Taipei First Look: New Tool and Clever Light Designs from Lezyne
With a name that rhymes with design, Lezyne is continuing with their design based mantra and introducing a number of new tools and lights with more on the way later this year. Maybe the most interesting of the new models (at least of the ones we can talk about), Lezyne is changing the “be seen” light category with a light that combines both front and rear visibility. Called the Macro Drive Duo, the white and red LED combo uses the Macro Drive’s body but adds a translucent red end cap and adds rear visibility.
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The Macro Drive Duo is available with a helmet mount only for obvious reasons, and is adjustable for the optimal position. Flashing modes for the front and rear can be adjusted separately while lumen output should be equal to or greater than the 350 lumens currently offered with the Macro Drive front. The light will sell for $85 with the helmet mount and USB charging cable.
On the mini pump end, Lezyne is combining a few of their technologies into one super pump called the ABS Pen Gauge. Offered in a high volume or high pressure (mountain or road) model, the pump will come standard with the in line pen gauge for reading the pressure as well as the ABS system. The Air Bleed System makes it possible to remove the pressure in the pump, but not in the tire so that the pump head will unscrew without taking the valve core with it. Threaded for both presta and schraeder valves, the ABS Pen Gauge pumps will retail for $50, and the ABS Pen Gauge assemblies will be sold separately as well.
If you’re struggling with your tires, Lezyne’s new Power Lever XLs may be of some help. Bigger than the Power Levers, the XLs offer increased leverage but keep a nice thin tip to easily get under tight beads. The spoke hook also acts as a way to hold two levers together with the included rubber band that sits in grooves on the body.
Finally, Lezyne has a new tool to control your c02, with the Control Drive. Fully CNC machined out of aluminum, the $27 threaded c02 inflator uses the press on head for presta or schraeder and will be available in black or silver.
Look for a full Lezyne Taiwan factory tour soon!