Our PEZ-man in Spain has been promising to tell us all about his 'Writer's Rig' for about twelve years and just when he is thinking of replacing his present Campagnolo equipped Time Edge, he has put finger to lap-top to give us the run down on his present steed. Let's hope it's not another twelve years before we hear about his next bike.
PEZ sat down with Victor Major, CEO and the R & D director of Velocite Bikes, to learn more about his new Venn 507 carbon rim and CTL, or Continuous Tangled Layup…we were intrigued… Interesting choice of acronym considering nothing gets tangled up here, I assure you.
PEZ Retro Interview: There have been many names put forward as groundbreakers for North American riders in European professional cycling, but you will be hard pushed to find someone with a better claim than David Mayer-Oakes. Ed Hood caught up with the ex-pro to hear his cycling life story.
Sept 22, 2016 - With 18 teams chasing 17 WorldTour places, we take a look at the teams fighting for a place. ENECO Tour, Toscana and Vichte with race reports, results, quotes and video. Other cycling news: Contracts, Canada Worlds squad, race news from the Yorkshire World Champs bid and Abu Dhabi, plus video of an old man showing the young guys how to ride.
Lowdown: You must have had your head buried deep in the sand to have missed the hacking of the WADA computer and the subsequent information releases. Bradley Wiggins seems to be the one who has been singled out for special inspection. Lee Rodgers gives us his usual Lowdown to explain how Wiggins has brought most of the controversy down on his own head.
The name may not be so known in the US, but you've seen it on Alberto Contador for several seasons, and the technical clothing on display at the Sportful apparel booth was a showcase of the latest jackets, jerseys and bibshorts from the Italian brand.
Road racers rejoice! The season is coming to a well earned finale for most of the World and it’s time for a tasty beverage, a big couch, and a slice or two of pizza! Or is it? Should you take a break or keep your foot on the gas? Let’s weigh the arguments...
When I was asked by PEZ to write a review of the new Velocite Syn I was not particularly receptive to the idea, but not because I don’t like the bike. Because I do like it, in fact I very much like the bike, but the problem that I saw was how to write a review about a bike made by a company that sponsors you to ride their bikes?
Sept 19, 2016 - Since the hacking of the WADA computer, questions have been asked of Tour winners Froome and Wiggins - TOP STORY. European championships, GP Impanis, Agostoni, Vlaanderen champs, Memorial Pantani and the GP d'Isbergues with reports and video. Plus Zirbel Breaks US Hour Record, ENECO Tour and GranPiemonte preview and contract news.
The Lotto Soudal team has announced that it will not be sending riders to participate in the World team time trial championships in Doha, Qatar in October. They say that the cash outlay is not worth the return in publicity to their sponsor. Joe and Steve from 'The Outer Line' dig deeper into the background problems of the UCI's Flagship Event.
At seventy years old our reader today Albert from Massachusetts is carving up the beautiful back country roads of his state on a brand new Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod decked out with Dura-Ace, Zipp 303's and more. He loves it so much that it is supposed to be his 'last' bike....
Campagnolo and Bianchi are two top Italian iconic component and bike manufacturers and so a visit to their Eurobike stands was a must. Erin Berard takes a look at the new Campagnolo Potenza Groupset and Zonda wheels. Then there is the beauty of the Bianchi Oltre XR4 CV and Aquila CV TT/Triathlon bikes to drool over.
TOP RIDE: I'm still basking in the afterglow of the 2016 RBC Gran Fondo Whistler - a big goal accomplished in better form than I'd expected. And after weeks of prep, and all the logistics of coordinating the family for the weekend, and over 5 hours on my bike, it all went by a little too fast.
Sept 15, 2016 - The Grand Tours are all behind us for 2016 and even cyclo-cross has started, but the season is far from over. We have reports and video from the Wallonie, Bernocchi and Geraardsbergen. In other cycling news: Worlds TTT, 2017 Giro and Vuelta, 2020 Worlds, Classic Impanis, 3 more years for Movistar, Milano-Torino, Zirbel's Hour Record, contract news from Giant, Gazprom, BMC and Wanty. Plus video of BMC's Samu Sanchez.
Lowdown: Nairo Quintana has won his second Grand Tour, executed with perfect tactics and climbing strength. Lee Rodgers takes a look at the story behind the 2016 Vuelta a España victory and Power Meter Gate, time limits and other race 'assistance'. The Vuelta Lowdown.
Vuelta Best Moments: The third Grand Tour of the year is over and the chat in the PEZ virtual office has been fairly unanimous... The 2016 Vuelta a España has been an all-round success. The question is, why? Here is the PEZ Crew's best moments from the best tour of the year.
The R-EV1 jersey and bibshorts are the newest addition to Alé Bikewear's fast growing line of top quality cycling kit for the road. It's priced at the mid-range, but delivers to a higher level on design, fit and construction - here's a closer look.
Don’t start in a hole! Cyclocross is great fun and makes for some excellent fall training, but be careful and smartly manage your fatigue if you just completed a full season of road or MTB racing.
Sept 12, 2016 - The best Grand Tour of the year is over and we have all reports, results, rider quotes and video from the last stages of the Vuelta. Busy weekend; we also have all the action from the Tour of Britain, Québec and Montreal (with video). In other cycling news: Paris-Tours teams, rider contracts at Gazprom-RusVelo, Giant-Alpecin, Etixx - Quick-Step and Trek-Segafredo. Lots to get through in EuroTrash Monday.
Montebelluna Italy is arguably the world capitol of outdoor shoe making. Northwave have been here for 23 years but the region has a centuries-old history of outdoor footwear design and manufacturing spanning skiing, hiking, climbing and cycling.