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!
Read more about the aware here and view a list of the award winners.
Lisa Brennauer of Specialized-lululemon Wins in Ponferrada
It was a great weekend for Specialized-lululemon, with the team winning its third consecutive team time trial at the 2014 UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, and then some individual victories two days later! Most notable is team rider Lisa Brennauer taking the individual time trial event! Teammates Evelyn Stevens, Karol Ann Canuel and Trixi Worrack all placed in the top ten. Brennauer earned the rainbow stripes jersey and another world title. She says, “It will take a while to sink in. I thought I could have a good race and make the podium if I had a really good day but a world title is something special and it will take me a while to really realize it.”
Brennauer was part of a tight group of the top 6 riders but managed to break out and take the lead in the last five kilometers. Good going!!
Check out the full article on the Specialized-Lululemon homepage here.
Specialized-Lululemon Victory at UCI World Road Championships
Our sponsored team Specialized-Lululemon made quite the impressive win last Saturday, winning their third consecutive team trial victory against 14 other teams at the UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. Just the day before, three of the team’s riders took a nasty spill on a practice run, sending key rider Evelyn Stevens to the hospital. Undaunted, the team dusted themselves off, and snagged their championship the next day. Stevens said, “I was getting X-rays last night, so it added a little bit more flair. That made it even more special knowing that we were not perfect going into the race,” Stevens told VeloNews at the line. “We just went out and rode flawlessly. It’s super special, because it was a really deep field.”
Well done, girls! Check out the full article at Velo News right here!
The first two days of Interbike 2014 were spent out in the desert at Outdoor Dirt Demo, where retailers got the chance to test out the latest in bicycle technology in the environment it was made for. We had a booth set up amongst the many others that participated, of course, featuring our new products for Year 8! Bicycle retailer Jenson USA came out to see what’s up, and stopped by our booth. Our own Michael Drabousky was on site to show them what’s new with our floor pumps, namely our Alloy Drive, CNC Floor Drive and Classic Drive which have been upgraded with new 3.5″ gauges! Check out the video below!
Online mountain biking publication MTBR stopped by our booth at Interbike this last week to check out what’s new for Lezyne! We showed them our new KTV and KTV Pro, Zecto Auto and Macro Drive Duo lights, Control Drive CO2 inflator and ABS pen gauge hand pump, as well as the improvements made to our CNC Drive, Alloy Drive and Classic Drive floor pumps. Our very own Michael Drabousky was on hand for the official media report!
Check out the full article here, and view the video below!
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.