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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #3: ITAL Cycling Tours, The Zwift Hub, DMT KRSL Road Shoe, The New Campagnolo Gold BIG Corkscrew, GORE Kit, Doormate Garage Door Opener, Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit & New Bianchi Book

Stocking stuffers big & small from: ITAL Cycling Tours: Ride Bartali's Yuscan roads trip, GORE, 12speed Doormate garage door opener, the Zwift Hub home trainer, DMT KRSL road shoes, the new Campagnolo Gold BIG corkscrew, Muc-Off ultimate bicycle cleaning kit and Casa Bianchi: Stories of inspiration and innovation in Bianchi's new book.


Travel Plan: See Le Tour 2023 At Chateau Pitray

TRAVEL: The 2023 Tour de France visits the southwest wine region of France with a stage 7 finish in the city of Bordeaux and a stage 8 start nearby in Libourne. Combining a stay in a nearby castle, riding the local roads and getting up close to Le Tour makes for a solid holiday combo - so I talked with Allan Reeves of France From Inside vacations about how to feel like royalty and see The Tour at his family's chateau.


PEZ in the Pain Cave: Indoor Riding with Open Road

The world of indoor cycling training is filled with competition from apps like Zwift, Rouvy, Wahoo and more. One alternative worth a look is Open Road, an attractive proposition that simply aims to replicate the real life experience of cycling in beautiful surroundings.

PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #2: Sportful SuperGiara, Fizik Artica, Rapha Bibs, Klatre Headphones, Repente Artax Saddle & The Complete Fan’s Guide to Pro Cycling

Here's some gear we've actually used, and we think would make really good gifts - either given - or received: Sportful Supergiara Layer vest, Fizik Artica Tempo GTX winter shoe, Rapha Pro Team training bib tight, Klatre SL1 bone conduction headphones, Repente Artax saddle and GCN’s “The Complete Fan’s Guide to Pro Cycling” book.

Spreng Reng 2.0 – Can This Chainring Make You Climb Faster?

There's a lot of debate about the science and benefits of oval chainrings, but PEZ's Chuck Peña is a "non-round" convert.  It's maybe not bad company to keep - as 3 x Tour winner Chris Froome likes 'em too. Chuck's been riding a pre-production version of the Spreng Reng 2.0 "quasi-heagonal" chainring and offer PEZ readers his first impressions.

PEZ Black Friday Special Deals from: Rouvy, KANSEPT1, Q36.5, Selle Italia, Northwave, e11even, The Cycle Show, Factor, GCN, Selle Royal, Rapha, fizik, Wahoo, Detroit Bikes, HED & Tifosi

A range of 'Black Friday' deals for a special 'Gift Guide'. A fine offer for indoor training from Rouvy, a selection of clothing from KANSEPT1 and Q36.5. Saddles from Selle Italia and Selle Royal. Shoes from Northwave. Bikes and wheels from e11even, Factor, Detroit Bikes and HED. Big discounts from Wahoo, GCN and Tifosi. Plus The Cycle Show and Rapha – World Bicycle Relief.

New Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM 2.0 PEZ Review

At just over 3 years old, the Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM is "old" by tech standards. And when Wahoo dropped the updated BOLT with a 64-color high-contrast screen last year, the ROAM's little brother raised the bar. So the question was: When would Wahoo do the same for the ROAM? When is now with the updated ROAM 2.0. PEZ's Chuck Peña helps answer the enduring Shakespearian question: To ROAM or not to ROAM.

LOOK 795 Blade RS Review: Dead Sexy

There are some bikes that just have "the look." No pun intended, but the LOOK 795 Blade RS Proteam White is one of those bikes. It draws admiring stares and elicits "oohs" and "aahs" -- even from non-cyclists at coffee stops. The term that comes to mind is: dead sexy.




Rest in Peace Ercole Baldini – Giro Winner, Hour Record Holder, Olympic & World Champion

Ercole Baldini died on December 1st at the age of 89: Olympic Road Race, two world hour records, World Amateur Pursuit Championship, two World Professional Pursuit Championship medals, World Professional Road Race, Giro, GP des Nations and four Trofeo Baracchi. Ed Hood looks back on the life of the great champion.

In Memory of Davide Rebellin

Davide Rebellin died on Wednesday at the age of 51 after he was hit by a truck during a bike ride and didn't survive the incident. The Italian cyclist officially ended his long racing career this year. Rebellin was a professional cyclist for over 30 years, this tribute only touches on the main points of his life on two wheels.

PEZ Goes Gent – Ed’s Full Belgian Weekend

Ed Hood has missed out on his trips to Belgium for the '6 Days' of Gent since 2020, but this year was going to be the full Flemish experience. A cyclo-cross, 't Kuipke and of course beer and those famous nights in the bars of Gent.

PEZ Goes to the Movies: Masterclass-The Art and Science of Cornering

“A man's got to know his limitations,” remarked American philosopher Clint Eastwood. In the world of cycling we face many limitations as to our weight, strength, power outputs, descending skills, and our inability to get sealant to stay in a tubeless tire. One skill that does not seem to get the attention it deserves is how to corner. A recent GCN+ video examines this skill.

PEZ Goes Belgian: The ‘Flemish Strawberrycross’

PEZman Ed Hood was in Belgium last weekend for the '6 Days' of Gent, to see the farewell to ‘t Kuipke Keizer’ Iljo Keisse. When in Belgium in November you have to go to a cyclo-cross, and so Ed and his chums took in the Telenet Superprestige Merksplas. PEZ veld kant.

‘t Kuipke Keizer’ Iljo Keisse Says Good Bye

If you have been lucky enough to have been to the '6 Days' of Gent in the last 20 years you will have seen Iljo Keisse, you may even have witnessed one of his seven wins. Last Sunday Keisse bowed out of professional cycling (as a rider) on his home boards. Ed Hood was there to see it and here are his thoughts on the 'Kuipke Keizer'.




Davide Rebellin Killed In Traffic Accident

Davide Rebellin has passed away at the age of 51. The Italian cyclist, who officially ended his long career this year, was hit by a truck in Montebello Vicentino on Wednesday. Ed Hood interviewed Rebellin last year, here is the rerun in…

Grenada Champion Red Walters Gets PEZ’d!

Ed Hood is always keeping his eye on the 'Young Guns' of the peloton and his most recent 'find' is a young man from the Island of Granada in the Caribbean, via London. Red Walters has been racing for the UK based Ribble Weldtite team and is…



TRANSFER ANALYSIS # 5: Trek-Segafredo & Bahrain-Victorious An Exodus of Talent?

Trek-Segafredo continues to build a promising young roster despite failing to fill their massive grand tour GC contender deficit, and Bahrain-Victorious has struggled to replace a significant exodus of talent and is now potentially closer to worrying about staying out of the dreaded ‘relegation zone’.

Why Remco Evenepoel Targeting the Giro’23 is a Mistake

Spencer Martin turns his eye to the (soon to be) Soudal - Quick-Step team's decision to make the Giro d'Italia Remco Evenepoel main target for the 2023 season.…

TRANSFER ANALYSIS # 4: Soudal-QuickStep &…

In this week’s instalment of the Weekly Transfer Analysis, Spencer Martin looks at two teams undergoing widely different transfer seasons: how Soudal-QuickStep…


Best Cycling Routes of 2022

The finest way to explore some of the most beautiful areas on earth is on two wheels. You can go at your leisure and wander far from the typical tourist route.

5 of the Most Popular Bike Races in the World

Cycling is one of the most loved and challenging sports in the world. Cyclists must have top-notch perseverance and dedication to finish a cycling race.

How The Belgian Cycling Culture Appeared

Belgium is among the first countries to adopt cycling after the sport’s emergence in France and the country has been at the forefront of promoting cycling all around Europe. 

Explore the world on ROUVY with the best deal of the year on a Black Friday week 

ROUVY’s unique cycling platform is based on augmented geo-synced video routes which bring the real-life cycling experience to your indoor cycling training program. Now save up to 26% off plans when you join using promo code PEZROUVY26.

Park Tool Opens Application Period for 2023 Community Tool Grants

Park Tool is pleased to announce that the application period for their 2023 Community Tool Grant will open November 15, 2022, and run until December 31, 2022. Now in its eighth year, the Park Tool Community Tool Grant has so far donated over $100,000 worth of tools to deserving organizations throughout the world.

Cities With the Best Cycling Routes in the Mediterranean

Europe’s Mediterranean coastline is a paradise for cyclists. With the perfect combination of tough climbs, long descents, stunning scenery, and ideal cycling weather, there really is nowhere quite like it for a vacation on two wheels.




PHOTO SPECIAL: 2022 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic

Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic Father’s Day event is in its 46th year. The day starts with kids’ races before…
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