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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]


Saturday November 17, 2018
Gift Guide #1: It's nearly that time already; the trees will be going up and the halls will soon be decked with boughs of holly. So it is also time for the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide and in #1 we kick off with offerings from Danny Shane, Effetto Mariposa, CeramicSpeed, ELEMNT BOLT, PEdAL ED, MINT and Rapha.
Friday November 16, 2018
When a bike brand has been around for over 70 years, you don't ask "are they any good?", you ask "when can I ride one?" Italian bicycle frame builder Faggin (Say: Fah-JEEN) Accaiao DOGE road bike shows how good riding steel can be when it comes from the hands of a master builder. Here's the PezCycling first look.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
2018 Interbike Gear Final: Northwave’s new Flat, Extreme and Ghosts, HideMyBell Computer Mount, Lezynes new Mega C / XL GPS and T wrenches and WheelBuilder.com’s Prototype Spoke Calibration by Charles Manantan
Wednesday November 7, 2018
More Interbike 2018 Show floor gear: Lazer’s new Century Helmet, Feedback Sports Range Torque Ratchet, Reform's updated moldable saddle, Donnelly go beyond Tires with Full Bikes and Two Point Zero’s Quick-swap Phoenix Hub.
Sunday October 28, 2018
VIDEO: The hot models and a crowd approaching of mob-like status, just attracted more onlookers for a sneak peek at Castelli's 2019 Spring & Summer cycling apparel collections at their Eurobike 2018 Fashion Show. But I got a PEZ-Clusive first look at the Castelli Alpha RoS cycling jacket.
Thursday October 11, 2018
VIDEO: Sure, we ride and review more than our share of cool bikes here at PEZCycling, but guess who turns the wrenches to assemble these sweet rides? Yup - we do. Watch my "much faster than it really took me" look at building up the RERE aero road bike from Chapter2 Bikes.
Monday October 8, 2018
Reno is the new landing spot for Interbike 2018 gear and we have the first round from the floor from Limar, Repente, Stages and Vittoria Shoes.
Thursday October 4, 2018
You've almost certainly seen PRIMAL's custom hoodies, cycling jerseys and bibshorts at a gran fondo, charity ride, or big cycling event you've been to recently, because with over 25 years experience making some of the coolest custom kits around, they're a go to brand for teams, clubs, and corporate events across the US & Canada.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
DeFeet Founder Shane Cooper talks socks from DeFeet's newest line - the Evo Mont Ventoux, the new sublimated sock where graphic design is unlimited, and the Wooleator - all while wearing the new UnDLite Sleeveless sublimated base layer designed by Alexander Julian.
Tuesday September 25, 2018
Chuck Peña has been doing a bit of investigation and experimentation on mixed depth aero rims after he spotted Nairo Quintana using them in the Tour de Suisse. If a wispy climber like Quintana was riding a set of mixed depth aero wheels, maybe mere mortals who weigh more and don’t possess the same climbing prowess should consider doing so too? The PEZ mixed wheel comparison.
Monday September 17, 2018
VIDEO: The people behind Sweden's MIPS helmet technology are so convinced it's a great way to reduce head injuries, they hosted their own booth at Eurobike to focus on telling the MIPS story and explaining how it works.
Tuesday September 11, 2018
VIDEO: The DMT road shoes line-up for 2019 is their best ever, as I saw up close at Eurobike. Their new top-level KR1, KR2, and D1 road cycling shoes feature the Italian brand's latest shoe technology, including lighter weights, better ventilation, BOA lace enclosure systems.
Sunday September 9, 2018
Inside Nalini and MOA Sport. The clothiers of Castel d'Ario Italy work for themselves and the world’s top cycling brands, going from raw thread to designing and weaving technical fabrics to graphics to pattern design and sewing the finished pieces.  But our Nalini factory tour revealed much more than we expected.
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Praxis Zayante Carbon Cranks give you 1x and 2x from Micro-compact to 53/39 compatibility in a single crank. Lighter arms than Dura Ace (and less expensive) and excellent M30BB’s compatible with 90+% of all frames manufactured today. This is your CX-Gravel-Climbing-TT Crank…
Friday August 17, 2018
Velomacchi make backpacks and other accessories intended for motorcycling, but two wheels is two wheels. PEZ got our hands on the 40-liter Velomacchi Speedway Backpack to try while pedalling rather than twisting a throttle.
Friday August 10, 2018
The Cipollini MCM Allroad gravel bike is the flashy Italian brand's all new effort for the all road market. Built on the made-to-measure tube-to-tube platform of the MCM road frame, it features kevlar wrapped tubes, and thinner seat stays for better comfort of rough terrain.
Sunday August 5, 2018
The annual Interbike trade show is the best place in North America to see the newest cycling gear from the best brands, and to make real connections with the people we work with every day, but only see once in a while because the cycling industry is spread so far and wide. Here's why we will be there...
Tuesday July 31, 2018
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. The Irwin Wheels Carbon 38 road hoops are built in house from raw fiber to finished product… And they're good.
Friday July 27, 2018
One of the coolest things I saw at Eurobike 2018 was the luxury bike storage systems created by Milan-based designers Vadolibero. Like many of us, they see bikes as works of art, and set out to design storage solutions that are stylish and functional pieces of furniture.
Monday July 2, 2018
arundel floor pump 1 handle
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.