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MTBR covers Lezyne’s 2013 Product Line

MTBR covers Lezyne’s 2013 Product Line

MTBR visited our booth at Interbike and shot a lot of videos and photos for your viewing pleasure. They are all super informative and helpful in introducing the new 2013 line of products to the consumer. It is absolutely worth the time to find out what actually drives us and what the end result in the product looks like. Enjoy. Link HERE.

CNC Travel Drive Review

CNC Travel Drive Review

Lezyne CNC Travel Drive was recently reviewed by BikeRadar.com.

“Lezyne’s CNC Travel Drive pump is a strange little creature: it’s compact enough to stuff easily into a bike travel case, is more durably constructed than many full-sized floor pumps and, in some instances, works better. It’s not ideal as an everyday inflator but if frequent travel is your norm, there’s no better way to go.”

Full article HERE.

RCUK’s First Impressions of Micro Drive LEDs

RCUK's first impressions of Micro Drive LEDs

RCUK’s first impressions of Micro Drive LEDs

Road Cycling UK recently got a hold of our Micro Drive Front and Micro Drive Rear LED lights. Here is a little of what they thought about our dynamic duo:

“At the front the CNC machined aluminium bodied LED light pumps out and impressive 150 lumens in Blast mode for two hours, enough for a good early evening training ride, or long commute in and out of work… Early usage of the Micro Drives has delivered good performance. The button is easy to feel with gloved hands, and the modes offer a good range of alternatives for a variety of situations and daylight levels.” – RCUK.com

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Lezyne Alloy Drive Review

Lezyne Alloy Drive Review

A super great review of our Alloy Drive after it’s been beat for quite some time.

“The Lezyne is a joy to use with a nice fluid action and a thick handle to get a good grip. Some will be quick to mention that the Brompton already comes with a frame pump so why should you need another? Simply put, the included Brompton pump works best as an emergency pump in our opinion. It’s a small frame-style pump which will get the job done, but you do have to pay special attention to keep it from wrenching off a valve stem.

We’ve used the Lezyne Alloy Drive pump on our last two tours with the Brompton. During that time its been used heavily and has managed to survive the elements since we keep it in an outside pocket.”

Lezyne Alloy Drive Review

Lezyne Alloy Drive Review

Recommendation: Highly Recommend

Pros:

-small
-lightweight
-flex hose prevents snapping of valves
-well made, nice pump action

Cons:
-a little spendier than other pumps
-screwing of hose adds a little time to process

Check out the ENTIRE review HERE on thepathlesspedalled.com.

Lezyne Micro Caddy Review by Road.cc

Lezyne Micro Caddy Review by Road.cc

Lezyne Micro Caddy Review by Road.cc

“Not everyone needs to take several rounds of sandwiches, a phone, a camera, a waterproof, a spare gear cable, three tubes, patches, a lucky Gonk and all the other saddlebag detritus that some deem necessary on a ride all stuffed into a saddlepack that would trouble a budget airlines baggage allowance. Others like to travel fast and light,…the Lezyne Micro Caddy (Small) is for those people.”

“With a capacity of a meagre 0.5L its cargo potential is plainly going to be fairly minimal. The main compartment is flanked by internal sleeves to hide delicate or pointy things away from the scrummage of the hold, the left-hand one ambitiously marked out by Lezyne for an inner-tube while the right-hand side is split into two; each about the right size to slip a slim tyre lever into. Storage space is extended with an outer pocket that’s graphiced up to suggest you fit your micro-tool in there, although it will have to be quite a mini micro tool to squeeze in.”

Lezyne Micro Caddy Review by Road.cc

“The Micro Caddy is constructed from weatherproof materials and has a waterproof zip holding everything in which keeps the contents from all but the world of rain and wheel spray. After particularly moist rides it’s prudent to take everything out and give it a wipe down though to avoid rusting of anything that can rust, it’s no big issue as you’d probably need to give the Caddy a good clean as well anyway after such a ride, especially if you’ve bought the white one, to match your shoes. Reflective piping adds a tenuous level of safety.”

Lezyne Micro Caddy Review by Road.cc

“The twin neoprene arms wrap around the saddle rails and Velcro onto the Lezyne’s body to provide a secure fastening without the need for a seatpost strap or any extra anti-eject security round the saddle rails, not even your favourite old toe-strap. This one has logged an impressive tally of miles and it hasn’t budged at all, and best of all as those neoprene arms can be pulled quite tight it hasn’t rattled in that Chinese water-torture way that goes mostly unnoticed by the rider but makes all your cycle companions want to kill you inefficiently with whatever tool is making the annoying noise.”

Lezyne Micro Caddy Review by Road.cc

“Obviously whether you can get all your preferred ride-saving kit into the small Micro Caddy depends on how much you think you need, it could be a struggle for some. Lezyne say the bag can hold a small multi-tool, a spare road tube and some tyre levers. With a bit of effort you can manage to stuff more in; currently this test one is holding a turquoise puncture repair box with patches, glue and some spare links hidden inside it, a pair of chunky tyre levers, a not so mini mini-tool with a chain-breaker on, a spoke-key and since that ride where the friend with the deep-section rims didn’t bring any valve extenders, one of them. And despite it bulging quite tumescently it hasn’t thrown itself off or spilled its load into the verge that’s quite enough of that – ed).

Verdict

For the lightweight rider that doesn’t feel the need to take their entire tool-chest with them on a ride than this is an excellent choice. Small enough to be forgotten about and not cause too much angst for the delicate lines of your elegant steed yet large enough, just, to fit the bare essentials in. And it doesn’t rattle.”

For the review at Road.cc, click HERE

BikeRumor with Another Great Review of Lezyne Product

BikeRumor with Another Great Review of Lezyne Product

“It’s become my default pack pump.”

Lezyne’s Pressure Drive mini pump is a CNC aluminum mini pump that claims to go to 120psi. The overlapping barrel and handle with a detachable threaded hose makes for a compact package that easily slides into even the smallest hydration pack. It even does well inside a jersey pocket alongside a tube to keep it from bouncing around or sliding out too easily.

Lezyne claims the oversized barrel reduces the number of strokes required to fill a tire. I didn’t keep count, but getting a tubeless mountain bike tire or cyclocross tire up to riding pressure wasn’t terribly laborious. Filling a road tire wasn’t as much fun, which is sort of a shame because it does fit so well in a jersey and it’s really lightweight. That said, it’s far better than some other compact pumps I’ve used.

Fill up with the details after the break…

The ABS flexible hose threads onto the valve stem and has Presta on one end and Schrader on the other. Because it’s not a fixed part of the pump, you can really put some elbow grease into the pumping without fear of breaking the valve and ruining your ride (or at minimum your tube).

The threaded attachment has a pressure release valve to let air out of the pump hose before removing it to ease the release and keep it from popping off. The downside to threaded attachments is that they tend to pull removable valve cores with them, letting all your hard earned air right back out.

This problem isn’t exclusive to Lezyne. Some of their pumps include adapters to simple press onto the stem, so you could order one of those with your pump. Or you could get a threaded Presta-to-Schrader adapter and use that, but it takes away a little of the magic. And press-on tips aren’t going to stay on as well during vigorous pumping. A better solution is to get tubes or tubeless valves without removable cores, which is what I’m slowly replacing all of mine with.

When you’re done, you simply unthread it, slide it into the other end and thread it in flush:

Even with my large hands, it was comfortable to pump and didn’t heat up too much. Action is smooth and tight, it feels well constructed, and no air leaked out around the valve. It’s become my default pack pump.

The Lezyne Pressure Drive comes in gold (tested), black, red and blue and retails for $44.99.

BikeRumor’s review found HERE

Lezyne CRV 20 Multi Tool Review by BikeRadar

Lezyne CRV 20 Multi Tool Review by BikeRadar

Big and tough…ideal for tourists and off-road enthusiasts.

This is a great review by the guys and gals at BikeRadar. Radical work people.

The Lezyne CRV offers 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm Allen keys but no 10mm. Flat and Phillips screwdrivers along with a T25 Torx wrench.

There’s also a combined tyre lever and 10mm open-ended spanner, plus a disc brake pad separator/bottle opener combo. The large chain tool has Mavic, 3.22 and 3.45 metric spoke head slots. Unusually for a bike tool, the CRV 20 also has a serrated 2¼in blade.

The tool has a long body, which makes it a great choice for bigger leverage jobs like removing a sticky pedal or retightening a loose crank arm. Because the chain tool is fixed it can be a little awkward to use; it’s fine in an emergency situation but we wouldn’t recommend it for workshop use.

The 3mm Allen is fixed, which meant we had to find a spare one when the CRV20’s bolts started to loosen. The multi tool comes with a Neoprene wrap to hold everything in place when pocketed and give you protection from any spiky bits.

Build quality is excellent, with thick, forged aluminium side plates. The individual tools are hardened and we haven’t managed to chew any of the ends up yet. They’re also corrosion resistant, providing you give them a squirt of WD40 or the like now and again.

Lezyne CRV 20 Multi Tool Review by BikeRadar