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The Lezyne Steel Floor Drive Track Pump is a high pressure floor pump with a large 2.5 inch precision gauge. Lezyne’s new ABS 2 chuck with bleed valve seals quickly and accurately to both Presta and Schrader valves, giving the exact amount of required pressure.
A machined aluminium base with a steel barrel and piston and an extra long, high strength hose with composite matrix couplers make this a durable pump, designed for performance.
- ABS 2 chuck compatible with Presta and Schrader
- Oversized 2.5 inch precision gauge
- Durable, painted finish with varnished wood handle
- Maximum Pressure: 220psi/15bar
- Size: 15 x 20 x 63.5cm/5.9 x 7.9 x 25″
- Weight: 1.7kg/3.75bs
Lezyne Abs2 Review:
Lezyne have come up with a real winner here. With its massive maximum pressure of 220psi/15bar, a great looking ABS2 chuck that works perfectly with Presta and Schrader valves, a precision gauge and a solid steel and aluminium barrel, the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive Track Pump is a fine piece of equipment that will give reliable service for many, many years. Read on to see why this is the case
This is a fantastic floor pump, that is a pleasure to use.
The simplicity of the storage bag is, in this reviewer’s opinion, a really great idea, as it keeps the size/weight of the pump down, without affecting its functionality or making it feel less substantial. The ABS2 chuck is secure and easy to use, and works perfectly with both Presta and Schrader valves. The Chuck works really well and is very hard wearing. It’s very simple to use, the ‘release valve’ had to be pushed to release the chuck, (like a car’s tire inflator pump that also uses a ABS2 chuck) pushing it open and away from the tire. Once it was opened it was possible (with a bit of practice)to change from presta to schrader and back again very easily. The Chuck solid but (by pumping hard)very simple to instil the valve quickly.
The Presta valve stems are (mostly) a really tight fit into the ABS2 chuck and are fairly simple to insert and remove. Presta valves really tightened into the ‘ABS 2’ chuck. Both the proper Presta valve and the plastic ‘Carb’, which are both fairly tight fit to the ABS2 chuck, and also very easy to insert and remove. The chuck will fit both types of valve, but it seems to hold an ‘identity’ for either opening, which is convenient when you want to change over between them.
The Gauge is very simple and easy to use. As it is a traditional pump, there is a tendency to push down slightly on the gauge to start the pressure build up, so it’s a good idea to support the barrel of the pump as you start off the pressure build up. The gauge has a max pressure of 220psi/15bar and max pressure is reached quite quickly.
The long, high quality hose with composite matrix connectors work really well, and are a really nice touch. It’s the best hose that I’ve ever used on a track pump, it’s hard to get really excited about a hose but it’s worth it on this pump.
The paint finish is fantastic, it’s a really good quality finish that is going to last and last. The wood handle is well varnished and has a nice ‘feel’ to it.
The ‘Steel Floor Drive’ is really nice. It seems to pull the floor’s natural vibrations to ‘drive’ the pump. You may not notice the effect at first, but after using it you notice that it does seem to pump a lot faster than other track/floor pumps that you may have used.
This is a great Track Pump. It is simple, robust, high quality and with just enough features to be most riders’ ideal track pump.
The ABS 2 chuck is simple and easy to use and works really well
The gauge is simple and easy to use and the size is convenient
The overall finish is fantastic and the pump is very robust and will last forever.
It comes with a really nice, quality, medium sized carrying sack
The hose has really nice, composite matrix connectors
It’s a really good, all round pump. It’s a great pump to carry around and a great track pump to have at home.
The two problems that I encountered:
The maximum pressure is reported to be 220psi/15bar but pumping vigorously and all day, I struggled to get above 180psi/12bar (sorry product-review-guy!) on a really good, cold, overcast day.
So this pump is best for pumping tyres up to maximum of 180psi. But generally that should be enough for most people and tyres, even at 9bar, a few pumps feel as tight as the tyre was at 4-5bar. It is basically a pretty good track pump and a really good bike pump.
Well, it’s a great pump basically – the chuck works perfectly with Presta and Schrader valves, the gauge is simple and easy to use etc. But it would have been nice if Lezyne could have increased the weight a little and the maximum pressure to make it a TT, velodrome pump.
My general thought though is that the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive Track Pump can’t help but be a useful, high quality, long lasting pump. Highly recommended – a really good pump.
This pump is a very well made, quality pump that is in a league of its own.
Unlike most of the other, lower pressure pumps, it has a heavy base and an internal ‘drive’ via the steel barrel, which gives it the ability to pump at a higher pressure. The black ABS 2 chuck is great and works perfectly with Presta or Schrader valves. The chuck and the build quality of the composite matrix connections are both of a very high standard, and should last forever.
Overall, this is a really great track pump.
The gauge is fantastic and easy to use.
The ABS2 chuck is fantastic and easy to use and works really well
The overall finish is fantastic.
The long, high quality hose is fantastic and works really well.
The paint finish is fantastic and the wood handle is nice to hold.
The steel floor drive gives the pump a slight ‘traction’ which provides a noticeable acceleration, in comparison to my Kool Stop Kampus (review below). It allows you to pump a little quicker and more efficiently.
The only small problems that I found:
The gauge ‘floats’ a bit, when the pump is empty.
When used in a time trial, it would be good to see the maximum pressure of the pump reported by bicycle computers.
The maximum pressure is reported to be 220psi/15bar, but pumping vigorously and all day, I struggled to get above 180psi/12bar (sorry product-review-guy!) on a really good, cold, overcast day. But generally that should be enough for most people and tyres, even at 9bar, a few pumps feel as tight as the tyre was at 4-5bar. It is basically a pretty good track pump and a really good bike pump.