words and photos by Andy Lovell:
When I started looking for a new travel pump I asked around to see what everyone was using and found my buddy Pat had three of the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive's. One for each bike. That was good enough for me.
The pump comes in at 12 inches long and 7oz. It is not what you would consider a mini pump. If you're looking for something to throw in a seat bag or jersey pocket this guy is not for you. Marketed more toward the mountain biker crowd, it is slender enough to tuck right into a frame bag or hydration pack. It also comes with a bottle mount style frame mount if you want to go that route. I've done a couple bikepacking trips with it mounted on the seat tube with no problems.
As for performance, I couldn't be happier. Being designed for higher volume tires this moves a lot of air with each pump and makes quick use of pumping up after a flat. There is a little tab that folds out for your foot to give you stability just like a full size floor pump. I was a bit skeptical but it's holding up well and really does make pumping easier.
The construction of this guy is rock solid. The valve is one solid piece that you unscrew and flip to go from presta to shader. There is a blow off valve in the middle which is nice addition. One of my favorite features is that the valve screws into the base of pump which keeps the hose tight over the pump and houses the valve in the base to protect it. I've had the pump pretty caked in mud and the valve opening as always been free of muck.
I recommend this pump for anyone who is getting rad and depending on their bike day in and day out. This pump adds a piece of kit that will keep you going no matter what the trail or streets will throw at you.