Here's one for all you 'gravellers' out there: DMT KM1 XC/Marathon shoe, Arundel Czar and Tycoon handlebar and top-tube bags, XPEDO CXR Pro pedals, Castelli Unlimited jersey, Moots Routt 45 gravel bike, Rapha men's Explore long sleeve pullover and Zipp Service Course SL handlebar, stem & seatpost.
Newsletter First Spot
There are many carbon gravel bikes out there on the trails, but we've not seen so many in titanium, and what a better example than a frame made by Litespeed. Mitch in Winston-Salem has an Litespeed Ultimate equipped with SRAM, Hunt, fizik and TRP.
PEZ-Man Chuck Pena takes us through an enviable passion project as he rebuilds a new stock Colnago V3 carbon disc road bike with some major parts upgrades including wheels, rotors, tires, chainrings, saddle, bars & stem, bar tape, cages, power meter, and more.
Lot's of new gear in the break: New gloves by Q36.5, HUNT 42 Limitless gravel disc wheels, fizik introduce the Vento Infinito Carbon 2 and Vento Infinito Knit Carbon 2 road shoes, wear the World champion's clothes by Alé, Scicon Sports scratch deal and new for your feet by SockGuy.
De Ronde van Vlaanderen is the 'Real' World championships, if you are a Flemish bike fan. The Tour of Flanders will be more of a slow fuse, but when the peloton hits those cobbled climbs round Oudenaarde... Watch for the fireworks! Ed Hood looks at the history, course and who's hot for Sunday.
As the peloton is about to start the 2020 Giro d'Italia, we talk to Andy Hampsten, the only rider from the US to win the Italian Grand Tour. Hampsten was the hero of the 1988 Giro as he battled through a Gavia snow storm to eventually take final overall victory. Ed Hood gets the full story.
Negroni Week on PEZ wouldn't be complete without homage to a true maestro of mixology. I speak only of Marco - proprietor of the legendary Barolino in Levanto Italy. I vowed after first discovering his bar at the 2009 Giro to return one day with Mrs. Pez - and order two of his finest Negronis.