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Feedback Sports SPRINT Workstand Review
You know a piece of gear is good when it's the choice of top level pro teams like Trek-Segafredo & Lotto-Soudal.  And Sprint workstand is one item that works at the pro level and can work at your level too - since you can buy the very same work stand for your own workshop.
Tech Tidbits: New Gear at Sea Otter '17
Hands on with FSA’s WE Group, Velo’s new Angels, Topeak’s Ninjas and Swing-Up stand, Vittoria’s Terreno Dry Gravel tire, Hiplok’s Z Lok and AirLok, Elite’s Fly bottle and Vico Cage.
Campagnolo Launch Disc Brakes (and they're good…)
Campagnolo have launched their anticipated Disc group tech in multiple group levels and with the feature set that the industry seemed to have settled on as the best way forward.
TIME And Tide Wait For No Man
Before Nic Sims goes for a spin on the SCYLON AKTIV frameset by TIME, he doesn't just take a close look at the bike, but dissects every element of its carbon manufacture. Once he is astride this carbon beauty then he discovers that it not only looks visually appealing, it handled like a dream. TIME to ride!
Sarto Veneto SL Review: Custom Italian Detail for Stock$
Sarto are arguably more famous for the bikes they’ve been crafting for other Italian brands for the past 67 years. But the brand is growing quickly around the globe as they’ve stamped the family name on the down tube and started to take their due credit.
Scicon Race Rain Bag Review
Compact, and sturdy, but built to stow a whole lotta riding kit - the Scicon Race rain bag makes for easy to access storage of all your race day riding clothing. Click in to watch my video review.
GIRO'17 St.21: Dumoulin Does It!
Giro Stage Report: Tom Dumoulin delivered a vintage performance in the Giro d'Italia's final episode, a last gasp time trial between Monza and Milan, to grab hold of the fabled Maglia Rosa and become the first Dutchman to win the Tour of Italy.
GIRO'17 St.20: Perfect Pinot!
Giro Stage Report: Stage 20 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia was the last chance for Tom Dumoulin to save his race hopes and for Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali and Thibaut Pinot to distance them selves from the TT specialist. It may have worked, but the race is still wide open for the win on Sunday.
GIRO'17 St.19: Landa’s Day, Quintana’s Pink Jersey!
Giro Stage Report: If you want polemica, this stage has it in bucket-loads! Kiss-and-make up, confusion, mayhem, arguments, claim and counter-claim, climbing, cracking, struggle and guts.
The Haywire Heart by Lennard Zinn, Dr. John Mandrola, and Chris Case
Toolbox Bookshelf: The Haywire Heart
Being avid cyclists, few things get our heart racing like pushing our bodies to its limit on the bike. However, can too much exercise damage our heart and risk our health? “The Haywire Heart” explores the potential link between too much exercise and potential heart damage.
Toolbox: Fitness Signature Analysis with Xert
Xert is a new software system that models fitness based on multiple parameters beyond the traditional single parameter of functional threshold power. Its potential for a higher level of individuality in training analysis, tracking and workout planning is well suited to cyclists.
Toolbox: Counting Calories During Race Season
Your race season is ramping up and your focus is on performance, which requires proper nourishment and carbohydrate intake. A key part of macronutrinet planning is doing the math to count calories you need to keep building, to recover and get stronger, during race season.
Toolbox: Optimized Interval Design
In WKO4, iLevels are individualized training intensities and durations at levels above Functional Threshold Power. These are based on a rider’s own prior performance and capacity. How might we turn them into optimized intervals?
Giro'17 Hits Milan: One Final Day!
The Final Push to Milan: Like all good parties they nave to come to an end and the 2017 Giro d'Italia fun comes to its climax with a 29.3 kilometer time trial from Monza to Milano. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours looks at the 'Italian Grand Tour Big Bang' finalé weekend and its Milan backdrop.
From the Eyes of an Architect: The Dolomites
The Giro Heads North: The Italian islands and most of the Italian peninsula is behind the Giro d'Italia and now the peloton is facing the northern climbs. Peter Easton gives us his low-down on the 2017 Giro finalé and those iconic mountain passes.
Life Insurance: Why All Cyclists Should Get Coverage
When you have a great day on the bike, you feel invincible. You feel strong, you feel fast, you feel like you can handle anything that comes your way. And although the endorphin high is partly responsible for this feeling of invincibility, cyclists do generally live healthier lives than the average Joe.
Pez Videos
Vallter 2000, conquering the king of Catalonia!
Although a 12km climb may not sound like a huge deal, being next door to La Garrotxa was far too much of a temptation to resist exploring.
Rapha Rides New York City
As we bear down on the Rapha Rides New York event in June, we just launched this neat little film with Evelyn Stevens to help celebrate what makes riding in the Big Apple so unique.
Bell All-Star Mike McCarthy: The Modest Champion
Mike McCarthy was a world champion, two-time Olympian and multiple national champ. But he was never into self-promotion: “I look back, see all these magazine covers with Americans on them and I think, where was I?” McCarthy was exactly where he wanted to be—enjoying the sport.
SIDI Great in the Giro100: 2 Jerseys, 8 Stages and Final Podium
The Giro 100 offered three weeks of great cycling and plenty of excitement, from Sardinia to Sicily and then criss-crossing the peninsula all the way to Milan. It was a long pink adventure in which Sidi champions figured as major players. Now the Giro is over and it is time to crunch the numbers.
Moolman-Pasio does the double in France and wins GP Plumelec
The double header in France has turned out to be a dream weekend for Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. After winning La Classique Morbihan yesterday, the South African followed it up by sprinting to victory in Grand Prix of Plumelec-Morbihan today.
Tour des Fjords #5: Boasson Hagen wins final stage and overall GC
Edvald Boasson Hagen made it a hatrick of stage victories and won the final stage of the Tour des Fjords and with it, the overall general classification as well. Timo Roosen (LottoNL-Jumbo) was 2nd on the final stage and Jereon Meijers (Roompot) placed 3rd.
Timo Roosen Ends Tour des Fjords in Second Place
Timo Roosen sprinted to second place in the final stage of the Tour des Fjords to place third overall in Stavanger. Edvald Boasson Hagen won the stage and overall classification.
Goodbye Former World Champion, Graham Webb
The sad news came through from Belgium on Sunday morning that Graham Webb, British World road champion in 1967, had passed away. Ed Hood interviewed Graham back in 2009. Our condolences go to his family and the many friends and fans he had in the cycling community. A great champion and a wonderful guy.
Retro PEZ Talk: Giro Winner Mara Abbott
Retro Rider Interview: The men's 2017 Giro d'Italia finishes on Sunday with a time trial in Milan, and so we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with a Giro winner for some retro reading. Mara Abbott won the Giro Rosa twice and has a handful of top ten finishes, here is her story.
GIRO Stage Winner Omar Fraile Gets PEZ'd!
Giro Rider Interview: The Giro d'Italia enters its final weekend in Milan after a battle royal for the overall prize and the 'King of the Mountains' competition. Luke Maguire managed a few words with one of the climbing protagonists, Dimension Data's Spanish rider, Omar Faile after his Giro stage 11 win.
Readers' Rigs
Readers' Rigs: Calfee MantaFly 101
Today's Readers' Rig is a totally custom rear suspension Calfee MantaFly 101 owned by PEZ fan Andrew. Individual colors, Durace Di2, a selection of nice wheels to choose from and plenty of custom touches means Andrew and his Calfee get plenty of attention on his home roads of Colorado.
Readers' Rigs: Alumni Returns
Since the Readers' Rigs column first came to life in 2012 we've published more than 60 bikes from PEZ fans all around the world. But it was PEZ-Fan Todd from California who first applied with his then favorite Parlee bike. Since then, his collection has grown by almost 20 more bikes - here's an update on this impressive stable.
Readers' Rigs: Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc
Not even two months old yet, today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
Giro '17 Preview: The Sicilian Job
The 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia opens with three stages on the island of Sardegna - and then quickly logs a rest day to transfer to Sicily at the tip of the boot. I was there in 2008 for the Big Start, and discovered a city and island unlike any other place in Italy, and after my initial shock, my fondness for the place grew 'con molto veloce'.
Beyond the Mainstream with DuVine: Epic Unknown Cols to Put on Your Bucket List
For thousands of years, intrepid spirits have crossed the Pyrenees, Alps, and Dolomites—from Hannibal with his mighty elephant herd to the campaigns of Charlemagne and the humble treks undertaken by medieval pilgrims. Today, you’ll see spandex in place of chainmail all over these ranges as cyclists challenge themselves to conquer the bucket-list giants.
Top Rides: PEZ Vs The Mur de Huy
What surprised me most about the Fleche Wallonne parcours was just how hard this 200km ‘semi-Classic’ is. There’s nothing ‘semi’ about it… It deserves the prime time and throws up 11 rated climbs, including 3 passes over a 1300 meter brute called the Mur de Huy. Here’s how it happened to me…
RBX Roadside: Pez Rides Roubaix!
Top Ride: The culmination of my visit to Holy Week was the long anticipated, much feared, and never completed ride across the parcours of Paris-Roubaix. Finally I learned what it was like to battle the toughest roads in northern France and earn my own lap of honour at the Roubaix velodrome.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
May 29, 2017 - There can only be one Top Story in EUROTRASH Monday - Tom Dumoulin's Giro d'Italia winning ride. We catch-up with all the action from Italy with reports and video of the last stages. Not all Giro: The Baloise Belgium Tour. Greg Van Avermaet makes his return to racing and bottles are thrown. Cappuccino anyone?
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
May 25, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin has had a few ups and downs this week in the Giro d'Italia, we discuss his stage 16 'problem' - Top Story. All the results and video form Italy and the Belgium Tour. Plus daily videos from the Sunweb team, Basso bikes has their Diamante stolen and the 'Giro Film of the Day'.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
May 22, 2017 - Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d'Italia in more way's than one - Top Story. Giro, California and Norway - All the results and video. Other cycling news: Thomas explains his Giro abandonment, Van den Broeck to retire, Betouigt-Suire leaves Sunweb, Bahrain-Merida App and Giro the Movie.