We’ve gotten a lot of great reviews from BikeRadar in the past, but of course, this year we’ve got our eyes on the new Lezyne GPS line. The popular online cycling publication caught wind of our brand new product category, and featured our Super GPS in the latest, pre-Fall edition of 11spd, their weekly collection of the hottest new cycling gear to grace their offices in Colorado.
BikeRadar had great things to say about the Super GPS, stating that “In initial testing, we found the Lezyne Super GPS to stay connected to our iPhone more reliably than a Garmin Edge.”
“While the 75g Super GPS does not provide navigation — the GPS functionality here is used for recording where you ride, plus metrics like speed and distance — it does work with heart rate straps, power meters and mobile phones thanks to ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity.”
Online publication Road.cc is always on top of reviewing Lezyne products, and this time around they got their hands on one of our newly released Mini GPS computers to take for a spin! The 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 computer is an easy-to-use option that gives you basic ride information on your handlebar along with the ability to upload, store and analyse your rides on Lezyne’s GPS Root website.”
All About the Ride Reviews the Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL
We here at Lezyne are definitely excited about our new LED line for Year 9, and shortly after release, UK-based online publication All About The Ride has gotten their hands on our new Hecto Drive 300XL and left a great, in-depth review!
Our Hecto Drive 300XL is a multi-purpose performance LED cycling light that is compact, durable and constructed with heat-dissipating CNC machined aluminum. Its ultra high-output LED delivers up to 300 lumens, and the Mode Memory function returns to the selected mode after turning off. The Hecto Drive 300XL has seven combined lumen and flash modes, an enhanced MOR (Maximum Optical Reflection) lens with built-in side visibility, an integrated cable-free recharging USB stick and an advanced Li-Poly battery for superior run time.
“US cycling accessory giant Lezyne have come up bigger and brighter for their Y9 (Year 9) range of lights. Whilst they have added some new models to the range, unlike many manufacturers Lezyne have not changed the names of their flagship lights. Instead the Californian based company has backed the new performance of the range by adding the lumen output and XL or XXL to the name of its most popular products. We took the commuter-favourite Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL (its new name) front light out after dark.”
Mountainbike.nl Reviews the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HVG
The Dutch online publication Mountainbike.nl had some positive words for our popular hand pump with floor pump efficiency, the Micro Floor Drive HVG. The article is of course, all written in Dutch, but in summary, it explains all pump features and heralds the ABS Flip-Thread Chuck and overall beautiful looks of the pump. The foot stand for stability and long hose is seen as a great convenience, as well as the fact that this popular little pump is lightweight and easy to use. Mountainbike.nl also speaks of the familiar inconvenience of encountering a flat or a damaged tube, and needing a quick fix. Looks like our Micro Floor Drive HVG fits the bill!
View the entire review here, and read more about/shop our Micro Floor Drive HVG here.
We over here at Lezyne are pretty excited about our new Strip Drive line, which includes a front, rear and Pro (rear) version. Road.cc has always been on a roll with reviewing our new product lines every year, and they had nothing but good things to say about the new Strip Drives.
“Lezyne has introduced a new range of Strip Drive front and rear lights that can fit any shape of handlebar or seatpost, including aero options.
“There are two rear lights in the Strip Drive range along with a front light, each containing five LEDs.
“The higher level rear light is the Strip Drive Pro. It’s co-moulded meaning that the lens and the body are an integrated whole so that water can’t get inside. The control button is shielded away underneath the rubber outer so that rain can’t get in there either.”
Online publication Fat-Bike.com, “Born of a love for FatBikes and all things FAT”, pitted our very own Micro Floor Drive HV against two other contenders in the market, The SKS Spaero Double Action and the Topeak Mountain Morph, for their first ever shootout. The shootout judges each pump on weight, ergonomics and the number of cycles it took to reach 7 PSI, and is complete with personal accounts and plenty of charts to map out the results.
“At the end of the test, I put the Lezyne Micro Floor HV in the frame pack on my fat-bike and retired my Mountain Morph to my Krampus frame bag. That’s a pretty telling summary of this trail pump shoot-out. We declare the Lezyne the winner, with the Topeak coming in a close second and the Spaero a somewhat distant third.”
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.