Jordi Bago Visits the San Luis Obispo Lezyne Headquarters
Just in time for Halloween, sponsored rider Jordi Bago visited our hometown of San Luis Obispo, California, and hit up some of the beautiful trails the town has to offer for the many mountain bikers who live here. He was also shown around the Lezyne offices, and got a chance to see how products are designed and tested for final production.
Jordi also got a chance to sit in and see how Lezyne works as a 24-hour powerhouse, thanks to Skype, as a few of the 150 employees in the Taiwan offices arrived at work the next day and communicated with those in our San Luis Obispo offices before they headed home for the day.
Lezyne is constantly innovating new products for the next year’s release, and Jordi enjoyed a sneak peek on some of our conceptual models that are currently in development.
View the entire writeup here (in Spanish), or find the English translation right here.
Danny MacAskill Nails Giant Loop in Front of London Eye
Sponsored rider and world-renowned trials cyclist Danny MacAskill never slows down, does he? This time he’s conquered a new claim to fame, successfully riding a five-metre loop-the-loop on top of a barge in the Thames river in front of the London Eye. Thousands of fans showed up to watch this incredible feat go down on one of the world’s largest loop-the-loops ever cycled. Danny touts his new Cortana, a new personal digital assistant, which is represented by its illuminated signature halo circling the loop.
View more amazing photos here and read more about Danny’s partnership with Cortana.
Jordi Bago hits the Red Rocks in Arizona’s Sedona National Park
It’s been a big last few weeks for Jordi Bago! After visiting us at our San Luis Obispo offices and checking out our awesome local trails, the Lezyne sponsored rider took his travels and brand new Santa Cruz Nomad bicycle to Sedona National Park in Arizona and got some great riding in amongst the park’s iconic red rocks. Jordi states (translated from original article):”After many hours on the road from San Diego, we came to a paradise world of mountain biking, National Park, Sedona , Arizona, United States. Seeing the incredible scenery of the “Red Rocks” for us, reddish rocky mountains, with many paths to choose from, we started at the legendary Red Rock Trails . After a few minutes pedaling reached the crossing with the rest of well marked trails. We chose the Big Park Loop trail follows the valley with great fun zones impresionares curves and with views of the Red Rocks.”
Check out the original Spanish article here, and translated version here.
Road.cc Reviews the Lezyne Control Drive CO2 Inflator
We’ve been getting a lot of great feedback for our new Control Drive CO2 inflator this year, and Road.cc didn’t miss an opportunity to add their own. “Lezyne’s new Control Drive CO2 Inflator makes it really easy to get any Presta or Schrader inner tube fully inflated. It provides easy control of the flow of gas and has a jacket to protect your hands from freezing to the canister during use.”
The Control Drive is a compact, 100% CNC machined aluminum CO2 inflator. The Control Drive twist operation allows for easy and precise inflation. The Control Drive head slips directly onto Presta and Schrader valves and puts the rider into complete control over how much CO2 they discharge at a time. It is compatible with threaded CO2 cartridges only and comes with an anti-freeze jacket to protect hands during inflation.
BikeRadar has released another great review for us! This time it’s for our Port-A-Shop Tool Kit. “Lezyne’s Port-A-Shop fits the tools for last-minute adjustments and fittings before your ride into a tough fabric folder, and it’s a fantastic kit.”
The Lezyne Port-A-Shop is a cycling specific tool kit that is small enough to take traveling, yet functional enough to use in the garage. The kit includes tools for basic maintenance and most repairs. The convenient carrying case, with labeled pockets, keeps tools organized and safe.
The Lezyne Alloy Dirt Floor Drive is a high volume floor pump optimized for use with mountain bike tires. Made with a CNC machined aluminum barrel and base, a steel piston and an oversized varnished wood handle. The barrel, piston, hose and connectors are oversized to deliver twice the air flow per stroke to quickly fill tires or seat tubeless tire systems. The ABS Flip-Thread Chuck and long rubber hose easily reach both Presta and Schrader valves on a stand. The Speed Chuck is included for fast press-on valve engagement. The 2.5” oversized gauge is very precise and easy to read. An anodized high polish finish makes this pump stylish and durable.
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.”
Click on the image below for the full article PDF.
The Col Collective Releases Second Video in Series
Lezyne is proud to be a sponsor for the Col Collective by Mike Cotty. This 30-part video series will help educate and inspire budding and avid cyclists who aspire to ride some of the greatest mountain passes in the world, with expert advice and support.
The Col Collective has just launched their second video in the series, featuring the Passo dello Stelvio in northern Italy.
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.”