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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. There aren't a lot of non-round riders in the pro peloton, but one is four-time TdF winner (and one of the few winners of all three Grand Tours) Chris Froome. Maybe past his prime, but still not bad company to keep. Chuck has been riding a pre-production version of the Spreng Reng 2.0 "quasi-heagonal" chainring and wanted to give PEZ readers some first impressions.

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.

EUROTRASH Monday: All the Cross and Other News From the Bunch

Nov 28, 2022: Cyclo-cross World Cup in Hulst and the X2O Badkamer Trofee Kortrijk, results and video. Plus the Beking race in Monaco. Farewell to Iljo Keisse. Rider news from Roglič, Quintana, Museeuw, Weening, Knox, Evenepoel, Bilbao for the Tour and Spanish doping case. Contract news. Team news and no alcohol at the World Cup cross in Benidorm.

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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. There aren't a lot of non-round riders in the pro peloton, but one is four-time TdF winner (and one of the few winners of all three Grand Tours) Chris Froome. Maybe past his prime, but still not bad company to keep. Chuck has been riding a pre-production version of the Spreng Reng 2.0 "quasi-heagonal" chainring and wanted to give PEZ readers some 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.

Gear Break: More Cold Weather Gear from GORE, Silca Pink for Pogačar Cancer Research, Muc-Off Crank Preload Ring, Motoki Yoshio x Colnago, 100copies New Cyclemorphosis & The Road Book 2022

More cold weather gear from GORE, Silca breast cancer awareness campaign benefitting the Tadej Pogačar Cancer Research Foundation, Muc-Off launches crank preload ring, Motoki Yoshio x Colnago with an artistic version of the C68, 100copies New Bicycle Art Edition #52 - Cyclemorphosis and The Road Book 2022 now available.

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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'.

PEZ Bookshelf: Ride Inside

After Covid-19 there was a surge in the popularity of e-racing, even with some virtual races actually contested by top riders, inside riding is now clearly A Big Thing. Noted coach Joe Friel's book looks at this trend and how to use it.

PEZ Rant: Ed Can’t Stop Those Changes!

The World is changing and changes in cycling seem to come along every day. Ed Hood is taking it all on the chin: e bike, disk brakes, gravel... but he still yearns for some of the kit from the past. Time for a rant!

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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…

Endurance King Jack Thompson Gets PEZ’d!

Gravel riding, Everesting, Endurance rides... They seem to be all the rage these days. Whatever you want to call it, it's people riding bikes and enjoying themselves. Ed Hood caught up with endurance rider Jack Thompson before his next…

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TRANSFER ANALYSIS #3: Jumbo Pumps Up & Intermarché Adds Strength

As teams hire, fire and sort their rosters, 'Super-Team' Jumbo-Visma gets stronger, and Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux, who punched way above their weight look poised for a solid season ahead. Spencer Martin looks at this week's team shuffle news...
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TRANSFER ANALYSIS #2: EF Bulks Up with Carapaz While…

EF spends big to ratchet up their firepower while Movistar appears to struggle to comes to terms with Alejandro Valverde's retirement. In the second installment…
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TRANSFER ANALYSIS #1: Jay Vine to UAE & Ineos’…

UAE's signing of Jay Vine illustrates their quest to build the sport's top team while Ineos' talent loss highlights their continued off-season troubles. Major…
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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.

Introducing Zwift’s First On-Demand Multi-Stage Tour, The Tour of Makuri Islands

Zwift, the global online fitness platform, has today launched the Tour of Makuri Islands. This new tour is held in Zwift’s newest world, Makuri Islands, and offers Zwifters the opportunity to explore these roads while making it easier than ever to complete stages.

BikeList Launches New e-commerce Website For Bikes and Components

BikeList has officially launched its new online community and cycling e-commerce website. BikeList was built to be the preferred marketplace for sellers of all types, including retailers and brands looking for new ways to quickly move inventory.

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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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