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ARTICLES BY Charles Manantan
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  • Tuesday August 17, 2004

    We first saw these wheels when Tyler rode them in that much over hyped uphill pre-Tour TT. We had to have the bike, and then we had to have the wheels! Take a first look at Zipp’s little red rockets, the Carbon 202’s.

  • Monday December 17, 2012

    Zipp have taken their Firecrest Aero shape down to a “climbers” depth 202. Of the words describing these hoops though, “Hot” ain’t one of em…

  • Friday May 20, 2005

    With a new Bar and Stem offering, it’s nice to see the wheel wizards at Zipp spreading out a bit. Pez get a set of OS and standard bars, with stems to match, and run them through the paces…

  • Tuesday April 2, 2013

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    Tucked away in the Arizona desert, The Zipp/Quarq team gave cycling’s top North American journalists (and me) a preseason/release hands on with a few new products for 2013.

  • Wednesday August 29, 2012

    Saving a little money usually means adding weight, giving up features or very frequently a combination of the two. Xpedo decided that neither were required for the Thrust 8 Ti. They've have been knocking out solid product for a while but it wasn’t until recently that I paid proper attention.

  • Friday January 28, 2005

    While I don’t have to worry about polar bears knocking over my trash can, and cold here in Arizona doesn’t generally involve snow and ice sticking around (yes, it does snow here every few years) it can still be in the 30’s in the morning, and tooling along at speed makes for shakes. Giordana comes to the rescue though with absolute top of the line kit for cold.

  • Sunday January 18, 2009

    Elite is better known for having just short of a Microsoft-like monopoly on bottle cages and some great trainers. They also have a strangle-hold on body and massage products with the pros through their Ozone line. PEZ shows you a few extremely addicting products from Italy’s body bosses that prove that the world is better when covered with two Ozone layers…

  • Thursday December 14, 2006

    Elite is better known for having just short of a Microsoft-like monopoly on bottle cages and some great trainers. They also have a strangle-hold on body and massage products with the pros through their Ozone line. PEZ shows you a few extremely addicting products from Italy’s body bosses that prove that the world is better when covered with two Ozone layers…

  • Monday November 20, 2006

    Tell me who knows more about miserable, cold weather, cobbled-crap road, big-mile bicycling than Belgians and I’ll tell you where the next Eddy Merckx will be from… So who better to come up with a few things that help you prep for, ride and recover from the crap you’ll go through this winter as you grind through the cold miles? Qoleum sent us the goop so we give you the scoop…

  • Tuesday November 7, 2006

    It’s the time of the year when it comes to missing miles, excuses are like (insert body cavity), everyone has at least one… Elite are known for supplying almost the entire peloton with sweet kit, from cages to body rubs. Elite are also known for their very well made trainers. We get a leg over the simple and effective Primo Wireless…

  • Tuesday November 8, 2005

    Your winter training just got a lot easier – no more dodging potholes and traffic in the dark, no more freezing your nerbs off in the rain, sleet , or snow! The CompuTrainer offers you a complete training system in the comfort of your own house – living room, bedroom…

  • Friday November 26, 2004

    The publicity that comes with bashing Tyler is just too good an opportunity for some, so Tyler needed to come out with the other side of the story. But Pro Cyclists in general have a beef that is bigger than just Tyler...

  • Tuesday December 16, 2003

    American Classic 350 Sapim’s! After all the carbon tubulars we’ve rolled through, we thought it'd be nice to show a set of wheels for good ol' clinchers that won’t empty your wallet and still has better features than lots of "hype"-0-wheels.

  • Sunday October 23, 2005

    A few of the things we found at Interbike were not earth shattering discoveries, but more along the lines of simply great ideas. Weather Warrior presented us with one of them that not only proves extremely useful, but comes in cheap!

  • Thursday October 25, 2007

    A few of the things we found at Interbike were not earth shattering discoveries, but more along the lines of simply great ideas. Weather Warrior presented us with one of them that not only proves extremely useful, but comes in cheap!

  • Monday September 1, 2008

    Sitting practically in the shadow of the grandstands of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, PEZ get past the offices for a look at Zipp's R&D, testing and production. It's tech-weenie heaven!

  • Friday July 23, 2004

    When folks say that one must be an “Elite” cyclist to ride the Tour, they aren’t kidding. Pez takes a look at the cages and bottles used by better than 85% of the peloton.

  • Monday February 3, 2014

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    Wahoo Fitness' KICKR Power Trainer review: The lack of a rear wheel is most notable but that’s no place near this trainer’s best feature...

  • Saturday December 3, 2011

    Vittoria shoes are one of those iconic Italian brands. From the start in 1976 to their Giro win with Roche in the 80's to the Pirate's Tour/Giro double in the 90's, Garzelli's cracking the mellenium winning the 2000 Giro and lately on the feet of guys like Thor Hushovd, Jose Serpa, Dan Martin, Vittoria are still producing in Italy. We get their latest sets.

  • Saturday February 8, 2003

    UCI boss Hein “it’s everyone else but me” Verbruggen has decided it’s time to take aim at organizations that have proven themselves far more viable than the UCI at controlling it’s membership and maintaining credibility. He has decided that North American Pro sports lack accountability and should be monitored by WADA.

ARTICLES BY Charles Manantan
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