I have tried several small hand pumps for my road and gravel bikes. Most have either been unable to produce enough pressure. This is the best pump I have found to produce up to 45 psi for my gravel bike tires. Like the fact I can screw the hose to the valve thread. I bought the medium size. The large would probably be easiest to use. overall, also seems well built.
I've been using the Lezyne Road Drive Hand Pump for years. It is a beautiful design, tucks away nicely on the bike, and you can easily fill your tire with 90 to 100 psi. However, more than once I have had a problem with the threaded attachment head. When removing it from the newly inflated tube, it will sometimes take the valve with it. This has happened in the past, and it happened today with two tubes, leaving me stranded. Maybe the fault lies with Continental, who manufactured the tubes and maybe did not fully tighten the valve during the assembly process. It does not happen all the time, but the fact that it happens at all reveals a design issue with the Lesyne that is not present with a pump that uses a compression lever to tighten the seal on the valve before you begin inflating the tube. I'm switching to something else.
Replace a tube on the road, use the Lezyne Road Drive, achieve 120 psi in approx. 100 pumps. Precise valve-pump connection. No loss of pressure when disconnecting the pump. All other times, you don't even know the pumps on your bike.
Love this pump. Gets plenty of air in tire so if I get a flat, I am able to comfortably finish my ride. Stylish, too. I have the black, longer model and it looks nice on my frame. I did have my stem break off and get caught in the pump like another reviewer (think pin stuck) but I still like it and will use it.
This is one of the few compact pumps that can attain 90psi in anything like a reasonable time and effort. The attachment hose is a huge advantage vs. having to lock the pump body to the valve stem. So far mine has been completely reliable.
Consider removing the rubber end plugs if you're going to store it in your jersey pockets. They tend to leave black marks that are oddly difficult to remove.
Thankfully I haven't had to use it yet but it's so compact and functional (yes we did test it in the garage) it's great to have along on every ride for peace of mind. Easy to mount with bottle cage.
The piston part pulled off rendering the pump useless on a recent ride. Thankfully, a fellow rider came by and lent me her pump.
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I've been using this pump for the last few years, if it weren't for the fact I let a friend borrow it and they lost it I would still have my original. I'm glad to have another of these high quality pumps again.
This pump is fantastic. As a frustrated CO2 rider, I switched to one of these to have a more reliable means to inflate when out on a ride. This has saved me (and my fellow riders) many times over. To make it even more slick, Lezyne makes a bottle cage holder that integrates this pump to your frame.
I love this pump!
I bought this pump to use on my commuter bike after being very pleased with the similar pump I have used for the past year on my training bike. If you do not have pump pegs on your frame (and most of you do not) then this is the pump for you. Quite strong and well made.
I have four of these for my three road bikes and one for my wife.They look sleek in silver,mount unobtrusively, offer a reasonable tradeoff as far as pump performance. The issue regarding presto core backout has been discussed here. Reviewing primarily because no one has brought this point up. My pumps are several years old. The flex hose is nice. Unless design or materials have changed which I doubt one must pay attention to themstorage of tube.The metal on metal threading has a tendency to oxidize if you can call it that freezing the threads. You cannot remove it without pliers,etc. Not good when you need it on the road. This can be mitigated by grease or silicone lube. Should be prepped right off the shelf and attended to once or twice a year.
This is a nice pump as far as portable pumps go. I have nothing bad to say about it in terms of purpose or function. It works. The removable hose is a huge plus, IMO.
Just be aware that this will not securely fit in a jersey pocket. It is too long.
I've had this pump for a long time, over 10 years, and mostly been pretty satisfied. It's slim, light, mounts inconspicuously on the bike by the water bottle cage, and having a hose rather than direct attachment is a huge plus. Having a reversible presta/schrader hose is excellent design. I also like that the pump screws onto the valve rather than just presses on as it assures a good fit with less likely leakage.
However, this pump is not perfect. Many years ago, I lost the rubber plug that covered the opening at the bottom to prevent dirt from getting in. Turns out not to have been a problem as it still pumped fine, but a design flaw for sure, as it just worked its way loose on the road one day. Also takes a lot of strokes to avive any reasonable pressure on a road tire.
The biggest flaw, and the reason I will not be replacing my now defunct hand pump with another Lezyne is that today I discovered that the pump acts as a valve corer. Not once, but 4 times in a row, when I tried to unscrew the hose from my presta valve, it removed the valve core! I used my spare tube after the 3d core removal, thinking perhaps it was my old tube valve that had roughed up threads, but even the brand new tube suffered the same fate. I'm just glad my wife was home and able to come pick me up!
Pity, because Lezyne floor pumps are really superb.
Looks so pretty right next to my bottle cage! I got the small, which is only as long as a cage and will def. require extra strokes to get to rideable. But the design is clean and efficient (Euro-sexy?), with the connection surprisingly tight. It just takes a lot a pumps to get to pressure. Have ridden it through plenty of rain and mud, still sparkling on the inside. Did I say I fixed a flat with the pump, but it took half again as long to pump it up compared to my last pump? But it looks so nice and shiny...