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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

Lezyne’s Power Drive gets Editors Award at Triathalon Magazine

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Lezyne’s Power Drive gets Editors Award at Triathalon Magazine

91 POINTS! We’re scoring better than a lot of pricey bottles of wine, so go ahead and do yourself the favor: skip those bottles of wine and buy yourself some sweet LUMEN LOVE! It’s a Valentine’s Day FIESTA!

Lezyne snags the “Editor’s Choice” award at Triathalon Magazine. This is exciting stuff…our LED’s are finally getting the recognition deserved, if I might be so blunt.

Lezyne Power Drive Tri Magazine

“Knocks out a lot of power….despite its small size.”

“Well-made and sealed CNC case so operation, even with gloves on, is really easy.”

“A nicely priced and sturdy number that packs a lumen punch.”

91 POINTS! We’re scoring better than a lot of pricey bottles of wine, so go ahead and do yourself the favor: skip those bottles of wine and buy yourself some sweet LUMEN LOVE! It’s a Valentine’s Day FIESTA!

Team UK Youth reveal 2012 kit and sponsors at Gran Canaria Camp and runs Lezyne

Team UK Youth

Team UK Youth reveal 2012 kit and sponsors at Gran Canaria Camp and runs Lezyne

Team UK Youth have revealed their full team line-up and new kit for the 2012 season at their recent training camp in Gran Canaria and are working with Lezyne tools and tech.

In 2012, the team will ride bespoke bikes from WyndyMilla and take on an increased programme in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world; spreading the message of charity UK Youth further afield.

The team will still be supported and sponsored by Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell CBE and headed up by Paris-Roubaix winner and Tour de France rider Magnus Backstedt.

“The camp has been an excellent experience for us,” said Magnus Backstedt. “The team are getting on well, I think we’ve got a strong and very powerful team here for 2012 as we look to race an increased and improved calendar as a UCI Continental team.”

Other key sponsors include Mercedes Benz and Rygor Commercials Ltd, suppliers of the team’s vehicles. Riders are powered by Maxifuel. Their WyndyMilla bikes feature Reynolds wheels, Continental tyres and Speedplay Pedals.

Riders enjoyed the chance to try out their new kit and accessories. The 2012 Team UK Youth team will wear adidas Eye Wear, Bont shoes, Tec helmets and use Lezyne tools and pumps.

Backstedt continued: “Gran Canaria provided a great backdrop for us to train consistently for two weeks, with some stunning and challenging climbs helping us prepare for some of the toughest races this season. The team looks fantastic and we’re just looking forward to representing UK Youth in 2012.”

The new Team UK Youth website has now been launched at www.teamukyouth.co.uk.

Founded in 1911, UK Youth is a leading national youth work charity supporting over 750,000 young people, helping them to raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised via non-formal, accredited education programmes and activities.

Team UK Youth 2012 riders and staff

Magnus Backstedt
Yanto Barker
Niklas Gustavsson
Chris Opie
Freddy Johansson
James Stewart
David McGowan
Richard Tanguy
Greg Mansell
Gruff Lewis
James Lowsley-Williams
Christofer Stevenson

Staff

Nigel Mansell CBE – Team Owner
Leo Mansell – Managing Director
Becky Frewing – Team Manager
David Povall – Directeur Sportif
Steve Davis – Team Mechanic
David Hart – Mechanic

BikeRadar’s News Round-Up features Lezyne LED Helmet Mount

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BikeRadar’s News Round-Up features Lezyne LED Helmet Mount

Every week, we’ll be compiling a round-up of news that’s caught our eye over the preceding seven days but hasn’t been covered on BikeRadar. From the latest product news to details of routes and events, we’ll be bringing you short snippets of information in one handy article.

Product news

Lezyne launch new helmet mount

Lezyne have developed a new helmet mount for their lights, which has just gone into production and will be available from February. It combines an aluminium base with a composite pivoting cradle. A Velcro strap holds the mount to the helmet and a rubber pad on the underside provides grip and protection. It’s compatible with all their LED lights and will retail for £16.99 from UK distributors Upgrade Bikes. [Full details: Lezyne]

LED Helmet Mount Finalized and Available Next Month and Super Drive Review

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San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne LED users will be happy to hear the Lezyne LED helmet mount will be available next month. Production of the long awaited mount began this month and the first round of mounts have already shipped to Lezyne distributors worldwide. Available to the public early February. The helmet mount is made of a stamped and machined aluminum base and compression ring with a Composite Matrix spherical pivot cradle that holds the LED light. A long Velcro strap attaches the mount to the helmet and a rubber pad on the underside of the mount provides grip. The spherical pivot allows the user to adjust the position of the light in all directions.

The mount is compatible with all Lezyne LED lights and will retail for $19.99. Look for these in your local shop next month!

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MTBR.com Releases In-depth Review of Super Drive LED

To add to the LED news, the guys of MTBR.com have released an in-depth, 2-page review of the Super Drive LED. Here is what Francis of MTBR.com had to say about the Super Drive LED:

“[The Super Drive] is a ground breaking new light from a new light company.  They could sell a few of these lights at $250 so we suspect they will sell a lot at the $110 price. It is a great beam pattern that accomplishes a flood and a decent spot at the same time. And the real bonus is if you want it brighter, buy two. If you want more run time, buy more Lezyne batteries.”

“The Lezyne Super Drive is not the brightest but it is the most compelling because of its quality and $110 price. We also want to note its honesty in reporting.  Claiming 450 lumens for a measured output of 421 lumens is one of the most honest we’ve seen to date as the industry usually 30% off.

Follow this link to read the full review >>

LED TECH Page to be Launched

LED Tech Page

To help consumers learn more about the new LED lights, Lezyne will be launching a new LED Tech Page on our website later this month.  It will contain useful information about LED lighting, in general, as well as in–depth details and FAQs about our lights. Check our Engineered Design page for updates and more Lezyne Tech

Chris Verbick installation with Lezyne Pumps

As a sponsor for ARTCRANK London 2011, the Lezyne bicycle products company were interested in showcasing their fine track pumps in an innovative way.

The production team for the show wanted to bring what we called “the red carpet effect” to London’s second ARTCRANK show. Thus this rope barrier was designed and constructed with specially-sourced pink inner tubes. The branding for ARTCRANK, Look Mum No Hands! and Lezyne were all highlighted in the installation.

The design allowed for the bikes to remain functional during the event—something of which many of the show attendees took full advantage.

UPPGRADER Blog features Lezyne’s Super Drive

UPPGRADER (a men’s fashion, swag, and upscale product blog) features Lezyne’s Super Drive. Pretty sexy. We are glad that Lezyne can roll with the best of them.

[$110] Night biking- it’s not the brightest idea in the world, but sometimes it happens. If you plan on doing any night biking, gear up with the 450 Lumen Lezyne Super Drive LED. The Super Drive uses a unique lens and reflector setup that illuminates near and far simultaneously without sacrificing visibility in either field. It’s programmable with three custom modes ranging from 150 to 450 Lumens (about 4 hours to 1.5 hours battery life). Housed in a tough aluminum body with composite handlebar attachment.

Yet Another CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST!! AAAAAAH!

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Lezyne makes yet another Christmas Gift List….it makes us so proud to see all the fans out there. Lezyne is used alongside the phrase “pure loveliness”. I do agree. Cheers to you.

Bizarrely I always find it slightly difficult to recommend gifts for others or myself at Christmas, especially when they say what Cycle related item it should be. I took a look over the work site and these are my top five, based on pure loveliness and something I’d like to see under the tree.

Italian Racing Cycles looks like a beautiful book and a classic coffee table book even a none cyclist could appreciate, if only for the images. There’s a lovely piece on the book on Pez, which is well worth a read.

Tire Levers

Tyre Levers are one of those items that go pretty well unnoticed until you need to use them. Crap ones fail to get between the hook of the rim and the bead of the tyre. They work on most tyre/rim combinations, and because of their width make leverage a lot easier as they gain more purchase than many others. Available in a few bright colours so you can find them in your bag with the added benefit that you’re unlikely to forget them after a roadside repair.

Castelli Espresso Due Jacket

I was lucky enough to be sent one of these to test. I was just about to write a review of my own up when I read Matt Brett’s review on road.cc, after that I thought I’d not bother as he pretty much said everything I could. I thought that I may never truly get a chance to test it but I have managed to stretch the range of use and have found it to be awesome. £230.00 is a lot of cash, but and this is an important but, you are buying into great fabrics and construction from Castelli. Much in the same way as Assos, Castelli has built a reputation on style, longevity and great fit. Having had Castelli jackets before they are go to pieces when the needle drops. If you want a jacket with lots of life and something that will look classic from season to season who can’t go far wrong with this.

Northwave Fahrenheit

Much in the same vein as the Espresso Due Jacket I would expect these shoes to last a long time. As the weather is turning my thoughts are moving towards a fully waterproof boot. Commuting and Riding through winter means that you need to be prepared and there is nothing that shouts this more than Gore-Tex boots. It’s my friend Sean who sings the praises of his Shimano versions that makes me think I should buy a pair of these. The Farenheit shoes aren’t likely to be a normal purchase for many cyclists as they will grab a pair of good overshoes and pair them up with some merino socks and bob’s your uncle. I think that there’s just something that little bit more next level about these boots and because of that they’d make a perfect gift.

Blox 23

If your gift is for the man in your life what better to give him than a new tool. I’ve a small Lezyne one of my saddle bags and everytime I use it I am always impressed. But being small if I got really stuck it just wouldn’t cut the mustard. I really like the look of the Blox 23 as it has all the allen keys you could need, a chain tool and for me, most importantly a Mavic spoke wrench. All Lezyne products are beautifully made, and I’m a sucker for nice design.