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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.

Lezyne Partners with Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour

Lezyne Partners with Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll Tour

Lezyne Partners with Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Tour

As we all know by now, Danny MacAskill has been dazzling crowds all over the world as a professional trials rider ever since his breakthrough 5:30 minute YouTube video in 2009 when he was 23 years old. As of today, that video has garnered more than 34 million views. Since then, the Scottish rider, born in the Isle of Skye, has become a household name with features in publications such as the New York Times and numerous award nominations. And to think…he started off as a bicycle mechanic. We’re all fairly familiar with his ridiculously impressive and awe-inspiring YouTube videos that either keep us at the edges of our seats or captivated with wild amusement and even a sense of nostalgia, and last year Danny took it up a notch with the introduction of his street trials team, the Drop and Roll Tour. Made up of Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer, Ali C and of course, Danny MacAskill, the team rocked crowds all over Europe, starting with their first show in Baden, Switzerland in June of 2014. The tour went on to stop at the Quay Commonwealth Games Festival in Glasgow, The Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival in Beauly (Inverness-shire), the Red Bull Air Race in Royal Ascot and Eurobike in Germany. As a sponsor of Danny MacAskill, Lezyne is proud to expand as a partner to the Drop and Roll Tour and will build and name a “Bunny Hop Contest” featuring an obstacle built of Lezyne Floor Pumps. Stay tuned, this team is going places!

View more about the Drop and Roll Tour at Lezyne’s team page here.

Danny MacAskill Nails Giant Loop in Front of London Eye

Danny MacAskill Nails Giant Loop in Front of London Eye

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.

Danny MacAskill - The Ridge

Danny MacAskill Rides The Ridge

Danny MacAskill Rides The Ridge

Danny MacAskill never disappoints. The impressively-skilled freestyle rider traded in his usual trials bike for a full-suspension mountain bike and joined his film crew on a challenging ten-day adventure for his latest video located in the Black Cuillin mountain ranges in Scotland’s Isle of Skye. The team endured grueling treks over some rather epic terrain to capture the perfect shots, but as he does with all of his videos, Danny conquers his home country’s craggy peaks with such a finesse that makes such a feat look easy. Or maybe not…you decide. Check out his newest documentary above, titled ‘Riding the Ridge.’

Read more about this adventure that “took Danny MacAskill truly out of his comfort zone” here!

Danny MacAskill Gets Some Action at the Playboy Mansion

Danny MacAskill Gets Some Action at the Playboy Mansion
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Danny MacAskill Gets Some Action at the Playboy Mansion

The famous Playboy Mansion got a visit from our sponsored rider Danny MacAskill recently, giving cycling fans (amongst others) a glimpse of the notorious landmark in a whole different light. Who knew the place could also be a playground for freestyle cycling? Watch Danny do what he does best, with the admiration of a few Bunnies who are cheering him on…

Read the entire article and exclusive interview by Red Bull here.

Danny MacAskill in Taiwan – Powered by Lezyne

We are always humbled every time we watch Lezyne Ambassador and Scottish bike trials legend Danny MacAskill ride in his unassuming yet explosive way! Danny makes everything look easy, especially in this new video that celebrates two more fruitful years of friendship and seriously epic bike trials riding. Danny takes riding to an amazing level, post injuries, and it looks like there is no stopping him in this showcase of talent, skill, and love for the sport. Lezyne was there to document his memorable trip.

In “Danny MacAskill in Taiwan – powered by Lezyne”, this brilliant rider explores beautiful Taiwan’s parks and streets, enjoying a cultural experience that enables him to play around with his trials riding style on new and interesting landscapes of old and new.

This new video shows Danny in his first ever trip to Taiwan. “Taichung is a really cool city. The architecture here is pretty amazing, every single park…Just built to be interesting!” Just under 5 minutes, this new video features something that is hard to believe, considering the level of riding he does – Danny looks like he is getting even better every time!

We never get tired of watching him ride…Now it’s your turn to be amazed. We hope you like the result of weeks of planning, scouting for locations, and basically just having fun with the genius that is Danny MacAskill… Enjoy the new video, and don’t forget to share your reactions/comments here!