Lezyne Road Drive Mini - in brief review£38.00

Impressive mini pump

BikeRadar score4/5

Lezyne’s Road Drive comes in three sizes and we tested the largest – but even that’s only 28cm long and weighs in at 127g.

With a claimed maximum pressure of 160psi it had a lot to live up to – but our doubts proved groundless. The length and the 18cm stroke mean you get up to a very good pressure at double-quick speed. This reached around 80psi after 200 strokes, one of the highest figures of any pump we’ve tested.

The pumping action is very good too, with a Presta-only reversible hose: one end has Lezyne’s excellent screw-on chuck, the other Lezyne’s ‘Slip Fit’, for use if you’re in a hurry. Both work very well, each of them creating a solid connection.

The only negative – apart from the price – is that the barrel can get warm. The bracket, like the pump, is alloy, but despite being metal it still only adds 12g.

  • Weight: 127g 
  • Length: 28cm 
  • Stroke: 18cm 
  • Pressure at 200 strokes: 70-80psi

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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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