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The Col Collective on the Col du Glandon

The Col Collective on the Col du Glandon

The Col Collective on the Col du Glandon

The latest Col Collective video, the beautiful (but beastly) Col du Glandon is now online here. Anyone that may be taking part in L’Etape du Tour in 2015 is really in for a treat (check out the last few km’s, this is what bike riding is all about) or if you’re simply visiting the Alps to bag some mountains then this has to be close to top of your list.

Once upon a time there was a guy who though it would be fun to ride 677km non-stop from Évian-les-Bains to Nice across the heart of the Alps. 11 hours from the start and with 250km in the legs all seemed to be going ok, until he hit the latter slopes of the Glandon and suddenly beauty turned into the beast within. The wind funnels downs from the top of the mountain as the gradient kicks up and hangs above double figures for what seems like forever. However, don’t be put off by my lunacy the Glandon may have made me hurt so very much in the past but it’s also one of the most enchanting mountains I’ve ever experienced and for that reason I find myself continually coming back for more. There are moments when you’re barely moving and then suddenly, as you approach the summit, you can feel pure life being inhaled back into your lungs. It’s as if the mountain gods have taken a ribbon of tarmac and thrown it out of the sky from 2,000 metres to form a 20km playground of pure escapism. Now that’s the sign of a truly special climb.

  • Start: Saint-Étienne-de-Cuines
  • Length: 19.7km
  • Summit: 1,924m
  • Elevation gain: 1,441m
  • Average gradient: 7.3%
  • Max gradient: 11%

We hope you enjoyed this video. In the coming days we’ll be launching the full website which will offer more advice and support from our partners. To get the launch announcement go to http://thecolcollective.com and sign up to get all the latest news.

If you like what you see and are able to help spread our message by sharing with your friends and fellow riders then that would be truly appreciated. Our goal is to try and help inspire and educate as many cyclists as we can and we hope you can become part of our mountain journey!

We now have over 107,000 views and approaching 4,000 subscribers on YouTube with an overwhelming number of comments and positive direct messages. We’re working on getting the full website live this week so we’ll send an update on this in the coming days.

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Thanks for watching.

Ride safe.

-Mike Cotty
The Col Collective

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World

So what does real world LED lumen look like?

We’ve just completed a simple guide that walks you through our LED line and provides a look at how our LED lights actually perform in the real world. From our 250 lumen Micro Drive up to our 1400 lumen Mega Drive you can now quickly and easily compare our models and chose the light that’s best for you. Click here to down load our LED beam pattern comparison.

Lezyne LED Light Performance in the Real World  Mega - Drive Example

So how do we actually determine the true lumen output of our lights? We measure with the industry standard measuring tool, an Integrated Lumen Sphere. Check the video below to watch how we test all of our lights.

Interbike Outdoor Demo 2014 with Jenson USA

Interbike Outdoor Demo 2014 with Jenson USA

Interbike Outdoor Demo 2014 with Jenson USA

The first two days of Interbike 2014 were spent out in the desert at Outdoor Dirt Demo, where retailers got the chance to test out the latest in bicycle technology in the environment it was made for. We had a booth set up amongst the many others that participated, of course, featuring our new products for Year 8! Bicycle retailer Jenson USA came out to see what’s up, and stopped by our booth. Our own Michael Drabousky was on site to show them what’s new with our floor pumps, namely our Alloy Drive, CNC Floor Drive and Classic Drive which have been upgraded with new 3.5″ gauges! Check out the video below!

MTBR Visits Lezyne Booth at Interbike

MTBR Visits Lezyne Booth at Interbike
Image: MTBR

MTBR Visits Lezyne Booth at Interbike

Online mountain biking publication MTBR stopped by our booth at Interbike this last week to check out what’s new for Lezyne! We showed them our new KTV and KTV Pro, Zecto Auto and Macro Drive Duo lights, Control Drive CO2 inflator and ABS pen gauge hand pump, as well as the improvements made to our CNC Drive, Alloy Drive and Classic Drive floor pumps. Our very own Michael Drabousky was on hand for the official media report!

Check out the full article here, and view the video below!

Jordi Bago Visits Bulgaria for some Epic Enduro Riding

Jordi Bago Visits Bulgaria for some Epic Enduro Riding

Lezyne sponsored rider Jordi Bago took quite the trip to Pamporovo in southern Bulgaria to explore and ride some of the great terrain for enduro riding there, with his new Saracen Ariel 15x bike. Velo Park Pamporovo was his destination, and it looks like it was nothing short of extraordinary.

“We rode with a new friend, one of the best enduro riders from Bulgaria, Dobrimir from Bike Venture. We checked our bikes and got ready to ride the Red line – Malina trail.

“We came up with the lift to the top of the mountain for take the first enduro trail here in Pamporovo with lot of roots and wet zones! There was some step rock gardens that tested our skills, after that is a really flowy part with turns on really nice wood berms with a good view. We cross a fire road and keep riding the trail to a flat part with many lines to get to the low part of the ski station. We get ready for the upcoming fast zone with many natural berms and some rocks that will take us down to some really fast jumps till we get down to lift area! We take the same lift up to go take some other trails in the red line with some little wall rides and jumps!”

Read the entire account right here!

Pushy’s Reviews the Steel Digital Drive

Pushy’s Reviews the Steel Digital Drive

Australian retailer Pushy’s had some positive things to say about our popular Steel Digital Drive! The Lezyne Steel Digital Floor Drive is a high pressure digital floor pump that features a machined steel barrel and piston, a varnished wood handle, and an aluminum base. It is equipped with an extremely accurate Digital Gauge, ball/bladder adapters, and an ABS Flip-Thread Chuck streamlined with an extra long, nylon-reinforced, braided hose with aluminum connectors to easily reach both Presta and Schrader valves. The included Speed Chuck makes this pump compatible with disc wheels. The barrel is treated with a substantial matte paint job to achieve a finish that is both durable and stylish.

“We all know there’s those handy little digital gauges out there, but you need to pump your tires, and then check them. So why have two steps when you can have just one? Lezyne’s approach to design and manufacturing is flawless, and I think we can all safely say it’s also very attractive. This particular pump comes with an extremely accurate digital pressure gauge, and also a braided hose with aluminum connectors so you can safely change between your Presta and Schrader valves.” Watch the video above for the full review.

Shop the Steel Digital Drive here (in the USA). Check our pro shop locations map for purchases outside of the United States.

Micro Floor Drive HV/HVG – A Mountain Bike Favorite

Micro Floor Drive HV/HVG – A Mountain Bike Favorite

Introducing the strong and reliable Micro Floor Drive, our most versatile high-volume hand pump in a unique miniature floor pump design.

Weighing in at just 205 grams, the Micro Floor Drive features a lightweight CNC machined piston and barrel powered by a durable aluminum T-handle that combines the performance of a floor pump with the compactness of a hand pump, capable of producing 90psi.

The Micro Floor Drive is available in two high-volume models, The HVG features an integrated pressure gauge while the HV uses a streamlined rubber hose to reduce weight, allowing you to customize your cycling kit to fit your needs.

The Micro Floor Drive is the pump of choice for traveling riders, and features an extended rubber hose and folding stainless steel foot peg for added versatility and stability while pumping.

The Micro Floor Drive comes equipped with the ABS Flip Thread Chuck for Presta and Schrader valves, and can mount to any bike frame with the composite matrix frame pump mount.

Micro Floor Drive HP/HPG – Super Versatile Hand Pump

Micro Floor Drive HP/HPG – Super Versatile Hand Pump

Introducing the strong and reliable Micro Floor Drive, our most versatile high-pressure hand pump in a unique miniature floor pump design.

Weighing in at just 150 grams, the Micro Floor Drive features a lightweight CNC machined piston and barrel powered by a durable aluminum T-handle that combines the performance of a floor pump with the compactness of a hand pump, capable of producing 160 psi.

The Micro Floor Drive is available in two high-pressure models, The HPG features an integrated pressure gauge while the HP uses a streamlined rubber hose to reduce weight, allowing you to customize your cycling kit to fit your needs.

The Micro Floor Drive is the pump of choice for traveling riders, and features an extended rubber hose and folding stainless steel foot peg for added versatility and stability while pumping.

The Micro Floor Drive comes equipped with the ABS Flip Thread Chuck for Presta and Schrader valves, and can mount to any bike frame with the composite matrix frame pump mount.