Lezyne Sport Digital Floor Drive DV track pump  £59.99

8/10

Really easy pump to use that quickly inflates tyres and provides very accurate inflation thanks to the digital gauge

Weight 1471g   Contact  www.upgradebikes.co.uk

by David Arthur   March 5, 2014  

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Lezyne's new Sport Digital Floor Drive DV pump has the familiar CNC-machined build quality of its existing track pumps, but packs a digital gauge which makes inflating tyres an easier and more accurate task.

The 1.6 inch digital screen provides measurements in pounds per square inch (psi) and bar, and is located in the base of the pump. There's an on/off button to the left of the screen, and the psi/bar button to the right. Standing over the pump, the screen is easy to read with a clearly legible display.

As someone who is regularly inflating tyres on numerous test bikes, testing different tyres and experimenting with tyre pressures, I found the digital gauge hugely useful. It's simply easier to inflate the tyre to the desired pressure. You can be very accurate to the exact pressure you want.

If you only use a track pump to occasionally pump up your tyres, it's probably a bit overkill compared to a regular pump with a traditional analogue dial. If you take your tyre inflation seriously though, the Digital Floor Drive is a good investment. Another way of looking at it is you're getting a digital gauge and track pump integrated into one product.

The battery cover is a bit ugly, especially by the usual high standards set by Lezyne. Couldn't they have placed the battery compartment underneath the base? The battery is easily replaceable, and it'll last one year under constant use.

DV in the product name stands for Dual Valve, a moulded plastic pump nozzle that is compatible with both presta and schrader valves. Push the head onto the valve, pull the lever back, and away you go. It's easy to release with no loss of air.

A minor niggle is the lever is a bit tight to operate, I found it easier to hold the valve head with the other hand to prevent it bending the valve out of the rim. It's not really a one handed task. That said, it's a big improvement on the old screw-on nozzle on the original Lezyne track pump that is still doing service in my garage.

The hose is plenty long enough so you can easily attach it to each wheel in turn. It loops over the handle and the valve head clips into a slot in the base to keep it tidy when it's not in use.

Verdict

It's a really nice pump to use with a smooth stroke that quickly inflates tyres, and the digital gauge offers very accurate inflation.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Lezyne Sport Digital Floor Drive DV

Size tested: Black

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The Lezyne Sport Digital Floor Drive pump is a strong and durable pump that will get your tyres fully inflated in no time at all, the pump has a steel barrel and piston which not only look appealing to the eye, but it also helps to give the Sport its long lasting performance. The Lezyne floor pump has been kitted out with a extremely accurate digital gauge that allows you to track the pressure with ease and also allows you to get the precise inflation for you tyres.

The moulded CM base gives a better fit to your feet so that you can get firm grip and stability when you are pumping away and the pump also comes with an extra long rubber hose with CM connectors for easy inflation. The Lezyne Digital pump comes with a dual head valve and is finished off with a varnish wood handle and painted finish on the barrel that gives the pump its sleek finish.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Steel barrel and piston

Varnished wood handle

Moulded CM base

Extremely accurate Digital Gauge

Extra-long, rubber hose with CM connectors

Painted finish on barrel

Dual Valve Head

160 psi // 11 bar

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Usual Lezyne quality.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

I'm won over with the digital guage after a few weeks of use, it's simply easier to hit the desired pressure.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

It's pricey compared to some of Lezyne's own basic track pumps but you are getting a digital gauge, solid construction, and a nice ergonomic wooden handle

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Performed flawlessly.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Digital guage, Dual Valve head.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The battery cover is a bit ugly, but that's the biggest gripe I have with the pump.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Who thought a digital gauge on track pump would make so much sense?

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 31  Height: 180  Weight: 67

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

6 user comments

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Backlight for the display?

It may be digital, but that doesn't mean it's any more accurate... or repeatable...

posted by Paul_C [185 posts]
5th March 2014 - 9:56

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You just know an electronic floor pump is going to stop working some wet day.

Ergonomically, why not move the display closer to the top, so it can be seen more easily? LCDs can be hard to read at some angles. It would also keep the electric bits further from the muck.

I suppose one could ask - is it accurate? That is, how close is it to being correct at - say - 50psi and 100psi? And more importantly, is it repeatable? If I pump up to 100psi today, is that the same pressure when I do it a week later? Just because it has a digital readout doesn't mean it's actually any more accurate.

I live in hope for a pump that goes on an off Presta valves easily, yet seals well.

Ride your own ride

posted by CanAmSteve [147 posts]
5th March 2014 - 9:57

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never liked the "press on" heads ... once a little worn they pop
off at the slightest provocation !!
I'll stick to my old fashioned screw on head thank you Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [714 posts]
5th March 2014 - 11:18

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CanAmSteve wrote:
Ergonomically, why not move the display closer to the top, so it can be seen more easily? LCDs can be hard to read at some angles. It would also keep the electric bits further from the muck.

Totally agree - hopefully it would make that tiny on/off switch a bit more accessible too.

posted by thelimopit [119 posts]
5th March 2014 - 22:33

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I had a digital track pump many moons ago. It worked pretty well, didn't have any issues with wet etc. But yes, the display was particularly hard to read.

High hopes with this one - Lezyne kit is such good quality.

posted by andyp [898 posts]
7th March 2014 - 9:44

11 Likes

Wow, people can be harsh to speculate on a products shortcomings despite no actual experience with it. Also, it should be noted that the pump is available with either type of head (screw on/ lever one) for the same price.

posted by samvegg [4 posts]
10th March 2014 - 12:09

7 Likes

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