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Lezyne Road Drive Hand Pump $0.00
It’s a Bicycling Editor’s Choice winner, so it’s got to be the ramalamadingdong.
Pump up on the go with the lightweight compact Lezyne Road Drive High Pressure Hand Pump. This pump delivers up to 160psi through its Presta hose that Lezyne designed to be conveniently housed in the oversized piston when not in use.
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Sweet Little Pump
I had high hopes for this pump, and it payed off. This little thing looks really cool and complements my bike. The mount is really sturdy and has no sliping, even on the rough roads I ride. Ive had it during a few rainey days and the ruber plugs protect very well. Some dont like the screwing on and off but I think its a great idea. You dont have to worry about it sliping off or leaking. Great Pump.
Road Drive and Mount
Saving my butt, flat after flat...
This is a great pump for road rides, training, and the like. I just dont trust my skills with one CO2 cartridge when in a pinch. Riders who complain about the pump taking 100s of strokes to achieve pressure are being unrealistic about the abilities of a small, light, pump the stashes easily in your jersey or tucks behind a bottle cage. It is great for what it is meant for saving my ass flat after flat
I'm considering Road Drive to replace a...
I'm considering Road Drive to replace a stolen Pressure Drive, but have a question about the frame mount. The frame mount on the Pressure Drive is nylon, and the pump clips into it first and then is secured by the strap. The machined mount with the Road Drive doesn't appear to clip onto the pump. The strap just holds it against the mount. Will this hold it as securely as the nylon clip on the Pressure Drive? I really want to be able to carry it with the frame mount and not in my jersey.
The machined aluminum bracket mounts behind a water bottle cage. It only wraps half way around the pump and the pump is held in place by a velcro strap. The bracket has a rubberized face where it contacts the pump, so it does not slip. I've rode many miles with a Road Drive, over some rough pavement at times, and the pump has never slipped. I like the the system. It's a lot easier to remove the pump out than the older "snap in" brackets.
Volosong is correct. The mount works very well. I have never had a problem with the pump coming loose, rattling or falling out when attached to the frame via its included bracket. Neither has one of my friends that I ride with on a regular basis. Like all Lezyne products this is well engineered and designed.
The good and the bad
If you are hard on valve stems this is your huckleberry. The bad-it takes around 200 strokes to a 700x23 tire up to around 100 psi. It is a little time consuming to use. You have to unscrew the hose from inside the pump barrel, then screw it onto the opposing end. Then you have to screw the hose onto the presta valve stem of the tube (easier to screw the hose on first, then screw the hose onto the pump). There is a lot of screwing going on here. The bad- if you have tubes with removable valve stems it will unscrew the stem when you go to unscrew the hose, then babe, you got no air. A little touch of loctite will solve that problem. However-I cheat. I use my road drive to seat the tire, inflate to 40 psi or so, then finish off with co2. In a pinch the road drive will work fine as long as you have strong arms and are have ride buds who are patient while you are messing with your flat tire. Some guys swear by this pump. I just like to change my flats pronto and get under way.
Pick a Lezyne Pump with a larger diameter cylinder for MTB.
The Road Drive is a great pump for roadies, particularly for those who need to run pressures greater the 100 psi. Maximum pressure is actually 160 psi, the 120 psi shown under tech specs is a typo.
Regarding "Recommended Use", a Lezyne pump with a larger diameter cylinder such as the HV Drive Hand Pump with a 26.5 mm diameter cylinder will require a lot less strokes to fill a large volume, low pressure MTB tire.
OK, so these are great pumps. But any...
OK, so these are great pumps. But any idea as to which is best for a roadie--Pressure Drive or Road Drive. Two different products by the same maker--same high quality. Which one?
As a roadie I had the same question, as a mechanical designer I have the answer. The Road Drive and Carbon Road Drive are best for a roadie running 100 psi plus tire pressure. The Pressure Drive is best for lighter weight roadies, or cross riders and commuters that are running reasonably low volume tires IE 700x25, at pressures in the 50 to 90 psi range. Here is why:
All things being equal a large diameter cylinder on a pump will move a large volume of air (IE mtb tires) but requires increasing more effort to pump as the required pressure goes up.
A smaller diameter pump cylinder as used on the Road Drive will move a smaller volume of air for the same stroke but will allow you to achieve a greater pressure with comparatively less effort.
The length of the pump IE Road Drive L or Road Drive M (shorter length/shorter piston stroke) affects how many strokes it will take to reach the same pressure at the same volume. The Road Drive M is more compact put you will have to pump more to get to the same pressure as a Road Drive L. The effort of each stroke will be essentially the same with either an L or M in a given model.
The Road Drive series pumps have a cylinder diameter of 19.5 mm; the Pressure Drive and HP Drive series pumps have a cylinder diameter of 22.5 mm; and the Alloy Drive and Carbon Drive have cylinder diameters of 26.5 mm, great for high volume, low pressure MTB tires.
PS: during a subsequent phone call to Lezyne I was able to speak to Lezyne's engineer who confirmed my assessment of their model range and application.
Wow! Now that's an answer. Thank you.
You'll forget its there...
This is a sweet little pump. Tucks in nicely under the bottle cage. It's small so it takes some effort to get close to the advertised 120psi though.
Which Lezyne high pressure pump with...
Which Lezyne high pressure pump with flexible hose will fit in a saddle bag?