Tag Archives: Cannondale

The Sea Otter Classic

There once was a time when if you weren’t racing at Sea Otter, you were busy watching other people race. Those days aren’t entirely gone, but I was busy enough in the expo area that I ...

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The Best Stories of 2009

Our man of the year, Lance, caught in the shadow of his nemesis. It’s been an interesting year in the world of cycling. There have been some duels for the ages between larger-than-life figures. I ...

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The Specialized Tarmac, Part II

The Tarmac’s massive tapered fork steerer requires a 1.5-inch lower bearing. After doing some group rides in which I knew the roads well, I ventured out to do some of the longer rides that ...

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The Specialized Tarmac

The Tarmac SL, the bike that won the green jersey at the Tour de France. I’ve worked in the bike industry for more than 20 years. In that time, I’ve had more exposure to Specialized than any ...

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Did LeMond Languish?

Greg LeMond is suing the Trek corporation because he claims the company didn’t exert its best efforts to promote his brand. Whether or not LeMond turns the suit into a referendum on all things ...

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Sport vs. Grand Touring

This past spring, I undertook an experiment. I asked Specialized to loan me two bicycles for a review. Not a shootout, mind you, but a review concerned with differentiation. As someone who has ...

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Interbike: Final Thoughts

By the time I walked out of the Interbike show last Friday I was threadbare. My feet hurt like they never did when I went on long hikes in the Boy Scouts, but then, I was 30 years younger and the ...

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