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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It’s always an honor when MTBR gives us such great reviews! This time around, they’ve honed in on our newly-ugraded Mega Drive, now at a super bright 1,400 lumens. 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. 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.
“What haven’t we said about the Lezyne Mega Drive? It’s an overbuilt, self-contained unit designed to withstand all heat and moisture conditions. As the LEDs advance each year and get brighter and hotter, this design is able to handle the load with ease.
“Where last year’s light had two LEDs, this year it has three. The result is a brighter light with a smoother beam pattern. It has great throw and a wide beam with very smooth transitions.”
Road.cc has great things to say about our new Power Lever XL, focused on its increased leverage over the other tire levers! The Lezyne Power Lever XL is made of fiber reinforced Composite Matrix for increased strength and durability. It is designed with a large handle for comfort, and an integrated spoke hook for versatility. The aggressive hook geometry provides ideal leverage when dealing with difficult tire beads. Sold as a pair and available in countertop POP boxes.
“With plenty of leverage and tough nylon construction, Lezyne’s Power Lever XL tyre levers are well worth adding to your toolbox, especially if you have a tight tyre and rim combination.”
Road.cc has yet another great review for us, this time with our new Road Caddy! The Lezyne Road Caddy is a compact caddy made of durable nylon fabrics that tucks nicely under your saddle. A large nylon strap secures the caddy to the saddle rails. The Road Caddy features a water resistant zipper with a finger loop, a clamshell design that opens to provide easy access, and an elastomer internal pocket for storage. Reflective logos and a rear light loop aids rider visibility at night.
“Saddle bags come in many shapes, sizes and mounting styles, but this Road Caddy from Lezyne is pleasingly simple and is just big enough for the essentials so it sits very tidily on your road bike.”
BikesEtc Features Mega Drive in List of Nine Best Bicycle Lights
UK publication BikesEtc released a rundown of their nine most recommended bicycle LED lights, and included the Lezyne Mega Drive in the mix. With a CNC-sculpted aluminum body in a compact, self-contained configuration, the Lezyne 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.
Our Mega Drive might be one of the best, but it still stood out on its own. “We found the Lezyne Mega Drive to have the best-shaped beam, being closest to the ideal ‘letterbox’ shape (wide and not too tall), and with no noticeable step from the centre to the edges.”
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BikeRadar Lists Macro Front and Micro Rear as Best Road Cycling Lights
The online cycling publication released a list of their favorite LED lights for road cycling, whether for urban or commuting use. The Lezyne Macro Drive (Front) and Micro Drive (Rear) made the cut! The Lezyne Macro Drive features a lightweight and sturdy CNC-machined aluminum body with a Side Visibility design that allows 180 degrees of visibility and increases user safety. Constant Lumens power management drives the LED at a bright 400 lumens, and the Intelligent Power Indicator button allows the user to check the power level at any time. The Side Visibility Cuts allow for 180 degrees of visibility, especially from the side. The Li-ion battery (non-replaceable) is recharged either with a fast, high eﬃciency, 2 Amp charging with a compatible wall adaptor, or via a Micro USB cable for ultimate convenience. The Overdrive Race Mode allows quick switching between Overdrive and Economy, depending on the occasion. The Composite Matrix back cap design conceals the USB port for recharging the battery. This unobtrusive light attaches to a wide range of handlebar sizes using a snap-fit Composite Matrix mount that is secured with a multi-position, silicon rubber strap for tool-less installation. It is available as a single front LED or as a front/rear pair with the Micro Drive Rear, or with the Zecto Drive Rear. The Lezyne Micro Drive Rear provides a high-visibility 70-lumen Daytime Flash mode. Constant Lumens power management drives the LED at a steady output, and also features an Intelligent Power Indicator button and a Side Visibility Design. The body is made CNC-machined aluminum. The light easily attaches to a wide range of round seatpost diameters via a snap-fit Composite Matrix mount, with a multi-position silicon rubber strap for tool-less installation. The dedicated rear mount points upward to ensure light is directed straight back. It is available as a single rear LED, or as 2 different front/rear pairs (Micro Drive Front/Rear, or Macro Drive Front/Micro Drive Rear).
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Triathlete Europe Reviews the Lezyne KTV LED Lights
Triathlete Europe had great things to say about our new line of KTV LED safety lights! 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). The KTV Drive Rear is a 7 lumen safety taillight. The KTV Pro is a compact, aluminum bodied, 70 lumen front safety light that is available as a single front light or as a front/rear combo, paired with the KTV Drive Rear.
“Overall a stylish, minimalist and simplistic set of lights that would happily meet the needs of city commuters and make a great secondary set of lights for those needing to really light up the road. For those with multiple bikes or those leaving their bike outside in public the KTV lights make a lot of sense. The silicon attachment strap means putting them on and taking them off, either to change bikes or prevent them being stolen, takes seconds.”
Gauge Drive HP and Road Drive Score Accolades in Bikes Etc issue 1
Bikes Etc published a mini pump round-up and featured two popular Lezyne hand pumps: The Road Drive (Small) and Gauge Drive HP! The Gauge Drive HP scored BEST IN TEST as well as an overall 8 out of 10, with ergonomics, construction, and ease of use being the judging criteria. Bikes Etc says of the Gauge Drive, “An excellent performer…It’s tough enough to withstand even the most vigorous efforts…The shiny finish looks great…The accurate inline gauge is a bonus.” The Road Drive (Small) received a 7 out of 10, with great comments such as “Reassuringly solid…The flexible hose reduces risk of valve damage, and the Air Bleed System (ABS) releases residual pressure, making it less likely to unscrew valve cores. It reaches a good pressure quickly.”
The Lezyne Gauge Drive HP is new this year, and is a compact hand pump made of custom CNC machined aluminum for precise and lightweight construction. The HP pump design easily inflates tires to riding pressure with fewer strokes. The overlapping handle and barrel are integrated into a compact design. It comes equipped with Lezyne’s ABS Pen Gauge, a precise and compact in-line pressure gauge compatible with Presta and Schrader valves. The Lezyne Road Drive is a high pressure hand pump made entirely of aluminum for precise and lightweight construction. The barrel, handle, piston, end caps and pump mount are all custom CNC machined. The HP design makes this a frame pump replacement, easily inflating tires to riding pressure with fewer strokes. It comes equipped with our ABS Speed Flex Hose, which is a Presta ONLY inflation system. One end of the hose is a threaded Presta valve connection with ABS, while the other side has Lezyne’s Slip Fit system for fast valve engagement.
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Road.cc released yet another Lezyne review, this time for our new Roll Caddy! The Lezyne Roll Caddy features a simple roll-up design for various ride necessities, constructed of a durable nylon fabric. Strap it to your saddle rails or toss it in your pack. The large, adjustable nylon strap slides easily to secure and accommodate what’s inside, and the wide open pockets can fit a 29″ tube or a Power Lever XL. The Roll Caddy has an internal zipper pocket to secure your small items.
“Use it as a saddle bag, bung it in your jersey pocket or drop it in your rucksack, Lezyne’s Roll Caddy is a versatile storage solution for those ride essentials.”
The UK online publication Cycling Weekly gave our new Macro Duo light some good marks! The Lezyne Macro Drive Duo features a lightweight and sturdy CNC-machined aluminum body with an integrated rear light, making it the ultimate combo! Constant Lumens power management drives the LED at a bright 400 lumens for the front LED and 5 lumens for the rear LED, and the Intelligent Power Indicator button allows the user to check the power level at any time. Intelligently designed, the user is able to toggle to the rear light mode to choose their desired setting. The Side Visibility Cuts allow for 180 degrees of visibility, especially from the side. The Li-ion battery (non-replaceable) is recharged either with a fast, high eﬃciency, 2 Amp charging with a compatible wall adaptor, or via a Micro USB cable for ultimate convenience. The Rear LED back cap design conceals the USB port for recharging the battery. This unobstrusive light is designed for helmet mounts and comes with Lezyne’s Composite Matrix Helmet Mount.
“When it comes to bikes and lights we see quite a few unique (and sometimes crazy) ideas here at Cycling Weekly. This new ‘Macro Duo’ light from Lezyne falls in to the unique category, and although it isn’t a ground breaking idea, it certainly had us scratching our heads as to why someone else didn’t think of it already.”