Tag: Specialized

As someone who loves to peruse Craigslist, FB Marketplace and other selling sites, I see ads of “vintage bikes” asking a premium price. So my question is, are they really worth it or are they just old bikes? For example, this 1999 Specialized asking a cool grand for it. Yeah, it is nice, looks in…

WHAT’S IT MEAN TO BE BEST IN SHOW Well I thought hard about this, asked my editor and chief RL Policar, “should we do a best in show” and he said sure why not, this would require  tons of hours combing Sea Otter for a best in show bike and what would be the criteria,…

As you have seen, the ride for the BBQ was a huge success. From what I heard from the leader of the pack, there were over 50 riders in total that showed up that morning. Once the ride was over, it was time to have the BBQ. There were tons of food and drinks and…

Tim Scissors & I were able to get out for 2 laps at Whiting Ranch this past Saturday. It was a birthday ride but the birthday boy was a little shy so no pictures of the group. Tim Scissors salutes the beautiful ride, great weather and fun trail We’ve written about Whiting Ranch a couple…

A recent press release by the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News website mentioned that Bicycling Mag has decided to move its offices from Burbank to Valencia, California. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Southern California, Burbank is a city just north of downtown Los Angeles while Valencia is a little farther northwest of…

I recently went out to four nearby Local Bike Shops (LBS) to check out the 29er scene. I was particularly interested in what manufacturers the LBS carried and if the LBS carried 29ers from those manufacturers. Specialized FSR 29 My realization? 29ers have definitely come a long way in a short period of time. Every…

B.R.A.I.N. has an article about different manufacturers releasing new products in anticipation of Sea Otter 2008. Some of the manufacturers mentioned in the B.R.A.I.N article include Rock Shox, Thule & Specialized. Here’s a blurb from the release: Event sponsor SRAM will be releasing many new products at Sea Otter. In advance of the event, here…

Maybe I’m late to the party, but I’ve been noticing a lot more “Sâ€? and almost “Sâ€? shaped downtubes recently. Giant has begun to use them on their Trance & Reign models after their 2007 models just had the conventional straight downtube. 2007 Giant Trance with a conventional “straightâ€? downtube 2008 Giant Reign with a…