Until recently Lezyne was known as a manufacturer of some of the nicest multi-tools, pumps and accessories you could lay your hands on, but at Eurobike they showed the latest fruits of their labour, a range of LED lights.
Lezyne has only been in business for five years but in that time they’ve formed an enviable reputation, built around their quest to engineer products that not only work better, but also look great.
Adding a range of lights was a natural step for the company it would seem, and as with most products they launch, they’ve really focused on what’s important. The main thing to take away from this launch is the great value they represent, filling the gap between budget lights and the top-end lighthouse bright stuff.
They’ve been two years in development and with prices starting at £49.99 and rising to £99.99, we expect them to fly out the shops. And with the top model packing an impressive 450 Lumens, they are punching well above their weight.
The Mini Drive, Power Drive and Super Drive each use Cree LEDs and rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries, charged by a mini USB cable that can be plugged into your computer for easy charging. CNC machined aluminium bodies give the lights an expensive look and will ensure they’re tough and durable for the rigours of mountain biking. O-ring seals keep the elements out. Lezyne also developed its own composite matrix handlebar bracket for secure fitting to 25.4mm and 31.8mm handlebars.
Sitting at the top of the range is the £99.99 Super Drive. It’s the one we’re most excited about. This light offers 450 Lumens and weighs just 126g (weight quoted without the bracket). To deliver a decent beam pattern Lezyne designed its own lens, the Uniform Power Beam reflector to make the most of the available light to spread a decent beam across the trail.
The light has four modes to manage burn times. High (450 Lumens) delivers 1hr 30min, medium (300) extends burn time to 2hr 30min and low (150) brings that to 4hr. A flash mode stretches the battery to well over 5hrs, ideal for those stretches of road to get you to the trail.
The aluminium body is anodised and available in black, gunmetal and silver.
We’ll be taking delivery of some test lights next week and will report back straight away with some first impressions.
Let us know what you think in this forum thread.