Canada has seen a lot of great bike companies emerge over the past two decades, from small builders through to some of the best-known names in the sport. Add to this list the Aquila marquee, based out of Toronto. We took their brand-new Equipe-R for an extended riding and racing test, and found a bike that is light, responsive, and balanced.
The Aircode from Lapierre is an aero-styled racing machine tested and approved by Team FDJ.fr’s riders on the WorldTour that has seen such results as Thibaut Pinot's 3rd place on the final podium of the 2014 Tour de France. Lapierre have just released their 2016 version of the Aircode and before it even had a chance to hit the shops our man in France, Chris has been out testing the Aircode SL700 this past month.
American Classic's new Carbon 46's are a lightweight tubular wheelset designed for serious cyclists who want it all - speed, acceleration, reliability and superior aerodynamics. Do they deliver? Our man in France Chris Selden has been testing them over the past 6 months through all sorts of conditions to find out.
High tech carbon beauties, old fashioned steel master pieces plus all the latest, greatest and just plain bizarre that the bike industry has on offer was at the Taipei Bike Show. Lee Rodgers was there front and center taking it all in and here are some of his highlights from the 2015 show.
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.
There are a lot of car racks out there, but the Solo Glow from Saris is unique in so many ways. The rack does what it says on the label; it carries one bike and it glows but as PEZ man Jordan Cheyne found out in this extensive test there's a lot more to it than just its hip design.
Pez Tech: As a continued part of our detailed look at tubeless wheels today here's another look at last year's American Classic Argent Tubeless Wheel Review from Chris who was a tubeless newbie before this test but quickly became a convert. So much so that he now rides and races exclusively on tubeless wheels since this review.
Tubeless wheels for road bikes have been one of the most popular Pez Tech topics ever. While most of us run good ol' clinchers - better traction, cornering, handling, and lower weight all await in the promised land that tubeless can offer. We caught up with American Classic wheels founder Bill Shook who first designed road tubeless wheels back when everyone thought it was a crazy idea for more.
Product Review: A lighter, stronger pedal is what LOOK claimed to have created with the Look Keo Blade 2 - the same pedal used by almost half the professional peloton this year. I quizzed the designer at Look France on the new features and then took them out for a tough 3 month test.
In our third and final article from inside the NAHBS we've lined up some very special machines; From the strikingly different Razik Vortex to a modern take on steel with Capitol's Performance C-1RR, a Japanese Maesawa masterpiece and an Italian disc equipped beauty from Palladio.
After already blowing a few people's minds with the three beautiful bikes from our first look at the NAHBS, today we're taking it one step further with 4 very different but equally spectacular machines. A Moots Il Vecchio Patata Titanium, a Casati 80th anniversary edition, Lundbeck XCR Race and for something different - a Shamrock Yngvar’s Cross Racer.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show can make a fair claim as the “showcase of the world’s finest bicycles”, and this year's 10th edition held in Charlotte NC, drew more than 150 exhibitors and over 5,000 attendees. Our coverage starts with a close look at three magical machines, Calfee’s Manta Pro, English Road disc EPS & the Mosaic RS-1.
Just in time for a bit of weekend shopping is Pez's Holiday Gift Guide #4. This time we have some hot new gear from Sony, Velopress, Conquest CycleWear, Bellwether, Verge Sport, Mt Borah, Barfly, Lake, Olympia, Craft, a great deal from Sports Tours International and more.
Christmas is approaching but there's still time to grab the latest gear for you or your loved ones. In edition #3 of the PEZCycling Holiday Gift Guide we take a look at some great products from Sportful, Elite, ErgVideo, Cinelli, LOOK, V-Gear, Power2max, Polar, Grupetto Bikes & ProViz.
Now's the time to treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new gear. The PEZCycling Holiday Gift Guide #2 has great gift ideas from Castelli, mugs from Handmade Cyclist, the new Velovie 500, Continental tires, Primal Wear, Wahoo's KickR trainer, My Alibi Bloomers for your better half, D2 Shoes, and BMC bikes.
It’s December 2nd – that can only mean, well, one of a hundred things – but for many, it means the Holidays are on the horizon! We love the Holidays and never want to pass up a chance to look at some cool items that could make great gifts for friends/family/loved ones, or the kind of thing you leave open on your computer to make sure that a certain somebody knows what makes your heart sing. Let’s jump in!
Warm & dry feet make for a healthier, happier life - that's a lesson I learned as a teenager. But only recently did I discover Bogs Footwear, and their incredibly well designed and constructed boots that truly protect against the cold and wet of winter. Bogs Mid Ultra boot makes perfect sense for cyclcocross, but will quickly become your go-to boot when conditions are ugly, wherever you are.
Like it or loathe it, indoor training is an ideal way to train through the colder months or just work on your specific fitness goals. Despite the fact that I am definitely in the 'loathe it' category the PEZ still thought that I would be the ideal man to review CycleOps' Fluid 2 trainer.
This year's ExpoBici in Padova, Italy featured a special creation: a collaboration between tubeset makers Dedacciai, framebuilder Darren Crisp and Pez. Building up a sweet, titanium Show Bike can be a lot of fun, even if it never gets ridden…
For our latest installment of cool cycling gear doing the rounds we've got the important areas of bum, eyes and hands covered with some interesting products from Ass-Savers, BBB and Lizard Skins.