Tag Archives: Specialized

The Black Eye

The Black Eye

Among the many details reported on Femke Van den Driessche’s motor-assisted bike at the cyclocross world championships there was one that was both irrelevant and interesting. Her team bikes ...

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Anachronistic

Anachronistic

I’ve got this hangup about accuracy. I hate seeing history rewritten, or the present adjusted to conform to the past. Case in point, most cycling fans claim they not only hate Lance ...

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The Allez Reboot

The Allez Reboot

Specialized comes in for more criticism than any other bike company save, maybe, Trek. I’ve heard people take jabs at them for their products, needlessly pushing undesired technology, ...

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The Specialized Diverge

The Specialized Diverge

The Off-Road Road Bike is officially a thing. I’m not sure where we crossed the threshold, but it was sometime between the first running of Paris-Roubaix and … now. I kid. The thing is, ...

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The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

The Bike-Shop-Quality Bike

I spent a number of years working retail, selling everything from records to model tanks and airplanes and, yes, my share of bicycles. During my time working for bike shops I became familiar with ...

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Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

Aero product marketing has a tendency to focus on savings, as in, you’ll save X watts. In theory, it makes sense. In actual practice, the only people I know who save energy are those with ...

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Snake Oil

Snake Oil

The other night my wife decided to walk up to our corner convenience store to grab a drink—her latest favorite Vitamin Water. I asked her to bring back a Mexican Coke for me. What I didn’t ...

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