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