THE LEZYNE STORY
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 reentered 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 a word, Lezyne’s goal was Engineered Design.
Six years later, 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. The so-called 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 a Schrader valve you may easily adjust the pressure in your tire. Patent pending on the ABS.
Since 2 years, Lezyne keeps developing LED lights and again set new standards in design and function. A team of 9 in-house product designers and engineers are working 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. All Lezyne LED lights are offering the claimed lumen. Lezyne also developed their own lenses. More information about LED technology you will find under the tab “support”.
Lezyne’s headquater is located in San Luis Obispo, California, USA, and in Taichung, Taiwan, where Lezyne owns a factory, where all products are assembled. There are also an In-house quality control, engineers that supervise production and a warehouse from where Lezyne ships their products to Distributors worldwide. The majority of engineers have a passion for riding bikes and test our products before they go into production.
In addition, Lezyne proudly sponsors top-level athletes including Team Lotto Belisol, Specialized-Lululemon, Cedric Gracia, Danny MacAskill, Remy Absalon, and many more.
Ultimately, Lezyne is a combination of a love for cycling and a passion for design – exquisitely designed, intelligently engineered, and functionally complete.