We are all incredibly heartbroken today by the loss of Kelly McGarry. Nothing can truly describe the shock and sadness we all feel at Lezyne. Kelly was more than just an ambassador for us; he was a friend, a mountain bike brother and inspiration to us all. Though we were only lucky enough work with him for a short time, his charismatic smile and carefree attitude will forever leave a lasting impression on all of us.
The only thing greater than Kelly’s fearlessness was his personality. His larger-than-life presence was felt wherever he went, and his outgoing lifestyle made him a true rockstar of the action sports world. In his short time on this planet Kelly embraced life 1,000-percent while pushing the boundaries of mountain biking, surfing, motocross and many other extreme sports.
Kelly will be greatly missed by all of us, but he will live on in our hearts and forever inspire us to go big and live life to its fullest. Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to Kelly’s family and friends.
The world has lost a legend.
Rest in Peace, Kelly McGarry.
Lezyne has teamed up with the new women’s professional squad Cylance Pro Cycling. Based out of US, the 10-rider team features four Americans, four Europeans and one rider from St. Kitts & Nevis. Cylance Pro Cycling boasts a synthesis of veteran experience, ambitious protégés and an excellent mix of talent that will be competitive at any race they enter.
Former professional athlete and long-time cycling director Omer Kem founded the team with an eye on the newly created UCI Women’s World Tour. In addition to racing, Kem wants to use the team to encourage leading an active lifestyle. “We believe that sports can be a critical component to a happy and healthy life, and we want to empower everyone to get active and achieve their goals,” said Kem in a recent press release. “Cylance Pro Cycling Team members will be role models to athletes of all sports, male and female, not only for their accomplishments on the team, but also as they strive to represent their nations in the Olympics.” Each of the athletes will be aiming for a selection to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The team kicked off their season this week in Australia, competing in the 4-stage Santos Women’s Tour. Top US sprinter Shelley Olds found the podium on the very first day with an impressive second place finish and went on to finish second overall.
“We’re thrilled to be working with some of the best female cyclists in the world,” said Dillon Clapp, Lezyne’s communications manager. “All of riders are great ambassadors of the sport as well. It’s going to be exciting watching them represent Lezyne across the world at the highest level of racing!”
The team will be racing with Lezyne bottle cages and new GPS computers. When not racing, the girls will be outfitted front-to-back with Lezyne gear including saddle bags, hand pumps, multi tools and LED lights.
New Title Sponsor for America’s Top Ranked Continental Men’s and Women’s Program.
“Circuit Sport is proud to announce Rally Health℠ as the title sponsor for 2016 and beyond. Rally Health, a Washington, D.C. based digital health company, is working to reimagine health engagement, offering simple ways for individuals to navigate the complex healthcare system, get access to care, and achieve their health and wellness goals. Rally Health brings a fresh and exciting element to cycling while reinforcing the team’s mission to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
“We are excited to become the title sponsor of the program, which will be known as Rally Cycling (www.rallycycling.com) from 2016 moving forward,” said David Ko, Rally Health’s president and chief operating officer. “Cycling is a fantastic way to improve one’s health, both for lifestyle enthusiasts and professionals. We are inspired by these athletes, and know their stories will help motivate Rally users to stay active. The team’s dedication and commitment to excellence and healthy living are admirable. The team embodies the Rally Health mission and, together, we want to inspire people to be active and make better, more informed decisions about their health.”
“The partnership with Rally Health is an ideal continuation of the health and active lifestyle message that has been the foundation of our team since its inception,” said Circuit Sport Founder and Managing Director Charles Aaron. “Rally Cycling will be able to expand the reach of our healthy and active lifestyle message and affect further positive change in people’s lives.”
On the women’s side, Olympic and Pan Am medalist Jasmin Glaesser returns to anchor the team. A strong all-arounder, Glaesser is joined by her teammate on the Canadian pursuit squad Kirsti Lay. Together Glaesser and Lay will feature strongly in road races and are sure to play a part in Canada’s Olympic ambitions. In addition to Lay, new recruits include all-arounder Heather Fischer and time trial specialist Hannah Ross. Cyclocross racer Elle Anderson comes on board, along with sprint specialist Erica Allar and all-arounder Jessica Prinner to headline the team’s criterium contingent. Also joining the team is a quartet of young up-and-coming riders; Sara Poidevin, Catherine Ouellette and Katherine Maine of Canada and junior World Championship medalist Emma White of the United States.
Rally Cycling will continue the team’s long tradition of success on the racecourse while helping people make positive changes toward an active, healthy lifestyle. The original men’s program, under title sponsor Kelly Benefit Strategies, started in 2007 with a win at the USPRO Criterium National Championships – the only team in history to win the event in its first season.
“As the founding partner of the team, it is exciting to see the program take another step forward,” said John Kelly the president of Kelly Benefit Strategies. “Through the years we have enjoyed great results due to our amazing partners, dedicated staff and talented athletes. Having Rally Health as the title sponsor is a great continuation of the program’s legacy. Rally is committed to the same mission this team embodies – promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Under the direction of Olympians Jonas Carney, Eric Wohlberg, and Zach Bell, along with former WorldTour rider Patrick McCarty, the team has achieved major victories on the national and international stage. The men’s program took high profile wins at the Amgen Tour of California and Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, podiums at the USA Pro Challenge and Tour of Alberta, along with multiple Amgen Tour of California King of the Mountain jerseys. The team has also won its hometown race, the North Star Grand Prix, for five consecutive years.
At the international level, the team has found success with an historic podium at La Course by Le Tour de France and a fourth place at the UCI World Team Time Trial Championships in 2014. In addition, the team has had tremendous success abroad taking wins in Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Thailand and Uruguay. With Rally Health, the team will continue to build and achieve even greater success.
Rally Cycling Men’s Team
Jesse Anthony | Newbury Park, CA
Rob Britton | Victoria, BC
Adam de Vos | Victoria, BC
Brad Huff | Springfield, MO
Evan Huffman | El Dorado Hills, CA
Shane Kline | Bally, PA
Pierrick Naud | Amos, Quebec
Emerson Oronte | Boulder, CO
Danny Pate | Colorado Springs, CO
Will Routley | Abbotsford, BC
Bjørn Selander | Hudson, WI
Thomas Soladay | Glendale, CA
Curtis White | Delanson, NY
Eric Young | Boulder, CO
Tom Zirbel | Boulder, CO
Rally Cycling Women’s Team
Erica Allar | Tucson, AZ
Elle Anderson | San Francisco, CA
Heather Fischer | Boulder, CO
Jasmin Glaesser | Coquitlam, BC
Kirsti Vivian Lay | Montreal, QC
Katherine Maine | Ottawa, ON
Sara Poidevin | Canmore, AB
Jessica Prinner | Saint Charles, MO
Hannah Ross | Wichita Falls, TX
Emma White | Delanson, NY
Catherine Ouellette | Saint-Lambert, QC
Three Lezyne Products win Design & Innovation Awards
It’s no coincidence that Lezyne rhymes with design. Every accessory, part, gadget and device that we produce is held to a certain standard of elegance and style. In an industry filled with copycats and complacency, we continually strive to not just standout, but to also be a trend leader. This approach is a huge part of what defines Lezyne and it can be seen throughout our entire catalog of products.
However, aesthetics is just one aspect of what makes a Lezyne product exceptional. It’s important, to say the least, but what we really crave is innovation. No matter how visually stimulating we make something, it still has to maintain a level of superior functionality.
These are the two elements that generate the lifeblood of Lezyne: Innovation and Design. We call this Engineered Design.
Engineered Design is the foundation of every Lezyne product. It represents our development strategies, our identity and our philosophies. Everything we create is held to this standard and is the result of a powerful in-house team of engineers, designers and forward-thinking project leaders. Lezyne is Engineered Design.
Fortunately, this commitment to product development and originality does not go unnoticed. We’re continually honored with glowing reviews, accolades and product shootout victories. Seeing our hard work validated by esteemed publications around the world is truly satisfying.
Our latest achievement was bestowed upon not one—nor two—but three Lezyne products: The Design & Innovation Award 2016. This exclusive award came from deep within the Dolomites and was spearheaded by a collection of 40 prominent industry individuals from 10 different countries. For two weeks this conglomeration of cycling elites tested, debated and contemplated hundreds of submissions from all corners of the bicycle world. And when it was all said and done three of our latest accessories came away with the award: Our Mini GPS cycling computer, Strip Drive taillight and Digital Over Drive floor pump.
Here are a few nice things they had to say about our winners:
Digital Over Drive:
“Lezyne have created a workshop legend.”
“The pump has enough volume to handle the latest plus and fat tires, and its powerful delivery seats tubeless tyres effectively.”
“The highlight is the ABS2 connector chuck, which makes connection to the valve a reliable and trouble-free process”
“Its ultra-compact dimensions and super light weight mean you have the freedom to mount the Mini GPS anywhere you want.”
“In combination with a long battery life and a display that clearly presents only the important information, it will be a trusty companion on your adventures.”
Strip Drive Pro
“The unique aero- and round seatpost-compatible design and integrated cable-free USB charging boost usability.”
“The powerful daytime flash mode could be a potential lifesaver on the roads.”
Lezyne Hecto300XL and Strip Pair Most Wanted in Cycling Plus
Along with our new GPS cycling computers, our new Y9 LED line went off with a blast! Here’s the latest review of not one, but two within that line. Both the Hecto 300XL and Strip Drive Rear (available as a pair) were warded “Most Wanted” by Cycling Plus with a solid 4.5/5 star review.
“Making sure you’re clearly visible in dark and dismal conditions is a winter safety must, and the 300XL light set gets the job done in style.”
Shop the Hecto 300XL/Strip Drive Pair here, and click the top image above for an enlarged version of the Cycling Plus article.
Outdoor Gear Lab is the next to give our Super GPS some rave reviews! With side-by-side competitor comparisons and a hands-on review including setup, interface and use, features, best applications and value (it is the winner of their Best Buy Award, after all), our popular new cycling computer seems to be quite the hit with those behind the Cheyenne, Wyoming gear guide!
“The Lezyne Super GPS is a high end cycling computer with both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart connectivity. Lots of function at a low price has vaulted it into position as the winner of our Best Buy Award. No color touch screens here, just pure data and function. The screen and ride display layout are reminiscent of the Garmin Edge 500, but the overall aesthetic of the device is much different. The Lezyne Super GPS does not have map displays of any kind, but it does have impressive sensor compatibility and uses GPS and GLONASS satellites like the Garmin Edge 510 and Edge 520. If you are looking for a simple computer that can track data from almost any sensor on the market, then this is it.”
View the entire review here.
See the Best Buy Award article here.
Shop the Lezyne Super GPS here!
Lezyne Super GPS in LAVA Magazine’s Gear of the Year
It’s that time of the year again for LAVA Magazine’s Gear of the Year roundup, and this time around, our Super GPS made the cut!
“Known for its lights, Lezyne comes to the computer market with a clean, affordable and feature-packed GPS computer (which also includes a Glonass antenna for quicker tracking). Complete with ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity to gather up your power and speed sensor measurements, it pairs with your Smartphone through Lezyne’s Ally app, allowing you to relay phone calls and text messages through your computer. To boot, .fit training files are easily uploaded to third-party sites like Strava, or can be transferred through the app.”
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The Deca Drive 1500XXL was judged on items such as lumens, beam pattern, overall design and the elimination of field replaceable batteries, as well as all the goodies in the specs. We’d also love to think we have a “hidden mode” for our ultra tech savvy fans out there, but we aren’t that sneaky…we’d like to point out to Mtbr that this is our Overdrive mode, which gives you the 1500 lumen boost advertised on the light itself.
Mtbr completes their review with a mention that “there’s sweeping changes to the Lezyne line, but the bottom line is good optics and beam pattern are delivered,” noting the great value for the price. Read the entire review here.
Once again, Road.cc has shown us some love! This time it’s for our SV 10 multi tool, which is an aluminum, low profile set of CNC machined tools with durable stainless steel fascinating hardware, a forged aluminum chain breaker and forged center-pivot stainless steel bits. This multi tool is optimized for modern component groups.
Road.cc says, “Lezyne are a company that have the ability to make a seemingly mundane product such as a pump or multi tool into an object of desire. They mix quality materials with well thought out design and an attention to detail, which result in objects that demand attention. This is certainly true of their SV10 multi tool, which packs, as you may have guessed, ten tools into a light (only 101 g), compact and attractive package.”
The popular online publication also included the tool in a rundown of the best multitools “to fit your bike’s bits.” Check that out here!
Now that the mags have had time to test our new GPS computers the in-depth reviews are starting to hit the pages of many top publications. Better yet, the results are quite favorable. Check out our roundup of the latest GPS reviews below!
Peloton Magazine – Lezyne GPS Line
“Lezyne has given us everything we need in a GPS, nothing we don’t, and have done it with more convenience thanks to long battery life and Bluetooth connectivity for less money…What the unit does do, which we absolutely love, is text and call alerts through Bluetooth connectivity to your phone” Read More
Decline Magazine – Lezyne Mini GPS
“At just $139.99 the Mini GPS keeps all the essential riding data right at your fingertips for a minimal investment in a sturdy aluminum and plastic package. It lets you save and upload your rides on any fitness tracker website and provides good motivation to pick up the pace and ride harder, even if you’re rolling solo. Of course, you could get all this data and more from your smart phone but I’m not too keen on strapping a $600 piece of glass to my handlebars. I’m excited I’ve found this new way to accumulate ride data, as keeping track of my rides will help me stick to a schedule and stay in better shape.” Read More
Bike Magazine – Lezyne Mini GPS
“Despite its diminutive size, Lezyne’s Mini GPS packs a punch. Unlike the Garmin and Magellan, the Mini does not have any kind of on-the-ride navigational features—no map to the nearest taqueria or fire lookout. Instead, it offers everything you’d want in a cycling computer—moving time, ride time, odometer, trip distance, current average and max speeds, current elevation plus total elevation gain and loss, temperature—not to mention the ability to geek out with maps when you’re back home.” Read More
Road.cc – Lezyne Mini GPS
“The Lezyne Mini GPS computer is an easy-to-use option that gives you basic ride information on your handlebar along with the ability to upload, store and analyse your rides on Lezyne’s GPS Root website.” Read More
Bikehugger.com – Lezyne GPS Line
“There’s another choice from Lezyne with a simple operating system and much of the functionality. It’s a computer for those simpler, head-clearing rides.” Read More
FactoryJackson – Lezyne Mini GPS
“This tiny cycle computer from Lezyne weighs just 29 grams and records the major things on a ride you need to keep track on fitness progress, for marking routes out and sharing details on social media platforms like Strava.” Read More
BikeRadar – Lezyne Super GPS in “Best New Gear”
“While the 75g Super GPS does not provide navigation — the GPS functionality here is used for recording where you ride, plus metrics like speed and distance — it does work with heart rate straps, power meters and mobile phones thanks to ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity.” Read More