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.
It's a really nice pump to use with a smooth stroke that quickly inflates tyres, and the digital gauge offers very accurate inflation.
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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
Usual Lezyne quality.
I'm won over with the digital guage after a few weeks of use, it's simply easier to hit the desired pressure.
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
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?
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,
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.