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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 [email protected]


Monday July 2, 2018
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The ARUNDEL Floor Pump 1 offers pro-level performance & quality for top level value - this bicycle tire pump costs just $99 US - and would make a handsome addition to any self-respecting road cyclist's work shop.
Friday June 29, 2018
Lizard Skins showed up at Sea Otter 2018 with something new – now offering three thicknesses of their DSP bar tape line. They’ve been making exceptional bar tape since 1993, and their DSP polymer, which combines comfort with a unique tackiness that enhances grip – was such a hit that they launched successful tape lines for baseball, hockey, and lacrosse.
Saturday June 23, 2018
VIDEO: The Koo Orion glasses are the newest eyewear from the Italian brand who also make KASK helmets. You've seen the gear on Team Sky riders, and while lens and frame shape will likely be the #1 reason you'd buy these, they're also heavy with features like Zeiss lenses, arms that adjust length-wise to fit different sized heads, and a nifty anti-fog vent.
Saturday June 16, 2018
VIDEO: I talked with Stephen from BONT Shoes about their all new HELIX road shoe, with carbon sole and fully integrated BOA laces that actually wrap completely around the foot. The fit is enhanced with an anatomically shaped toe box, and they're offered in a few cool color options. You can buy 'em online for US$399, or at a select dealer.
Wednesday June 13, 2018
With the growing trend for Gravel road cycling, it’s a section of our sport that we can’t ignore nor do we want to, since it's an awesome way to simply enjoy more riding.  Here's a closer look at the Niner RLT RDO, a gravel / adventure bike from some guys with deep roots on off-road cycling.
Friday June 8, 2018
One of the biggest boosts for your Mojo is new shoes, and Chuck Peña has gone to the top shelf for a pair of Lake CX402s. Not cheap, but a work of shoe art in 'carbon and kangaroo leather… dead sexy!' is Chuck's description of Lake’s flagship model. But are custom fit, colors, and kanga-leather worth the price?
Tuesday June 5, 2018
Time’s Xpresso 15 Pedals push the boundaries of solid function at ultralight weight. Top spec bearings and raw materials choices meet very good design to yield an incredibly light pedal with easy but solid engagement, very good stability and ultra-smooth spin.
Monday June 4, 2018
Here's our first look at the latest gravel ride from Tom - the Ritchey Outback. Offered as a frame set and available for purchase directly from Ritchey, it shows off the simplistic beauty of steel, in a typically well thought out Ritchey package designed specifically for gravel and adventure riding - that's affordable at US$1359.00
Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Our first look at IRWIN Wheels' AON GX35 carbon tubeless-ready wheels for gravel riding... Priced at US $1550, these promise some big value.
Monday April 30, 2018
Custom Italian Carbon in the form of the Sarto Lampo Aero Road frame, loaded with Campagnolo’s Chorus group, Bora 50 wheels, Pirelli’s latest P Zero tires and FSA’s Metron Aero road bars.
Friday April 13, 2018
The Campagnolo 12 speed launch leads the road cycling industry to the next gearing level by being the first 2 x 12 speed drive trains for their highest Record and Super Record level group sets.
Monday March 26, 2018
The Bell Z20 MIPS helmet is the newest addition to the storied lid-protectors' line of road cycling helmets, and you'll see in my video review - it's packed with features...
Friday February 23, 2018
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Most of us have our favorite kit to wear on when the temperature soars or when it drops during dead of winter. But what about when the temperature is neither blazing hot nor freezing cold? Enter the kit – appropriately named after the Spring Classics when the weather can be cold and windy with a little rain thrown in just for fun.
Sunday January 28, 2018
VIDEO: The Castelli Alpha RoS jersey is more than a jersey, it's a light jacket that's so crammed with features, I tried to pick just five that make this one so well suited to everything from cool, wet days to cool windy days.   Scroll down if you like to read and look, or click "play" on the video if you'd rather watch...
Monday January 8, 2018
VIDEO: The Scicon Hipo 550 Camo saddle bag adds a dash of color to carry on board essentials for most rides, is easy to mount and snaps off to take with you at the coffee stop.
Saturday January 6, 2018
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.
Thursday January 4, 2018
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.
Saturday December 23, 2017
Elite’s Direto direct drive trainer was meant to be the affordable step down from their top line “Drivo”. While they got the affordable part right with a 30% price drop, they don’t seem to have cut 30% of the feature/value set.
Saturday December 23, 2017
Pez looks at 5 indoor cycle trainers in a not so scientific review - the Tacx Neo, Elite Direto, Elite Drivo, Tacx Genius Smart, the Wahoo Kickr 2.
Friday December 22, 2017
Gift Guide #7: We're down to last minute present purchases - One weekend to go! In our final collection of cycling minded presents we have clothing from Alé, Rapha and Nalini, saddlebag from Scicon, mini pump by Sapo, the KASK aero helmet, saddles by Selle Royal, 10% off ROAD iD E-Gift Card and SIS gels and energy bars.