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Lezyne’s Steel Floor Drive Review

Lezyne’s Steel Floor Drive is a sturdy and stylish pump made to last.  From the top down the robust shaped wooden handle feels comfortable and well suited for the job.  The handle is connected to a large diameter steel rod which runs into a surprisingly small diameter barrel.  I was unsure if such a small diameter barrel on a floor pump would deliver enough volume for my liking.  Happily Lezyne has struck a good balance between high volume and high pressure.  The combination of large rod and slender barrel can cause a slight catching sensation if the stroke is not directly over the pump, but after a few strokes to find the sweet spot, this pump was as smooth as any other.

At the bottom of the pump you’ll find sturdy metal feet, large easy to read gauge and a generous length of quality rubber hose.  Another thing I like about this pump is the screw on stem chuck.  I’ve had issues with the quick ‘clamp on’ types found on other pumps.  It’s been my experience that when a pump fails, it’s usually related to the stem attachment.  The Lezyne chuck takes a few seconds more to attach than a ‘clamp on’ type, but should last years and be easily replaced.  And of course it works on both Presta and Schrader valve stems. 

I purchased mine from Bryson City Bicycles for about 60 bucks.  Worth every penny.

This was an unsolicited review; I just like it, Jack

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  1. October 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I may actually like the connector that this pump comes with, than the one I have on my Joe Blow pump. It looks like it may be easier to connect on bikes with smaller wheels, like my Brompton.

    Thanks for the info!

    Paz :)
    Chandra

  2. The Velo Hobo
    October 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Sure thing. My only concern is that I may get it cross-threaded. I don’t let my kids use it for that reason too. So far though, it’s not been an issue. Thanks for the comment, Jack

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