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.
Very few have the cycling helmet knowledge to rival Giro. Already known for high safety and performance levels, Giro have partnered with MIPS to add some slippery, concussion mitigating tech to the new Savant.
Park Tool has been the industry standard for bike tools and stands for a very long time and for a darn good reason. You’re hard pressed to hit a shop without their stuff doing the daily duties. Their PRS-25 Team Issue stand is an impossible combination of shop-worthy clamp and great stability with the unlikely sidekick of light weight portability…
Today's GearBreak focuses on a couple of proucts from Italian companies Sportful clothing and Scicon bags. Two products from each of these specialist manufacturer's extensive ranges were put through the PEZ test: Sportful's Super Total Comfort Bibshorts & AC Vuelta socks and Scicon's Hippo 550 Saddle bag and their endurance rider special's, Phone Frame Bag.
Polar was the pioneer in portable heart rate monitors, and their systems have kept improving through the years. Their new V800 is the perfect storm of function, design, software, and usability. I spent the past three months using it intensively, and it is not coming off my wrist any time soon.
SRAM 1X11 road, Xentis New wide Wheels, Nuun Plus, Scott Bicycles CX and Pro Tec, Recon Jet, TRP’s Di2 Lever conversion and Disc fork, Zipp 30 wheels, Scapin Anouk, Bellwether Clothing, Giro Helmet, Selle Italia. Gear from the 2015 Sea Otter Classic:
The PEZ 'Test Bench' is getting crowded - but the testing is on and here's what you need to know about some cool gear that's come our way, like the Ritchey Superlogic Carbon C260 stem, Rudy Project Sensor glasses, BiKase Phone cases, UnTapped Maple Syrup Shots, and Ogio's new X-Train backpack.
W Cup Nutrition, Parlee Z-Zero Cross disc, Lazer Blade and glasses, Elite Candea bottle, Velo saddles and Panaracer Gravel King tires. Here's Round 1 of our gear coverage from the 2015 Sea Otter Classic.
The Proviz Reflect 360 jacket uses a fabric that's as close as I’ve ever been to thinking something might be too visible at night… Oh, and the rest of the details that allow this swatch of material to be considered a jacket are not bad either… And we get their Nightrider Pack cover as well.
Billed as the world's fastest and most aerodynamic Aero-Tri helmet the Rudy Project Wing57 has a big reputation. Our racer in France, Chris Selden recently got his hands on one for this extended test.
Castelli's new Free Aero Race Bibshort has been redesigned from the bottom up, inside out, and top down, and back to front - it's a brand new bibshort named after their best selling bibshort ever. Early Spring here at PEZ HQ means I've logged a few good rides in 'em and they've impressed enough to warrant a stand alone review.
The importance of using the correct tape is all too often overlooked. As the primary contact point between rider and bike, the hands on the bars are crucial for control, and the interface between the hands and the handlebar is determined by the characteristics of the tape.
2015 NAHBS brings great stuff from Sarto, Silca, Abbey tools, Boyd Wheels, Mosaic Bicycles and No 22 Bicycles.
Loaded with SRAM’s Hydro S series (and Red 10), Zipp’s 30 wheels and Cockpit and Conti Gator Skins, Lynskey’s silver series Viale’ is handled by the same builders as frames costing 2-3 times the price.
Cannondale’s Super X, SRAM’s CX1 group, American Classic’s Hurricane Disc wheels and Ergon CF3 post / SRX saddle all landed within a short period of time… Cue a mad scramble for tires, bar, stem and you wind up with an exceptionally smooth cross bike that removes any thoughts about shifting...
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.
The holidays are fast approaching so what better time to look at some cool gift ideas for friends/family/loved ones, or just yourself! Check out wheels from Ritchey, bikes from Boardman & Fondriest, shoes from Lake, Club Ride Apparel jersey, decals from Zipp, computer mount from Sram, sunglasses from BBB and headwear from Rapha and Smith.
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.
It’s December 1st - the Holidays are on the horizon so PEZ is here to help with some great gift ideas for friends/family/loved ones/ yourself. Let’s jump in with some cool gear from Castelli, Velobody, CompuTrainer, Saris, Ale BikeWear, Cinelli, Silca, Power2Max, Osmo, Easton, Bogs, & Ride HiFi.
The market for indoor cycling training systems is constantly increasing and evolving, and while most non-trackies are opting for fixed-mount trainers, TruTrainer has reconverted me to the fun of rollers with their top-end quality and ride feel. Pez reviews TruTrainer's Premium cycling rollers.