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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 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.
Tuesday March 14, 2017
NAHBS 2017, Salt Lake City: Since 2005 the NAHBS show has been travelling around the country showing off the talents of many of the countries top and sometimes unheard of custom builders along with a few recognised names.
Tuesday March 7, 2017
When asked on an Australian small business podcast to describe the Sufferfest, founder David McQuillen remarked: “It's a community of masochists who love nothing more than punishing themselves completely in their own basements.”
Sunday March 5, 2017
The guys at Hia Velo really could play a part in making America great again - American road cycling at least. Under their own Allied Cycle Works brand, they've building carbon road bikes at their own factory in Littlerock, and will sell direct to consumers and IBDs.
Tuesday February 21, 2017
Easily the most exciting thing I've seen this year in tech is the new electronic gruppo from FSA - the WE group. In the works for years, it's got electronic wireless shifting, new levers, derailleurs, crankset, and looks like a legit contender in the electronic gruppo space. Here's the PEZ first look.
Saturday February 18, 2017
Nothing motivates like a new pair of cycling shoes at the start of a new season, and the Pearl Izumi PRO Leader III, the top line shoe from the clothing manufacturer & fave of Tejay van Garderen, get a closer look just in time for the season.
Friday February 10, 2017
The HT.A line from PRIMAL is one of the nicest on/ off bike collections of apparel I've seen. The best part is that the District Hardshell jacket, Ogunde cargo pants, Longsleeve Henley pullover, and Coltrane Jacket are all designed to be ridden - but are just as comfy and useful off the bike.
Wednesday February 8, 2017
Northwave's new Extreme RR shoes feature a new X Frame upper for form-fitting security and an updated sole with ample stiffness and ventilation. Here's a closer look at the latest from one of Italy's top brands.
Sunday January 15, 2017
The Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue model stand designed for Pro Tour mechanics to work on all of the different kinds of frames without the risk of clamping down on seat posts and frame tubes that have grown both more complex in shape and more fragile with thinner walled carbon.
Monday January 2, 2017
Tech n' Spec is one of the most popular sections of PEZ, so it would only be right to replay Charles Manantan's favourite bike review of 2016: Parlee Cycles build a beautiful, custom fabricated and finished tribute to the fastest family on two wheels and the race that is perhaps the most intense combination of speed, endurance, concentration and danger in the world.
Saturday December 31, 2016
The Alpha jacket is Castelli's smart take on an old problem - cold weather protection for cycling. It's design combines a wind & water repellent outer layer with a breathable vest-like inner layer that could very well be the way to the future - here's the PEZ review.
Wednesday December 21, 2016
For those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s that time of year when the days are getting shorter and colder - and windier. Gore Wear have the answer with Windstopper bib knickers and soft shell thermo vest, Chuck Pena gives us his verdict.