The hype for our new GPS line continues to grow as the date nears for their first arrival in cycling shops around the world! Padraig of Red Kite Prayer was one of the lucky ones to test out the Lezyne GPS computers before their official release. He took one out on a spin here in sunny San Luis Obispo, Lezyne’s hometown, and reported back with a great review.
“When you think of the many components and accessories on the market, there aren’t many near monopolies. There’s the Greenfield kickstand and … the Garmin’s GPS units. PowerTap’s Joule hasn’t made a dent in Garmin’s grip on the market. This isn’t just a stranglehold, we’re talking tazed, zip-tied and sitting in the back of the cruiser.
“But that is about to change.
“Lezyne, the company based in sleepy San Luis Obispo, that cool company known for great pumps, beautiful mini-tools, blindingly bright lights and plenty more has just added another category to what they offer—GPS computers.”
There’s obviously been a lot of buzz about our new GPS line, and Mike Cushionbury of Dirt Rag Mag is the latest to speak up about this exciting new release! Mike gives a rundown of the product line, and got his hands on a GPS Mini, which he took out for a spin on San Luis Obispo’s Madonna Mountain and returned with anticipation for its official release.
“Lezyne has made a bold move. The company is well known for creating beautiful, machined aluminum pumps and tire levers. It’s since grown exponentially to include bottle cages, tools and lights. Now, in its ninth year of existence the brand is unabashedly going head to head with GPS leader Garmin…Overall, Lezyne has created a GPS with a lot of promise, and promises. I like the simplicity, the size and the interaction it’s claiming. It’s a GPS I’m excited about.”
We here at Lezyne are obviously, truly excited about the release of our GPS line, which will be shipped out very soon! Bike Magazine has a nice review on the GPS Mini, the smallest of the three devices that will be available. The elegant Mini GPS is compact, powerful and ideal for the cycling minimalist. Simply turn it on, press start and go for a ride. Essential ride data is presented on a sharp, easy to read, semi-customizable display and logged for later analysis. The display also features auto-scrolling ride info, custom lap presets and an optional auto start/stop function. An optimized GPS recording system stores up to 100 hours of data and can be easily accessed via flash drive technology. Rides are saved as .fit files for cross-compatibility with third-party interfaces like Strava™ and TrainingPeaks®. Housed in a stylish aluminum bezel, the computer features a simple three-button operation and is micro USB rechargeable for up to 10 hours of runtime.
“The Lezyne Mini GPS is the smallest stand-alone GPS unit we’ve seen, but the California-based brand has big goals. Ever since GPS units started making their way onto bicycles, there’s been one clear market leader: Garmin. There are some other nice units out there, but Garmin is slaying it with a whopping seven cycling-specific computers starting at just $130. Lezyne recently announced the release of three new computers in an effort to grab a piece of the global positioning pie, starting with the Mini GPS.”
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here…the next generation of the cycling computer: Lezyne GPS! This new category was revealed at Taipei Cycle Show 2015 and quickly garnered loads of attention. Apart from blowing up Twitter and Instagram, we’ve also been getting plenty of GPS coverage across the media-sphere from outlets including Pinkbike, Road.cc, Bikeradar, and Bikerumor. The momentum we have going is astounding and we have even bigger plans for GPS as we keep stoking the fire! Here a few links highlighting our entry into the world of GPS. Be sure to keep checking back as we continue to add more breaking stories.
“For a company that’s outwardly focused on non-electronic devices, the move to computers may seem a stretch. But, word on the street is their lights make up a rather significant portion of the company’s sales, and those LED lights led them into electronics, so this was a logical next step. As product manager Kyle Casteel explained, “We already had the engineers and the resources, and they were looking for a new challenge.” What makes their entry into the category noteworthy isn’t necessarily the features, which are very good, but rather the price and the size, which are phenomenal.” Read More…
“Our Mat is out in Taipei at the moment and he Skyped us from a cocktail party (this really happened) to let us know about the new range of GPS computers that Lezyne are announcing today. He’s dedicated, is Mat. Both to the imparting of great tech news and the imbibing of vodka and tonic.” Read More…
“Following a two year development project, Lezyne has entered into the GPS market. Three units were presented to the media at yesterday’s launch in Taipei: the Mini, Power and Super. Kyle Casteel, Lezyne’s worldwide product manager, says, ‘It was a two year project that involved twelve designers. In fact, we had to take on new staff to fulfill the project, but you will see it was not only developing the GPS units themselves, but also the website and applications that will be involved and the communication with other devices. It was a long endeavor, and a huge learning curve. We developed this product from scratch, including all the internal programming, all the GPS units, the interaction, and from the website to the apps it is all done in-house. We’re pretty excited about it, and it’s a whole new category. We came from developing pumps and mini-tools, then later branching out in to LEDs was a huge market for us, which opened the door to GPS computers.'” Read More…
“Lezyne is best known for its multi-tools and pumps, but now it’s branching into the electronic arm of the cycling market with the introduction of GPS computers. Using GPS and wireless, the new computers can read a rider’s power output, speed, distance, and heart rate, while pairing with smartphones and other training devices.” Read More…
“Lezyne is expanding its bicycle accessories empire with a whole new category: GPS computers. Three new models are coming this year, ranging from a small-and-simple unit with just the bare essentials, to a fully featured model with all the bells and whistles.” Read More…
Road Cycling UK
“Accessories experts Lezyne, who make some of the finest pumps, tools and lights on the market, have launched three GPS-ready computers at the Taipei Cycle Show.” Read More…
“Lezyne has launched a range of three cycling GPS computers, including the smallest available.” Read More…
The Brighter Cyclist Reviews the Lezyne Deca Drive
We obviously love our product reviews, but it’s not often that we get one in video form. The Brighter Cyclist, a UK-based youtube reviewer, had some great words to say about or Deca Drive. The Deca Drive is designed with a sleek CNC-sculpted aluminum body in a compact, self-contained configuration. It features Constant Lumens power management that drives three LEDs at a steady and bright 900 lm. Overdrive Race Mode makes it possible for quick switching between Overdrive and Economy, and its Infinite Light design allows for on-demand battery replacement. The Intelligent Power Indicator button allows the user to check the power level any time. It is recharged either with fast, high eﬃciency, 2 Amp recharging with a compatible wall adaptor, or via a Micro USB cable for ultimate convenience. The Deca Drive’s Composite Matrix hard mounts secure the light to 31.8 mm and 25.4 mm handlebars. It is also available in the Fully Loaded package with aluminum handlebar mounts (31.8mm and 25.4mm), a spare battery pack, a Micro USB charging cable, and CM storage case.
Bikemagic is an online source for everything and anything mountain biking, including news, reviews, videos, gear, events, and more. They recently got their hands on one of our best selling Femto Drive lights (available as a front or rear LED) and took it for a spin! The Femto Drive Front is a bright, ultra-compact, 15 lumen safety light. It features an integrated lens switch made of high-grade optical material, which serves as an activation button that cycles through four Flash modes and one Solid mode. The CNC –machined aluminum body is lightweight, durable, and extremely weather-resistant. The Composite Matrix back cap features the Clip-On System for versatile strapped or clipped mounting. The multi-position silicon rubber strap attaches directly to the back plate to secure the light to a wide range of handle bar diameters. The Side Visibility lens extends beyond the body providing 180 degrees visibility, and increasing user safety. The back cap can easily be unscrewed to replace the two CR2032 disposable batteries. The Femto Drive Front is available as a single front LED, or as a front/rear pair (Femto Drive Front and Rear). Replacement CR2032 batteries are also available in packs of 2 and 8.
“Continuing the American manufacturer’s history of truly eye-catching design, the Femto Drive lights feature a brushed engineered alloy body, which comes in seven different colours, and a durable rubber strap. The strap’s clip mechanism is especially simplistic, quick and easy to operate even with the most cumbersome of winter gloves on.
Read more at http://bikemagic.com/accessories/lezyne-femto-drive-led-lights.html#FtQIyseURBRZq4iJ.99″
The folks over at Road.cc got their hands on one of our best-selling Phone Wallets and gave it some pretty good feedback! The Lezyne Phone Wallet is a streamlined single fold design that makes this wallet a great smartphone organizer for the jersey pocket or pack. The smartphone is stored in a water resistant zippered pocket with a seam welded, clear panel that is touchscreen compatible providing protected access. The clear panel is protected by a velcro cover with four integrated card slots for money and identification. It is designed to fit most modern smartphones.
“Lezyne’s Phone Wallet is a handy pack for keeping your phone safe and for carrying some cards and ID, so handy in fact I haven’t restricted it to just on the bike usage.”
Road.cc is on to us again, with a review on our newly revamped Alloy Floor Drive. The Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive is a high pressure floor pump with a CNC machined aluminum barrel and base, a steel piston, and an aluminum and varnished wood handle. The ABS Flip-Thread Chuck and long rubber hose easily reach both Presta and Schrader valves on a stand. The included Speed Chuck makes this pump compatible with disc wheels. The 3.5″ oversized gauge is precise and easy to read. An anodized high-polish finish makes this pump stylish and durable.
“A good track pump is a worthy investment especially if you run tyres with high pressures. Thanks to its clever Flip-Thread chuck the Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive works with every type of valve and valve extender we’ve tried and without any of that fuss of wiggling the connector or refitting to get it started. Quite frankly it’s brilliant.”
Online publication VitalMTB got their hands on one of our Mega Drives, and took it out on a test ride. With a CNC-sculpted aluminum body in a compact, self-contained configuration, the Mega Drive is the ultimate high performance LED light built for trail or road use. It features Constant Lumens power management that drives three LEDs at a bright 1,400 lumens. Overdrive Race Mode allows quick switching between Overdrive and Economy, and its Infinite Light design allows for on-demand battery replacement for a bright light that never quits. It is recharged either with fast, high eﬃciency, 2 Amp recharging with a compatible wall adaptor or via a Micro USB cable for ultimate convenience. The Intelligent Power Indicator button allows the user to check the power level any time. The Mega Drive’s CM hard mounts secure the light to 31.8 mm and 25.4 mm handlebars. It is also available as a Fully Loaded package with aluminum handlebar mounts (31.8mm and 25.4mm), a spare battery pack, a Micro USB charging cable, and CM storage case.
“Going into its eighth year as a engineering design house, Lezyne releases its most powerful LED light to-date, the 1400-lumen Mega Drive for 2015. The Mega Drive is a slick CNC-sculpted aluminum body featuring 3 LEDs for constant lumen output, and replaceable USB-rechargeable batteries for extended night riding on the fly – no cables attached.”
Online cycling publication Road.cc rarely misses a Lezyne review, and this time they’ve gone after our KTV Drive Front! The Lezyne KTV Drive Front is a bright, ultra-compact, 15 lumen safety light. The machined aluminum body is lightweight, durable, and extremely weather-resistant. The Composite Matrix back clip features the Clip-On System, with movable clip, for versatile strapped or clipped mounting. The multi-position silicon rubber strap attaches directly to the back plate to secure the light to a wide range of handle bar diameters. The Side Visibility lens extends beyond the body providing 180 degrees visibility, and increasing user safety. The bottom cap can be removed to reveal its integrated USB stick, making recharging convenient and cable free. The KTV Drive Front is available as a single front LED, or as a front/rear pair (KTV Drive Front and Rear).
Road.cc had a lot to say about one of our newest and most popular lights, and concluded that it’s a “pleasure to use.” “The Lezyne KTV Drive Front is a charming wee Be-Seen-By front light, with some neat features that make the whole package pretty compelling. The single white LED is fixed at 15 lumens. This isn’t a tarmac-scorcher, but you get a minimum runtime of over four hours on constant. That bumps up to over six hours for the pulse mode where the brightness varies but never goes out, and over ten hours in either of the three flashing modes. This from a light with the dimensions of a Matchbox car and weighing just 51g on the Road.CC Kitchen Scales Of Semi-Truth.”