A super great review of our Alloy Drive after it’s been beat for quite some time.
“The Lezyne is a joy to use with a nice fluid action and a thick handle to get a good grip. Some will be quick to mention that the Brompton already comes with a frame pump so why should you need another? Simply put, the included Brompton pump works best as an emergency pump in our opinion. It’s a small frame-style pump which will get the job done, but you do have to pay special attention to keep it from wrenching off a valve stem.
We’ve used the Lezyne Alloy Drive pump on our last two tours with the Brompton. During that time its been used heavily and has managed to survive the elements since we keep it in an outside pocket.”
Danny Macaskill, world trials sensation and amazingly talented bike rider, has signed with Lezyne for 2012 accessories. The combo is a knockout and we hope that you’ll agree. Take a few minutes out of your day and enjoy the pleasures of some fluid and amazing bike riding. Cheers.
The Alloy Floor Drive wins “Best on Test” with Cycling Plus
“Lezyne brings its typical elegance, efficiency, and styling to this design.”
“This excellent pump is a joy to use. The Lezyne Alloy FD takes top honours for its balance of design, efficiency and performance.”
“It’s a straightforward, very well made design, with a superb wooden handle, a long hose and a very stable base – but it’s Lezyne’s Flip-Thread Chuck that we really like. The screw-on design provides a fantastic seal and can be used on valves where only small amounts of thread are showing. It’s flippable for Schrader valves plus has an extra screw-on head that pushes onto valves in the more usual way. For it’s balance of design, efficiency, and pumping performance it takes the top honours.”
“Lezyne really delivers with this classic pump. It has a superbly reassuring feel, aided by its comfortable varnished wooden handle, while the CNC-machined base and 15mm shaft make it very stable and the gauge is clear to read. Add in a long hose and great build quality and you’ve got a more than competent pump, but what really makes it is Lezyne’s excellent Flip-Thread Chuck. This does away with a locking lever, the reversible head screwing directly – and very securely – onto Presta valves for leak-free pumping every time.” www.upgradebikes.co.uk
The Sport Floor Drive in the test, although it didn’t win, surely made “top honours” as well, earning itself 5 starts and a very well-bolstered reputation.
Following our entry mentioning Birzman’s purty bike tools, reader Frank turned us on to Lezyne, a bicycle accessories company that’s just celebrated their 5th birthday last week. Lezyne’s products are borne from “a love for cycling [combined with] a passion for design—exquisitely designed, intelligently engineered, and functionally complete,” says the company, which was started by former triathlete Micki Kozuschek.
Although based in California, Kozuschek originally hails from Germany, explaining Lezyne’s striking, Teutonic aesthetic.
“‘In the old days, everything just worked. It didn’t look great, but it worked. Now some things look great, but they don’t last,’ Kozuschek told Velo News several years ago, when the company began expanding their product range. ‘We’re doing this differently.’ “
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