Category Archives: Athletes

Mike Hall Sets Off From Greenwich, UK in the First Ever Around The World Bicycle Race

Mike Hall. What a stud. Enough said. Follow him with the links below. This is a true adventure. Lezyne couldn’t be happier to support people who push the boundaries of what is possible.

Lezyne will help Mike take on the World.

Extreme endurance cyclist Mike Hall sets off tomorrow (18th Feb) from Greenwich UK, along with other riders bidding for victory in the first ever Round the World Bicycle Race.

Mike’s bike and kit has been carefully selected for lightweight performance.

Mike’s choice of tools, plumps and accessories is Lezyne, the best for performance and low weight.

We wish Mike all the best. His progress can be tracked here:

http://worldcycleracing.com/

Blog: http://normallyaspiratedhuman.com/

Lezyne Signs Remy Absalon for 2012

Remy Absalon

Superhero Enduro rider Remy Absalon signs with Lezyne for the 2012 season. We cannot wait to see where he goes and what he accomplishes this coming year.

Remy Absalon

Remy Absalon is a member of Commencal’s SUPERTEAM and has recently joined up with Lezyne. He is an extremely talented and well-versed enduro racer. He has a staggering list of accomplishments and is without a doubt a top contender in every enduro race that he enters, mixing it up with the likes of Nico Vouilloz, Fabien Barel, Jerome Clementz, Mark Weir, Ross Schnell, and Rene Wildhaber Lezyne couldn’t be happier to work with Remy in 2012 as he will, without a doubt, be putting up some really great numbers and pushing the envelope of what is possibly on and off the bike. The “enduro” race format is gathering so much momentum, especially over in Europe, that Lezyne is proud to be a part of the forward push. We are really excited to see where the sport goes in the future because this style of racing is so inviting to both riders and spectators.

Remy Absalon

Remy Absalon

Cedric Gracia gets 3rd at Santos Urban DH Race in Copacabana, Brazil

CG on top of the podium at the start of the year. Good things to come. Some people may think he’s “getting old”, but we at Lezyne very much disagree and this is why.

Here’s what Cedric had to say about his race in Copacabana, Brazil:

“Last Sunday was the 10th anniversary of Santos DH urban race, Marcelo and Juliana invite me to take part one more time to this event who is for me the first race of the season. This year a lot of international riders was there and record of TV audience for Globo TV with 50 million people watching the event in all over Latin America!

The race went well for the Brigade, Saturday qualification went to Marcelo and on Sunday a 3th place for me in the final.

It was the first time I was racing with two new partners Fox racing shox and Shimano. Thanks to you guys for the trust and the support who made that podium possible!

Special thanks to the Shimano Brazil team for the warm welcome and your help.

Next stop Chili, Valparaiso!”

Thanks everyone for the support and following on Facebook.

The Sergeant

CG

Cedric Gracia

Lezyne signs Danny Macaskill for 2012

Lezyne signs Danny Macaskill for 2012

Lezyne has been fortunate enough to sign on with the ever-talented bike rider Danny Macaskill. Talent for days…..a match made in heaven.

“Danny Macaskill is a man in demand and has been since he burst on to the international scene a couple of years ago with his first Youtube video. And for good reason for his riding exudes class, style and individualism. Which is precisely why he has recently been signed by Lezyne as their latest sponsored rider. We took the opportunity to catch up with him in his adopted city of Edinburgh where he was recently shooting a promo video for his newest sponsor who have just launched their 2012 range of workshop tools. While the video may not be quite ready to air on Pinkbike, read on for the exclusive interview:

I’d been working on my bikes in my flat for a while with really cheap, nasty multi-tools that my friend had from decathlon or somewhere like that, real nasty things, and after working in a bike shop for a while you get used to using nicer tools. But I had a little Lezyne multi tool, and I’d also seen some of their other stuff on the net, so I thought they’d be a cool company to approach. I liked their brand image and more importantly I knew they made good stuff. So we got in touch and it’s been cool that we’ve managed to work something out. It didn’t take long to sort things out either, they were really easy to talk to and I’m just delighted to have all the products – it’s gone from having the bare essentials to having all the tools to tune the bike up and keep it in good working order. It rounds things off for me – I’d got my bike setup all dialled and now it’s nice to have all the right stuff to maintain them properly too.”

“What are your plans for 2012?”

“I’ve been off the bike for a while, pretty much since Crankworx. I’d been carrying a knee injury for a while before that, but then I tore my meniscus. I’ve had a really weak leg for the past eight months, through the filming of my last video as well. It turned out I’ve actually got a torn disc in my back too so I’ve really been trying to get that sorted out without an operation. I had a steroid injection into one of my discs, but I’ve not really felt the benefits of that so I’m going to go back out to the US to get it sorted. Once that’s fixed I’ve got a really exciting year coming up. I’m hoping to get into a position so I’ll have a good setup to learn new tricks and do some new videos. I hope to be hanging out down in London for a bit which’ll be cool. It’s going to be a really exciting year, I just need my health to catch up.”

“I’d love to do some mountain bike races in amongst all my trials riding. It tends to be quite hard as a lot of my free time between projects is taken up with injuries at the moment. Things are stacking up and then a few projects end up going back to back. But I’d love to do some races, I’d love to go out to the mega this year, it’s been a couple years since I’ve done that. Some friends are also going out to do the Trans-Provence race which is a 7-day enduro. It’s the Enduro stuff that I’m into the most and it’s just a lot of fun, a lot of time on the bike. Other than that I’ll just see what I can do, maybe some local races in Scotland. Are you getting much enduro/all mountain riding in just now? It’s enduro/all mountain riding that I do the most, you just can’t beat playing about in the mud. And I mainly ride my (Orange) Five for that when it’s pouring with rain and blowing a force ten hooley (Translation from Scottish: very windy or an unreasonably strong wind). And it’s been blowing like that all winter here, so when my knee and back are feeling alright I’m trying to get out to cruise about as much as I can, I really can’t get enough of it.”

“It’s just really nice to be able to pedal back up and smash back down them on the same bike. I absolutely love it. I’d say I get more of a buzz out of riding my mountainbike than my trials bike, you know, because you get more adrenaline which you don’t really get in trials because you’re really in control. Whereas I’m completely out of control on my mountainbike, I’m just a passenger. That’s definitely how it is, I ride it way out of my skill level most of the time – feet flailing about the place, as long as I make it down to the bottom with the bike it’s ok. I’d like to get some night riding in this winter too and Lezyne are hooking me up with some of their lights to cut about with so it should be fun, it’s just really good fun. I like that feeling of not quite seeing round the corner, it makes the same trails you ride every day completely different.”

Lezyne Ambassador Bobby McMullen Gets 3rd at CCCX

Lezyne Ambassador Bobby McMullen Gets 3rd at CCCX

Bobby McMullen killed it this last weekend. No news there.

Bobby McMullen kicked off the 2012 Season by taking third place in his division at the CCCX X-Fusion SuperD at Toro Park in Monterey on Sunday, January 22.
McMullen, who is legally blind,  competes alongside (often ahead of) fully-able racers…….and kills it.

Bobby was gracious enough to join Lezyne at our Headquarters in San Luis Obispo with his friend and guide, Peter Lucas to allow us to take some video and photo of him for this upcoming year. Above is a teaser of images to come!

Specialzed lululemon’s Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney Winning!!

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

(Chloe on the left, and Loren on the right.)

Specialzed lululemon’s Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney Winning!!

Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney are 2 for 2 in the Bay Thriller in Australia!

Lezyne sponsored Specialized lululemon riders Chloe Hosking wins day 1 of Bay Thriller and Loren Rowney takes the victory in day 2! This only seems fitting that they are crushing this Australian event as both girls are originally from Australia. Chloe is from Canberra and Loren is from Queensland.

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

In an interview with Chloe after the race, she stated: ”I love racing like that,” (speaking of the attack-filled race) she said. ”I don’t really like just sitting in and then sprinting. For me it was really exciting to go out there and show what women’s racing can be like. There has just been some really negative things said in the press lately about how women’s racing is boring and how we don’t deserve a minimum salary.”

When the Herald put it to Hosking that women’s cycling lacked support from the very top of the sport’s administration, she replied: ”What can be said? Pat McQuaid’s a dick.

Read more here.

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

Specialized-lulemon’s newest recruit Loren Rowney, took all of two days to win her first race of the season. Following her team-mate Chloe Hosking’s lead, Rowney took out a round of the Jayco Bay Series in Geelong on Monday, making it two out of two for the Specialized-lululemon duo. Rowney, who worked tirelessly for Hosking’s win on day one, was merely following instructions when she put herself in the break of the day. “Chloe and I had talked this morning with our Total Rush teammates and she said ‘whatever happens, someone from our team needs to be in every break,'” said Rowney. “I saw a break go with none of us in it and knew I had to get across.”

Rowney then had to play a smart game to outsmart the strong Green Edge riders. When Amanda Spratt went on the late attack out of the break, Loren covered her and was able to go past her for the win. “Loren was so strong today,” said Hosking. “She’s amazing and she rode the perfect race. We’re really looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen tomorrow. Hosking now leads the series by only one point with two stages remaining.

Specialzed lululemon's Chloe Hosking and Loren Rowney

PRESS RELEASE: Cedric Gracia Continues and LEZYNE Places 3rd in German Awards

LEZYNE NEWS – CEDRIC Continues through 2012/Lezyne Places 3rd in German Mag Award.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Cedric Continues as Lezyne Ambassador Through 2012

Cedric Gracia

San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce the continued partnership with gravity legend Cedric Gracia (CG Racing Brigade) through the 2012 Season. A Lezyne Ambassador since 2009, Cedric is a long-time user and supporter of Lezyne. “Cedric is a great athlete to work with and a lot of fun. He has really helped to spread Lezyne’s message of Engineered Design around the world. We are stoked to continue working with him,” said Patrick Ribera-McKay, Lezyne’s Worldwide Marketing Manager.

Cedric will be using Lezyne pumps, tools, tire repair, bottle cages, CO2 inflators, organizers, and LED lights throughout the 2012 season. Learn more about Cedric and Lezyne here: Cedric Gracia Lezyne Ambassador Page

Lezyne Places 3rd in German Magazine Readers Awards.

Ulrike Schlifske

Germany – Lezyne was recently awarded 3rd Place for Best Pump Brand in the reader polls for the German magazines “RoadBIKE,” “MountainBIKE,” and “bike.” Lezyne’s Ulrike Schlifske and Jessica Vogel (Marketing Assistant, 2 Wheel Distribution) were on hand to accept the awards. This is the second year that Lezyne has received honors from the readers of “RoadBIKE,” “MountainBIKE,” and “bike” magazines.

Tiffany Cromwell Lezyne Sponsorship Continues

Tiffany Cromwell Lezyne Sponsorship Continues

San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce the continued sponsorship of Austrailian pro cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell. Currently riding for Honda Dream Team (Aus) and Lotto Laddies Team (Bel), she is one ofAustralia’s top cyclists climbing up the world ranking.

Lezyne started working with Tiffany in 2010 after Lezyne CEO Micki Kozuschek meet with her in Adelaide during an Australian dealer tour. Tiffany will use Lezyne’s award-winning hand pumps, floor pumps, multi-tools, and tire repair to keep her training and racing at her best.

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Tiffany began racing as a junior at age 13 and quickly began winning races. In 2008, Tiffany turned pro by signing with the US-based Colitiva Sutter Home team. That same year she won her first professional race, the 2008 Sea Otter Classic, as well as a number of strong results. In 2010 she has moved to competing full time in Europe with the Australian Institute of Sport national women’s team where she competed in all of the major races on the world calendar including the world cup series, Giro D’Italia feminine, La Route de France feminine, and finished off the year by competing in her first World Road Cycling Championships in Australia.

Tiffany’s 2011 season is off to a great start! Riding for the Honda Dream Team, she won Stage 2 of the Jayco Bay Criterium Series (Aus) where she also finish 1st overall in the Sprint Classification.