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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. 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

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 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.
Friday August 4, 2017
I took some Arundel Bicycle Company Rubber Gecko bar tape to the local playground and taped up the most popular swing-thing there. One year later, after countless neighbourhood kids have left their mark dangling, screaming, and having fun - the tape remains in place, intact, and still going strong.
Wednesday July 5, 2017
Bont’s Vaypor+ shoes use the tricks of the custom shoe making trade learned over the past 40 years.  Inze Bont started the biz in 1974 for cycling and skate. Moldable composites provides the low weight, stiffness and formed fit required for today’s customizable performance.
Sunday July 2, 2017
The Bell Stratus MIPS equipped helmet is a lotta value for $150 - featuring big vents and deep air channels, their latest advances in fitting comfort, and 50 years of Bell's leading & respected helmet tech. Here's the PEZ review...
Tuesday June 27, 2017
Pirelli go back to their roots as performance Cycling tire makers and introduce the PZero Velo, PZero Velo 4s and PZero Velo TT clincher series tires. Current sole suppliers for Formula 1 (Auto) and World Superbike (Motorcycle), Pirelli have returned to cycling as they see the bicycle as the future for racing, transport and the environment.
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.