July is a month like no other in cycling, and with the Tour but one week away, it's natural for one's thoughts to cast back to last year. I returned to 'la grand boucle' for the first time in years, and discovered the French Alsace and some amazing roads while test riding the DIVO ST. Twelve months later the race promises the strongest line up of competitors in years, but I also wondered how things have progressed at the DIVO bike company.
The Scott Solace 10 road bike offers in impressive mix of performance and comfort - two traits that used to be impossible to find together in one bike. But mix in some technology and smart thinking, and they're no longer mutually exclusive. Pez discovers the Solace 10 is a distinct addition to the brand's line-up alongside its FOIL, Addict, and CR-1.
Launched with one of the coolest videos in cycling, the Cipollini Bond at first smacked cycling's establishment as more of the flash and hype the Super Mario is known for. But he's also known as a prolific race winner, and as this bike proves - both offer enough performance to warrant a place in cycling's upper echelon.
Photo Special: Ed Hood was in Belgium for the Gent '6 Day' and the cyclo-cross in Koksijde, so he was given his orders from PEZ HQ to 'get photos of the bikes' and here are the best pics from the flatlands. Track and Cross, both very different, but the bikes are works of art in their own way.
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.
Never one to shy away from a splashy media launch - Super Mario Cipollini's latest bike - the NUKE time trial machine - arrives with a video trailer worthy of Hollywood.
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.
HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce VeloVie and Essor USA, known for their premier quality, speed and unbeatable value on state-of-the-art, custom-designed bikes and accessories, will be the official bike sponsors of the HITS Triathlon Series nationwide race tour.
Quick. Name the family-owned Italian manufacturer producing pro-race winning frames exclusively in Italy since the 1950’s. Colnago, Pinarello, De Rosa all probably come to mind but Sarto are the family (and brand) still exclusively producing in Italy for more than 50 years and I have their new custom Energia Disc.
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.
Devinci Cycles' LEO SL is built for fast gran fondo style riding, has proven itself on the UCI pro circuit, and has been under some long term scrutiny at PEZ HQ - truth is I was having so much fun riding this bike, I was in no hurry to send it back. Here's a closer look.
Roadside St.20: The 2014 Tour de France's only time trial was a long 54km last chance for riders hoping to climb or defend the gc positions. But getting there is half the fun, so PEZ spent the morning down in Bergerac checking out the latest tt rigs before heading onto the parcours.
While Mario Cipollini’s bicycle brand has been proving itself at the ProTour level of racing for a few years now, they've only recently taken aim at the US market by signing Florida-based Speedbrands LLC as the new US distributor – who offered us a ride on Team Farnese Vino’s Francesco Chicchi’s personal 2013 race bike – the RB1000.
VeloVie’s Vitesse 500 checks a lot of race bike boxes: full carbon construct right down to the drops (frame and fork), brand name raw materials, uni-weave exposed skin, and full top line group and wheels. Here's a closer look...
The State of California is home to an impressive 1 out of every 8 Americans but an even more impressive - 2 out of 2 readers in today's Readers' Rigs! These two readers have two very different bikes but one very big thing in common - a pure love for their machine.
When deciding our favorite stories for 2013, we couldn't pass up all the gorgeous bikes we saw at Eurobike. The combination of new technology and latest designs in cycling all under the one roof is a bike lover's paradise. Let's take another look at some very drool worthy machines.
The 2013 Interbike cycling trade show is long over but this is Pez... And true bike geeks very simply can just keep geeking out on gear for a virtual eternity... here's Ritchey’s Logical new bits, De Marchi’s old and new school and Felt’s new Aero solution.
Bike Review: What's a Mathot I hear you ask? It's a boutique brand from Luxembourg and the Pallium is their flagship model, an aero styled, light and well equipped bike - but is it any good? PEZ hit the roads of France for 1 month aboard the Pallium to find out.
I first saw a Trek Domane at the 2012 Tour of Flanders Sportif ride. Somewhere into the second half of my 6 h 30 min day on the 140km circuit, we hooked up with a Swedish journo riding one of the very first production models. The bike looked really different, and something that I was eager to try out for myself. Fast forward to summer 2013 and I've now logged some miles on this machine and can confirm it's 'different' staus - but in a good way!
PEZ TECH: Old world Lugs and stainless steel wrapped around custom electronic shifting, prototype cranks and more. This project is the result of a murderer’s row of talent (and me) taking a swing at old-meets-new…