Paris, France - the city of love, the Eiffel Tower, le Louvre and... traffic jams. Could Paris really be a destination for a PEZ 'Top Ride'? Well, yes as just 35km South-West of the capital is the gorgeous Vallée de Chevreuse where the cows, sheep and forest replace the hustle and bustle of the big city making it an ideal playground for cyclists.
For the very first time, the 2013 Tour de France took on the mythical Alpe d'Huez twice in one day by descending and then ascending the little known Col de Sarenne. In June of that year, just before the Dauphiné tested out the roads and much needed roadworks were completed, PEZ's man in France, Chris Selden cycled the route on a simply epic 150km and 4800m elevation day.
Nov 24, 2014 - Cyclocross news, six day action from Gent, video, results and more plus Australia chooses its 'Tour Team of The Century' that leads to the question - what riders would make an American Tour Team of The Century? It's EuroTrash Monday time.
The Fly6 is an innovative HD camera and rear light that has become an internet sensation since its inception thanks to some amazing footage of crashes, crazy car drivers, animal attacks and more. For the last 3 months PEZ editor Chris Selden has been extensively testing the new model Fly6 across the roads of France and today he brings you his complete review of the upgraded unit released this week.
We love our local bike shop here at PEZ but sometimes, just once in a while you might come across a shop that is so different, unique and just plain cool that it makes your LBS look boring. It was from here that our new series of Not Your Average Bike Shop was born with first up being Velo Classique from Virginia USA.
Eurobike. It's the biggest and best bike show in the world for a reason - it simply has EVERYTHING on display from the entire bike industry and is the show that is the most talked about by PEZ fans. So here by special request is one last look from inside the halls of Eurobike 2014 in Germany at some of the weird and wonderful bikes, accessories and more that we couldn't fit in our first specials.
Today’s Readers’ Rig is a very light, highly modified Cervélo that embodies all that Readers’ Rigs is about – cool machines that bring their owners fun every day of the year – It’s Readers’ Rigs time!
Today in Readers' Rigs we have a two for one special with two friends that go way back in cycling. They've shared many experiences on the road including completing the RAAM together in 1992 on Hollands custom steel rigs. Their love of their Hollands continues today with both still riding Hollands bikes - although they're two quite different machines.
Race Report: A high quality field led to some high quality racing but the Women's Road race wasn't without its surprises. Rain, crashes and some questionable tactics saw the race coming down to a select group sprint won in a photo finish by France's Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.
And now for something completely different - an MTB on PEZ! Yes, we're a roadie site and proud of it but when PEZ fan Dick - a keen roadie himself - sent in pics of his Pro Cruiser MTB even our roadie brains were interested in this bike. It's one of only 600 that were made between 1978 and 1984 and makes claim to being the first production MTB.
Race Report: The last road stage of the Vuelta was billed as one of the hardest and with the GC on the line it was always going to be a tough day. Alberto Contador proved to be the toughest of all though as he conquered the brutal Puerto de Ancares climb taking the stage and with it seemingly wrapping up the 2014 Vuelta.
As the PEZ himself and our Technical Editor Charles are hard at work in the midst of Interbike let's step back to Eurobike for a moment for one final look at some of the best bikes and gear that were on display in Germany. Clothing from Castelli & Sportful, accessories from Ritchey, bikes from Lapierre, Eddy Merckx, GT and more.
Eurobike has so many beautiful bicycles that it's impossible to fit them all into one article - or two or even three for that matter! So following up from last week's look at some of the best that was on offer here's some more showbikes, 2015 models, daily riders and more to get you going on a Monday.
Race Report: The third straight stage in the mountains at the Vuelta was billed as the most difficult and it lived up to its reputation with a hard fought race and GC battle. Riders were kicked out of the race for fighting, there were early attacks, a Froome fightback and a confident Contador - this stage had it all.
Race Report: A thrilling stage in the mountains saw Ryder Hesjedal power to victory in the closing meters of the race from a breakaway just minutes ahead of the GC battle where attacks from Contador, Froome and more completely changed the look of the Top 10 on GC. It was another day of hot action at the Vuelta!
Everyone knows that Eurobike has some of the hottest bikes in the world but it's also jam packed, wall to wall full of the latest and greatest accessories too. Here's a look at some of the best for 2015 from American Classic, LOOK, Fly 6, Saris, Powertap, Wahoo, BBB and more.
Eurobike, it's the biggest bike show in the world and once again PEZ was there in Germany checking out all the latest gear. Today we have a closer look at some of the beautiful bikes on display from LOOK, Cinelli, Ridley, Canyon, Scappa, Caterham and more.
Race Report: A day that started on a battle ship ended with a battle of a different kind as the riders took on a difficult almost 200km long stage under scorching summer heat. With a short climb coming right near the end of the stage this would be a day that would keep you guessing right until the final meters.
Race Report: Pre race crashes, GC battles, first pyschological blows, shows of form and the odd surprise. The 2014 Vuelta started today in Jerez and it was the Movistar team of Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde who impressed straightaway.
One look at the modern day pro peloton shows an abundance of skinsuits being used during standard road stages. What was unthinkable just a few years ago is now commonplace as riders look for the latest edge in aerodynamics and comfort. I recently put Verge's mid priced Triumph Carrera road/criterium skinsuit, through a long range test with some surprising results.