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...
VeloVie have been producing their stiff, solid 300r for a few years now and decided to up the ante by dropping weight, changing geometry and adding a touch of smoothness with the new Vitesse 400.
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.
Trek has redesigned and relaunched their inhouse Project One build-to-order program, allowing customers to individually spec and color one-off Madones online, and take delivery just days later. When they asked if I wanted to be the first through the new program… well I never say no to a client…
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.
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.
While most makers of carbon bike fames have been building super-light and super-stiff frame sets in recent years, not many have taken up the challenge to create a road frame that is also more aerodynamic. Scott’s FOIL was one of the first to combine all three.
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.
Buying any bike is a statement, but paying $1,300 for a custom made, aluminum Rock Lobster is a Statement. Whether you like it or not, it says that you value performance and value over aesthetics and the current group-think. It's a pretty bold territory to stake – there are good reasons why there are such few inhabitants. PEZ rides one for a month to see how well it lives there.
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.
Websters calls it “something spiral in form”, Lynskey calls it their stiffest race bike yet, and I say it’s one sweet ride. With sexy shaped titanium tubes, an artist’s finish, and my own custom build up, this is bike is way more than the sum of its parts…
About two years ago, new brand Volagi was one of the first to launch a bike designed specifically for fast and less fatiguing long distance riding – and one of the nicest looking frame designs to boot. I’ve had one on long term test, and their refinements for 2013 should make the bike even better than the quality ride they’ve already built.
The NeilPryde Alize is one of two new road bikes launched by the company as famous to windsurfers as it is unknown to cyclists. But this surprise entry to the world of road bikes is an even bigger surprise by how well it’s designed, built and rides…
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.
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!
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.
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…
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.
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.
We saw the brand new DIVO marque at Sea Otter this Spring, and it impressed enough to warrant ink time in our report. While very few of the bikes actually exist I was lucky enough to ride one for several days while at the Tour de France's middle week in the Vosges and Alps mountains stages.