Tag Archives: Tarmac

A Ride With Omega Pharma-Quickstep

Late last week I received a rather last-minute invitation from the PR machine at Specialized. They were wondering if I might be able to carve out a day to spend with Tom Boonen, Levi Leipheimer ...

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Cervelo R3, Part II

The squoval tube shape takes some getting used to, at least, visually. My favorite bikes are of a piece. They’ve got sharp handling. They have enough stiffness in torsion that when I stand up at ...

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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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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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