Fezzari chases the aero all-rounder unicorn with with the new Veyo road bike

Utah-based consumer-direct brand Fezzari Bicycles has had a lightweight carbon road bike in its lineup for the past several years, but when it comes to aerodynamically efficiency, there’s been a conspicuous gap in the lineup. Debuting today, however, is a new model called the Veyo that promises to be a high-performance aero all-rounder at pretty incredible prices.

The Veyo formula

Fezzari historically hasn’t exactly been known as a disruptor when it comes to bicycle design and engineering, and while the Veyo appears to tick a lot of boxes, it doesn’t exactly move the needle (and that’s ok).

The overall profile of the carbon frame is about what you’d expect, with a slightly sloping top tube and aggressively dropped seat stays. Truncated airfoil cross-sections are used in the down tube, seat tube, and matching carbon seatpost, and the hourglass-profile head tube is equipped with an oversized upper headset bearing and Vision’s ACR fully hidden routing system for a clean front end. 

The design may be pretty generic, but it looks good regardless.

Although ostensibly meant to be an aero bike, Fezzari isn’t drawing a massive amount of attention to that, nor is the company providing any wind tunnel or CFD-simulated data. Instead, Fezzari’s press materials are conspicuously vaguer: “It’s easy to show impressive aerodynamic numbers in an artificially perfect wind tunnel setting, but Fezzari built Veyo for real riding.”

Fezzari’s director of product development, Tyler Cloward, was a bit more informative, saying the company intentionally went for more of a balanced approach.

“Veyo is all about a holistic approach to a complete performance bike, balancing all ride characteristics,” he explained. “While aerodynamics is one of the big considerations in Veyo, it was not the only or top consideration. Power transfer, comfort and weight really played into our aero profile decisions. Could we have made the tube profiles more aerodynamic? Yes. But what would we have been sacrificing in terms of comfort and weight? Adding more aerodynamic tube profiles would increase this frame weight. A heavier bike takes longer to get up to speed. If the bike is overly stiff and the rider can’t keep the power into the bike, the aerodynamic properties have less of a bonus on speed and efficiency. We combated this with placement of the seat stay (lower on the seat tube allows more seat tube flex), and more fore-aft flex in the fork, while keeping front end rigidity for sprinting and cornering. Wall tube thicknesses were also adjusted on the frame to provide compliance as well. It is how we balanced the full system that makes Veyo so appealing.”

The down tube sports a truncated teardrop profile.

Reading between the lines, it seems safe to assume the Veyo is probably nominally aerodynamic – at least compared to a non-aero bike – but it was also designed to just feel good, which for most everyday riders is likely just fine.

Other features include compatibility with both electronic and mechanical drivetrains – a rarity with modern aero frames –

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6 Easy Suggestions to Put together for a Winter Road Vacation in and all-around Oregon

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About the river and by the woods? That’s just a common Sunday drive in the Pacific Northwest. But as winter season methods, that uncomplicated street vacation you’ve been carrying out for years—or possibly for the first time—can get dicey quick. We’ve received some recommendations that will help hold you harmless en route to meet up with loved ones and good friends to rejoice the vacations. This is all tips you have in all probability read ahead of from your father, but consider it from a new father: You can never ever be also geared up.

Know Before You Go

No matter if you are heading throughout city or across just one of Oregon’s many mountain passes, it’s generally superior to know what lies forward than blindly head into a significant pile up or winter season storm. Luckily, the Oregon Division of Transportation maintains a single of the most effective websites for checking website traffic problems. If you are highway tripping to go to household this holiday break time, do you a favor and give TripCheck a swift appear right before you go away the dwelling, and whenever you get again in the car or truck. Washington and California also have internet sites to check out in on ailments. 

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Have Chains or Use Traction Tires

These shiny-orange flashing symptoms on the highways top into the mountains are not just advisories. You must carry chains and use them if your vehicle does not have snow tires. It is the law, and in Oregon, for whatsoever reason, ill-preparedness seems to be a running topic lately on roads these as Freeway 26 in excess of Mount Hood. Do all people a favor—especially you and your family—and prevent by your community tire retail outlet, car elements keep, Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer, and just about any other major box shop you can think of to choose up a set. They price tag about $120 on common, and get just 10-15 minutes to install. Make guaranteed when you lay them out that there are no twists in the side chain before carefully placing them over your tires. Assure that the fasteners are struggling with outwards, and check out to preserve them from relocating under the tire when you roll forward to set them in place in advance of tightening them in position. Finding a very good spot to put chains on can be challenging, but make sure you, for the like of all that is good in this environment, please do not prevent in the middle of the highway or 0n a runaway truck ramp to put in. Be positive to continue to keep a pair of work gloves with your kit because trying to put metal chains on in cold weather can do a quantity on your fingers. Having chains in your trunk this winter could mean the variation between getting caught for several hours and earning it to grandma’s on time. Or even keeping you and

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Canyon Endurace AL 7 review – Road Bikes – Bikes

The Canyon Endurace platform has been a value standard-setter for the past five years or so. Back in 2017, the rim brake version of the previous-generation Endurace AL won our Budget Road Bike category for Bike of the Year, while just this summer Simon Withers called the Canyon Endurace CF 7 eTap “a near-faultless endurance road bike”.

That’s high praise, indeed, and different permutations of the bike over the years have never scored lower than four stars in testing.

Happily, the latest Canyon Endurace AL 7 is still one of the best aluminium road bikes you can buy, especially if you value a lively handling bike that you won’t feel a need to upgrade out of the box.

The Endurace AL 7 is an incredibly well-specced bike for the money, and can more than hold a candle to carbon-framed bikes with arguably racier aspirations, and which cost a chunk more cash.

Canyon Endurace AL 7 specifications

At this price, a full Shimano 105 R7020 groupset without compromise is a compelling deal.
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The Endurace AL 7 frameset is constructed using double-butted tubing, which Canyon says contributes to low weight and high stiffness.

That’s a claim repeated by almost every bike brand time and again, but for the record it yields a claimed frame weight of 1,375g in a size medium. My test bike is a size large, and tips the scales for the whole build at 9.39kg.

What strikes me about the Endurace frame is how neat and smooth the weld junctions are. Canyon says simply it files and sands away offending welded segments to achieve a smooth aesthetic.

It might only be an aesthetic, and the result of what is a very simple solution, but you get an extremely well-finished frame.

The frame features partial internal routing of the hydraulic brake hoses and gear cables. The front brake hose enters into the fork shoulder and exits at the front caliper.

The rear brake hose and gear cable enter at the top section of the top tube in adjacent ports, running down the down tube until they exit together out of a vent-like hole on the underside of the bottom bracket.

From there, they split and run externally along the corresponding chainstays to their destinations.

The exit hole is capacious and, instinctively, I wonder if it leaves the inside of the frame (as well as the cable and hose housings) a little exposed to the elements, especially as the Endurace AL frame doesn’t include mudguard mounts.

The Endurace AL 7 benefits from the inclusion of bento box bosses.
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The top tube houses something of a party piece – mounting points for a bento box, which you normally see on bikes geared more towards gravel riding.

Interestingly, the seatstays aren’t dropped one iota, joining to the top tube high up, as they do on the brand’s carbon Endurace and Ultimate range of bikes. Clearly, Canyon’s design ethos leads it to think such

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Giant Propel Advanced SL 0 review – Road Bikes – Bikes

The Giant Propel Advanced SL 0 is the latest flagship aero road bike from the Taiwanese behemoth.

While the previous Propel (which launched in 2018) went all in on aerodynamic efficiency at the expense of some added weight, this latest version is intended to offer the best of both worlds.

With an exceptionally low weight of just 6.91kg, the Propel is competitive on the scales with some of the best climbing bikes, yet appears to sacrifice little in terms of outright speed on the flats.

On top of this, smart refinements such as an increase in tyre clearance, an overhauled cable routing system and a new two-piece aero cockpit, make the new Propel a bike that isn’t overly specialised or difficult to live with.

While at €12,000 / $12,500 / AU$13,999 (UK pricing is yet to be confirmed) the price of this WorldTour spec race bike is predictably lofty, the Propel Advanced SL 0 is a true do-it-all road bike with few compromises.

Giant Propel Advanced SL frameset

Unusually for a self-styled aero road bike, the headline feature on the new Propel frameset is its low weight.

At a claimed 1,429.5g for a size medium frameset, the 2023 Propel is only 163.5g heavier than the latest Giant TCR Advanced SL frameset – an almost imperceptible difference.

It’s clear Giant isn’t lying about this either. Our size ML test bike weighs a feathery 6.91kg, including the new aero bottle cages and an out-front computer mount.

There are relatively few competitors in the aero road bike space that can come close to matching that weight figure (bikes such as the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7, Factor Ostro VAM and Canyon Aeroad CFR spring to mind).

In its top-spec guise, the new Propel is an exceptionally light aero road bike.
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Of course, the new Propel likely gives up some aerodynamic efficiency compared to heavier, more aggressively aero-optimised bikes such as the Cervélo S5, Cannondale SystemSix,  Orbea Orca Aero or Trek Madone SLR.

But given the balance of comments we receive on the subject, the compromise struck by the Propel is likely closer to what most people want from a high-performance road bike.

Nevertheless, Giant claims the aerodynamic performance of the latest Propel surpasess that of the previous version as a complete bike by 6.21 watts at 40kph, equating to 27 seconds over 40km.

Notably, though, this figure includes the new Contact SLR Aero cockpit, Cadex 50 Ultra Disc wheelsystem and Cadex Aero Tubeless tyres (more on these later).

How much of that 6.21 watts improvement is attributable to the various component parts is unclear, but if you’re buying it as a complete bike, it arguably doesn’t matter.

Despite being significantly lighter than the previous version, the new Propel is nevertheless said to be more aerodynamic as well.
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My only quibble with the Propel Advanced SL frameset concerns the integrated seatpost.

The flippable head that allows you to switch between -5 and +15mm

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Maryann Keller, formidable Wall Road analyst, pundit and recurrent Detroit 3 critic, dead at 78

She mastered the names and features of tools employed to create autos and mild trucks, and the formulation to compute company average gasoline overall economy scores expected by the federal authorities.

She at the time referred to as Toyota Motor Corp.’s Tahara assembly plant, on the eastern coastline of Japan, amid fishing villages in Mikawa Bay, a oversight for the reason that it was substantially much too automated when it was crafted in 1979. Toyota, fearing a scarcity of staff amid Japan’s declining birth costs, packed the plant with robots and automation to build the greatest Lexus sedans and Toyota versions.

“It was not a competitive manufacturing facility when they built it,” Keller would say afterwards.

Whilst she praised the third-technology Ford Taurus as a fantastic car or truck and possibly the very best automobile constructed by Ford Motor Co., she decided it was much too highly-priced to build.

“Alternatively of understanding what the market would have paid for a Taurus, Ford created the car that it preferred to layout … and priced it to gain a realistic return on its expense,” Keller explained in an April 1996 speech prior to a supplier convention. “Now it is really spending for all those problems with rebates, articles reduction … amplified incentives and affordable funding and lease bargains. The Taurus may attain Ford’s sale targets, but it will not access Ford’s revenue focus on.”

A single of Keller’s ideal sources for investigate and intelligence was previous Detroit 3 executives who went to do the job for Japanese automakers environment up U.S. functions, as well as U.S. sellers who signed on early to promote Japanese vehicles starting off in the 1970s. Her on-the-ground investigate made her among the initial analysts to warn Detroit of the rising menace from Japan’s far more gas-efficient automakers, specially Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

When the Detroit 3 began narrowing the reliability gap with Japan as the 1980s closed, Keller predicted technological innovation would grow to be a critical marketing level and aggressive advantage.

“There are no extended big differentials in size and high-quality, and cars are getting to be seem-alike the world in excess of,” she instructed the Los Angeles Situations in 1988. “Substantial tech, consequently, is the final aggressive edge.”

With an encyclopedic memory of the auto business and a cheerful demeanor, she became a well known guest expert on Tv news systems — morning, noon or evening. Reporters in smaller towns and big media marketplaces routinely reached out to her for perception or a quote.

Steve Friedman, onetime executive producer of NBC-TV’s “Now” morning program, once explained to The New York Instances that he usually invited Keller to be a guest “for the reason that she talks English, she knows her stuff, she talks in small sentences, and she’s right. What else do you want?”

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Silver Lake car retailers charged with unlawful road parking

Two Silver Lake auto repair service retailers are struggling with misdemeanor prison charges, accused of illegally parking luxury vehicles in places intended for neighborhood inhabitants, Los Angeles metropolis officers said.

In a grievance filed Tuesday in L.A. County Remarkable Court, Metropolis Atty. Mike Feuer accused the two outlets — Hi Tech Automotive and Chic Silverlake — of illegal street parking and storage of various autos alongside the 4000 block of Fountain Avenue.

The complaint names home entrepreneurs Grigor Bakchajian, Arusiak Karadanaian and Vasken Bedirian. Bakchajian operates both equally organizations, according to the criticism. Attempts to attain the homeowners Wednesday had been unsuccessful, and messages left with the two shops had been not straight away returned.

The prices arrived immediately after a KNBC-Tv set Channel 4 investigative report spotted store staff parking the vehicles in the coveted neighborhood spots — a zoning violation under the city’s municipal code, which prohibits fix shops from parking motor vehicles exterior their heaps or authorized storage yards.

6 Porsches, a few Ferraris and a Dodge Viper were being between the motor vehicles parked alongside Fountain Avenue while allegedly in the shops’ possession, court files say. The extend is a busy thoroughfare in the community.

“It’s untenable that neighborhood inhabitants have endured for so lengthy mainly because these automobile fix stores allegedly just take up scarce general public parking areas,” Feuer mentioned. “That’s why we are using motion and submitting these costs.”

KNBC, which began its investigation following receiving an e-mail from Silver Lake resident Brian Behrend, also noted that Range Rovers, Mercedes-Benzes and Maseratis had been clogging household streets close by.

Attained by cell phone Wednesday, Behrend, 51, claimed that he has lived about two blocks from Hi Tech for 20 decades and that he has been pissed off by lines of exotic and expensive vehicles parked on his avenue for all of those two a long time.

“It was just the sheer quantity of autos on the road,” he claimed. “They do not conceal it, you can see mechanics parking autos there and then they just sit on the avenue and moved again and forth for avenue cleaning. It is not right.”

He claimed he arrived at out to the information outlet after years of sending letters and e-mails to council members and town departments to deal with the issue, all to no avail. However he was “happy and elated” that officials were being at last taking motion, he also remained guarded over no matter if something will improve.

“It’s awesome to contribute to the neighborhood in a way that, if anything at all ever comes of this, looks like favourable issues are taking place,” Behrend explained. “But I’m kind of outdated and jaded, I’ll believe that it when I see it.”

Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for Feuer, claimed the incident is not isolated to Silver Lake and included that the city attorney’s office will go on to work with town companies to tackle comparable troubles in L.A.

In complete, the shop proprietors were

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