LEZYNE Shock Digital Drive 2014 – The Ultimate High Pressure Digital Shock Pump

Take the guessing game out of adjusting your shock pressure with the Shock Digital Drive - a dedicated floor pump design with digital accuracy.

The new, two-stage, Accu-Pressure System (APS) Shock Chuck isolates the valve after tuning eliminating the chance of loosing air upon removal. Combined with the Digital Gauge, you are sure to hit the pressure you want accurately every time.

Specialized Lululemon Team Camp 2014 – Sneak Peek!

Specialized Lululemon Team Camp 2014 – Sneak Peek!

Lezyne was on site at the Specialized Lululemon 2014 team camp and got some awesome footage and interviews for you guys! We can’t give you everything just yet though… so as a little tease, here is the sneak peek for the Specialized Lululemon Team Camp 2014! Stay tuned for Wednesday, February 12th for the full-length feature!

New Lezyne Femto LED Release at Sea Otter

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MONTEREY, CA—Tomorrow, the first day of the annual Sea Otter Classic, brings with it the launch of the all new Lezyne Femto Drive LED light. The Femto Drive is a small LED light, available in a Front (white) and Rear (red)  version as well as a front and rear pair. The front version pumps out 15 lumens of light while the rear puts out 7.* It is powered by a pair of replaceable CR2032 coin cell batteries that will be included. Lezyne’s marketing head Patrick Ribera-McKay had this to say about the Femto, “The Femto Drive LED is pretty small, but still manages to really pack a punch. The body is CNC-machined aluminum and super weather resistant. This light is going to be in service for much longer than other blinky lights, but it’s only going to cost $14.99.” The Femto Drive should be in stores this fall.

Lezyne will be launching other exciting new products at Sea Otter this year including some new side-loading bottle cages in Composite Matrix and carbon fiber versions, some new CO2 inflators, and some new color offerings. Be sure to stop by the booth at the show or to check out the photos and videos from the event that will be posted on the Lezyne Facebook page and website.

Lezyne will be hosting the “Lezyne Exploder” competition at their Sea Otter booth (718) this year. Competitors will race head-to-head to inflate inner tubes until they blow! The lucky chosen contestants will receive a prize for participating, but of course, winners will receive something special. More details can be found on Facebook here.

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Lezyne Proudly Partners with Lotto Belisol for 2012

Lezyne proudly partners with Lotto Belisol for 2012. It’s looking like it’s gonna be an amazing season for both Lotto and Lezyne.

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Lotto-Belisol, a Belgian racing team, is one of the oldest and most prestigious cycling teams of all time. With a stacked list of talent and tradition, keep a keen eye out on both teams. It’s gonna be good.

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Legendary Team of Professional Belgian Cycling

• Originally established in 1985

• More than 700 victories over 27 years of racing

• New powerhouse team for 2012:

Andre Greipel (Ger)

Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)

Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel)

Lars Bak (Den)

• Team uses Lezyne hand pumps and

floor pumps, and CO2 inflators.

 

The Lotto-Belisol webpage can be found HERE

Kristin Armstrong Takes the Win, with Hughes and Stevens on the Podium in Second and Third

Exergy TWENTY12′s Kristin Armstrong wins the Merco Cycling Classic Time Trial. Evelyn Stevens of Specialized lululemon takes 3rd.

Photo: Joe Savola
Photo: Joe Savola

In Merced, California, it was a beautiful day in the California Central Valley. This was home for the Merco Cycling Classic Boosters Time Trial. It was Evelyn Stevens who was being chased down after having just won the Tour of New Zealand and beating the current World TT Champion Judth Arndt, Kristin Armstrong took a very convincing win over Canadian National TT Champion Clara Hughes and current U.S National TT Champion, Evelyn Stevens. Her time was 55 seconds faster than that of Clara Hughes. Exergy’s Alison Tetrick finished a very strong 4th place, behind Specialized lululemon’s Evelyn Stevens.

In an post-race interview, this is what Armstrong had to say: “Everything came together. I already know I’m on the best equipment out there and it was up to me to put in a solid winter of training and show up to time trials well prepared. I felt good today”.

It was an extremely good race weekend for both of the Lezyne-sponsored teams of Specialized Lululemon and Exergy TWENTY12, taking the entire podium for the women’s TT opener. Keep it rockin’ gals.

Olheiser Breaks Through at Rutas

Olheiser, of Competitive Cyclist kicks off the season nice and proper like.

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Competitive Cyclist get season off to perfect start.

Competitive Cyclist’s first-year pro Mike Olheiser got his rookie season underway with an impressive solo win Tuesday at the first stage of the Rutas de Americas, a UCI 2.2 race in Uruguay.

Olheiser rode away from the fractured bunch in an effort to take a three-second KOM time bonus about 99 km into the 146 km opening stage from Montevideo to Minas. When no one in the field reacted to Olheiser’s move, the 37-year-old multiple masters time trial world champion pressed the issue and zeroed in on his first professional win.

“They gave him a good-sized gap, and I was like, ‘hmmm, they don’t know this guy can time trial like we do,’” said Competitive Cyclist director Gord Fraser. “It was really difficult terrain with a lot of up and down. He was able to get his momentum up on the downhills and really carry it over the rollers. So he just did a great job.”

The Rutas de Americas marks the team’s first foray into international racing after team leader Francisco Mancebo won the USA Cycling National Race Calendar individual title last year. Fraser said Olheiser’s first professional win in as many tries has already set the tone for a major team goal this season.

“I’ve been big on this word diversification of results, and we’ve certainly got it the very first race,” Fraser said. “So I couldn’t be happier for the guys. It’s good for the morale. We’re having a great time here already. It’s quite an adventure, and it’s certainly different than what we’re used to, so we’re rolling with it and having a good time. This will just set us up for the rest of the week without any pressure now.”

Mancebo started the fireworks Tuesday for Competitive Cyclist, soloing away from the bunch to win the first intermediate sprint at 28 km and grabbing the time bonus. The team continued to force the issue for the next 30 km, working with Porongos de Flores of Uruguay to keep the pace high over the rolling terrain.

Olheiser made his move after the peloton split into two groups. While teammates Mancebo and Chad Beyer rode heard on the ever-shrinking chase group behind, Olheiser battled to an eight-second gap at the finish. With time bonuses, Olheiser climbs into the overall race lead with a 14-second margin over Pablo Pintos of Uruguay. Fraser said Beyer was in position to take second on the stage when a Brasilian rider altered his line, causing Beyer to unclip to regain his balance and losing his spot.

The race continues Wednesday with the 150 km stage from ah9eme P. Varela to Melo. Fraser said his team will not be aggressively patrolling the front of the peloton to defend Olheiser’s lead, but will look for others to animate the race in the coming days.

“I still think it’s kind of a crap shoot, honestly,” Fraser said “There are so many factors that can go into it. We’re just really happy with the win. We’re not going to ride the front by any stretch. We’re going to play a more passive defense and try to engage the competition as much as possible and count on some local rivalries to see what shakes free.”

The six-day stage race ends February 26 with a stage from Trinidad to Montevideo. After the Rutas, Competitive Cyclist will split into two squads, with half the team contesting the Tour of Mexico while the other half heads to the San Dimas Stage Race and then Redlands Bicycle Classic for the USA Cycling National Race Calendar opener.

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Worrack Wins 1st UCI Stage of 2012 for Lululemon

February 2nd, Doha, Qatar - Trixi Worrack took the first UCI Stage win for 2012 for Specialized-lululemon on Thursday, winning the second stage of Tour of Qatar from a two person break.

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Worrack, who also made the break of the day on Wednesday in Stage One, was able to make the break again in the famous cross-winds that make the Tour of Qatar what it is.

“I’m really happy with the way the team raced today,” said Team Director Jens Zemke. “Yesterday we had three in the break but made some tactical errors, but today they made up for it.”

The Specialized-lululemon women along with the Green Edge team forced the race into the gutter from the stage start with the winning break escaping from the front group with 15km remaining in the race. Worrack and Judith Arndt went away with Adrie Visser and Kirsten Wild but were able to drop them with 12km to go and arrive at thefinish line for a two-up spring. Worrack won from Arndt and now sits in second place overall behind Arndt with one stage remaining.

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“I’m really happy to win a stage here in my first race with Specialized-lululemon,” said Worrack. “It’s hard and fun racing here and we’re really enjoying racing together.”

Worrack’s team-mate, Chloe Hosking wears the Best Young Rider’s jersey and Specialized-lululemon leads the team classification.

Specialized Lululemon Racing Team Ride With LEZYNE in 2012

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Specialized Lululemon Racing Team Ride With LEZYNE in 2012

San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to continue its commitment to professional women’s cycling by sponsoring the newly formed Specialized-lululemon team.

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Last October, Velocio Sports announced that the extremely dominant HTC-Highroad women’s team would continue in 2012 with new management and new title sponsors: Specialized Bicycle Company and lululemon athletica. This new dream team is made up of several current and former national champions, an Olympic gold medalist, and a several promising young athletes that are destined to be a driving force in the women’s peloton.

Returning members of the team include current German national road race champion Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, U.S. national time trial champion Evelyn Stevens, and former world time trial champion Amber Neban (USA). Velocio Sports Director, Kristy Scrymgeour and team manager, Ronny Lauke will use their extensive experience and success from Highroad Sports to lead this team to success.

“The team is made up of immensely strong women who also happen to have sterling careers to back them up,” says Lezyne Marketing Manager Patrick Ribera-McKay. “Lezyne is more than happy to partner with an industry standard and truly valued group of women such as these. Just as Lezyne is pushing at the forefront of product design and engineering, these women are pushing not only cycling in general, but women’s cycling forward at such a spectacular pace that we are simply trying to keep up. With a shared passion for perfection and a keen eye out for cycling and it’s future, Lezyne is extremely proud to be a partner of Specialized-Lululemon and the amazing women that encompass it.”

Lezyne’s Marketing team was in Carlsbad, California last December for the team’s winter training camp. There, Lezyne had the opportunity to sit down and interview some of the riders and get an inside look at the women who make up this amazing team. This overview video is the first of three videos that Lezyne captured at the camp.

The team wasted no time getting its first wins under its belt in 2012. On January 1st, Australian Chloe Hosking won the first round of the Jayco Bay Series in Geelong Australia. This was quickly followed the next day by teammate Loren Rawney, who took the first win of her professional cycling career at the second round of the Jayco Bay Series.

The Team will be riding with Lezyne hand pumps, multi-tools, tire repair, organizers, and saddle bags. The Team’s mechanics will use Lezyne floor pumps and shop tools.

To learn more about the Team click on the following links:

Specialized-lululemon official team page >>