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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 January 21, 2019
The Rere by Chapter2 Bikes is a blend of aerodynamic styling, fast handling responsiveness, and a surprising amount of comfort for a bike that on the surface looks to be built for pure speed.
Monday January 7, 2019
Just like Mrs. Pez - the right cycling baselayer is essential to keep me warm on cold winter days. Modern fabrics, design, and construction have opened up more choices than ever before, so here are seven different baselayers from Castelli, Alé Bikewear, Nalini, and Assos that I've been using for a variety of cold weather rides and warming requirements.
Friday December 28, 2018
Win Detergent, specifically designed for performance synthetic fabrics, works very well in cutting the dirt, grime and oily residue that bactieria feed on to create that "synthetic clothing stink" that we all loath...
Monday December 24, 2018
Gift Guide #7: Christmas Eve and time is about to run out on the gift buying front, just when men start thinking about going to the shops. Here is a mixed bag of last minute presents from Alé, Sportful, Chapter2, Arundel, Rudy Project, HideMyBell, G4, Silca, Craft, ROAD iD, Katusha Clothing and GF Gimondi-Bianchi charity entry. Have a great festive holiday time.
Friday December 21, 2018
Gift Guide'18 #6: There's not much time left to get those holiday gifts before the 25th, so here are some more handy hints. Silca T-Handle Kit, Condor hat, Cycliq FLY6 Rear dashcam, SIDI Winter Clothing, SCICON AeroComfort bike bag, Orbea Orca, World Bicycle Relief clothing, Velusso CC membership and gifts from WAHOO. There must be something amongst this lot of goodies?
Saturday December 15, 2018
VIDEO: There's not better time for small tools than Holiday Season - they make poerfect stocking stuffers, as well as fitting into a jersey pocket. The Range Torque Ratchet wrench from Feedback Sports is small enough to take with you, but with all your bolts correctly torqued, you'll be fine leaving it in the safety of your tool kit.
Friday December 14, 2018
Gift Guide’18 #5: Another mixed bag of great gift ideas in our 5th holiday guide. Marquee Caps from Walz, the Giro Cinder helmet with MIPS, fork mount rack by Küat, breathtaking images by Michael Blann, Scicon race rain bag, Range torque ratchet, Knog Oi bell, the new Riot Buckle shoes by BONT and Donnelly EMP gravel tires. There must be a gift here for the special cyclist in your life.
Monday December 10, 2018
Cold Weather Kit: Nalini are hand crafting some tip-top cold weather cycling gear in their Castel D’Ario home. Just in time for winter, here's my review of the Pro Gara jacket, Pro Gara jersey, Bib Tights and Polaris Winter Bib Shorts.
Saturday December 8, 2018
The technology for indoor cycling training systems is constantly evolving, and while most non-trackies are opting for fixed-mount trainers, TruTrainer has reconverted me to the fun of rollers with their top-end quality and ride feel.
Friday December 7, 2018
Gift Guide’18 #4: Another week nearer the holiday season and those gifts won't buy themselves! In our fourth 'Gift Guide' we have offerings from Sidi, Silca mini-pump with Bluetooth, Selle San Marco saddle, ProViz REFLECT360 Elite cycling jacket, Z LOK COMBO zip-tie lock, 100% Cadence Collection, Pirelli PZero™ Monza kit, Rapha's Explore jacket and CatEye ORB bar end lights.
Saturday December 1, 2018
Merino wool is a better fiber for temperature regulation and moisture management because its fibers are finer than other types of wool.  This means they feel softer to the touch when woven together and used to create garments - so right away they are more comfortable to wear.
Friday November 30, 2018
Gift Guide’18 #3: As the Holiday Season gets closer we have more gift ideas for that special cyclist in your life, or your self: Quick cyclocomputer from Cat Eye, socks and hoody from 3T, Smith Windcat sunglasses, To Make Riders Faster, Pirelli Cinturado, KICKR Smart Trainer by Wahoo, Danny Shane jerseys, Spurcycle saddlebag and the 2019 Darrell Parks Cycling Calendar.
Wednesday November 28, 2018
The road market may be diverging into many sub-disciplines and styles of bikes. Does that mean that there’s no longer room for a do-it-all road bike, or that it becomes a mushy mound of compromise? After my summer of riding on Aquila Cycle’s brand new Neo, I’d vouch for its ability to deliver solid performance for almost anything you’re planning on tarmac.
Friday November 23, 2018
Gift Guide #2: Thanksgiving has passed and we are onto Black Friday, but Christmas is only a month away. In the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #2 we have a mixed bunch of suggestions: Clothing from Assos and Danny Shane, bottle cage deal from Silca, bikes from Basso and Priority, wall mount from AIRLOK, winter shoe from Bontrager and the milKit compact kit and valve system for your tubeless.
Wednesday November 21, 2018
Nothing new under the sun? Don't you believe it when it comes to indoor training and as Ol' Man Winter extends his icy fingers over the Northern Hemisphere it is worth taking stock of the rapidly expanding inventory of indoor training aids designed to make the Tour de Basement bearable and even fun.
Monday November 19, 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.
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 MINI, PEdAL ED, MINT and Rapha.
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.