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NEWS FROM INTERBIKE: RENO

Take a look at the media coverage from this year’s Interbike tradeshow! From innovative lighting to new tools to limited edition Mega GPS colors, there was no shortage of action in Reno:

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“Lezyne’s Torque Drive wrench set is small, lightweight (190 grams, claimed), and easy to throw in even the most overstuffed duffel bag, so you can reassemble you bike at your destination without having to worry about overtightening bolts and crushing delicate carbon. Made from machined aluminum, the wrench features a removable handle for more compact storage and an integrated magnet to hold the bits in place. The wrench has a 2Nm to 9Nm torque range, and comes with 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm hex bits, as well as T10, T25, and T30 Torx bits. Also included are Phillips and flat-head screwdriver bits.” -Bicycling Magazine

Learn more about the Torque Drive here.

Lezyne Shop Drive Pump

“A sturdy pump with a CNC-machined aluminum barrel and base is always welcome in a world where cheap, flimsy pumps abound. But the Lezyne Shop Floor Drive takes it further by integrating tool storage into the handle. The handy compartment contains tire levers, four glueless patches, and a Lezyne V5 multitool with 3, 4, 5, and 6mm hex wrenches and a Phillips screwdriver. The large, 3.5-inch-diameter gauge is easy to read while standing over the pump, and the nylon-braided hose is topped with Lezyne’s ABS1 Pro head that securely locks onto a valve stem.” -Bicycling Magazine

Learn more about the Shop Floor Drive here.

Read the full article here.

 

“The difference in run time between most lights’ “high” and “low” settings is pretty significant. It’s almost as significant as the difference between ambling through the woods in the dark and flowing through them on your own magic carpet of soft white light. That’s why, making the most of the night usually means switching between modes as the trail demands it. Problem is, that means letting go of a grip to click through to the desired brightness. Lezyne’s new alternative is the Remote Switch. Compatible with its Super Drive, Macro Drive, Lite Drive and Micro Drive Pro lights, the Remote Switch connects your light with a button that sits next to your thumb, so you can keep your fingers closed and your eyes open.” -Bike Magazine

Learn more about our innovative LED lights here.

“Today’s self-contained lights have become so powerful that we’ve forgotten that, not long ago, the only adequate options ran on separate battery packs. But that setup never went away. In fact, it’s lightened and shrank, along with all other tech items in our lives. The 1000-lumen Multi Drive will give you 3 hours on full blast or will do 5:30 at half-power. It goes all the way down to 150 lumens to get you 18 hours of run time, perfect for northern winter epics. The battery weighs 200 grams, the light stack’s 142 grams and it comes with a helmet mount. It works on a GoPro-style interface, though, so you may already have what you need to mount it up and go loudly into that good night.” – Bike Magazine

Learn more about the Multi Drive here.

“There are so many cute little torque wrenches out there, but this one might be the cutest. Made of sleek black aluminum, Lezyne’s trade dress, the Torque Drive aims to be a more comfortable and versatile way to safely snug your screws. It can measure forces of between 2 and 9 Newton-meters and comes with a handful of hex, torx and screwdriver bits. And of course, it disassembles into its own little pouch. Adorable.” -Bike Magazine

Learn more about the Torque Drive here.

“…the Flow Storage Cage stands out for one significant reason: It actually stores a real tool…the Lezyne V16 is something you’d actually choose to keep in your pack…The cage also will hold on to two CO2 cartridges, a C02 inflator … and a patch kit. Ok, so maybe everything it stores is all that useful. You can purchase the Flow Storage cage either loaded or unloaded.” -Bike Magazine

Learn more about the Flow Storage Cage here.

“When we recently compared some leading tubeless plug kits, the field was surprisingly narrow. That’s changing quickly. Lezyne’s new Tubeless Kit happens to mimic [another tubeless repair kit], which was the favorite in our tubeless plug shootout. But in true Lezyne form, it features some innovative design tweaks. The back end of the insertion tool can thread into the storage tube for easier handling, and the tool itself doubles as a reamer, which will rough up and round out the hole to help the plugs adhere to the tire. Most remarkable are the plugs themselves, which are significantly thicker than those used by [others]. Likely no need to double-up, but you can if you need to. The tool stores five plugs, and you could probably sneak a few more in there if you want some extra security.” -Bike Magazine

Learn more about the Tubeless Kit and Classic Tubeless Kit.

Read the full article here.

 

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Lezyne taps into headlight remotes, adds tubeless repair kits, torque wrench, more

Lezyne taps into headlight remotes, adds tubeless repair kits, torque wrench, more

“Already reaching for those lights to finish your rides? Us too. Fortunately, there are a bunch of new products out there to help you get (and stay) lit. Lezyne has been continually introducing more and more electronics, and Interbike was no exception. Now there are new lights, remotes, GPS options, and of course, a bunch of new tools and accessories as well. A number of Lezyne’s newest lights feature the addition of a remote – both wired and wireless. Their Connect Drive combo includes their first wireless remote which operates both the front 800XL light and the rear Connect Strip Drive 150. Both lights are USB rechargeable, and the remote uses a 2032 coin cell battery. Sold as a kit for $150.”

Learn more about the Connect Drive here.

Lezyne taps into headlight remotes, adds tubeless repair kits, torque wrench, more

K-Edge adapts to mount Lezyne GPS units, adds Wahoo Bolt tri-bar mount

“If you missed out on the limited edition yellow GPS unit, they’re gone for good. But there are a few new colorful options including red, pink, green, and white. These all have the same price as the black Mega XL, just with different colors. And if you’re looking for a new mount, make sure to check out the adapters from K-Edge.”

Learn more about our GPS computers here.

Lezyne taps into headlight remotes, adds tubeless repair kits, torque wrench, more

“Finally, Lezyne has two loaded bottle cage options with the Flow Storage Adapter [right], and the Flow Storage Cage [left]. The Flow Storage Adapter packs two CO2 cartridges, two tire levers, an inflator head, and multi tool into a bracket that mounts underneath your favorite cage for $50. The Storage Cage is a bit more sleek and packs the important bits inside the storage pod with a bigger multi tool, CO2 head, and patch kit. The CO2 cartridges are then strapped to the side of the cage. The whole kit sells for $60, or you can pick up the cage for just $20” -Zach Overholt of BikeRumor

Learn more about the Flow Storage Cage and the Flow Storage Adapter.

Read the full article here.

 

“K-Edge announced a new puck for Lezyne computers at this year’s Interbike show.” -Cycling Tips

Learn more about our GPS computers here.

“How big is the e-bike category getting? Lezyne now has almost half a dozen specific models that are designed to be powered by the main motor battery.” -James Huang of CyclingTips

Learn more about our E-Bike Lights here.

Read the full articles here and here.

 

HANDBUILT BICYCLE NEWS

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“Lezyne designs its lights, and makes them in its own factory. This high degree of control over features and quality is one of the reasons their products have so quickly emerged as market leaders. The stated Lumens output of each light is verified in an integrating sphere, which eliminates inaccuracies resulting from directional characteristics of the source or measuring device.” -Paul Skilbeck of Handbuilt Bicycle News

Learn more about our LED lights here.

Read the full article here.

 

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“Night riding season is almost here, and there are more tiny but powerful options on the market than ever. The days of toting around a heavy water bottle sized battery are long gone, and Lezyne’s new Multi Drive light is a prime example of what’s possible. The $170 light puts out 1000 lumens, and can be mounted on a helmet or handlebar. The external battery pack gives the light a claimed run time of 3 hours in max output mode, and up to 18 hours in economy mode, which is 150 lumens. ” -Mike Kazimer of Pinkbike

Learn more about the Multi Drive here.

Read the full article here.

 

“The new Lezyne Mega XL can be mounted in portrait or landscape mode, and offers a bevy of features like real-time location sharing and turn-by-turn directions when paired with a smartphone. The Mega XL can store offline maps, and Lezyne is offering the Mega XL in a number of limited-edition colors. Pricing starts at just $199, making this a solidly-affordable choice.”

Learn more about our Mega GPS computers here.

“A few years ago, a torque wrench for shop use was generally priced at more than $100. Now, mountain bikers can get a portable torque tool like the one from Lezyne picture above with all the bits they need, for less than $50.”

Learn more about the Torque Drive here.

“While our culture tends to be one of tossing things out when they’re broken, new products like tire plugs are becoming more popular, promising to help mountain bikers get more life out of their gear.  A tool and five plugs from Lezyne costs less than $10, but could mean the difference between buying a new tire and salvaging the one you have.” -Jeff Barber of Singletracks

Learn more about the Classic Tubeless Kit here.

“Mountain bikers are stashing tools everywhere, from steerer tubes to handlebar ends to crank spindles and downtubes. So, why not add tools to the handle of a shop pump?The $99 Shop Floor Drive includes a multi-tool, 4 tire levers, and patches inside the handles. This could actually come in handy for the unorganized home mechanic (guilty) who is always fumbling for the right tool.”

Learn more about the Shop Floor Drive here.

Read the full articles here and here.

 

THE MTB LAB

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“The new Flow Storage Cage retails for $19.99 and as a loaded kit for $59.99 which includes integrated storage container includes CO2 head, V16 multi-tool, Smart Kit glueless patch kit; CO2 cartridge holder has two included cartridges. It features a durable fiber-reinforced Composite Matrix construction and an Optimized side-load design for easy access in compact frames. ” -Brian Mullin of The MTB Lab

Learn more about the Flow Storage Cage here.

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“The updated Macro Drive 1100 XL retails for $79.99 or comes as a loaded kit with a Remote Switch, Direct X-Lock System, USB Cable for $99.99. It has a Max 1,100 lumens output, Optimized Constant Lumens System maintains steady lumen output, Heat-dissipating CNC machined aluminum construction, MOR Optics optimizes output and beam pattern and Race Mode toggles between Overdrive and Economy Modes.” -Brian Mullin of The MTB Lab

Learn more about our LED lights here.

Read the full article here.

 

“Lezyne showed off its new Connect Drive system, which wirelessly connects a handlebar control to both the front and rear lights. Riders can easily control both front and rear lights using the two buttons on the wireless controller. The front light pumps out 800 lumens, while the rear kicks out 150 lumens.” -Dan Cavallari of Velonews

Learn more about the Connect Drive here.

“We say Lezyne’s Mega computers in various colors at Eurobike, and now the color line has expanded” -Dan Cavallari of Velonews

Learn more about the Mega GPS computers here.

Read the full article here.

 

Lezyne Multi Drive 1000 Light and Classic Tubeless Kit

“The Multi Drive 1000 is the first light from Lezyne with the battery pack separate from the head unit. The advantages of this setup include a lighter head unit for more comfortable helmet mounting and the battery pack that can be easily swapped out during long-distance events. Lezyne claims the light will run for up to three hours at 1,000 lumens and as many as 18 hours at 150 lumens—you can choose from six different settings including two flash modes. The light is called the Multi Drive because it comes with multiple mounting options including a bar mount, a helmet mount, a GoPro mount and a Direct X-Lock Mount, which can attach to the front of your stem. Oh and one more thing, the battery has USB outputs so it can charge your phone just in case! The price is $169.99.” -Vital MTB

Learn more about the Multi Drive here.

“Have you ever plugged a car or truck tire to fix a flat? While it may not be the most recommended way to fix a motor vehicle tire, many 4X4 owners know a plug works well, especially when you can’t tow your vehicle to a local shop. Tubeless mountain bike tires can be fixed the same way—especially for big punctures that don’t want to seal with tubeless fluid. Lezyne sells the Classic Tubeless Kit for just $9—buy one, learn how to use it and stop walking home!” -Vital MTB

Learn more about the Classic Tubeless Kit here.

Read the full article here.