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Tech N Spec
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. Use our Search, Tags, or navigation arrows to quickly discover our complete Tech N Spec library, and if you have a question, email us at Content@PezCyclingNews.com


Wednesday November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving is tomorrow (Thursday) and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner. They say 'tis better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. We kick off the first 'PEZ Gift Guide' with offerings from Primal, Silca, FlipBelt Crops, GU Energy, Muc-Off and the Darrell Parks' 2018 Calendar.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
The Opus Vivace 1 is the top line model in the Canadian brand's extensive line up of over 100 different models.  But the sweet spot is just how much bike they offer for an even sweeter price of under US$3500 - proprietary designed full carbon frame, Ultegra gruppo and hydraulic disk brakes... this is a lotta bike.
Thursday November 16, 2017
VIDEO: Chris Smith from Lazer Helmets showed me their newest road lid for 2018 - the BULLET - featuring closeable vents, aero-inspired styling, and their newest RollSys retention system.
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Chuck Peña got his hands on some Absolute Black Oval rings to give them a good going over, inspired by Chris Froome's wins at the Tour and Vuelta using oval chainrings. But with mixed views on their functionality, we asked what are they like to ride? Here are his findings.
Monday November 6, 2017
Giro spec 150 grams (42.5) for the Prolight Techlace shoe on their web site. But despite their ultralight upper, updated Techlace closure material and TeXtreme Carbon sole, they missed the mark… They’re lighter.
Monday October 23, 2017
Interbike 2017 Round 5: Our latest look at the coolest bike gear like Cyclologic and Motion Metriq’s Super Hi Res fitting tech and full motion analytics, Lizard Skins Bar Tapes, Cache Bags and Gloves, TIME Sports Xpro Pedals, Xpresso Pedals and Aktiv Damping.
Monday October 23, 2017
*** ATTENTION PEZ-FANS: Here's a hot deal for the week - American Classic 420 Aero 3 Road Tubeless RIM BRAKE wheels sets are ON SALE NOW FOR just $499. *** PEZ Reviews the American Classic 420 Aero Disc Tubeless wheels here - and love the versatility of this fast and durable set of hoops.
Saturday October 21, 2017
The completely redesigned Cipollini RB1K, dubbed "The ONE", was an eye-catcher at Interbike 2017. Beyond the stunning steely blue paint, the all new frame is reported to be 120grams lighter, 20% stiffer, and features a swappable head set plate that changes the handlebar stack height without traditional spacers. Here's a first look.
Monday October 16, 2017
Lintaman’s Adjust Pro Plus allows for an incredible range of adjustment while being very friendly to different types of insoles.
Wednesday October 11, 2017
Interbike 2017 Round 4 Gear: Tubolito Tubo Inner tubes, Ergon ST Core Saddle, Northwave’s Extreme RR GTX shoes and 3T’s Strada, Exploro and Bailout cassette. More Interbike 2017!
Tuesday October 10, 2017
The Chain Keeper from Feedback Sports is a nifty little device that'll make cleaning your chain seem almost ... fun. Check out this video from Interbike 2017.
Monday October 2, 2017
Praxis Zayante Carbon Cranks, Inno’s Tire Holder and Lezyne’s new Stem mount and lighting. More Interbike 2017 Round 3!
Friday September 29, 2017
Frame Builder Interview: The manufacture of hand made bike frames is a combination of artist and engineer with an understanding of ergonomics and bike geometry and one exponent of the art is Kelly Bedford. Ed Hood caught up with the artisan to hear his views on the World of the hand-made bike frame.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Interbike 2017 Round 2 Gear: Wahoo’s Kickr Climb, Stages LR Power Meter, Kuat’s latest racks and NUUN’s new Vitamin and Performance drinks… More Interbike 2017!
Monday September 25, 2017
Landyachtz Reform Saddle, Silca’s Tattico Bluetooth pump, Oakley’s ARO Helmets and Yamaha’s latest E-Bikes… It’s Interbike 2017!
Sunday September 17, 2017
Designed for going uphill but also excellent for hot rides, the Castelli Climber's 2.0 jersey and Inferno bibshorts have proven worthy accomplices to my summer exploits. Here's my full review, with a long-term look at the bibshorts.
Wednesday September 6, 2017
Pez reviews the lightweight, strong & portable OttoLock bicycle lock from OttoDesignworks.com in Portland.
Monday August 21, 2017
Gear Review: Classic looks, fully perforated and lightly padded, Lizard Skins makes the logical jump from grips to gloves with the Aramus Classic.
Friday August 18, 2017
It's no secret Tom Ritchey loves steel. We spoke at length about why he feels steel is the optimal material for a bike frame, and how after 40 years building frames, this age-old wunder-material has come back into vogue. Here's a fly-by video of his Logic Road steel bike...
Monday August 7, 2017
Catlike takes it's name from Pepe del Ramo’s inheritance of his fathers racing passion and his nickname “El Gato”. Their top line Mixino road helmet hits the review bench.