What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ Bookshelf: Wiener Mechanikerräder 1930-1980

Vienna conjures up images of schnitzel, strudel and Johann Strauss waltzes but a book from a tradition-rich publishing house in the Austrian capital reveals another aspect of the city now nearly forgotten: the construction of bicycles, often in tiny workshops and to a surprisingly high technical and aesthetic standard.

PEZ Interviews Richard Moore

The author of such famous cycling books as 'Slaying the Badger' and 'Tour de France 100', journalist Richard Moore has been busy on something new. We caught up with the UK-based author to talk about book projects old and new, and much more from this wealth of cycling knowledge.

PEZ Bookshelf: Racing Hard

William Fotheringham has been at the forefront of British cycling journalism since the late 80's and in his latest book, 'Racing Hard' he reflects on the events of the last twenty-three years - the triumphs, the tragedies and the scandals that have engulfed the world's most demanding sport. PEZ's Literary editor Leslie Reissner had a read and gives us his thoughts on Fotheringham's collection.

Bookshelf: The Elite Bicycle

The latest book from Velopress, 'The Elite Bicycle' brings together intimate portraits of the world’s greatest bicycle artisans, examining the philosophies, the meticulous workmanship, and the eccentric personalities behind cycling’s most prestigious brands.

Small Prize Friday: The WINNER Is…:

Don’t you just love the smell of Fridays? So does Tom Weaver of Mashpee MA – (look it up!) – who goes into the record books as the first ever winner of PEZ’s Small Prize Fridays – taking home the awesome Tour de France 100 book from VeloPress!

Book Preview: Cutting-Edge Cycling

Pez hit cyberspace ten years ago, and one of the first regular features was Toolbox, the weekly series offering objective, scientifically driven training and fitness advice. At the helm of Toolbox since its inception has been Dr. Stephen Cheung, who is just about to publish Cutting-Edge Cycling, his book on the science of cycling. We talk with Stephen and co-author Hunter Allen for a preview of what to expect.

Book Review: Artistry for the Open Road

In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is about to break out, and a young cyclist’s fancy naturally turns to shapely, uh, lugs. We’ve seen the Daily Distractions, and now we have a book chock-a-block with fine forms of a different kind... the glossy centrefolds of Custom Bicycles.

Roubaix Preview: The Contenders

The 'Queen of the Classics,' the 'Hell of the North' - Paris - Roubaix; 270 kilometres, of which 53 are on cobbles or farm tracks in 27 sectors which count down to the last stretch of 300 metres, laid outside the Roubaix velodrome in this particular Queen's honour.