By Mike Cushionbury
Lezyne, now in its 10th year of existence, has branched out well beyond just pumps and minitools. Its product portfolio now also includes LED lights, GPS units and heart rate monitor straps mixed in among multitools, minipumps, floor pumps and digital floor pumps. On the tool side the company now makes high quality shop tools. Within that is the new Port-a-Shop Pro, a portable, professional-grade kit.
The composite hard shell case includes 15 basic tools and five glueless patch kits. What makes this kit stand out is the quality and attention to detail. Many of the tools are CNC machined aluminum and the bigger ones have varnished wood handles. All the hex and Torx keys have a chrome-vanadium coating, so they’ll stay shiny and new-looking longer. The large CNC Rod Handle attachment holds the bottom bracket and cassette lockring tools (and it’s much more elegant than using a rusty, oily adjustable wrench).
Simply put, these tools work as well as they look. They feel great in the hands, have stellar designs and attention to detail and do what they are supposed to do. Additionally, many of the tools are serviceable, so you can swap out damaged bits or handles (or even switch from wood to CNC aluminum if you have an aesthetic change of mind). If you strip or break a bit you can replace it independently without needing to get a whole new tool.
There is a sizeable compartment in the case to add your own tools, which is very handy since this kit is missing some important things, such as screwdrivers and cable cutters. While this kit isn’t a comprehensive, all-you’ll-ever-need collection of tools, it is an excellent assortment of must-have basics you’ll use often in an easily portable case.