Updated: Lezyne Steel Floor Drive track pump review£35.99

Well made and accurate inflator

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Every keen cyclist should have a track pump. Choose right the first time and you won’t need to buy again. Lezyne's Steel Floor Drive pump has a lot going for it.

It’s well built – with an alloy foot, a steel barrel and a steel piston – stable and has a gauge that goes up to 160psi. We like the solid feel and the stylish lacquered handle. 

The extra-long (120mm) hose is ultra high quality and features a beautifully made chuck that’s compatible with both Presta and Schraeder valves.

It takes 18 strokes of the 53cm-long handle to get a 23mm tyre up to 100PSI. It’s not the quickest to use, as you need to screw the pump’s head onto the valve stem to prevent leakage.

It stays on securely, however, and means you’re less likely to damage the Presta inner valve. It also means you can use it when only a little of a Presta valve is exposed, where other pumps would struggle.

You do have to dismantle the head when swapping between Presta and Schrader tubes, though, so it may not be the ideal pump if you regularly use both types.

The Steel Floor Pump is rebuildable, so you can keep it in good condition. It also has a surprisingly accurate pressure gauge. It's available in red, black, silver or yellow.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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