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The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS

The Word Is Out on Lezyne 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.

Bikerumor

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Bikerumor
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“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…

Road.cc

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“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…

Pinkbike

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“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…

Bicycling

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Bicycling Mag
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“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…

BikeRadar

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“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

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Road Cycling UK
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“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…

Cycling Weekly

The Word Is Out on Lezyne GPS - Cycling Weekly
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“Lezyne has launched a range of three cycling GPS computers, including the smallest available.” Read More…

More Media Coverage:

BikeBiz
Peloton Magazine
Bicycle Retailer
220 Triathlon

Read more about the new Lezyne GPS cycling computer line at http://www.lezyne.com/products-gps.php

The Brighter Cyclist Reviews the Lezyne Deca Drive

The Brighter Cyclist Reviews the Lezyne Deca Drive

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.

Check out the original post here!

Bikemagic Reviews the Lezyne Femto Drive

Bikemagic Reviews the Lezyne Femto Drive
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Bikemagic Reviews the Lezyne Femto Drive

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″

Read the full review here.

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Phone Wallet

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Phone Wallet
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Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Phone Wallet

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.”

Read the entire review here!

Shop the Lezyne Phone Wallet here.

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive

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.”

Read the entire review here!

VitalMTB Tests the Lezyne Mega Drive

VitalMTB Tests the Lezyne Mega Drive

VitalMTB Tests the Lezyne Mega Drive

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.”

Read the entire review at VitalMTB here!

Road.cc Reviews the KTV Drive Front LED Light

Road.cc Reviews the KTV Drive Front LED Light
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Road.cc Reviews the KTV Drive Front LED Light

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.”

Read the entire review here!

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Control Drive CO2 Inflator

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Control Drive CO2 Inflator

Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Control Drive CO2 Inflator

We’ve been getting a lot of great feedback for our new Control Drive CO2 inflator this year, and Road.cc didn’t miss an opportunity to add their own. “Lezyne’s new Control Drive CO2 Inflator makes it really easy to get any Presta or Schrader inner tube fully inflated. It provides easy control of the flow of gas and has a jacket to protect your hands from freezing to the canister during use.”

The Control Drive is a compact, 100% CNC machined aluminum CO2 inflator. The Control Drive twist operation allows for easy and precise inflation. The Control Drive head slips directly onto Presta and Schrader valves and puts the rider into complete control over how much CO2 they discharge at a time. It is compatible with threaded CO2 cartridges only and comes with an anti-freeze jacket to protect hands during inflation.

Read the entire review here.

BikeRadar Reviews the Lezyne Port-A-Shop Tool Kit

BikeRadar reviews the Port-A-Shop Tool Kit

BikeRadar Reviews the Lezyne Port-A-Shop Tool Kit

BikeRadar has released another great review for us! This time it’s for our Port-A-Shop Tool Kit. “Lezyne’s Port-A-Shop fits the tools for last-minute adjustments and fittings before your ride into a tough fabric folder, and it’s a fantastic kit.”

The Lezyne Port-A-Shop is a cycling specific tool kit that is small enough to take traveling, yet functional enough to use in the garage. The kit includes tools for basic maintenance and most repairs. The convenient carrying case, with labeled pockets, keeps tools organized and safe.

Read the entire review here.

Mega Drive gets Best on Test in Outdoor Fitness

Mega Drive gets Best on Test in Outdoor Fitness

Mega Drive gets Best on Test in Outdoor Fitness

Outdoor Fitness Best on Test

UK mag Outdoor Fitness featured a rundown of the top 5 cycle lights as well as top 4 rear lights. Our new 1,400 lumen Mega Drive made the first place cut with Best in Test, and our Zecto Auto is also included in the list of rear lights.

Mega Drive: “Pumping out a dazzling 1,400 lumens in overdrive mode (if only for 1 hour 15 mins) or a more than adequate 600 lumens for 21⁄2 hours, this is a beautifully built aluminium lamp with a clean, bright beam ideal for road or trail. It also packs some very useful features. The battery power indicator, for instance, helps you manage light use, while the rechargeable battery is replaceable so you can clip in a spare (£30) for all-night rides. It recharges in 6 hours from the mains, or 12 hours via USB.”

Zecto Auto: “Designed like a luxury sports watch, the three LEDs resembling the dials of a chronograph, this is dead easy to fit, feels robust, and flashes for up to 7 hours. There’s a good power indicator too.”

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Mega Drive gets Best on Test in Outdoor Fitness