Through the past few years, Road.cc has submitted some excellent reviews of our lights! This time, it’s our Zecto Drive Front LED light. This light is a compact safety light with three LEDs designed with a lightweight and sturdy Composite Matrix and CNC-machined aluminum body. It delivers a highly visible 80 lumens in Daytime Flash Mode. The Intelligent Power Indicator allows the user to check the power level at any time, and provides Side Visibility, allowing 180 degrees of visibility and increases user safety. It can recharge any time with a Micro USB cable for ultimate convenience. The light easily attaches via its Clip-On System, providing for versatile strapped or clipped mounting. It is available as a single front LED, or as a front/rear pair (Zecto Drive Front and Rear).
“The Zecto Drive Front Light from Lezyne is a excellent piece of kit. It’s designed to alert drivers of your presence, rather than to help you see the way on unlit roads, although it’s good at that as well. It clips easily to your bike, helmet or backpack, and is neat and sturdy. It’s also rechargeable, waterproof and fairly priced.”
Road.cc is definitely no stranger to Lezyne, and it’s time for our Femto Front LED light to get some love! This light is a bright, ultra-compact, 15 lumen safety light. It features an integrated lens switch made of high-grade optical material, which serves as an activation button that cycles through four Flash modes and one Solid mode. The CNC –machined aluminum body is lightweight, durable, and extremely weather-resistant. The Composite Matrix back cap features the Clip-On System for versatile strapped or clipped mounting. The multi-position silicon rubber strap attaches directly to the back plate to secure the light to a wide range of handle bar diameters. The Side Visilbility lens extends beyond the body providing 180 degrees visibility, and increasing user safety. The back cap can easily be unscrewed to replace the two CR2032 disposable batteries. The Femto Drive Front is available as a single front LED, or as a front/rear pair (Femto Drive Front and Rear). Replacement CR2032 batteries are also available in packs of 2 and 8.
“Lezyne’s Femto Drive front LED is another diminutive bobby dodger that can be left adorning the best or TT bike’s bars in case of emergencies without adding unsightly clutter or used as an unobtrusive sidekick to dynamo/main systems. However, while mightier than its 15 lumens would suggest, it’s hardly the stuff of standalone commuter service.”
Universal Sports Network Visits Lezyne at Interbike
Universal Sports Network visited our booth at Interbike’s Outdoor Dirt Demo to check out what was hot (other than the weather)! Our new KTV Drive and KTV Pro stood out as great safety lights and our Carbon Road Drive represented our popular line of lightweight, durable and user-friendly hand pumps.
“Bike safety is important. Lezyne Engineered Design has some low profile safety lights to keep you visible and also have a lightweight tire pump.”
Bikeradar Lists Lezyne in Friday Five-a-side for Best New Gear
Every Friday, Bikeradar rounds up the best gear in mountain and road biking. This week, the online cycling publication listed Lezyne amongst Bontrager, Moots, Performance, Reynolds, and more, featuring our Deca Drive, Macro Duo, and KTV line (front, rear and Pro).
“Headlining our recent shipment of test samples is the new Deca Drive with up to 900 (claimed) lumens of output via three LED emitters. Stated run time at the highest setting is a modest 1 1/2 hours (or up to 21 hours on the longest-lasting flashing mode) with convenient recharging via a micro-USB cable in as little as six hours. The Li-ion battery can also be easily swapped out for a fresh pack (optional) if you want to head out for longer rides, too.”
“Commuters looking for a convenient helmet-mounted all-in-one combo light can check out the Macro Drive Duo, which features a 400-lumen claimed output up front coupled with a five-lumen red LED out back – all neatly tucked together in the same aluminum case. Cutouts at the front of the body add some side visibility as well. Claimed run is the same 1 1/2 hours as the Deca Drive but in this case, the non-swappable battery will recharge via the built-in micro-USB port in just three hours.”
“The KTV Drive Pro front-only light is the brightest safety option with 70 claimed lumens, and the clever mounting system can be used on handlebars or clothing. Pop off the rear cap and there’s a USB plug built into the body so you can plug it right into your computer for handy recharging. Claimed run time is one hour at the highest setting or up to six hours in certain flashing modes. Alternatively, the standard KTV – offered in both front and rear varieties – puts out a more modest 15 lumens (claimed) with 180-degree visibility thanks to a curved lens shape. Like the KTV Pro, the standard KTV’s mount can easily be used on seatposts and handlebars or clipped on to clothing, and the built-in USB stick makes for easy recharging. Claimed run time is 4 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours depending on mode.”
Lisa Brennauer of Specialized-lululemon Wins in Ponferrada
It was a great weekend for Specialized-lululemon, with the team winning its third consecutive team time trial at the 2014 UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, and then some individual victories two days later! Most notable is team rider Lisa Brennauer taking the individual time trial event! Teammates Evelyn Stevens, Karol Ann Canuel and Trixi Worrack all placed in the top ten. Brennauer earned the rainbow stripes jersey and another world title. She says, “It will take a while to sink in. I thought I could have a good race and make the podium if I had a really good day but a world title is something special and it will take me a while to really realize it.”
Brennauer was part of a tight group of the top 6 riders but managed to break out and take the lead in the last five kilometers. Good going!!
Check out the full article on the Specialized-Lululemon homepage here.
Specialized-Lululemon Victory at UCI World Road Championships
Our sponsored team Specialized-Lululemon made quite the impressive win last Saturday, winning their third consecutive team trial victory against 14 other teams at the UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. Just the day before, three of the team’s riders took a nasty spill on a practice run, sending key rider Evelyn Stevens to the hospital. Undaunted, the team dusted themselves off, and snagged their championship the next day. Stevens said, “I was getting X-rays last night, so it added a little bit more flair. That made it even more special knowing that we were not perfect going into the race,” Stevens told VeloNews at the line. “We just went out and rode flawlessly. It’s super special, because it was a really deep field.”
Well done, girls! Check out the full article at Velo News right here!
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!
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!
All About The Ride, a cycling blog out of the UK, reviewed the medium sized version of our Caddy Sack and had great things to say about its simplicity and convenience! The Lezyne Caddy Sack is a simple, reusable sack that can be used to carry all necessities, even smartphones. It has been redesigned with PVC fabrics, welded seams and a rolled velcro closure making this new sack extremely water resistant. The wide opening makes it quick and easy to see and extract contents. It is available in two sizes to accommodate a wide range of accessories.
“Lets face it, the Lezyne Caddy Sack looks essentially like a posh wash bag or ‘man bag’ for cyclists but for all of its simplicity, it is actually a good little product. If you are heading out for your early Sunday morning ride and you have read our Cycle Survival Kit guide, you will probable find that your saddle bag is crammed with spear tubes, repair kits, Co2 inflation pump, etc. But you haven’t room for your phone, keys and wallet. A jersey pocket is fine but the changes are you have filled these with a gilet or rain jacket and your nutritional products for your ride. In steps the Lezyne Caddy Sack.”
Read the rest of All About The Ride’s Caddy Sack review right here.
The successful launch of the KTV went off with a bang in Taiwan, and the media was there to capture it, party and all. The Taiwan Company News reported on the big event, and although the entire thing is printed in Taiwanese, it can be viewed by either clicking the above graphic or below thumbnail. Lezyne’s Sam Chau provided a gist of it right here:
“So the ‘KTV’ name has already raised a lot of questions, so if we wanted to be provocative, it’s working. We also added a lot of interest by doing the KTV launch party. The media has been asking me why it’s named ‘KTV’, we can’t deny it has an innuendo attached to it but here’s what I’m trying to convey:
The KTV light was created to bring a ‘unique personality’ into our LED line, challenging the norm and conventionality of what’s currently in the market. When people think of the word KTV there are all sorts of thoughts and emotions that come up – and having a large operation in Taiwan, we fully understand the various insinuations of this name. There can be a lot of interpretations but in the end it should all conclusively be blissful and happy.
Going to a KTV is like going to a sanctuary – it can be a place to relax, a place to have fun, and a place to celebrate. Similarly, we believe that when one takes their bicycle for a night ride they experience the same emotions. When a consumer purchases this product for their night ride, we hope they can bring this positive energy with them – just be happy.”
Shop or view more details about the KTV line here on our LED products page.