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Micro Floor Drive HP/HPG – Super Versatile Hand Pump

Micro Floor Drive HP/HPG – Super Versatile Hand Pump

Introducing the strong and reliable Micro Floor Drive, our most versatile high-pressure hand pump in a unique miniature floor pump design.

Weighing in at just 150 grams, the Micro Floor Drive features a lightweight CNC machined piston and barrel powered by a durable aluminum T-handle that combines the performance of a floor pump with the compactness of a hand pump, capable of producing 160 psi.

The Micro Floor Drive is available in two high-pressure models, The HPG features an integrated pressure gauge while the HP uses a streamlined rubber hose to reduce weight, allowing you to customize your cycling kit to fit your needs.

The Micro Floor Drive is the pump of choice for traveling riders, and features an extended rubber hose and folding stainless steel foot peg for added versatility and stability while pumping.

The Micro Floor Drive comes equipped with the ABS Flip Thread Chuck for Presta and Schrader valves, and can mount to any bike frame with the composite matrix frame pump mount.

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Hailed as a “really small and powerful beast” by The Fixed Life

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Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Hailed as a “really small and powerful beast” by The Fixed Life

Our friends over at The Fixed Life reviewed our High-Pressure Micro Floor Drive, noting its size, strength and reliability.

The Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP is a beast, a really small and powerful beast. Maximum psi for this pump is 160psi, that is well beyond what most of us need for day to day riding. The barrel, shaft, base, and handle are all made of CNC machined aluminum. This makes for a well constructed lightweight pump. It is only 300mm in length and weighs 150 grams. It is small enough to throw in your bag or in the rear pocket of your jacket but is a little too big for a rear jersey pocket. The threaded chuck can be used for both Schrader and Presta valves which is amazing! This feature is great for those of us that ride different disciplines. The Lezyne pump also features and ABS (air bleed system) that is built into the chuck, this is a super handy feature that is available on tons of floor pumps but never really seen on micro pumps.

Check out the full review HERE

Velo Mag Reviews Lezyne Micro Floor Drive and Classic Floor Drive

Velo Mag Reviews the Micro and Classic Floor Drives

Velo Mag Reviews Lezyne Micro Floor Drive and Classic Floor Drive

The French cycling magazine, Velo Mag, had some kind words about our Micro Floor Drives and Classic Floor Drive.

Translated from the above reviews:

Lezyne Classic Floor Drive – “With its reversible tip adjusting to two types of valves, piston body and its steel and aluminum base, this pump is indestructible. Not to mention its sleek look, surmounted on it is a beautiful wood handle.”

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive – “Two high-pressure and high-volume models used to inflate to desired pressure any tire with any valve. Micro has the advantage of a super sturdy foot pump which has the great merit to slip in your bags without weighing it down.”

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP Pump Review

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP Pump Review

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP Pump Review

Touring with Lezyne. Review written by CycleTouringReview.com.

RRP: £39.99

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Rating: 6/10

Choosing a pump for your tour can be a tricky one, you want something not too heavy, that’s built like a rock so it won’t fail on you and also, importantly, something that won’t take forever to get your tires up to pressure. As with all our gear, we did a fair bit of research and opted for the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP; here’s how we got on with it.

The Good
The main advantage this pump has over smaller ‘micro pump’ alternatives is its ability to get your tires up to the required pressure, (which can be high… got the tires on my road bike at home up to 130psi with no issue) with far less strokes; and because it’s essentially a mini track pump and you can use the ground as a counter making for less exertion, the foot stand is ok but could possibly feel a little sturdier, (but of course this would add more weight). The pressure gauge on the hose is also a must have feature for us, as it take any guess work out of getting the correct PSI on the road side.

The ability to cope with both presta and schrader valves is also nice; you may only have the one type on your tour but you can be safe in the knowledge that if you decide to alter your set up for the next tour, (or you have to buy an emergency wheel with a different valve) you won’t need a new pump.

Despite being relatively large this pump won’t break the bank weigh wise at 174g and is slender enough to slip down the back of an Ortlieb Front Roller without causing a fuss; we also like the way the hose folds round and screws in securely. It’s also made from machined aluminium, looks pretty sleek and, (with the new bracket… see below) seems very robust.

The Bad

Before we had set off on our tour, (lucky it did happen then!) the pump failed on us! One of the plastic brackets around the nozzle broke after minimal use, to their credit Lezyne were very quick about sending out a replacement, which had a metal bracket instead of the plastic one. This must have been a recognised design flaw as the exact same thing happened to a couple we met and I have since seen the pump in bike shops with the metal bracket.

A pretty annoying fault with this pump is the fact that a notable number of times when unscrewing from the inner tube after inflation it took the valve with it, right out of the housing! The valve can be screwed back in more tightly, (I used my Leatherman) and there was no repeat, but nevertheless this was annoying to say the least, (punctures are irksome at the best of times without something else compounding the problem) and not something I’ve experienced with other pumps. And before you ask, no, we weren’t screwing it on to tightly.

Minor gripes include the fact that the nozzle started to get a bit stiff and the brackets stuck against each other when trying to unscrew from the base or screw into or out of a valve, a bit of oil solved this problem though. Also the pressure gauge doesn’t increase smoothly, but tends to ‘stick’ then jump after 10+ more strokes; meaning you could overinflate. This is not likely to be catastrophic but means you might have to have to let a little air out when you’re done.

Pros

• Gets tires up to pressure quickly

• Presta and Schrader compatible

• Pressure gauge is a nice feature

• Not too heavy

• With new replacement part, (see above) it seems robust

Cons

• Nozzle was a bit stiff until oiled

• Plastic part broke, (but they replaced quickly with metal version)

• Kept unscrewing valves on our inner tubes

• Foot platform seems a little flimsy

• Pressure gauge works in ‘jumps’

Features

• CNC machined aluminium construction

• Ergonomic, CNC-machined aluminium handle

• Lezyne Flip-Thread chuck threads directly onto Presta and Schrader valves

• Oversized piston; 3mm diameter stainless steel wire foot peg

• High pressure, road-specific design, 160 psi max

• Weight – 174 g

• Diameter – 22.5mm

• Length – 300mm

• Comes with or without Pressure Gauge

(With the introduction of the Air Bleed System to all of Lezyne’s pumps, the problem of pulled valve cores is almost entirely eliminated.)