All About the Ride Reviews the Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL

All About the Ride Reviews the Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL

All About the Ride Reviews the Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL

We here at Lezyne are definitely excited about our new LED line for Year 9, and shortly after release, UK-based online publication All About The Ride has gotten their hands on our new Hecto Drive 300XL and left a great, in-depth review!

Our Hecto Drive 300XL is a multi-purpose performance LED cycling light that is compact, durable and constructed with heat-dissipating CNC machined aluminum. Its ultra high-output LED delivers up to 300 lumens, and the Mode Memory function returns to the selected mode after turning off. The Hecto Drive 300XL has seven combined lumen and flash modes, an enhanced MOR (Maximum Optical Reflection) lens with built-in side visibility, an integrated cable-free recharging USB stick and an advanced Li-Poly battery for superior run time.

“US cycling accessory giant Lezyne have come up bigger and brighter for their Y9 (Year 9) range of lights. Whilst they have added some new models to the range, unlike many manufacturers Lezyne have not changed the names of their flagship lights. Instead the Californian based company has backed the new performance of the range by adding the lumen output and XL or XXL to the name of its most popular products. We took the commuter-favourite Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL (its new name) front light out after dark.”

View the entire review here!

Shop the Lezyne Hecto Drive 300XL here.

Visit Lezyne at Interbike!

Visit Lezyne at Interbike!

Visit Lezyne at Interbike!

Visit Lezyne at Interbike!

It’s that time of year again…for the Interbike and Dirt Demo tradeshows in Las Vegas, Nevada! We’ll be set up at booth #D1706 out in the desert for Dirt Demo from September 14-15th, and at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, booth #4184 for Interbike on September 16-18. Our brand new GPS computers, revamped line of super bright LED lights new ABS2-equipped floor pumps (both digital and standard), and other Year 9 products will be on display, so come on by to get hands-on and talk to our brand representatives about everything and anything Lezyne.

Click on the thumbnails below to view floor plans.

Visit Lezyne at Interbike! - Interbike Map

Visit Lezyne at Interbike! - Dirt Demo Map

Mountainbike.nl Reviews the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HVG

Mountainbike.nl Reviews the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HVG
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Mountainbike.nl Reviews the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HVG

The Dutch online publication Mountainbike.nl had some positive words for our popular hand pump with floor pump efficiency, the Micro Floor Drive HVG. The article is of course, all written in Dutch, but in summary, it explains all pump features and heralds the ABS Flip-Thread Chuck and overall beautiful looks of the pump. The foot stand for stability and long hose is seen as a great convenience, as well as the fact that this popular little pump is lightweight and easy to use. Mountainbike.nl also speaks of the familiar inconvenience of encountering a flat or a damaged tube, and needing a quick fix. Looks like our Micro Floor Drive HVG fits the bill!

View the entire review here, and read more about/shop our Micro Floor Drive HVG here.

Road.cc Reviews the New Lezyne Strip Drives

Road.cc Reviews the New Lezyne Strip Drives
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Road.cc Reviews the New Lezyne Strip Drives

We over here at Lezyne are pretty excited about our new Strip Drive line, which includes a front, rear and Pro (rear) version. Road.cc has always been on a roll with reviewing our new product lines every year, and they had nothing but good things to say about the new Strip Drives.

“Lezyne has introduced a new range of Strip Drive front and rear lights that can fit any shape of handlebar or seatpost, including aero options.

“There are two rear lights in the Strip Drive range along with a front light, each containing five LEDs.

“The higher level rear light is the Strip Drive Pro. It’s co-moulded meaning that the lens and the body are an integrated whole so that water can’t get inside. The control button is shielded away underneath the rubber outer so that rain can’t get in there either.”

Read the entire review here.

Read more about the Strip Drives as part of our new Y9 LED collection here.

Visit Lezyne at Eurobike!

Visit Lezyne at Eurobike!

Visit Lezyne at Eurobike!

The annual Eurobike tradeshow in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is just around the corner! We’ll be set up in Hall A1, Booth 303 displaying all of our latest goods. If you’re planning to visit Eurobike this year, please drop by for a visit. We’ll have our new line of GPS computers to check out, along with our expanded and enhanced collection of LED lights. And you’ll be sure to see a few more new items that we’re debuting at the show!

Visit Lezyne at Eurobike! - Booth

Year 9 Lite Drive is Test Winner in German RoadBike Magazine - Featured

Year 9 Lite Drive is Test Winner in German RoadBike Magazine

Year 9 Lite Drive is Test Winner in German RoadBike Magazine

Year 9 Lite Drive is Test Winner in German RoadBike Magazine

In the latest RoadBike Magazine from Germany, the all-new Lite Drive high-pressure hand pump has already claimed a prestigious test shootout victory. With a nearly perfect score, the Lite Drive was deemed “Outstanding” and the writer says, “With its high pumping performance, very good handling and low weight the LITE DRIVE M secures the best result: test winner!”

Year 9 Lite Drive is Test Winner in German RoadBike Magazine - RoadBike Test Winner

Available now, our new pump is a constructed from machined aluminum, features our ABS Flex Hose and is capable of pumping up to 160psi (11 bar). Available in Small or Medium sizes and black or silver, the Lite Drive has incredible value and is an excellent tool for road cyclists.

Read more about the new Lite Drive at www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps-hp-litedrive.php

New Enhanced Year 9 LED Collection - Featured

New Enhanced Year 9 LED Collection

New Enhanced Year 9 LED Collection

New Enhanced Year 9 LED Collection

Enhanced and expanded, our Year 9 collection continues to lead the industry in bike lighting and visibility. Armed with the latest LED technology and advanced batteries, our mid- to top-end lights see a significant increase in lumen output and battery life. Furthermore, their design aesthetics have been fine-tuned and enhanced to complement these upgrades.

Continuing in Y9, our LEDs still feature many innovative technologies that have been developed in-house by our team of dedicated engineers—like MOR Lenses, Constant Lumens and sleek CNC-machined aluminum bodies. And we continue to test each model in an integrating sphere to verify and prove our stated lumen output, consistency and runtime. Whether ripping down a dark singletrack late at night, or spinning to the café for a midday espresso, our state-of-the-art lights provide superior performance, versatility and visibility for riders of all types.

View the Lezyne LED collection at www.lezyne.com/products-led.php

Danny MacAskill Q&A

Danny MacAskill Q&A

Danny MacAskill Q&A

Following the world premiere of our GPS video featuring Danny MacAskill, we caught up with the man himself for a little update on what he’s been up to!

What’s new and exciting in your life?
The last few weeks have been pretty busy for me! I finally managed to get the whole Drop and Roll team together in one place to make a proper team video. I have wanted to do this for the past six months, so it’s a great feeling to finally have it finished. Other than that, I’ve been busy traveling for some photo shoots and scouting new locations for a big film I have planned later this year!

What have been some of your most memorable moments in 2015?
2015 has been a great year so far: I rode my mtb and motorbike loads at the start of the year and then I’ve been concentrating on my trials riding through the summer. The Drop and Roll Tour has kept me pretty busy doing shows in Germany, Italy and a few in the UK. The stand out show for me this year has to be the show we did at the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup. It’s an amazing event to be part of and the crowds were just awesome!

Are you working on any new video projects?
Yep! As I mentioned, I just finished filming the new Drop and Roll video that should be out soon. Then I have a couple more big projects planned later this year—but I like to keep my cards close to my chest!

What are some of the things you do to keep progressing as a rider?
I basically let my imagination run wild! There are no rules for street trials. At this moment in my life I have an amazing opportunity to go and ride wherever I like, so I just try to make the most of that!

What athletes inspire you outside of cycling?
Guy Martin (Isle of Man TT competitor) is definitely an inspiration to me! I love the way he plays every thing down and just gets on with it! Alex Honnold is another athlete I look on in awe! His mental strength as a free climber is just incredible!

How do you stay focused and mentally balanced while constantly traveling?
I try to keep my traveling to a minimum, really. When you’re traveling, you’re not riding. I really try and make sure I get a week here and there back home (in Glasgow, Scotland) where I can just get out and ride for myself!

What was it like shooting your segment for the Lezyne GPS video in the snow?
It was a pretty fun segment to film, if not a little sketchy! The trail was very rocky underneath the slush so I was kind of relying on a bit of luck to keep me up right. I think the other riders had it a little easier filming their parts in the sun!

What did you think of the final video?
I’m super happy with how it turned out! It’s funny how everyone else’s section are filmed in the gleaming sun while mine is in snowy, grey Scotland.

Was it cool to be featured in a video with so many different types of athletes?
Yeah for sure! It’s always cool to feature in a video shoulder-to-shoulder with amazing, diverse athletes!

How has mountain biking with your Lezyne GPS computer improved your riding?
It’s been a great tool to track the new trails we’ve been building!

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Read more about Danny MacAskill here.

Lezyne GPS World Premiere - Featured Image

Lezyne GPS World Premiere

Lezyne GPS World Premiere

In conjunction with the release of our most ambitious product category to date—GPS cycling computers—we tasked renowned production company Cut Media to produce a vivid and beautiful film to highlight the occasion.

On July 6, 2015, tune in to our YouTube channel for the worldwide release of “Lezyne GPS – The Next Generation of Cycling GPS Computers”. The film features stunning footage from around the globe while highlighting our diverse collection of teams and athletes. Equipped with our new Mini GPS, Power GPS and Super GPS computers, international stars like Danny MacAskill (Scotland) and world-class cyclists like Leah Kirchmann (Canada) combine for a thrilling cinematic display of epic riding.

Also featured in the film are Kelly McGarry (New Zealand), Optum Pro Cycling p/b KBS, Eric Porter (USA), Team Clif Bar’s Menso de Jong (USA) and Sally Wang (Taiwan).

Lezyne GPS World Premiere - Poster
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“GPS was a huge multi-year project for us and to finally see the finished product represented in such a beautiful production brings an amazing sense of accomplishment to all of us at Lezyne,” said Micki Kozuschek, Lezyne’s founder and president.

Mountain bike legend Eric Porter and the fearless Kelly McGarry are two of our newest ambassadors and both are represented in the film. “It was so much fun shooting this video, we rode amazing trails and also found some time to enjoy the local night life,” Porter exclaimed. “I’ve been a fan of Lezyne for years, and the new GPS line continues their tradition of well designed, beautiful products that make every ride better.

It’s been cool gettin’ some stats on my rides using the Lezyne Mini GPS,” said McGarry. “It’s low key, easy to use and good fun trying to smash my times on the next ride!”

Make sure and check out the film on June 6th, and to learn more about our GPS products please visit http://www.lezyne.com/products-gps.php.

Latest GPS Root Enhancements

Latest GPS Root Enhancements - Totals

Latest GPS Root Enhancements

Now that our GPS Root website has been live for a bit, we’re getting plenty of positive feedback along with a few suggestions for improvements. Additionally, we’re continuing to enhance the user interface for a more dynamic experience and easier navigation.

Here are some of the more recent updates that have been added to GPS Root.

Strava Sync: Users can now seamlessly sync with the popular training and activity website from our GPS Root database. Single rides can be pushed through manually, or rides can be set to automatically upload to Strava whenever new files are added.

Latest GPS Root Enhancements - Strava

Dashboard Totals: On the dashboard of GPS Root, an overview of rides totals can now alternated between Overall, Yearly, Monthly and Weekly with the click of a button.

FAQ and Videos: More support has been added to GPS Root. Tutorial videos for the Mini GPS have been added, highlighting its features and functions. Furthermore, an in depth FAQ was put together and posted on the site covering many GPS questions about our devices.

There are also plenty of “works in progress” happening over GPS Root. For Example:

Improved Map and Graph Features: Subtle user-friendly enhancements are continuing to be added to both the map route and data graphs. The default view of the map now displays “Terrain” and the overlaid data points can be viewed as “Points” or “Solid Line” depending on user preference. Additionally, the data graphs can be switched between “Average Smoothing” and “Exact Input” that the device records.