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Interbike 2017: Round 5 Gear
Interbike 2017 Round 5: Our latest look at the coolest bike gear like Cyclologic and Motion Metriq’s Super Hi Res fitting tech and full motion analytics, Lizard Skins Bar Tapes, Cache Bags and Gloves, TIME Sports Xpro Pedals, Xpresso Pedals and Aktiv Damping.
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What's On PEZ: Week of Oct. 23, 2017!
What a week on PEZ! See more cool gear from Interbike 2017 Round #5, scoop this DEAL of The WEEK on American Classic Wheels 420 Aero3 SALE @ $499, watch my Cipollini RB1K video, and thrill to our tales of our coolest TDF Stages & more!
PeloPic: Groenewegen Takes Guangxi Stage 5
Stage 5 of the Tour of Guangxi went to Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo), the Dutchman out-sprinted triple stage winner Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott). Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) still has the overall lead going into the final stage.
AmClassic 420 Aero Disc Wheels Review
*** ATTENTION PEZ-FANS: Here's a hot deal for the week - American Classic 420 Aero 3 Road Tubeless RIM BRAKE wheels sets are ON SALE NOW FOR just $499. *** PEZ Reviews the American Classic 420 Aero Disc Tubeless wheels here - and love the versatility of this fast and durable set of hoops.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Oct 23, 2017 - Tim Wellens swooped in for the stage win and overall lead in Guangxi - All the news from China and the Japan Cup with results and video. Does Michael Bresciani have a good excuse? - Top Story. Other news: Contract news and Sunweb finalise their roster and the Mathieu Van der Poel crash.
Ed's Rant: Beards, Bikes, Discs And Socks!
Ed's Opinion: Ed Hood's most recent rant was on our perception of dopers, this was after his scaithing out-burst against the World of Retro. Now he has turned his curmudgeonous eye on a list of other cycling misdemeanors. From socks to bikes to races, they all get an Ed tongue lashing.
VIDEO: Cipollini 2018 RB1K First Look
The completely redesigned Cipollini RB1K, dubbed "The ONE", was an eye-catcher at Interbike 2017. Beyond the stunning steely blue paint, the all new frame is reported to be 120grams lighter, 20% stiffer, and features a swappable head set plate that changes the handlebar stack height without traditional spacers. Here's a first look.
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Interbike 2017: Round 5 Gear
Interbike 2017 Round 5: Our latest look at the coolest bike gear like Cyclologic and Motion Metriq’s Super Hi Res fitting tech and full motion analytics, Lizard Skins Bar Tapes, Cache Bags and Gloves, TIME Sports Xpro Pedals, Xpresso Pedals and Aktiv Damping.
AmClassic 420 Aero Disc Wheels Review
*** ATTENTION PEZ-FANS: Here's a hot deal for the week - American Classic 420 Aero 3 Road Tubeless RIM BRAKE wheels sets are ON SALE NOW FOR just $499. *** PEZ Reviews the American Classic 420 Aero Disc Tubeless wheels here - and love the versatility of this fast and durable set of hoops.
VIDEO: Cipollini 2018 RB1K First Look
The completely redesigned Cipollini RB1K, dubbed "The ONE", was an eye-catcher at Interbike 2017. Beyond the stunning steely blue paint, the all new frame is reported to be 120grams lighter, 20% stiffer, and features a swappable head set plate that changes the handlebar stack height without traditional spacers. Here's a first look.
Lintaman Adjust Pro Plus Shoe Review: Massive Adjustment
Lintaman’s Adjust Pro Plus allows for an incredible range of adjustment while being very friendly to different types of insoles.
Interbike 2017: Round 4 Gear!
Interbike 2017 Round 4 Gear: Tubolito Tubo Inner tubes, Ergon ST Core Saddle, Northwave’s Extreme RR GTX shoes and 3T’s Strada, Exploro and Bailout cassette. More Interbike 2017!
VIDEO: Feedback Sports Chain Keeper
The Chain Keeper from Feedback Sports is a nifty little device that'll make cleaning your chain seem almost ... fun. Check out this video from Interbike 2017.
PeloPic: Groenewegen Takes Guangxi Stage 5
Stage 5 of the Tour of Guangxi went to Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo), the Dutchman out-sprinted triple stage winner Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott). Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) still has the overall lead going into the final stage.
PeloPic: Wellens In Charge In Guangxi!
Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) won stage 4 of the Tour of Guangxi on Sunday to take the overall lead. All the results and video action from China in EUROTRASH Monday.
PeloPic: Guangxi Drummers!
The drummers were out on the course of stage 4 of the Tour of Guangxi to see Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) take the win and the overall lead from triple stage winner, Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors).
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Oktoberfest: A Perfect Fall Ride in The North East
October - Festive, Fun and the Fall: The days are getting shorter, the leaves are starting to fall as is the temperature. Not to worry, you can still have a lot of fun in October and Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours shows us how and where.
TRAVEL: CycleItalia Opens Piedmont Cycling Resort
I recently talked with CycleItalia's owner Larry Theobald to talk about his new operation, Piedmont Cycling Resort. Hotel Ariotto has been CycleItalia’s northern Italian HQ since their start and now they’re featuring what they describe as more than a bike hotel, a true cycling resort.
Travel: Chasing Il Lombardia!
"Spectating at Il Lombardia" was the subject of the email from PEZ-Fan Ron V. looking for tips on chasing the 'Race of the Falling Leaves'. I had the perfect itinerary for him - since I'd already done it in 2015. With the calendar's last big event coming Oct 7th, here's a nice little read and photo book that I think captures the epicness and essence of beautiful race in a truly beautiful setting.
What Makes a Bike Hotel Great?
We're long time fans of the Garda Bike Hotel - family run hospitality as only the Italians can offer, top notch riding for all levels, excellent location in the wine country near Verona. But I thought maybe you'd like in a second opinion - so I talked with Calla Barras - serious cyclist and serious traveller - about what makes the Garda Bike Hotel one of Italy's best bike hotels.
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Ed's Rant: Beards, Bikes, Discs And Socks!
Ed's Opinion: Ed Hood's most recent rant was on our perception of dopers, this was after his scaithing out-burst against the World of Retro. Now he has turned his curmudgeonous eye on a list of other cycling misdemeanors. From socks to bikes to races, they all get an Ed tongue lashing.
PEZ Picks The Coolest Tour Stages Of All Time!
The Tour's Coolest Stages: With the announcement of the 2018 Tour de France route in Paris on Tuesday, the 'PEZ Crew' got to thinking of their coolest Tour stage memories. Here are the guy's choices and, surprisingly, not for the sporting aspect of the stage, but more for the 'other' happenings on the day.
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PeloPic: PEZ Crew In the News
Our Toolbox Editor Dr. Stephen Cheung received Brock University's "Distinguished Research & Creative Activity" award during Fall Convocation, the university's top award for research and student mentorship. Nice to know our training advice is being managed by the best!
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What's On PEZ: Week of Oct. 23, 2017!
What a week on PEZ! See more cool gear from Interbike 2017 Round #5, scoop this DEAL of The WEEK on American Classic Wheels 420 Aero3 SALE @ $499, watch my Cipollini RB1K video, and thrill to our tales of our coolest TDF Stages & more!
Video: Walz Caps & What's On PEZ!
What's On PEZ This Week: Check out this custom built cap from WALZ I created right off their website. Plus Round 3 from Interbike 2017 and a look ahead to the season closer Race of the Falling Leaves - Giro di Lombardia.
Cippo di Carpegna (Pantani's Climb) with Davide Cassani
Although the Apennines may not be as famous as the Alps to the north that's not to say they are any less of a challenge, often deserted their steep and irregular pitches are a playground of pleasure and pain.
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Toolbox: Cycling Injuries Introduction
As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. The patterns of injury in bicycling are unique since exposures include high speed, obstacles like cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and unpredictable road, environmental and weather conditions.
TOOLBOX: Coconut Water Magic?
Even more than training, the field of nutrition is full of commercial interests and marketing masquerading as sound “science.” One of the latest fashionable trends is drinking coconut water for health and hydration, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Toolbox: Fresh Fall Training Ideas
Racing season is taxing! Focused rides chasing ultra specific watts and heart rate values and races where you are taxing yourself time and again in pursuit of results. Frankly, the pursuit of excellence can become monotonous. Thankfully, nature gave us the fall! So what is one to do if the idea of one more watts-based workout may push you over the edge into madness?
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ProViz Introduces Nightrider LED Cycling Jacket
The Nightrider LED cycling jacket is a new addition to the Nightrider range, and it is the first to incorporate machine washable LED lights into the jacket to aid with visibility at night and early morning.
RPM Cycling: The 2017-2018 Autumn/Winter Collection
25% off every product until October 31st. RPM Cycling presents their new garments for the autumn/winter season, in a collection made up of one of-a-kind products.
Zwift Academy Announces Semi-Finalists To Compete For Professional Cycling Contract
Zwift, the global online fitness platform for cyclists, has seen its first round of 2017 top graduates emerge from the Zwift Academy to move closer to a professional cycling contract with top ranked men’s and women’s teams.
Nick Legan’s GRAVEL CYCLING Is a Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Bikepacking
Gravel cycling and bikepacking are the hottest trends on two wheels. Nick Legan’s debut book, GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking, shares everything cyclists need to know to enjoy this glorious return to cycling’s roots.
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Readers' Rigs: Lotus Supreme 1985
Today's Readers' Rigs machine is possibly a record breaker for this column. No it's not the fastest, not the prettiest and certainly not the lightest machine we've had featured but this Lotus Supreme is quite possibly the longest owned rig being bought by owner Mario way back in 1985 and ridden almost daily since.
Readers' Rigs: Seven Axiom SL
We love it when Readers' Rigs alumni come back to the column years after their first appearance on Pez so when David from New York got in contact it was easy to say 'yes' to another Readers' Rigs feature with him - especially when he sent us in some pics of his new ride, a sweet, custom made titanium Seven Axiom SL fitted out with Sram etap.
Readers' Rigs: Litespeed Team Issue 2000
We've had a few nice Litespeed bikes featured here in Readers' Rigs over the years but today's reader John takes the prize as the oldest Litespeed rig featured being a 'Team Issue' bike from back in 2000 that he's lovingly cared for and ridden for the last 17 years.
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How I Started PezCyclingNews: The Video Interview
Interview: Scott Mares of CrossBikeReview.com graciously asked the age old question - how'd you get PEZ started?  It's a story I never get tired of telling - and am thankful someone (anyone) still wants to know.  So if you've got nothing better to do -  here's a few minutes of PEZ history - as told by the PEZ myself.
Retro PEZ Talk: 7-Eleven's John Brady
Retro Rider Interview: In the 80s there were Irishmen making it big in the European Pro scene; Kelly, Roche, Early and Kimmage. There was also a man from Dublin who headed to the US, instead of Europe, John Brady. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-7-Eleven rider to hear his reminisces, and as always, a Bob Roll story.
PEZ Talk: Dan Bigham On Track!
Rider Interview: On a flying visit to the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Ed Hood caught up with Great Britain's most prolific National champion - Dan Bigham. Eight championships in one season is an all-time-record. Ed and Dan talk through the World of the Velodrome.
Euskadi-Murias' Jon Odriozola Gets PEZ'd!
Sports Director Interview: Everybody remembers the Euskaltel-Euskadi team and the Basque riders attacking the Alpine and Pyrenean climbs clad in their emblematic orange kit. The dream of those pioneering days has not disappeared, especially not if DS Jon Odriozola has anything to do with it.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Oct 23, 2017 - Tim Wellens swooped in for the stage win and overall lead in Guangxi - All the news from China and the Japan Cup with results and video. Does Michael Bresciani have a good excuse? - Top Story. Other news: Contract news and Sunweb finalise their roster and the Mathieu Van der Poel crash.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
Oct 19, 2017 - The 2018 Tour de France makes its return to the cobbles of Roubaix and the Alpe d'Huez-Top Story. We also catch up with the weekend's cyclocross with results and video. Other cycling news: Contracts, medical up-dates on Keisse and Bakelants, Wanty-Groupe Gobert win EuropeTour and Tour presentation video.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
Oct 16, 2017 - The 2018 Tour de France will cross the Passage du Gois, where else will it go? - Top Story. All the results and video from the Presidential Tour of Turkey and the Tacx Pro Classic. In other cycling news: Martin Velits and Frederik Veuchelen retire, contract news, Jan Bakelants up-date and Rigoberto Uran on TV.