Axel Merckx & the Axeon Hagens Berman team in preparation for the Tour of California. In a past life, Axel Merckx was a Giro stage winner, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist.
Just over two years since his last appearance in Readers' Rigs, Pez fan Joey from San Fransisco is back with a new rig - a very smartly presented black Specialized E5 Smartweld. Quite a difference from his loud and proud pink ride previously featured on Pez.
Tinkoff-Saxo extends their partnership with Specialized, who has been an integral part of the team since 2009.
Check out the video of Cav's SPECIALIZED Edition Venge! Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team worked hard once again, guiding sprinter Mark Cavendish over the climbs of the 254km Stage 13 of Giro d'Italia — longest stage of the grand tour — on Friday, and chasing down breakaways in the final kilometers to give him a chance for a fourth victory.
British sprinter joins illustrious company with centennial win on the wet roads of Italy. In a rain-soaked stage 12 of the 96th running of the Giro d’Italia, Mark Cavendish - aboard his S-Works Venge - sprinted to his 100th career victory. The milestone win allows Cav to join the ranks of such legendary racers as Eddy Merckx, Mario Cipollini, and current teammate Tom Boonen.
Three days down, three days to go. Out of the mountains, into the wide open spaces of eastern California, as we head ever further southward, straight for Death Valley, and beyond that, our ultimate destination, the glittering, surreal oasis of Las Vegas.
Part 1: It has been over three months since Ashley and I took part in our biggest adventure yet on bikes - a six day ride with Specialized from the Big S's headquarters in Morgan Hill, California to the Dirt Demo at Interbike in Las Vegas - almost 700 miles away. It was a trip to remember, and since it's snowing outside right now, and there's no riding to be done, I'm remembering.
I’ve been on Specialized's Pro RD shoes for almost 2 months of solid riding, including my longest and toughest rides of the year at Tour of California – long enough to offer a reasonable evaluation. The short answer is a good one, but these kicks a worth a closer look...