Lezyne was founded on March 1st, 2007, by industry icon Micki Kozuschek and other industry partners. A former professional triathlete, Kozuschek is native to Germany. In the prime of his athletic career, Kozuschek began Maxcycles and brought affordable, high-quality bicycles and clothing to the German market. Shortly after moving to the USA, Kozuschek founded Truvativ, which grew to become a leading manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket cycling components. In 2004, Kozuschek sold Truvativ to SRAM and began a two-year break from the cycling industry to focus on building his dream home and spending time with his family.
Then in 2007, Kozuschek re-entered the cycling industry with Lezyne – Engineered Design.
At a time when inexpensive, plastic, catalog-copied accessories that didn't work were the standard, Lezyne's goal was to engineer and produce premium quality accessories that meet the same high standards as high-end bicycle components. In few words, Lezyne's goal was Engineered Design.
Today, the goal remains the same and Lezyne is now a cycling accessories industry leader with award winning products world-wide.
Innovative products like the CNC Floor Drive with its secure ABS Flip-Thread Chuck connection, the Carbon Road Drive 2 with light-weight Full Carbon Technology, and multi tools using Center-Pivot bit design set Lezyne apart and ahead of the competition.
In 2011, LEZYNE introduced another innovative development for all Lezyne floor and hand pumps. ABS (air bleed system) is a bleeder valve, which allows releasing the air in the pump hose after using it on a Presta valve. This makes it easier to unscrew the Flip-Chuck from the valve after inflating the tire. On Schrader valves, the pressure of tires is easily adjusted. There is a patent pending on the ABS.
Since 2011, Lezyne has been developing LED lights and again have set new standards in design and function along the way. A team of 9 in-house product designers and engineers are work under the lead of Micki Kozuschek. All Lezyne LED's are tested in Lezyne's own integrating sphere, an instrument used to measure the lumen output. Lezyne also developed it's own lenses to produce the best possible optics for bicycle lights. More information about LED technology can be found under the SUPPORT tab.
Lezyne's headquarters are located in San Luis Obispo, California, USA; all of their products are assembled at their factory in Taichung, Taiwan. Also housed in the factory, is an in-house quality control team, made up of engineers that supervise construction. This site also supports a warehouse from which Lezyne ships their products to distributors, worldwide. Although being an avid cyclist is not required, many Lezyne employees do enjoy a passion for riding bikes and happily test Lezyne's products before they are in production.
In addition, Lezyne proudly sponsors top-level athletes including Team Lotto Belisol, Specialized-Lululemon, Cedric Gracia, Danny MacAskill, and many more.
Lezyne is a combination of a love for cycling and a passion for design – Exquisite design, intelligent engineering, and functional completion.