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2017 Bont Vaypor+ Shoe Review: Roo and Moo For You
Bont’s Vaypor+ shoes use the tricks of the custom shoe making trade learned over the past 40 years.  Inze Bont started the biz in 1974 for cycling and skate. Moldable composites provides the low weight, stiffness and formed fit required for today’s customizable performance.
Bell STRATUS Helmet Review
The Bell Stratus MIPS equipped helmet is a lotta value for $150 - featuring big vents and deep air channels, their latest advances in fitting comfort, and 50 years of Bell's leading & respected helmet tech. Here's the PEZ review...
PZero Velo – Pirelli Are Back
Pirelli go back to their roots as performance Cycling tire makers and introduce the PZero Velo, PZero Velo 4s and PZero Velo TT clincher series tires. Current sole suppliers for Formula 1 (Auto) and World Superbike (Motorcycle), Pirelli have returned to their roots as they see the bicycle as the future for racing, transport and the environment.
Castelli Perfetto Light Jersey Review
With each piece of gear I test or review, there's usually a eureka moment where I "get it".  For Castelli's Perfetto Light jersey, mine came at the Cyclosportif Megeve in France - on an overcast day in the French Alps where rain came and went.
American Classic ARGENT DISC Wheels Review
The popularity of mixed terrain riding coincides nicely with a slew of new disc brake equipped wheel options designed to offer you a one-stop solution to any mix of road and trail you might care to ride. The American Classic Argent series may be among the most versatile, so let’s put them to the test…
Primal QX5 Inertia Jersey & Bibs Review
For 25 years now, you might know Denver-based Primal better as the kit supplier to large-scale charity rides across the US, you've likely seen their top level race kit at all of the top US races too. Their Inertia QX5 kit sets the bar as part of the top-line Helix Race Collection - here's a closer look.
Le Tour'17 St21: Golden Groenewegen in Paris - Froome Wins 4th TDF!
Race Report: Dylan Groenewegen has scored two podium places already on stages in the Tour de France this year but he grabbed the best win of his career on the final stage. There were no changes in the overall as Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour title.
TDF'17 St.20 ROADSIDE: Marseille TT Mayhem!
Tour'17 Roadside: The 2017 Tour de France hit the South of France and the City of Marseille for the stage 20 time trial. The test was crucial for some, but maybe not for Chris Froome. Daniel Thévenon made his way down from the Alps to catch the fun in the famous Velodrome.
TDF'17 St20: Magic Maciej in Marseille
Race Report: Maciej Bodnar produced the ride of his life to take his first ever Grand Tour stage win. Meanwhile, Froome rode an error free stage to take the overall win and third place on the day as Romain Bardet collapsed but kept his place on the podium.
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Toolbox: Over Training Syndrome
Le Tour: Twenty one days and two thousand miles, by any measure it is a massive amount of work. While you may not undertake anything approaching Tour de France proportions, you may well face the risk of overtraining. How can you identify, and more importantly prevent this season derailing occurrence?
Toolbox Bookshelf: The Brave Athlete
Dig down deep (or often not very deep) into an endurance athlete and it becomes very obvious that the main thing limiting their success or even enjoyment of the sport is usually not physical ability, but what goes on “upstairs.” The Brave Athlete offers a refreshingly candid and practical approach to sports psychology.
Toolbox: Concussions in Cycling
Sport-related concussions (SRC) can occur in almost all sport activities. However, the risk and severity of SRCs can be greater in cycling since crashes often occur at high speeds with only the protection of a helmet.
TOOLBOX: Ten Power Training Lessons
Get out your party hats, it’s my tenth anniversary! Ten years of coaching and training with power, that is. In celebration, what are the top ten things I’ve learned about power in that time?
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WHAT'S ON PEZ - July 17-23, 2017
It's the final days to enter to win American Classic wheels - the 420 Aero 3 wheels to be exact, plus join Ed & Martin for their Rest Day Roadside Round-up from Le Tour de France as the race heads in the Alps for its final week, check EuroTrash for all the latest updates from France, and lots more on site.
Tour'17 Roadside: Racing Along the Rainy Rhine!
Tour Roadside Stage 1: After the fun of the teams' presentation, Leslie Reissner had his Tour de France time trial baptism in the rain of Düsseldorf on Saturday. Leslie braved the deluge to catch a full day of action from the warm-up right through to the race climax. The rain in Germany falls mainly on the Rhine!
Tour'17 Roadside: All Dressed Up And Ready To Roll!
Tour Roadside: Dusseldorf on the Edge of the Tour de France. The 2017 Tour de France is very nearly on the move, and our PEZman, Leslie Reissner, is in Düsseldorf for the Tour off. He's been rubbing shoulders with the riders in the press conferences and taking in the teams' presentation in a whirlwind first day.
Pez Videos
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What's On PEZ: Cure Your TDF Hangover!
We cure the post-Tour hangover with our look back at the best of the last three weeks - plus take a ride with me on the Champs-Élysées ahead of le Tour - we won't let the party end! Get the latest news from Paris and elsewhere in today's EuroTrash, Ed Looks back at his week in the Pyrenees and Sam Larner ranks the Tour's best team, plus Readers' Rigs is back this Friday.
What's On: PEZ Predicts Porte's Crash!
July 10-17, 2017: Week #2 of Le Tour is about to start, so be sure to enter for a chance to WIN American Classic 420 Aero 3 wheels, Edmond Hood heads to The Team Quickstep Mussels & Frites Rest Day party
Pros Ride - Girona with Dan Craven
Home to many of the best riders and teams, come to Girona and you're bound to bump into a pro or ten, which is exactly what happened during our latest visit!
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Endura Custom Now Available In United States
Endura Inc. today announced the immediate availability of custom clothing to cyclists in the United States. The introduction of Endura Custom Cycling Clothing is the natural next step for the Scottish company that has been producing custom clothing for over 25 years.
Team Return from Altitude to Race Ordizia Classic
The Caja Rural Seguros RGA team will return to competition on Tuesday (25/7/17) at the Ordizia Classic (1.1) in the Basque Country, Spain after a month of rest and training.
The Tour de France Belongs to SIDI
Sidi is used to great victories, but this Tour de France will be one to be remembered for a long time. La Grande Boucle brought immense satisfaction and plenty of excitement to Sidi, as well as to all cycling enthusiasts.
Barguil and Van Vleuten upload Tour and La Course stage wins to Strava
Warren Barguil took a momentous victory today, winning stage 18 on the final mountain of the 2017 Tour de France.
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Team Wiggins' Scott Davies Gets PEZ'd!
Rider Interview: It's good to see young riders showing the future is bright for our sport of cycling. In Britain there is a flock of 'new blood' coming through and one of the most successful is Team Wiggins' Scott Davies. Ed Hood caught up with Scott recently.
British Multi-Champion Dan Bigham Gets PEZ'd
Rider Interview: Becoming a National champion is a big thing and repeating that feat is even bigger, but taking six titles in one season is taking it a bit far! Ed Hood caught up with multi-champion Dan Bigham to hear about his sextet (and counting) of titles.
PEZ Talk: US Champ Aqua Blue's Larry Warbasse!
Rider Interview: The Aqua Blue team might not be as big as BMC and the defunct IAM Cycling teams, but Larry Warbasse has kept the Irish ProConti team in the spotlight with wins in the Tour de Suisse and the US National championships. Ed Hood caught up with man from Michigan just after his 'Stars and Stripes' win.
Readers' Rigs
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Readers' Rigs: Serrotta CSI
Today's Readers' Rigs is no latest generation show pony carbon wonderbike, instead it's a Real Steel semi-custom from the folks at Serrotta that has proven a worthy Rig for its owner Brock who has owned his bike for 17 years now...
Readers' Rigs: Falco Custom Ti
Many of us ride Chinese made bikes but not many of us actually bought them in China like today's Reader, Phillip from Australia did. Whilst working and living in Shanghai Phillip decided to get himself a custom titanium 'Falco' that he now is enjoying back home on the country roads of Victoria, Australia.
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.
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PEZ Rides The Galibier: Video & Photo Report
The high point of the 2017 Le Tour de France was the mighty Col du Galibier at 2645m altitude. I "rode" it last year with Velo Classic Tours - maybe better to say I hauled my carcass up it. Here's a glimpse of the climb as I get inside 3km to the summit. It really is epic & awe inspiring - a must do.
Top Grand Tour Sausages!
This time next week - Saturday the 1st of July - the 2017 Tour de France will set off from Düsseldorf in Germany for the three week wheeled battle. As the 'Vaterland' is the home of some of the best sausages in the World, we look back at the Pez Grand Tour appreciation of the sausage.
PEZ Rides the Col Du Glandon
TOP RIDE: Inside the last 3km to the summit of the 21.5km Col du Glandon, the air gets thin as we approach 1924m elevation, the road tilts to 11% grades, and each meter seems longer than the last one. There's a reason they call this one 'Hors Category'.
Ride London With Sports Tours International
Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling, taking place on the 28-30 July 2017.  Created as a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games to inspire more people to take up cycling and showcase London and Surrey, if offers seven different cycling events to participate in or watch over the three day festival.
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EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
July 24, 2017 - The EUROTRASH Top Story has to be the Tour, was it a Classic race - Discuss. All the reports and video from the final stages of the French Grand Tour. Other cycling news: De Gendt talks combative, contract news from Katusha, LottoNl, Sunweb and Wanty, Slipstream sponsor, Gaviria injury and bike clean by Lotto Soudal.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Thursday!
July 20, 2017 - The 2017 Tour is coming to its summit, but there hasn't been many high points-Top Story. Results, quotes and video from the last stages. Other cycling news: Valverde on the mend, Cookson in Pologne, Špilak and Ten Dam re-sign, Zubeldia retires, Sunweb/Mini, Utah news and Tour videos from Lotto and Sunweb.
EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!
July 17, 2017 - The Tour de France hits the second rest day and we have a good idea who has the form. All the action from the weekend with reports and video. Disk brakes, why?-Top Story. Other cycling news: Sagan for Pologne, Madrid Challenge, contract news, Nippo-Vini Fantini and Tour videos from Lotto Soudal and Sunweb.