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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

Friday February 23, 2018
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.
Wednesday December 20, 2017
You know Irwin Wheels… You just don’t know that you know. They’ve designed, tested and built wheels and other products for cycling and started as a Moto design and engineering house. Now they’re building their own kit, from raw fiber to finished product… And it’s good.
Wednesday December 20, 2017
Gift Guide #6: Not much shopping time left till the big day and so here at PEZ we've put together our latest collection of Yuletide suggestions. From $15 to $10,000 you can chose goodies from Campagnolo, ZWIFT, Cipollini, Cycleops, Elite, Proviz, Shimano, KASK, fi'zi:k, Muc-Off, Liv Cycling, Spurcycle, Airlok and a book on 'Gravel Cycling'. Happy holidays!
Monday December 18, 2017
Gift Guide #5: Still struggling to think of a present for that cyclist in your life, here is another great collection of ideas: Bags by Herschel, ProViz LED jacket, SmarTasca Pocket, Williams wheels, Giant Propel, Z LOK Zip Ties, Bell helmet, Topeak Ratchet Rocket, kit by Muc-Off, GU Energy, gifts from XLAB, Kreitler Rollers and the Sky Hoodie by Primalwear. Something for everyone.
Wednesday December 13, 2017
Gift Guide #4: A really mixed sack of Christmas presents in the fourth 'PEZ Holiday Gift Guide'. From bikes to clothing to shoes, components, helmets and caps. Plus World class training, training rollers and a chain keeper, a Simpsons collection and bike name tags with a PEZ discount. Not long till the big day!
Wednesday December 6, 2017
Gift Guide #3: The third 'PEZ Gift Guide' has a varied plethora of good ideas. A great book by Dr. Cheung with Dr. Zabala, shoes from fi'zi:k, pedals from Look, tyres from Pirelli, Park Tool's corkscrew, Lazer helmet, Shimano clothing, Liv Cycling's Langma Advanced Pro Disc bike and the new upgraded OTTOLOCK.
Wednesday November 29, 2017
Gift Guide #2: That's Thanksgiving behind us and the Christmas festivities on the horizon. More suggestions/ideas for the cyclist in your life: Every cyclist/wine drinker wants a Campagnolo cork screw, handy bottle, clothing from Sportful, Rudy Project, velofix gift, Silca race day bag, RBC GranFondo Whistler and Cycliq Bike Camera/Light.
Wednesday November 22, 2017
Thanksgiving is tomorrow (Thursday) and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner. They say 'tis better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. We kick off the first 'PEZ Gift Guide' with offerings from Primal, Silca, FlipBelt Crops, GU Energy, Muc-Off and the Darrell Parks' 2018 Calendar.
Tuesday November 21, 2017
The Opus Vivace 1 is the top line model in the Canadian brand's extensive line up of over 100 different models.  But the sweet spot is just how much bike they offer for an even sweeter price of under US$3500 - proprietary designed full carbon frame, Ultegra gruppo and hydraulic disk brakes... this is a lotta bike.
Thursday November 16, 2017
VIDEO: Chris Smith from Lazer Helmets showed me their newest road lid for 2018 - the BULLET - featuring closeable vents, aero-inspired styling, and their newest RollSys retention system.
Wednesday November 15, 2017
Chuck Peña got his hands on some Absolute Black Oval rings to give them a good going over, inspired by Chris Froome's wins at the Tour and Vuelta using oval chainrings. But with mixed views on their functionality, we asked what are they like to ride? Here are his findings.
Monday November 6, 2017
Giro spec 150 grams (42.5) for the Prolight Techlace shoe on their web site. But despite their ultralight upper, updated Techlace closure material and TeXtreme Carbon sole, they missed the mark… They’re lighter.
Monday October 23, 2017
Interbike 2017 Round 5: Our latest look at the coolest bike gear like Cyclologic and Motion Metriq’s Super Hi Res fitting tech and full motion analytics, Lizard Skins Bar Tapes, Cache Bags and Gloves, TIME Sports Xpro Pedals, Xpresso Pedals and Aktiv Damping.