New Custom Limited Edition LEZYNE HTC-Highroad Tool Kit

Lezyne has worked closely with Team HTC-Highroad to create a custom limited edition tool kit – ONLY 2000 units will be made.

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Lezyne has worked closely with Team HTC-Highroad to create a custom limited edition tool kit – ONLY 2000 units will be made. This is the ultimate tool kit for the traveling and training cyclist. This limited edition tool kit is custom engraved with HTC-Highroad logos and custom anodized in yellow and black. It contains everything a traveling cyclist needs to train and service his or her bike while at home or on the road. The kit includes the following items:

  • Custom Port-A-Shop
  • Custom Pressure Drive S
  • Custom Lever Kit
  • Custom SV-5

This tool kit was created in memory of Carla Swart and to support Carla’s Circle. Carla was an HTC-Highroad rider from South Africa who was tragically killed in a traffic accident while training in her home country earlier this year. Carla’s Circle is a fund created by Highroad Sports to help Carla’s family and continue her interests. For every tool kit sold, $2.00 will be donated to this fund to help support the Swart family.

The HTC-Highroad Tool Kit will be available in May online at www.lezyne.com and at authorized Lezyne retailers worldwide. MSRP $219.99.

For more information or to make a donation to Carla’s Circle, please visit the official website here>>.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Taipei Show, Team HTC-Highroads, and New Media

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Taipei Show, Team HTC-Highroads, and New Media

Lezyne is Back From Taipei Show 2011
The Lezyne crew is back from a successful 2011 Taipei Cycle Show. We had a great looking 2-story booth and plenty of traffic during all three days of the show.

Those lucky enough to go upstairs got a sneak peak at what will be new from Lezyne in Year 5 (2012). We have several great new products coming, but that is all we will say about the Year 5 Products right now. Everyone else will have to wait until Eurobike to see how Lezyne will change the world of accessories again.

Lezyne did show the new limited edition HTC-Highroad Tool Kit. This custom HTC-Highroad colored and badged kit was created to help the Carla’s Circle fund. Only 2000 units will be made and for every kit sold, $2.00 will be donated to the fund. For more information, follow these links:

* HTC-Highroad Tool Kit page
* Carla’s Circle

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on our New Y5 Product line up.

Team HTC-Highroads: 3 Days, 3 Victories
Riders: Matt Goss / Evelyn Stevens / Gatis Smukulis
Photos by: TDWSport.com / Dick Soepenberg / TDWSport.com

Team HTC-Highroads is on a winning streak; 3 victories in 3 days.

The streak started on Saturday March 19th, with Matt Goss taking the win at Milan San Remo for the biggest finish of his career. Goss has had a spectacular season so far, with stage victories in the Tour Down Under, Tour of Oman, and Paris-Nice. Milan-San Remo is his 8th win of the year so far.

On Sunday, HTC-Highroad Women’s rider Evelyn Stevens soloed to victory in Germany at the Koeln-Schuld-Frechen Spring classic. “It was a really fun race,” said Stevens, “as there were a lot of people out on the roads watching the race and it was perfect weather.”

Last but not least, on Monday, Gatis Smukulis of the mens team spent 145K on the attack to win Stage 1 of the Tour of Catalunya. The 23-year-old took off in the first hour of racing and shook off all other break aways close to the finish before he powered across the line alone. His win is HTC-Highroad’s 18th of the 2011 season.

For more information about HTC-Highroads visit www.highroadsports.com

Updated Videos and Awards Pages
As usual, the Lezyne team is hard at work bringing you more information and videos. Recently we have added a few more videos to the Videos Page. There is now a video review for every Lezyne Hydration pack. We also updated the Awards page with all the product awards Lezyne has won, including the Eurobike award for the Alloy cage and the Travel Floor Drive.

Check out the updates here:
* New Videos
* Awards Page

For Immediate Release – Product Manuals, Road.cc Review and Athlete Updates

Product Manuals Available Online

San Luis Obispo CA 19 April 2011 – In an effort to make more information available to the public, Lezyne has posted all available product manuals on the website.

Now sales reps, shop employees, and consumers can all access valuable information about Lezyne products whenever they are online. These files can be printed directly from the website for reference later. All current manuals can be found here: Manuals

Another Good Review from Road.cc
Town Caddy – “Basically the love child of messenger bag and office satchel, Lezyne’s town caddy is literally organized down to the last millimetre and undeniably very stylish for shorter hops.” Read more >>

Teutenberg Wins Ronde Van Gelderland for HTC-Highroad
Photo by CJFoto.com

San Luis Obispo, CA 15 April 2011 – HTC-Highroad’s Ina-Yoko Teutenberg continues to rack up the wins in the 2011 season, with victory number five of the year coming on Sunday in a bunch sprint of the Ronde Van Gelderland in Holland.

“We had [team-mate] Amber [Neben] in the big break of the day so that eased a lot of the pressure on us before the final part of the race,” Teutenberg said. “[Rival sprinter Giorgia] Bronzini’s team-mates did a lot of work to bring back thebreak and then a lot of attacks went in the last 40 kilometres.”

Teutenberg said that the final kilometer was very technical but that it favored her chances in the sprint.

Lezyne is an official sponsor of Team HTC-Highroad, providing the team the best in hand pumps, floor pumps, CO2 inflators, multi-tools, and tire repair.

For more information visit the HTC-Highroad Team Page.

Armstrong Dominates Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM
Monterey, CA 17 April 2011 – PB&Co.TWENTY12’s Kristin Armstrong dominated the Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM stage race. The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold time trialist scored a hat-trick by winning the Criterium (Stage 1), the Road Race (Stage 2), and Time Trial (Stage 3) along with a strong finish in the final Circuit Race. As a result, Armstrong won both the General Classification and Climbers competition.

Armstrong was accompanied by teammates Olivia Dillon, Alisha Welsh, and Coryn Rivera who all raced very well. Coryn scored a 3rd place finish in the Criterium; Welsh had a strong 4th place finish in the Road Race; Dillon made the peloton suffer in every stage.

Lezyne is an official sponsor of Team PB&Co.TWENTY12, providing the team with the best in hand pumps, floor pumps, CO2 inflators, multi-tools, tire repair, and organizers.

For more information, visit the official team page.

Granieri Podiums at Telecom Extreme Playgrounds
Duisburg, Germany 17 April 2011 – Following his 3rd Place at Rocket Air Slopestyle, Yannick Granieri take another 3rd place at the Telecom Extreme Playgrounds slopestyle mtb competition. His podium spot was secured with a 360, Tailwhip, 360, Backflip Tailwhip, 360 Tailwhip. Up next, Granieri is heading to St. Tropez for the Fise Tour.

For more information about Yannick, visit his Fan Page.

For Immediate Release – Team and Ambassador Updates

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While the worldwide Lezyne team has been working hard to launch the new Year 5 line, our sponsored athletes have been working hard and winning races. Here is a little update on what they have been up to.

HTC-Highroads Win Tour Green
Paris, France – On Sunday, HTC-Highroad’s Mark Cavendish crowned his first ever points jersey win in the Tour de France with a third straight victory on the Champs Elysées. The Manxman took his fifth sprint win of the 2011 race at the end of a ninety-five kilometer stage from Creteil to Paris, blasting ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway and Germany’s Andre Greipel.

The first British rider ever to win the points jersey, Cavendish said afterwards there could not have been a better way to round off his battle for green than with the twentieth stage win of his career in the Tour de France.

HTC-Highroad completed the 2011 Tour de France as the team with the most victories; five for Cavendish and one on Saturday for Germany’s Tony Martin in the Stage 20 ITT.

For more information about the team go to their website>>.

For all those Team HTC-Highroad fans, check out the limited edition Team Port-a-Shop Tool Kit. The kit contains everything the training and traveling cyclist needs to service his/her bike on the road. For every kit sold, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Carla’s Circle fund to help the family of fallen team rider  Carla Swart. Learn more about Carla here>>.

Gracia Down But Not Out After French Champs
Photo: P. Garcia

Meribel, France – Lezyne Ambassador Cedric Gracia concluded his race run at the 2011 French DH Championships with a trip to the hospital on July 19th. Gracia had a good warm up and was ready to pin it on his race run, but had to retire after landing a jump incorrectly and injuring his left ACL. Gracia had surgery last Friday (7/22) to repair the damage and is now undergoing physical therapy for a speedy recovery.

Gracia was having a great season and was ranked 15th going into the French Championships.

Get well soon Cedric! We need the Sergeant at the front leading the way!

For more information about Cedric, check out his website a href=”http://www.cgracingbrigade.com/”>here>>.

Premont and Cunningham Place High at Windham WC
Windham, USA – Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain had a good showing at the UCI World Cup in Windham, New York earlier this month. Marie-Helene Premont came through with a 5th place finish in the XC while Ruaridh Cunningham brought home a solid 17th place finish in the DH. Not a bad finish for Cunningham considering he was racing injured. Teammates Geoff Kabush and Sabrina Jonnier also had solid results finishing 7th in the XC and 7th in the DH, respectively.

Check out the Windham race video here>>.

For more information about the team, follow them here.

Lezyne Teams Up with Ritchey for Project Rwanda

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Lezyne Teams Up with Ritchey for Project Rwanda

Monterey, CA April 16, 2011 – On Saturday, Lezyne met up with Tom Ritchey at the Sea Otter Classic to make a donation of Lezyne cycling accessories to Project Rwanda. Lezyne’s Patrick Ribera-McKay and Mike Foote delivered over 600 Lezyne hand pumps, patch kits, saddle bags, and hydration packs to Ritchey to help further the efforts of Project Rwanda.

The idea of the partnership grew from Ritchey’s March visit to Lezyne’s headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California. He was making his way back home after the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show and decided to visit his old cycling buddy and Lezyne Aftermarket Sales Assistant, Mark Mozart. After taking a tour of the Lezyne facility, Ritchey and Mozart crafted the idea of Lezyne contributing to Project Rwanda and presented the idea to Patrick Ribera-McKay, Lezyne Worldwide Marketing Manager. “Once I learned about Project Rwanda, I jumped at the chance to find a way for Lezyne to take part,” said McKay. “Ritchey’s passion for cycling and commitment to helping the people of Rwanda is very compelling and I am glad that we could take part in Project Rwanda and hope we can continue to do so in the future.”

Afterward Ritchey explained just how valuable these basic cycling accessories are to the people of Rwanda. “Clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, but in Rwanda, it can be a rare resource. You can’t imagine how valuable a tool these hydration packs will be for Rwandans. These packs will allow them to easily take clean drinking water and gear with them while traveling. Basic cycling essentials like a good pump and patches are also hard to come by in Rwanda. Many people patch tubes not with patch kits, but with string, and will do so repeatedly until the tube is completely unusable. To give a Rwandan a real patch kit and hand pump is a truly empowering gift.”

Project Rwanda was founded by Tom Ritchey after he visited Rwanda in 2005, out of his passion for cycling, a love of Rwanda’s natural beauty, and the inspiring stories of hope of the Rwandan people. Tom’s trip resulted in a realization that the bicycle can be an important tool in rebuilding a country, building national pride and addressing local issues facing Rwanda and other African nations. Project Rwanda is committed to furthering the economic development of Rwanda through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope. The organization’s goal is to use the bike to help boost the Rwandan economy as well as re-brand Rwanda as a beautiful and safe place to do business and visit freely.

The Lezyne goods will be transported one box at a time to Rwanda via the Rwandan Courier Network over the course of the year. The Rwandan Courier Network is a group of men and women who volunteer to carry goods to and from the African nation. Project Rwanda organizers found that due to the high cost of international shipping, individual couriers are the most reliant and cost effective method of transport. So, if you are bounds for Rwanda and have room for one more bag, give these guys a call and directly take part in helping another nation.

For more information about this Lezyne and Project Rwanda, please visit the following link:
Project Rwanda Official website >

Renshaw Wins Tour of Qatar Overall

Renshaw Wins Tour of Qatar Overall

Doha Corniche, Qatar – Exactly one week after Ellen Van Dijk won the women’s Tour of Qatar, Mark Renshaw made it an exceptional two-out-of-two for HTC-Highroad when he scooped the overall victory in the same race for the men.

Renshaw made a successful defense of his lead in the 126.5 kilometer final stage from Sealine Beach Resort to Doha Corniche on Friday, to finish ahead of Australia’s Heinrich Haussler and Italian Daniele Bennati.

Qatar is the first stage race win of Renshaw’s career. “The last day was really a question of staying in the pack and making sure I stayed close to Haussler and at the head of the field,” Renshaw said afterwards, “It’s great to come here and get the win in Qatar, it’s such a hard race and to follow on the win by the women’s team makes it even something special.”

Lezyne is an official sponsor of Team HTC-Highroad, providing the team the best in hand pumps, floor pumps, CO2 inflators, multi-tools, and tire repair.

For more about the team, check out: Official HTC-Highroad Website >>

A Ride to Remember Carla Swart

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A Ride to Remember Carla Swart

San Luis Obispo, CA –Carla Swart was one of the most talented young riders in the world when she was tragically killed in traffic while training in her home country of South Africa. She was 23 years old with an incredible collegiate career behind her, and HTC-Highroad was honored to have been her first pro team even for such a short while.On Saturday, March 12, a Ride to Remember Carla has been set up by her cycling peers. It begins at 9:30am from 367 State Street in Los Altos, California . There will be a sixty-mile route as well as a thirty-mile route, and there is no cost to ride.

Donations can be made to one of two funds set up on Carla’s behalf. One is a fund called Carla’s Circle set up by High Road Sports to benefit Carla’s family. Carla was very close to her family and always wanted to be able to give back to support them and in particular her mother who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Another way to donate is to support the Scholarship fund set up by Lees McRae College where Carla attended University.

Details and entries for the ride are available here.

Carla’s Circle Fund

Tiffany Cromwell Lezyne Sponsorship Continues

Tiffany Cromwell Lezyne Sponsorship Continues

San Luis Obispo, CA – Lezyne is proud to announce the continued sponsorship of Austrailian pro cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell. Currently riding for Honda Dream Team (Aus) and Lotto Laddies Team (Bel), she is one ofAustralia’s top cyclists climbing up the world ranking.

Lezyne started working with Tiffany in 2010 after Lezyne CEO Micki Kozuschek meet with her in Adelaide during an Australian dealer tour. Tiffany will use Lezyne’s award-winning hand pumps, floor pumps, multi-tools, and tire repair to keep her training and racing at her best.

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Tiffany began racing as a junior at age 13 and quickly began winning races. In 2008, Tiffany turned pro by signing with the US-based Colitiva Sutter Home team. That same year she won her first professional race, the 2008 Sea Otter Classic, as well as a number of strong results. In 2010 she has moved to competing full time in Europe with the Australian Institute of Sport national women’s team where she competed in all of the major races on the world calendar including the world cup series, Giro D’Italia feminine, La Route de France feminine, and finished off the year by competing in her first World Road Cycling Championships in Australia.

Tiffany’s 2011 season is off to a great start! Riding for the Honda Dream Team, she won Stage 2 of the Jayco Bay Criterium Series (Aus) where she also finish 1st overall in the Sprint Classification.

Granieri Joins Lezyne

Granieri Joins Lezyne

Lezyne is proud to announce its sponsorship of French dirt jumping phenomenon Yannick Granieri. He is one of the best French dirt jumpers to come along in a long time. He hails from Lyon, France and has bikes in his blood.

Career highlights include 2nd at the 2010 Austria King of Dirt, 2nd at the 2010 Winterpark Crankworx, and 4th overall at the 2010 FMBO World Tour – the best ranked European at the event!Lezyne’s Uli Prokasky, European Marketing & Sales, first talked to Granieri at the Eurobike tradeshow last September and finalized the partnership last month. Yannick will ride with Lezyne floor pumps, hand pumps, multi-tools, and tire repair.

This announcement comes on the heels of Yannick’s 3rd place finish at this year’s White Style snow jumping event where he was one of the lucky 12 riders to qualify for the final run. He finished runner up to Sam Pilgrim and Sam Reynolds (1st and 2nd). Congratulations Yannick!

Learn more about Yannick here:

Lezyne Ambassador Page
Yannick Facebook Page