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.
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.
Love the LARGE pump over the medium pump because it is much easier to get up to 100 psi. Let's face it, hand pumps are a pain in the butt, but this one makes it as tolerable as possible. Can easily get you up to 120 psi within a couple of minutes. Only downside, is you must be careful with rubber O-rings as they have a tendency to fall out and these are probably crucial to pump's performance...that's why I gave 4 stars instead of 5.
Large sized Lezyne Road Drive pump is better than the medium sized one. With Large, it is much easier to get up to pressures above 100 psi. Both pumps will get you there, but one will get you there in half the time.
Keep in mind, you should be wearing a padded glove on your pumping hand as the point of contact will hurt otherwise.
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This is my fourth lezyne pump and I won't buy anything else. They fit nicely on the bike, work flawlessly and I love to watch my friends that CO2 wonks as they see me fill my tire after I flat. They are astonished at how quickly and easily I am back on the road.
100 mile per week road rider on nasty streets with lots of tire eating debris. The Lezyne pump is well built with top materials to an efficient design that is clearly superior to others. The hose connector as opposed to the old head type pumps is much more user friendly and works well. This is not a bargain pump but one that will doubtless last a long time. The only drawback is they are so pretty that the thought of what a long life will do that shiny finish is disappointing ,-)
It pumps reliably, and the hose adds a little time to the set-up, but makes the actual pumping go,a whole lot easier. As for carrying it, that's its weakness. It has a tendency to fall out of my jersey pockets. And while it's visually unobtrusive on the bike, the mounting bracket is crap. It doesn't fit on water bottle bosses unless you take a dremel to it. This is a recurring problem.
Cheap-ass water bottle cage manufacturers can figure out where to put the holes, why can't Lezyne?
This review is for the longer, large sized pump. Wuz amazed at the small diameter, so tested the pump at home by mounting a new Michelin 700c x 28 tire on an aero rim. Performs as described. Got a hard tire, in the 95-100 psi range, without much effort. Not sure if one could inflate a tire to the advertised 160 psi, but will definitely get you home on a well-inflated tire. Hose is desirable, saves presta valve damage (which I've done before, with a frame pump.) I use a hand pump only for emergency flats on the road, and am comfident this pump will last me for decades. (Heck, I had a Silca plastic frame pump that lasted for decades.) Also have the Lezyne floor pump, and the Lezyne alloy drive Mtn hand pump. When I find a well-designed, quality brand, I stick with it. Finally, the longer, large size won't fit in a tire bag, but it's so thin it tucks away alongside a water bottle cage. I'd go with the large size over the medium size. It's like big puffs of air over little puffs ....
The built in hose makes the pump easy to use. Just be sure to tighten the presto valve that is screwed into your tire tube with a needle nose pliers or a special tool that's designed for that purpose. Otherwise when you go to unscrew the pump after filling up the tire with air, a loose presto valve will unscrew with the rubber hose and all of the air escapes. The pump is very slim & compact. I attach it to the holes of one of my bottle cages. In my case, my Salsa Fargo has room for 5 such mounts. My pump is placed underneath the down tube which would be the equivalent of the holes for a fifth water bottle. However, this pump would fit well anywhere.