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PezCyclingNews’ Tech N Spec section is our take on cycling gear reviews & bicycle equipment technology. We use the gear we test, and test the gear we use, sometimes for months. Over the last 12 years, we’ve reviewed hundreds of products, and have a pretty good understanding of how & why something works the way it does. Or we know who to call to find out.

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  • Friday October 21, 2016


    Famous Italian racer and bike builder Giovanni Battaglin celebrates turning 65 with a 65-piece only Colezzione Speciale - fully custom, hand-built, steel lugged frames using Columbus newest steel tubes, brilliantly polished and crafted by people who love building steel racing bicycles.

  • Wednesday October 19, 2016


    Park Tool, Masi Bikes latest, Knog’s Blinders and OI bell, Northwave’s latest Extreme RR shoe and a great line of Italian clothes from La Classica are all loaded up for round #4 Interbike 2016 gear reviews.

  • Sunday October 16, 2016


    Save time. Ride more. The Velofix slogan says it all, and they delivered when I booked them for a visit to PEZ HQ to tune-up one of my favorite bikes just in time for winter riding season. Fast, convenient, and good quality work made a solid first impression.

  • Thursday October 6, 2016

    interbike 2016

    Blue Bicycles are back with some incredible values; Meld’s US Made custom saddles, updated range from Bont, Great quality at Inno Racks, Giro’s latest head gear and Effetto Mariposa celebrate 10 years with the anniversary edition Giustaforza.

  • Monday October 3, 2016


    Three of the coolest items I saw at Interbike 2016 were the OTTOLock cinch lock, KOO Open eye glasses, and KASK Protone helmet - all shared smart design features that warranted this closer look.

  • Monday September 26, 2016


    New head gear from Bell, and Lazer. Smart Helmets from Lumos, Sena and Babaali. And sound from Domio. 2016 seems to be the year that smaller and more agile helmet manufacturers all decided it was time to bring cycling head gear into this century…

  • 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.

  • Tuesday September 20, 2016


    The name may not be so known in the US, but you've seen it on Alberto Contador for several seasons, and the technical clothing on display at the Sportful apparel booth was a showcase of the latest jackets, jerseys and bibshorts from the Italian brand.

  • Monday September 19, 2016


    When I was asked by PEZ to write a review of the new Velocite Syn I was not particularly receptive to the idea, but not because I don’t like the bike. Because I do like it, in fact I very much like the bike, but the problem that I saw was how to write a review about a bike made by a company that sponsors you to ride their bikes?

  • Friday September 16, 2016


    Campagnolo and Bianchi are two top Italian iconic component and bike manufacturers and so a visit to their Eurobike stands was a must. Erin Berard takes a look at the new Campagnolo Potenza Groupset and Zonda wheels. Then there is the beauty of the Bianchi Oltre XR4 CV and Aquila CV TT/Triathlon bikes to drool over.

  • Tuesday September 13, 2016


    The R-EV1 jersey and bibshorts are the newest addition to Alé Bikewear's fast growing line of top quality cycling kit for the road. It's priced at the mid-range, but delivers to a higher level on design, fit and construction - here's a closer look.

  • Sunday September 11, 2016


    Montebelluna Italy is arguably the world capitol of outdoor shoe making. Northwave have been here for 23 years but the region has a centuries-old history of outdoor footwear design and manufacturing spanning skiing, hiking, climbing and cycling.

  • Friday September 9, 2016


    The Eurobike 2016 show floor just keeps on giving, so let's get looking, but please keep the drool to yourselves... Here's the latest cycling apparel from Castelli, powermeters from Quarq, and an all new bike from Sandwich.

  • Monday September 5, 2016


    After three full days at Eurobike, it’s hard to look at my current bike, accessories, tools, and clothing without thinking it just might be time for a few (just a few) upgrades... BBB helmets, glasses & pumps, WCup Nutrition, Wahoo's updated Kickr, and Giro shoes & helmets.

  • Friday September 2, 2016


    PEZ reports from Day 2 of Eurobike 2016, and another jam-packed day checking out the latest cool gear from Ritchey Logic, Lezyne Engineered Design, Bell Helmets, and Konstructive Cycles.

  • Thursday September 1, 2016


    PEZ is live & in person from Friedrichshafen, Germany at the 25th Eurobike show, where 1,350 exhibitors from 49 countries fill 65,000 meters (13 halls) with a completely dizzying array of new products and services. Let's roll with American Classic, Sarto bikes, Rudy Project, and some well preserved mud at Scott Bikes.

  • Monday August 22, 2016


    The newest thoroughbred in the Cipollini stable, the NK1K, arrived in understated shades of grey and silver. Without the splash of fluorescent color that helped define the brand out of the gate, does this signal a more mature model from Super Mario? Let’s go for a ride and find out.

  • Wednesday August 3, 2016


    On the second rest day of the 2016 Tour de France Ed Hood caught up with Bill and Ellen of American Classic. Ed got the full alphabet of wheels from A to Z, plus the low-down on the wheels of top ten Tour stage finisher; Dan McLay and his Fortuneo Vital Concept team.

  • Wednesday July 27, 2016


    The Ritchey Streem II carbon handlebar offers innovative shape, design features, and light weight. One of my favorite advantages of the carbon revolution in cycling has been the development of carbon handlebars - which has opened up endless shapes, sizes, designs, and stiffness characteristics that can simply not be had with good ol' aluminum.

  • Wednesday July 6, 2016

    Win Detergent

    Win Detergent, specifically designed for performance synthetic fabrics, works very well in cutting the dirt, grime and oily residue that bactieria feed on to create that "synthetic clothing stink" that we all loath...