London Cyclist reviews Lezyne’s Workshop Tools and does it well.
London Cyclist reviews Lezyne’s Workshop Tools and does it well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RCUK’s Christmas Gift Guide: Five under £50, including Lezyne’s Mini Drive Light!
Part three of RCUK’s Christmas Gift Guide series brings you five ideas under £50, with products from Rouleur, Rapha, Lezyne, dhb and bikeParka.
Rouleur Mugs by Richard Mitchelson – £19.00
Cartoonist Richard Mitchelson has been at it again, producing a second set of mugs adorning the faces of some of the most famous names in cycling – Eddy Merckx, Marco Pantani, Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon. The mugs are finest quality bone china manufactured in Stoke-on Trent, and they’re dishwasher-safe too.
They’re pricey at £19 a pop (or £67 for all four) but they’ll bring a small piece of cycling history to life every time to reach to make a brew.
Rapha Winter Hat – £35.00
Rapha’s Winter Hat has been around since 2006 but it remains a firm favourite thanks to its super-warm construction. It’s made in Italy from a brush-backed Sportwool fabric (70% polyester, 26% wool, 4% elastane), warm enough for sub-zero temperatures, and with sides that can be turned up if it gets too toasty.
It looks great, too. Understated but classy all the same, with Belgian-inspired styling. And it can be worn under a helmet.
Lezyne Mini Drive front light – £49.99
Lezyne have been producing stylish tools and accessories for years but this year marked their first foray into the light market. The result was three front lamps, with the cheapest the Lezyne Mini Drive at £49.99.
It weighs just 73g, is a doddle to fit and sits inconspicuously on your handlebars. The light has a maximum output of 150 Lumens on the highest output, with three subsequent four settings; medium (100 Lumens), low (50 Lumens) and flashing. That makes it a great package for commuting by bike . Read the full review buy it on Mpora Gear.
dhb Merino Long Sleeve Round Neck Base Layer – £36.89
A good base layer is essential to keeping warm through winter and there are few better fabrics than Merino, which is breathable, will keep you toasty and is soft next to the skin. Trouble is, it can be expensive. That’s where dhb, the in-house clothing brand of Wiggle, come in.
This long sleeve, round neck baselayer is top value at £36.89. It’s manufactured using a 190g yarn, while a lighter 150g version is also available. DHB also do a zip neck and short sleeve Merino base layers.
bikeParka – £39.95
bikeParka is a new company offering a simple solution to a long-standing problem for many cyclists. Not everyone is blessed with ample storage space for their bike(s) and the only option may be to keep it outside. bikeParka is a bicycle cover designed to protect your pride and joy from the worst of Britain’s weather.
It’s made from a waterproof, polyester ripstop fabric and the £39.95 URBN model features UV protection, eyelets for ties or small locks and Velcro lock-through panels to secure the cover with a standard lock. Adjustable toggles provide a snug fit, while the elasticated bottom keeps the material locked close to the bike’s wheels. bikeParka comes with a stuff sack so it can be packed away when not in use.
Lezyne Pressure Drive ABS Medium Mini Pump Review
Great review of our Pressure Drive given by MyPedals.com.
Great value mini pump from Lezyne featuring an ABS flex hose. It can fit in your jerseys rear pocket and will inflate tires to a pressure of up to 120psi or 8Bar.
Health Woman suggests that Lezyne lights are the new use for getting fit….not a bad idea on any level.
Brand new from the epic Lezyne range is their new light products. Small, compact, tidy and at a price point that won’t leave you feeling mugged. In fact, by fitting on of these onto any form of cycle, it will certainly give you added cool points as style wise, they are top notch!
With all of Lezyne bike lights and goods, the engineered design and style appear is prominent and they may be especially targeted their new array of solutions at a particular buyer. By trying to keep their variety sub 100, it implies that they’re interesting to much more buyers without sacrificing functionality due to the fantastic quantity of lumen output.
Inside the variety they’ve three designs out there in 3 colours, all with the very same universal handlebar mounting bracket. All three models are headlamps that develop 150, 300 and 450 lumens. All 3 are applying cree LED’s and have their very own exceptional uniform power beam reflector assembly and are all 100% CNC’d in standard Lezyne style. Anodized bodies on all which include laser etched graphics plus weather proof sealed and all sorts of round fairly indestructible.
The Lezyne Super drive is the top of the range flagship model and pumps out an impressive 450 lumens at a price of 99.99. Weighing in at 126 grams it’s also a pretty lightweight model, especially for its price point, it will be competing with some of the bigger manufactures out there. All 3 models are running on Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and are USB chargeable. This is a really useful feature if you are commuting as when you get to work, assuming you are office or computer based, you can simply charge the light of the computer.
The opposite designs, the Mini Drive (49.99) plus the Power Drive (79.99), are incredibly similar in appearance and are also available inside the silver, black and gun smoke colours. The only modify inside the designs is lumen electrical power, dimension and weight.
Rutland Cycling are brightening up the dark this winter. They are giving the brilliant new Lazyne lights at an extra special price. Why not take a look now?
LEZYNE NEWS – CEDRIC Continues through 2012/Lezyne Places 3rd in German Mag Award.
Cedric Continues as Lezyne Ambassador Through 2012
San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce the continued partnership with gravity legend Cedric Gracia (CG Racing Brigade) through the 2012 Season. A Lezyne Ambassador since 2009, Cedric is a long-time user and supporter of Lezyne. “Cedric is a great athlete to work with and a lot of fun. He has really helped to spread Lezyne’s message of Engineered Design around the world. We are stoked to continue working with him,” said Patrick Ribera-McKay, Lezyne’s Worldwide Marketing Manager.
Cedric will be using Lezyne pumps, tools, tire repair, bottle cages, CO2 inflators, organizers, and LED lights throughout the 2012 season. Learn more about Cedric and Lezyne here: Cedric Gracia Lezyne Ambassador Page
Lezyne Places 3rd in German Magazine Readers Awards.
Germany – Lezyne was recently awarded 3rd Place for Best Pump Brand in the reader polls for the German magazines “RoadBIKE,” “MountainBIKE,” and “bike.” Lezyne’s Ulrike Schlifske and Jessica Vogel (Marketing Assistant, 2 Wheel Distribution) were on hand to accept the awards. This is the second year that Lezyne has received honors from the readers of “RoadBIKE,” “MountainBIKE,” and “bike” magazines.
Izzivelo, a new women’s specific bike shop is open for business!! Now, how neat is that!?
Charis feels the bike industry is too male-orientated and that women deserve a better choice of clothing and accessories than that offered by most bike shops. “I found most bike shops to be quite blokey and the same was true with most internet sites, which I feel puts women off going in and really looking at things,” she told BikeRadar that “I found that most had a smaller [women's] product range and tended to focus solely on clothing rather than offering a good range of accessories as well.
“I wanted to create something for women that offered a wide range of clothing choice, whether you ride on road, off road or simply to work. Not only that but I wanted to have tools, pumps and other accessories as well, making it a one-stop shop for everything bar the bike itself.”
The website features kit from brands like Ana Nichoola, Pearl Izumi, Castelli, Bionicon, Alchemy Goods and Lezyne – everything from winter tights and jerseys to multi tools and handbags made from inner tubes. Anyone who doesn’t want to buy online can view the range at DC Cycles in Ulverston, Lancashire. Visit www.izzivelo.com for more information.
RoadBike features the LED Mini Drive and Alloy Floor Drive.
RennRad Mag Says Just Use the LED Super Drive
RennRad Mag shows how you can bring light in the darkest night – just use the new LED Super Drive.
SAZ likes our brand new LED Super Drive and Shop Shock Drive.