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My Castelli Backpack review fit in nicely my recent Giro coverage, when I received one of the first media samples in Sanremo Italy. It's part of their new line bags for the serious cyclist that offer up the quality, durability, and easy to use designs you'd expect from this top brand of cycling apparel for the roadie, and here's how it looks...
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.
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.
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.
With more and more power monitors appearing on the market each year, the options for cyclists continue to expand. One of the newer players in the market is Power2Max from Germany. We test it and find a system that is superb in its accuracy coupled with ease of maintenance and use.
Newcomer ALÉ BikeWear's Klimatik line of cold and wet weather riding gear impresses with fit, materials, and designs that could only come from people who know road cycling, and are, well... Italian.
Limar’s Velov Helmet & Sugoi’s new Zap Reflective Jacket are a couple of new things I’m wearing because being not dead is a lot more important than trying to look like a Blacked out bad ass… I mean do you really think you look “mean” or tough to the general public because the skin tight spandex you’re wearing is harder to see?
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 Alpha jacket is Castelli's new take on an old problem - cold weather protection for cycling. It features a design philosophy I've not seen before, but could very well be the way to the future - here's the PEZ review.
Our last Gift Guide of 2014 is packed full of great last minute gift ideas for you or the cyclist in your life including an ultimate cycling holiday from DuVine, a Cancer Charity ride in Canada along with products from Saris, Castelli, Giro, BMC, Salsa, Clément, De Marchi, Campagnolo, Endura and more.
The gift ideas just keep coming in from around the cycling world and today we've rounded up some of the best with everything from a luxury cycling holiday with VeloClassic Tours to some Finish Line Pedal & Cleat Lubricants. We've also got everything in between with products from Easton, Topeak, Velox, State Bicycle Co., CycleOps, Essor USA, E-Motion, CyclePassion and Louis Garneau.
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.
In today's Gift Guide we've got you covered with lots of great gift ideas for yourself or another cyclist in your life with gear from R&A Cycles, Lynskey, PowerTap, Scapin, Primal, Velopress, MET, Xentis, BicycleAge, Scott and Assos.