The Best of 2019: You have already seen which were the 'Most Read' PEZ articles of 2019, but if we look at each month we get a different picture. 'Toolbox' and 'Tech n Spec' still come out on top, but with more variation to the result. Here are your favourite PEZ articles on a monthly basis from 2019... and what a mixed bag!
As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, today's Readers' Rig is a gravel grinder from the back roads of Toronto, Canada built around a classic Ritchey Swiss Cross frame, Ultegra gearing and Enve carbon clincher wheels. The ultimate bike for some on and off bitumen adventures?
Here's our first look at the latest gravel ride from Tom - the Ritchey Outback. Offered as a frame set and available for purchase directly from Ritchey, it shows off the simplistic beauty of steel, in a typically well thought out Ritchey package designed specifically for gravel and adventure riding - that's affordable at US$1359.00
It's no secret Tom Ritchey loves steel. We spoke at length about why he feels steel is the optimal material for a bike frame, and how after 40 years building frames, this age-old wunder-material has come back into vogue. Here's a fly-by video of his Logic Road steel bike...
In this age of fancy tube shapes, top secret carbon layups and resin recipes, it's easy to forget the best material to build a bike frame that's durable, comfortable, customizable & inexpensive... is steel. One man who was key to the modernization of building steel bike frames is legendary Tom Ritchey... who took time to talk about how steel evolved as the best bike material around.
The Ritchey Streem II carbon handlebar offers innovative shape, design features, and light weight. One of my favorite advantages of the carbon revolution in cycling has been the development of carbon handlebars - which has opened up endless shapes, sizes, designs, and stiffness characteristics that can simply not be had with good ol' aluminum.
As beautiful as the various new bikes on display at Eurobike were there was also literally thousands of new products to distract visitors too; wheels, helmets, accessories and more. Today we look at some of the ones that stood out at the 2015 Eurobike from BBB, Ritchey, Reynolds, Topeak, Fuji and Fabric.
It's a full sized road bike designed for easy travel, but it's an impressive performer that could easily become a daily ride. It's built to perform at levels most of us will love, delivering a level of comfort to take on the longest epic, with handling and speed to keep you in the hunt at your local club race.