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Lezyne Micro Floor Digital Drive HVG Review

If you ride with a hydration pack and want the most pumping power possible, this is the one
Lezyne Micro Floor Digital Drive HVG
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Price:  $85 List
Pros:  Excellent pumping power, highly portable, digital readout
Cons:  Too large for a frame mount or to fit in a hip pack
Manufacturer:   Lezyne
By Kurt Gensheimer ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Aug 15, 2018
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  • Pumping Performance - 30% 9
  • Ease of Use - 30% 8
  • Portability - 20% 5
  • Looks and Design - 10% 8
  • Durability - 10% 7

Our Verdict

The Lezyne Micro Floor Digital Drive delivers the pumping power of a full-size floor pump with the portability of a mini-pump. It fits comfortably into a hydration pack, features an accurate digital pressure gauge, and can bring a 27.5 x 2.2-inch mountain bike tire to 24 psi in only 100 pumps. It can also inflate your road bike tire in a pinch. While it can't mount on a frame or fit in a jersey pocket as well as the Blackburn Mammoth CO2'fer or the Birzman Velocity Apogee MTB, the Micro Floor Digital Drive is far more powerful and can still fit into a moderate size hydration pack.

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Pros Excellent pumping power, highly portable, digital readoutGreat pumping performance, easy to use, affordableGreat pumping performance, affordableEasy to use, threadless valve head, retractable hose, doubles as a front shock pumpSuperior highpressure pumping, light weight, easy to use
Cons Too large for a frame mount or to fit in a hip packHeavy, Too big to fit in a jersey or a hip packOutdated head type, lacks gauge, on larger sideHose is short, not as powerful as larger pumps, not for road bikesNot ideal for high volume tires
Bottom Line If you ride with a hydration pack and want the most pumping power possible, this is the oneThe great performance of a floor pump in a small packageA high performance mountain bike pump that won't break the bankThe ideal pump for a mountain biker looking for a capable, lightweight, low-profile frame, or jersey pocket, pumpTop of the line high pressure mini pump for road cycling applications
Rating Categories Micro Floor Digital... Topeak Road Morph G Topeak Peakini II Birzman Velocity Ap... Lezyne Road Drive
Pumping Performance (30%)
9.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
Ease Of Use (30%)
8.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
Portability (20%)
5.0
5.0
6.0
8.0
7.0
Looks And Design (10%)
8.0
7.0
7.0
8.0
7.0
Durability (10%)
7.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
7.0
Specs Micro Floor Digital... Topeak Road Morph G Topeak Peakini II Birzman Velocity Ap... Lezyne Road Drive
Weight 242g 204g 134g 136g 97g
Length 30.48cm 35cm 27.5cm 17.78cm 23.5cm
25C Road Tire Pressure following 200 Pumps 76 psi at 100 pumps 125psi 85psi 44 psi at 100 pumps 72psi
Tire Pressure 27.5 x 2.3" Following 300 Pumps 40 psi at 200 pumps 50psi 55psi 22psi 25psi
Ability to reach 90psi in a road tire 25cc N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes
Pump Head Type Threaded hose w/pressure relief valve Hose with locking lever Standard with locking lever Non-thread hose, slip on Hose Thread On and Slip on
Presta Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Schrader Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Frame Mount Bracket Included? Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Pressure Gauge? Yes Yes No No No

Our Analysis and Test Results

Performance Comparison


It's not as satisfying to use as a full-size floor pump, but it gets...
It's not as satisfying to use as a full-size floor pump, but it gets the job done faster than the other mini or frame pumps.
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Pumping Performance


The Micro Floor's pumping performance is exceptional, one of the best of all the mini-pumps we tested. It only took 200 pumps to get a 27.5 x 2.3-inch mountain bike tire to 40 psi, which is far higher than mountain bike tires typically need to be. Its high score reflects this.


At only 100 pumps, this Lezyne still produced 24 psi, making it the most powerful mini-pump in the test. Unlike most other mini-pumps, the Micro Floor Digital Drive was also able to bring a 700C x 25mm road tire up to 94 psi in only 100 pumps, making this an ideal pump for both road and mountain bike use. The digital gauge is accurate to within one psi, as verified by a Topeak Smart Gauge.

A foot brace bar gets your legs into the action, making for rapid...
A foot brace bar gets your legs into the action, making for rapid inflation.
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Ease of Use


The Micro Floor Digital Drive is intuitive and very easy to use. As its name suggests, it's a miniature version of a floor pump. Just thread the head onto the tire valve (Presta or Schrader), swing out the handy foot brace bar, put the pump on the ground, press the digital pressure gauge button and start pumping.


When you're done, the Lezyne Air Bleed System (ABS) lets you depressurize the pump line with the press of a button, preventing air loss from the tire valve when disconnecting. The long hose is handy, as is its 360-degree swiveling base, which eliminates binding or twisting.

The Micro Floor Digital Drive is a miniature floor pump that can fit...
The Micro Floor Digital Drive is a miniature floor pump that can fit into a hydration pack.
Photo: Kurt Gensheimer

Portability


If you think of theMicro Floor Digital Drive as a floor pump, it is quite portable, fitting easily into a hydration pack. From a mini-pump perspective, the 30.5cm length is bulky. Especially when compared to the Birzman Velocity Apogee MTB or Blackburn Mammoth CO2'fer.


At 242 grams the Micro Floor Digital Drive isn't very heavy for how powerful it is. It's an ideal pump for someone who rides with a hydration pack and wants a super powerful pump that can get a mountain bike tire up to adequate pressure in 100 pumps or less.

Looks and Design


Lezyne has perfected the art of making a bike pump look as good as it performs. The CNC machined aluminum construction with a polished finish is exceptionally high quality. And the digital readout gauge is low-profile and nicely integrated into the hose. The Micro Floor Digital Drive is also available in black anodized finish with gold accents, making it look even sleeker and more high-quality.


The gold anodized valve head threads nicely into the pump body, keeping the hose secured tightly. The swing-out brace on the base allows the pump to be placed on the ground and secured by foot just like a traditional floor pump. Overall, the design execution of the Micro Floor Digital Drive is outstanding.

Durability


Thanks to all-metal construction, Lezyne pumps have a reputation for durability.


The pump stanchion is not protected by a body cover, potentially exposing it to grit, grime and water. But, so long as the pump is carried in a pack when riding, this should be a non-issue. The digital gauge readout is housed in a plastic body, so a little extra care is needed there. For those who treat their equipment a little on the rough side, the Micro Floor Drive can be ordered without the digital gauge.

This miniature floor pump moves volume than any other mini-pumps we...
This miniature floor pump moves volume than any other mini-pumps we tested.
Photo: Kurt Gensheimer

Value


The Micro Floor Digital Drive is on the expensive end of the mini-pump spectrum. But its high performance, road or trail versatility, and compact package make it worth the extra money if you carry a backpack.

Conclusion


The Micro Floor Drive is an outstanding mini-pump for a wide range of applications. It is the most powerful mini-pump in the test and is rather compact and lightweight given its capability. The accurate digital readout ensures proper tire pressure and saves time when pumping. The fact that it can serve for both road and mountain bike tire duty is a nice bonus. For those who wear hydration packs and want the most powerful portable mountain bike pump, the Micro Floor Digital Drive is a great choice.

Kurt Gensheimer