Somewhere between the Classic Drive and the CNC Drive Floor Pumps resides the Steel Drive. Borrow a little technology and architecture from each, you end up with a modern pump design that will function perfectly on a daily basis, but keeps an eye on value. One of the standout features is the Digital Gauge. Thanks to Lezyne, we no longer have to live in an analog world. And while we still love the look, feel and aesthetic of a classic needle gauge, the Digital rules the roost in every functional category.
As you would expect from the product name, the Steel Drive features a machined steel barrel and piston. The handle is a wide a beautiful piece of lath turned and varnished wood, while the base is CNC'd aluminum. Arguably, the most important component of any pump is the head. Lezyne chose the familiar Lezyne Flip Chuck for the Steel Drive. This chuck simply threads onto your valve for an airtight seal. On the chuck is the clever Air Bleed System (ABS) to relieve the pressure and suction built up in the hose. Also included is a Lezyne Slip Chuck which is a small right angle chuck that foregoes the threading and slips right on the valve. It also doubles as a disc pump head. Each of these pump head have small replaceable rubber gaskets to ensure they will function perfectly for years to come. The bombproof braided hose is a whopping 42" long to reach your valve in just about any situation. The Drive pumps up to 220psi (gasp!) and the Digital Gauge is the final word in accuracy and durability.
When it comes to attaching value to reliability and quality design the Steel Drive is tough to beat. Then add the Digital Gauge and it puts this product over the top. If you need a new pump and don't want to spend the big bucks, consider this pump.