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The Col Collective on the Col du Glandon

The Col Collective on the Col du Glandon

The Col Collective on the Col du Glandon

The latest Col Collective video, the beautiful (but beastly) Col du Glandon is now online here. Anyone that may be taking part in L’Etape du Tour in 2015 is really in for a treat (check out the last few km’s, this is what bike riding is all about) or if you’re simply visiting the Alps to bag some mountains then this has to be close to top of your list.

Once upon a time there was a guy who though it would be fun to ride 677km non-stop from Évian-les-Bains to Nice across the heart of the Alps. 11 hours from the start and with 250km in the legs all seemed to be going ok, until he hit the latter slopes of the Glandon and suddenly beauty turned into the beast within. The wind funnels downs from the top of the mountain as the gradient kicks up and hangs above double figures for what seems like forever. However, don’t be put off by my lunacy the Glandon may have made me hurt so very much in the past but it’s also one of the most enchanting mountains I’ve ever experienced and for that reason I find myself continually coming back for more. There are moments when you’re barely moving and then suddenly, as you approach the summit, you can feel pure life being inhaled back into your lungs. It’s as if the mountain gods have taken a ribbon of tarmac and thrown it out of the sky from 2,000 metres to form a 20km playground of pure escapism. Now that’s the sign of a truly special climb.

  • Start: Saint-Étienne-de-Cuines
  • Length: 19.7km
  • Summit: 1,924m
  • Elevation gain: 1,441m
  • Average gradient: 7.3%
  • Max gradient: 11%

We hope you enjoyed this video. In the coming days we’ll be launching the full website which will offer more advice and support from our partners. To get the launch announcement go to http://thecolcollective.com and sign up to get all the latest news.

If you like what you see and are able to help spread our message by sharing with your friends and fellow riders then that would be truly appreciated. Our goal is to try and help inspire and educate as many cyclists as we can and we hope you can become part of our mountain journey!

We now have over 107,000 views and approaching 4,000 subscribers on YouTube with an overwhelming number of comments and positive direct messages. We’re working on getting the full website live this week so we’ll send an update on this in the coming days.

Never miss a video, subscribe to our YouTube channel or get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for watching.

Ride safe.

-Mike Cotty
The Col Collective

Jordi Bago Hits the San Diego Hills

Jordi Bago Hits the San Diego Hills

Jordi Bago Hits the San Diego Hills

Sponsored rider Jordi Bago’s adventures continue down to San Diego, California, where he took off on the beautiful Ted Williams Bike Trail with his friend Herve from Ride 100% and photographer Harold from Imountainbike in tow. The ride included some beautiful views of the San Diego beaches and Poway on either side, as well as a variety of fairly technical terrain, with jumps and many rocky sections (including large boulders, some vertical) that tested the riders’ abilities.

Jordi Bago Hits the San Diego Hills

The trail led them to Breeding Ground, an easier, more “fun” section with campers and many other riders, and then to Insanity which is a bit tougher, full of boulders and crazy cuts and turns. Jordi, being the pro that he is, provided his expertise to his two friends, to make it through this highly technical part!

Jordi Bago Hits the San Diego Hills

Up next, the three plan to join Cedric Gracia for a riding camp in April.

View the entire original Spanish version of the article here, and the English translated version here.

Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters

Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters

Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters

Just in time for Halloween, sponsored rider Jordi Bago visited our hometown of San Luis Obispo, California, and hit up some of the beautiful trails the town has to offer for the many mountain bikers who live here. He was also shown around the Lezyne offices, and got a chance to see how products are designed and tested for final production.

Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters - Showroom

Jordi also got a chance to sit in and see how Lezyne works as a 24-hour powerhouse, thanks to Skype, as a few of the 150 employees in the Taiwan offices arrived at work the next day and communicated with those in our San Luis Obispo offices before they headed home for the day.

Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters - Pump

Lezyne is constantly innovating new products for the next year’s release, and Jordi enjoyed a sneak peek on some of our conceptual models that are currently in development.

Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters - Lezyne Crew

View the entire writeup here (in Spanish), or find the English translation right here.

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World

So what does real world LED lumen look like?

We’ve just completed a simple guide that walks you through our LED line and provides a look at how our LED lights actually perform in the real world. From our 250 lumen Micro Drive up to our 1400 lumen Mega Drive you can now quickly and easily compare our models and chose the light that’s best for you. Click here to down load our LED beam pattern comparison.

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World  Mega - Drive Example

So how do we actually determine the true lumen output of our lights? We measure with the industry standard measuring tool, an Integrated Lumen Sphere. Check the video below to watch how we test all of our lights.

Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products for 2014-15

Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products

Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products for 2014-15

The new annual UK-based print magazine and digital download mag RCUK (Road Cycling UK) has selected their 100 best and influential road bikes and products from 2014-15, and included Lezyne in the LED, tools, and pumps categories! The Macro Duo, Port-A-Shop Tool Kit and CNC Travel Drive all received accolades. The publication is from the guys at Factory Media and is similar to their DIRT100, but for road biking. The Road Cycling UK web site carries the name into print for the first time with this high quality and large format production.

Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products for 2014-15 - Macro Duo

Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products for 2014-15 - Port A Shop

Lezyne Makes the Cut for RCUK 100 Best Road Cycling Products for 2014-15 - CNC Travel Drive
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View the PDF HERE.

The digital copy of this publication can be purchased HERE.

Lezyne Sponsors The Col Collective Video Series

The Col Collective Releases Second Video in Series

The Col Collective Releases Second Video in Series

Lezyne is proud to be a sponsor for the Col Collective by Mike Cotty. This 30-part video series will help educate and inspire budding and avid cyclists who aspire to ride some of the greatest mountain passes in the world, with expert advice and support.

The Col Collective has just launched their second video in the series, featuring the Passo dello Stelvio in northern Italy.

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Lezyne Sponsors The Col Collective - Col du Galibier

Lezyne Sponsors The Col Collective

Lezyne Sponsors The Col Collective

Lezyne is proud to be a sponsor for the Col Collective by Mike Cotty. This 30-part video series will help educate and inspire budding and avid cyclists who aspire to ride some of the greatest mountain passes in the world, with expert advice and support.

The Col Collective has launched their first video in the series, featuring the beautiful Col du Galibier in France. Check it here:

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Universal Sports Network Visits Lezyne at Interbike

Universal Sports Network Visits Lezyne at Interbike

Universal Sports Network Visits Lezyne at Interbike

Universal Sports Network visited our booth at Interbike’s Outdoor Dirt Demo to check out what was hot (other than the weather)! Our new KTV Drive and KTV Pro stood out as great safety lights and our Carbon Road Drive represented our popular line of lightweight, durable and user-friendly hand pumps.

“Bike safety is important. Lezyne Engineered Design has some low profile safety lights to keep you visible and also have a lightweight tire pump.”

Check out the original link here.

LEZYNE wins BikeBiz Award

LEZYNE wins BikeBiz Award

LEZYNE wins BikeBIz Award - Bikebiz Logo

LEZYNE wins BikeBiz Award

We are excited to learn that the UK’s BikeBiz (a UK cycling trade publication) has named LEZYNE as the best Parts and Accessories manufacturer for 2014! Eighteen cycle trade-judged awards were given out to retailers, distributors, brands, service providers and more on the night of Wednesday, September 24 at the NEC’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is a HUGE honor for us! Thank you BikeBiz and all of the United Kingdom for this award, as well as Upgrade Bikes, our hard-working UK distributor!

LEZYNE wins BikeBIz Award - Trophy

Read more about the aware here and view a list of the award winners.