The successful launch of the KTV went off with a bang in Taiwan, and the media was there to capture it, party and all. The Taiwan Company News reported on the big event, and although the entire thing is printed in Taiwanese, it can be viewed by either clicking the above graphic or below thumbnail. Lezyne’s Sam Chau provided a gist of it right here:
“So the ‘KTV’ name has already raised a lot of questions, so if we wanted to be provocative, it’s working. We also added a lot of interest by doing the KTV launch party. The media has been asking me why it’s named ‘KTV’, we can’t deny it has an innuendo attached to it but here’s what I’m trying to convey:
The KTV light was created to bring a ‘unique personality’ into our LED line, challenging the norm and conventionality of what’s currently in the market. When people think of the word KTV there are all sorts of thoughts and emotions that come up – and having a large operation in Taiwan, we fully understand the various insinuations of this name. There can be a lot of interpretations but in the end it should all conclusively be blissful and happy.
Going to a KTV is like going to a sanctuary – it can be a place to relax, a place to have fun, and a place to celebrate. Similarly, we believe that when one takes their bicycle for a night ride they experience the same emotions. When a consumer purchases this product for their night ride, we hope they can bring this positive energy with them – just be happy.”
Shop or view more details about the KTV line here on our LED products page.
Lezyne’s own Angie Hohenwarter takes to Taichung, Taiwan in this first episode of ASIAVENTURE, courtesy of MTB Freeride.TV. Watch as Angie visits the Lezyne Taiwan factory for the first time, ride the rugged local trails of Taichung, and visits the night market with the Lezyne crew to try some… interesting treats.
This episode is just the first of many to come of Angie Hohenwarters Asiaventure! Follow Angie as she travels through Asia, riding the different trails and creating her own adventure! Lezyne was proud to have Angie visit our modern Taiwan factory and travel with us through the beautiful city of Taichung.
Sarah Heilig, a professional bike guide from Switzerland, recommends the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV to anyone who is wanting to go on an adventure. Sarah breaks down all of the essentials that she would recommend to any rider. We are happy to be in the mix.
If anyone is interested on reading a professional opinion (and can speak Swiss), we highly recommend that you give her article a read. This article was featured in RIDE magazine, a Swiss Mountain bike magazine, and you can view it by clicking the picture below.
Steve Thomas visits the Lezyne factory in Taiwan to get a look at how our high-quality products are made from Micki Kozuschek, the owner of Lezyne. Micki shows Steve around the new, state-of-the-art factory while answering questions about his brand, it’s product, and how he achieves the quality of work that he strives for.
“Back in the spring of 2007 a bold and brave new cycling accessory company launched into what was an already crowded market place. The name of that company was Lezyne; it’s a brand which most of us have now come to know and respect for their high quality and superbly engineered products as for their innovation and common sense approach to those essentials which we use or carry with us on just about every ride.”
To view the full article, click on the picture below.
The Lezyne CNC Digital Drive and Classic Pedal Rod Tool were named as part of the “8 Essential Pro-Level Bike Tools” by Men’s Journal. It is great to see these tools get recognized as tools that will get the job done at a high level.
Men’s Journal had this to say about the CNC Digital Drive – “Lezyne’s Digital Drive is the ultimate high-pressure floor pump. The anodized CNC-machined aluminum body—which is both durable and attractive — mates with an accurate digital gauge that consistently displays pressure.”
To get a look at the full list and see what else they recommend for the pro-level bike shops, click here.
Our friends at Enduro Mountainbike Magazine came to visit our sunny, California headquarters earlier this year! They got a first hand look at our clean, hardworking environment and were shown the best time possible. Enduro got a whole new look at how Lezyne works by seeing our marketing, sales, and R&D working in house.
“Lezyne was started on principles of creating good looking, sharp, and classy products that perform exceedingly well. Lezyne does all of it’s design and testing in house. Sure, they also have phenomenal riding right out the door in gorgeous San Luis Obispo. They also sponsor top name riders like Cedric Gracia, Angie Hohenwarter, and Danny MacAskill.”
Here’s a great article from our friends at bikerumor.com. Do you want to know how we make such beautifully designed and fine engineered bicycle products? Take a look!
“Since their beginnings in 2007, Lezyne has always been about design. Even the name Lezyne is supposed to bring the word design to mind (which is why they rhyme, it’s not pronounced le-zeen). Lezyne is the brain child of Micki Kozuschek, a former professional triathlete, who started on the business side of the bike industry with Maxcycles. From there, Micki moved to the US and founded a company you have have heard of, called Truvativ which as we know, was later sold to SRAM in 2004. Three years later, Micki was back with a new project, Lezyne – Engineered Design.” – Read the full article to see how we do things in our modern Taiwan factory!
The riders of Robonza took to the mountain trails with our Lezyne Alloy Drive hand pump. It seems safe to say that they highly enjoyed using our premium high volume hand pump.
“Do you not have a pump or need a new pump? You totally do and you should buy the Lezyne Alloy Drive Pump. It is the best mini pump ever. We’ve all been there, you get a flat and 400 pumps latter you snap off the presta valve. The Lezyne Alloy Drive has a removable tube similar to a floor pump that not only prevents you from breaking off presta valves but also alloys you to get a secure connection on shorter valve stems.”
“I previously had a favorite pump, but on a group ride the other night there were 3 flats and one 38mm tube that would not let my mini pump fit on. I tried a valve extender, but that failed. My buddy whipped this out of his bag and the tube filled in like 30 seconds. AMAZING!”
Kind words from our friends at Robonza. Click here to view the full article for yourself.
Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Hailed as a “really small and powerful beast” by The Fixed Life
Our friends over at The Fixed Life reviewed our High-Pressure Micro Floor Drive, noting its size, strength and reliability.
“The Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP is a beast, a really small and powerful beast. Maximum psi for this pump is 160psi, that is well beyond what most of us need for day to day riding. The barrel, shaft, base, and handle are all made of CNC machined aluminum. This makes for a well constructed lightweight pump. It is only 300mm in length and weighs 150 grams. It is small enough to throw in your bag or in the rear pocket of your jacket but is a little too big for a rear jersey pocket. The threaded chuck can be used for both Schrader and Presta valves which is amazing! This feature is great for those of us that ride different disciplines. The Lezyne pump also features and ABS (air bleed system) that is built into the chuck, this is a super handy feature that is available on tons of floor pumps but never really seen on micro pumps.”
The Riding Addiction Team recently found some success in the Cairns World Cup in South Africa. The team gives a report of the event in their own words:
“The 2014 UCI World Cup has kicked off 3 weeks ago in South Africa. The team was really excited to start this new season. Myriam, Rémi, Cam, Thibaut and Gaëtan were motivated to have a good launch into this new season.
It’s always good to be back in South Africa, great atmosphere, wonderful landscapes, even if the track is not the most adored one : Everyone knew it would be one of the most physically demanding track of the season and this year track builders built some interesting new features to make it more technically. Adding this, dry and dusty conditions, it resulted a pretty tricky combo.
Myriam offered us the best surprise, usually not at her best on this track, she managed to get a really good 4th place. Cam was in the pace too with a promising 12th place, he had a clean run but admit with more confidence he could have been faster. Rémi had a really good top part split, which ranked him 6th, but he lost a lot in the pedaling section, he ended up 20th. Thibaut was further in the ranking with the 45th spot, disappointed with his run which missed a lot of rhythm. Gaëtan had a good come back in the top 80 with a 67th place, 1 month and half only after his collarbone surgery.”