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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 (and the Randomizer) to quickly find your way through our compete Tech N Spec library, and if you have a question, email us at Content@PezCyclingNews.com



  • Monday April 20, 2015

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    The Proviz Reflect 360 jacket uses a fabric that's as close as I’ve ever been to thinking something might be too visible at night… Oh, and the rest of the details that allow this swatch of material to be considered a jacket are not bad either… And we get their Nightrider Pack cover as well.

  • Monday April 13, 2015

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    Billed as the world's fastest and most aerodynamic Aero-Tri helmet the Rudy Project Wing57 has a big reputation. Our racer in France, Chris Selden recently got his hands on one for this extended test.

  • Friday April 10, 2015

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    Castelli's new Free Aero Race Bibshort has been redesigned from the bottom up, inside out, and top down, and back to front -  it's a brand new bibshort named after their best selling bibshort ever. Early Spring here at PEZ HQ means I've logged a few good rides in 'em and they've impressed enough to warrant a stand alone review.

  • Monday March 30, 2015

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    High tech carbon beauties, old fashioned steel master pieces plus all the latest, greatest and just plain bizarre that the bike industry has on offer was at the Taipei Bike Show. Lee Rodgers was there front and center taking it all in and here are some of his highlights from the 2015 show.

  • Tuesday March 24, 2015

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    2015 NAHBS brings great stuff from Sarto, Silca, Abbey tools, Boyd Wheels, Mosaic Bicycles and No 22 Bicycles.

  • Monday February 16, 2015

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    Loaded with SRAM’s Hydro S series (and Red 10), Zipp’s 30 wheels and Cockpit and Conti Gator Skins, Lynskey’s silver series Viale’ is handled by the same builders as frames costing 2-3 times the price.

  • Monday February 9, 2015

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    With more and more power monitors appearing on the market each year, the options for cyclists continue to expand. One of the newer players in the market is Power2Max from Germany. We test it and find a system that is superb in its accuracy coupled with ease of maintenance and use.

  • Monday February 2, 2015

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    Newcomer ALÉ BikeWear's Klimatik line of cold and wet weather riding gear impresses with fit, materials, and designs that could only come from people who know road cycling, and are, well... Italian.

  • Monday January 26, 2015

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    Limar’s Velov Helmet & Sugoi’s new Zap Reflective Jacket are a couple of new things I’m wearing because being not dead is a lot more important than trying to look like a Blacked out bad ass… I mean do you really think you look “mean” or tough to the general public because the skin tight spandex you’re wearing is harder to see?

  • Monday January 19, 2015

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    Cannondale’s Super X, SRAM’s CX1 group, American Classic’s Hurricane Disc wheels and Ergon CF3 post / SRX saddle all landed within a short period of time… Cue a mad scramble for tires, bar, stem and you wind up with an exceptionally smooth cross bike that removes any thoughts about shifting...

  • Monday January 12, 2015

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    Quick. Name the family-owned Italian manufacturer producing pro-race winning frames exclusively in Italy since the 1950’s. Colnago, Pinarello, De Rosa all probably come to mind but Sarto are the family (and brand) still exclusively producing in Italy for more than 50 years and I have their new custom Energia Disc.

  • Sunday January 11, 2015

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    The Alpha jacket is Castelli's new take on an old problem - cold weather protection for cycling. It features a design philosophy I've not seen before, but could very well be the way to the future - here's the PEZ review.

  • Monday December 22, 2014

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    Our last Gift Guide of 2014 is packed full of great last minute gift ideas for you or the cyclist in your life including an ultimate cycling holiday from DuVine, a Cancer Charity ride in Canada along with products from Saris, Castelli, Giro, BMC, Salsa, Clément, De Marchi, Campagnolo, Endura and more.

  • Friday December 19, 2014

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    The gift ideas just keep coming in from around the cycling world and today we've rounded up some of the best with everything from a luxury cycling holiday with VeloClassic Tours to some Finish Line Pedal & Cleat Lubricants. We've also got everything in between with products from Easton, Topeak, Velox, State Bicycle Co., CycleOps, Essor USA, E-Motion, CyclePassion and Louis Garneau.

  • Wednesday December 17, 2014

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    The Scott Solace 10 road bike offers in impressive mix of performance and comfort - two traits that used to be impossible to find together in one bike. But mix in some technology and smart thinking, and they're no longer mutually exclusive. Pez discovers the Solace 10 is a distinct addition to the brand's line-up alongside its FOIL, Addict, and CR-1.

  • Monday December 15, 2014

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    In today's Gift Guide we've got you covered with lots of great gift ideas for yourself or another cyclist in your life with gear from R&A Cycles, Lynskey, PowerTap, Scapin, Primal, Velopress, MET, Xentis, BicycleAge, Scott and Assos.

  • Wednesday December 10, 2014

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    Launched with one of the coolest videos in cycling, the Cipollini Bond at first smacked cycling's establishment as more of the flash and hype the Super Mario is known for. But he's also known as a prolific race winner, and as this bike proves - both offer enough performance to warrant a place in cycling's upper echelon.

  • Monday December 8, 2014

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    The holidays are fast approaching so what better time to look at some cool gift ideas for friends/family/loved ones, or just yourself! Check out wheels from Ritchey, bikes from Boardman & Fondriest, shoes from Lake, Club Ride Apparel jersey, decals from Zipp, computer mount from Sram, sunglasses from BBB and headwear from Rapha and Smith.

  • Friday December 5, 2014

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    Now’s the time to treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new gear and we have all bases covered with some wheels from American Classic, clothing from Bellwether, unique gift ideas from The Handmade Cyclist and Reynolds, a training camp from CCSD, shoes from Giro, XQISIT Portable Speakers, CRAFT Gloves, Sportcrafters Trainer, Nalini Winter jersey, Campagnolo gear and a Selle SMP saddle.

  • Monday December 1, 2014

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    It’s December 1st - the Holidays are on the horizon so PEZ is here to help with some great gift ideas for friends/family/loved ones/ yourself. Let’s jump in with some cool gear from Castelli, Velobody, CompuTrainer, Saris, Ale BikeWear, Cinelli, Silca, Power2Max, Osmo, Easton, Bogs, & Ride HiFi.