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.
LOOK have a long history of innovation and their latest bike, the 795 Aerolight which was just launched is surely the most innovative bike yet from the French team. Aero, light, responsive and totally unique with its 11 patents this is a bike that has been designed as 'The best aero road bike ever made'. PEZ was there at the launch in Paris to check it out and then take it for a ride to put those claims to the test.
What do you get when you combine your love of retro bikes and love of a modern classic car? An Abarth Factory steel roadie! PEZ fan Daniel from California is the proud owner of this 'Abarth Factory' bike which looks nothing like it did when he bought it just under a year ago...
Race Report: A long time trial full of action saw Tony Martin once again show his class with a superb win but it was the GC battle that had the excitement boiling today with 8 out of the top 10 GC places changing after the time trial was done and dusted. Stage 20 of the 2014 Tour de France was a great day for some and a nightmare for others...
Race Report: It was touted as the Queen stage of the Vosges and even the Queen stage of the entire Tour by some and Stage 10 didn't disappoint with the action on show. Once again crashes unfortunately dominated the news with the big loss of Alberto Contador but nothing could overshadow the performance of Vincenzo Nibali who reigned supreme in the Vosges.
Race Report: Another long attack highlighted the early goings of the Tour's first mountain stage today with the win finally going the way of the break thanks to a superb performance from Blel Kadri. The mountains mightn't have been long today but they sure provided some real fireworks amongst the GC contenders with some big changes in the top 20 by stage's end.