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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 June 21, 2017
With each piece of gear I test or review, there's usually a eureka moment where I "get it".  For Castelli's Perfetto Light jersey, mine came at the Cyclosportif Megeve in France - on an overcast day in the French Alps where rain came and went.
Saturday June 17, 2017
The popularity of mixed terrain riding coincides nicely with a slew of new disc brake equipped wheel options designed to offer you a one-stop solution to any mix of road and trail you might care to ride. The American Classic Argent series may be among the most versatile, so let’s put them to the test…
Wednesday June 14, 2017
For 25 years now, you might know Denver-based Primal better as the kit supplier to large-scale charity rides across the US, you've likely seen their top level race kit at all of the top US races too. Their Inertia QX5 kit sets the bar as part of the top-line Helix Race Collection - here's a closer look.
Friday June 2, 2017
Do you remember the joy of that first bike as a kid? That wonderful feeling of freedom as the world opened up before you? That has pretty much been how I felt each time I have pointed the Hatchet, Devinci’s new entry into the All Road/Gravel category, down a new road or trail I’ve yet to explore.
Tuesday May 23, 2017
You know a piece of gear is good when it's the choice of top level pro teams like Trek-Segafredo & Lotto-Soudal.  And FeedbackSports.com Sprint workstand is one item that works at the pro level and can work at your level too - since you can buy the very same work stand for your own workshop.
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Hands on with FSA’s WE Group, Velo’s new Angels, Topeak’s Ninjas and Swing-Up stand, Vittoria’s Terreno Dry Gravel tire, Hiplok’s Z Lok and AirLok, Elite’s Fly bottle and Vico Cage.
Tuesday May 9, 2017
Campagnolo have launched their anticipated Disc group tech in multiple group levels and with the feature set that the industry seemed to have settled on as the best way forward.
Sunday May 7, 2017
Before Nic Sims goes for a spin on the SCYLON AKTIV frameset by TIME, he doesn't just take a close look at the bike, but dissects every element of its carbon manufacture. Once he is astride this carbon beauty then he discovers that it not only looks visually appealing, it handled like a dream. TIME to ride!
Monday May 1, 2017
Sarto are arguably more famous for the bikes they’ve been crafting for other Italian brands for the past 67 years. But the brand is growing quickly around the globe as they’ve stamped the family name on the down tube and started to take their due credit.
Wednesday April 26, 2017
Compact, and sturdy, but built to stow a whole lotta riding kit - the Scicon Race rain bag makes for easy to access storage of all your race day riding clothing. Click in to watch my video review.
Friday April 7, 2017
The dark nights are getting shorter, north of the equator, but more visibility is always a bonus - A bonus that might save your life. Leslie Reissner has been giving the Lumos helmet a good test during those long Canadian winter nights and casts light on the functionality of this bright headgear.
Wednesday March 29, 2017
The Castelli Cycling Potenza Jersey FZ actually IS different from the other long sleeve jerseys at PEZ HQ (and I've got a drawer full). The Polartec Power Stretch fabric blocks wind and light rain like a shield, but offers lots of warmth and excellent breathability.
Tuesday March 28, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In his final look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims peruses two offerings from Co-Motion bikes. The Divide and the Klatch are two very different steeds.
Friday March 24, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: Nic Sims admits he has a bias towards the offering of ENIGMA bikes, but he does have a valid point, they are special. Three models from the British artisan: Exemplar, Ecroix and Elite… all worth a long look.
Wednesday March 22, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 7 of our look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims investigates a well know brand; Calfee. But first Breadwinner from Portland, Oregon who will be a well known brand very soon.
Monday March 20, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: By now you’ve seen a lot of amazing bikes come out of the North American Homemade Bike Show, and the collection continues with Part 6 of the things that caught the eye of Nic Sims.
Sunday March 19, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In part 5 of our look at the North American Handmade Bike Show, Nic Sims takes a close look at the bikes of Boulder master builder - Mosaic Cycles.
Friday March 17, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: Next up from the North American Handmade Bike Show is the offerings from Don Walker. Nic Sims also spotted two very special bikes: A custom junior Eddy Merckx and a retro Russian influenced track bike.
Thursday March 16, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 3 of Nic Sims' review of the North American Handmade Bike Show, he takes a close look at Alchemy Bicycles from Colorado and their Helios, Atlas and new Kratos models.
Wednesday March 15, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: In Part 2 of Nic Sims' review of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, he looks at the offerings from the No. 22 Bicycle Company and Ceramic Speed OSPW System.