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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]


Thursday December 12, 2019
Gift Guide #5: Another mixed bag of great gift ideas in our 5th holiday guide: Pirelli Cinturato Cross Mixed tires, DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks, La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio - Special Event, Colnago e64 bike, Rapha Explore down jacket, Spurcycle Hip Pack, Lezyne Connect Smart lights, PEARL iZUMi Women's Blvd Merino vest and PEARL iZUMi X-ALP® gravel shoe. Get those presents bought!
Monday December 9, 2019
Gift Guide #4: Another week down and another week nearer the holiday season and those gifts won't buy themselves! In our fourth 'Gift Guide' we have offerings from NormaTec recovery systems, Rapha, Sidi, Genus by Vadolibero, Bont, FSA wheels, Nalini clothing, Basso and WIN Sports Detergent.
Friday December 6, 2019
Gift Guide #3: As the Holiday Season gets closer and closer, we have more gift ideas for that special cyclist in your life. Another mix of suggestions: The Darrell Parks calendar, Donnelly LCV Tires, Hiplok's wearable locks, PEARL iZUMi, Muc-Off valves, Calfee cage, 45NRTH Ragnarok Boa, Sarto Seta+, SockGuy holiday socks, Trail Butter and Rapha Cycling Club membership.
Saturday November 30, 2019
Gift Guide #2: Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is less than a month away. In the 'PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #2' we have a mixed bunch of suggestions: Inflator by Arundel, Diesel Sunglasses, MINT socks, Shortfit Carbon FX Wide by Selle San Marco, EnCase by Wolf Tooth, PEARL iZUMi, HydraPak hydration system, Smith helmet, and Nathan's AdaptiveFit VaporAir/Airess.
Wednesday November 27, 2019
How to Zwift for cheap-Oh: 'Never!' 'Not for me!' Those phrases were used when 'Zwift' was suggested, but if you don't try something how will you ever know? Our PEZ-man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, has dipped his toe in the virtual cycling World, but he has spent as little money as possible on the Zwift experience.
Monday November 25, 2019
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 Boyd Cycling, OROS, LEM, Zwift, Arundel, Nathan Sports, SockGuy, BioLite and Muc-Off. Not many shopping days to go!
Wednesday November 20, 2019
Road Tubeless Tech: Thinking of making the jump to tubeless? PEZ-Man Chuck Peña has leapt into the unknown and fitted a set of Pirelli Cinturatos to his Irwin Cycling AON TLR wheelset. Chuck runs through the tire fitting and the potentially disastrous sealant injecting to find the ins-and-outs of going tubeless.
Monday September 16, 2019
When I stripped the torx bolt head on the seat post clamp on my Cipollini MCM, and could no longer adjust the seat, I decided to solve this one myself. Since there were no videos on how to remove a stripped screw from a bike frame, I recorded my odyssey, along with enough fails in this project to file this one under "stupid like me".
Sunday September 8, 2019
Wahoo ELEMNT Roam Review: For many years Garmin has set the benchmark for on-board GPS bike computers. These days there are many to choose from depending on what you want/need to know during your ride and after. The new ELEMNT Roam by Wahoo does just about everything you could dream of; our man Chuck Peña got his hands on a Wahoo ELEMNT for a good Roam.
Sunday September 1, 2019
Do you think that indoor training only means hours of slogging away on a stationary bike? Do you hate trainers but love their ability to enable quality workouts by closely controlling resistance and wattage? The TruTrainer SmartLoad Power rollers combine the best of all worlds by pairing a set of smooth rollers with their new SmartLoad resistance feature.
Wednesday August 14, 2019
VIDEO: Here's the first in my series of building up this custom Battaglin POWER+ disc brake steel road frame set. In this video I unveil - and unbox the fresh new frame from storied Italian builder (and 1981 Vuelta a España & Giro d'Italia winner) Giovanni Battaglin.
Monday August 5, 2019
With an HQ in the sport shoe capitol of the world and the footwear horsepower of new-ish parent company Rossignol, Time are back in the cycling shoe business and we have a look at their top-kicks; the Osmos 15.
Wednesday July 24, 2019
After so many comments in my First Look video (see link below) about how easy it is to cut the Ottolock bicycle lock, I decided to take a pair of snips to it and see if I could cut this lock myself.
Wednesday June 26, 2019
The Cipollini MCM road bike offers all the flash & panache you'd want from a brand that's all about performance, but with a slightly more forgiving frame design, and a custom tube-to-tube carbon construction option for this Italian original. Here's my long term review...
Wednesday June 19, 2019
Clothing Review: PEZ readers be forewarned... If your cycling attire tastes lean conservatively or you prefer murdered out black, this is not the kit for you. But if you’re not afraid of a little color and standing out in the crowd, then please continue reading as PEZ looks at the REGGIE kit.
Wednesday June 12, 2019
PEZ readers familiar with SCICON probably know the brand for their air travel bike cases which are used by more than a few professional bike racing teams. But SCICON isn’t only in the business of protecting your bike. With their recently released Aerotech sunglasses, SCICON now offers protection for your eyes.
Wednesday May 29, 2019
Sidi Wire 2 Carbon Air Shoes roll in as the brand's second-from-top line kicks, but are they really second best? With double dial closure, a soft instep strap and LOADS of ventilation, I think these are the top dogs…
Friday May 17, 2019
Limar introduced the world's first foam-in-shell cycling helmet and were also the first lid-maker to sponsor a pro cycling team. They’ve also been the lightest production helmet in the world on several occasions, but they’ve only ever had “good” ventilation until now… Enter the new Air Pro.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Clothing Review: Spring has finally arrived and that means warmer weather. So I’ve ditched the arm and knee warmers to do some riding in shorts and short-sleeve jersey – including DannyShane kit I teased in my review of their Fall City Line casual clothing.
Wednesday May 1, 2019
This round of the coolest cycling gear we saw at Sea Otter Coverage brings you Pirelli’s P Zero Tubular, Kask Helmet’s Caipi, Koo Glasses, Look 765 Gravel, Ceramic Speed OSPW-X Pulley, Orucase Airport Ninja and Vittoria Tierra shoes.