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Friday September 23, 2016
PEZ sat down with Victor Major, CEO and the R & D director of Velocite Bikes, to learn more about his new Venn 507 carbon rim and CTL, or Continuous Tangent Layup…we were intrigued… Interesting choice of acronym considering nothing gets tangled up here, I assure you.
Friday April 8, 2016
Zipp used the iconic Tour of Flanders to launch a quiver of new products designed to further the company’s push for innovation and market leadership. New wheels included the new 303 NSW, and disc versions of the Firecrest 404 and 808 wheels, plus a new SL Speed stem and seatpost aimed squarely at the performance market.
Monday March 21, 2016
The fashion for the uphill finish is still strong, but the recent trend in sections of gravel roads is catching on: The Strade Bianche and stage 1 of Paris-Nice in the last weeks. So if you are thinking of putting a gravel bike together, Jayson O'Mahoney has been putting a set of American Classic 420 Aero Disc Tubeless wheels to the test, here are his findings:
Friday September 18, 2015
As part of Mavic's 2016 global gear launch, I was invited for some serious riding in the Rockies to review the all new Ksyrium Pro Allroad Disc Wheels, Yksion Elite Allroad Tires, and kitted up in the Kysrium Pro Jersey & Bibshorts. The longest gravel ride of my life and some extreme weather set the stage...
Monday September 7, 2015
As beautiful as the various new bikes on display at Eurobike were there was also literally thousands of new products to distract visitors too; wheels, helmets, accessories and more. Today we look at some of the ones that stood out at the 2015 Eurobike from BBB, Ritchey, Reynolds, Topeak, Fuji and Fabric.
Friday November 21, 2014
Awesome deals on some awesome wheels at the American Classic website - check out their Black Friday sale on now. Carbon C38 clinchers for $899, 420 Aero's for $699, plus 26" & 29" mtb wheels too.
Wednesday June 4, 2014
As part of our special look at tubeless wheels today we thought it would be a good time to repost one of our most popular tech stories of all time - PEZ's look at American Classic Tubeless wheels. Almost two years since it was published, this story still gets big reads and fan mail every day.
Thursday May 22, 2014
Drum roll please..... buddabuddabuddabuddabuddabudda: Congratulations to Martin Gruberski of Bern Switzerland! It's the first time he's won anything, and he's also our first ever winner from the land of precision time pieces and pristine roads.
Tuesday October 8, 2013
Tubeless wheels are a standard in mountain biking but despite availability for several years now, tubeless tech for smoother road surfaces hasn't caught on as quickly, despite claimed weight and puncture resistance advantages. Enter American Classic's Argent tubeless wheel - their new take on tubeless.
Wednesday September 25, 2013
It sometimes takes days to track down the lucky winners on PEZ, but not today! My call was returned within minutes, as long time PEZ-Fan Tom Work jumped on the news that he’s won the Zipp’s 202 Firecrest carbon clincher wheels from R&A Cycles.
Monday May 20, 2013
A quality carbon wheelset at a decent price that's aerodynamic, spins up easily, is strong enough to withstand daily use across any terrain and looks good. Does it really exist? American Classic have an answer with their latest clincher wheel, the Carbon 38.
Tuesday April 2, 2013
Tucked away in the Arizona desert, The Zipp/Quarq team gave cycling’s top North American journalists (and me) a preseason/release hands on with a few new products for 2013.
Saturday November 10, 2012
American Classic has long been a company known for pushing forth innovative new products. The latest piece of awesome to leap out of Bill Shook's brain is a new rim design resulting in a fantastically light set of tubeless wheels. Looking forward, this new rim shape opens the door for still more new developments in the future. Let's take a closer look...
Thursday June 14, 2012
American Classic has long been a company known for pushing forth innovative new products. The latest piece of awesome to leap out of Bill Shook's brain is a new rim design resulting in a fantastically light set of tubeless wheels. Looking forward, this new rim shape opens the door for still more new developments in the future. Let's take a closer look...
Friday July 8, 2011
American Classic roll out updated hubs and spoke pattern, a stiffer new rim and keep all the practicality that AC's known for over the years. We get a chance to put the new Carbon 38's to the road...