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Ten products I loved in 2020: Iain Treloar

This year’s been a swirl. Sometimes – oftentimes – it’s felt like a bathtub draining,…

Ten products I loved in 2020: Caley Fretz

Bikes are an escape. Or they should be, anyway. When they're not, when kitting up…

Specialized’s lightest ever bike is just $999 - Introducing the Hotwalk Carbon

Forty-five years of experience and two decades of racing at the highest levels have culminated…

Ten products I loved in 2020: Dave Rome

Well, what a year it has been. Things started off as usual, and then nothing…

Ten products I loved in 2020: James Huang

Cycling took on a whole new meaning for me in 2020. Looking back, I’d more…

What it's like to write off a $20,000+ bike on the first ride

In the soft early morning light streaming through the window of his Bernal Heights studio,…

JRA with the Angry Asian: Should we be considering full-face road helmets?

I’ve been thinking a lot about facial injuries lately — partially due to my mishap…

Specialized adds less expensive Pro and Expert models to Aethos range

In news that will surprise precisely no one, Specialized has today announced that its latest…

Specialized S-Works Aethos shuns aero, embraces low weight and ride quality

Most of the performance drop-bar world has fully embraced the aero efficiency theme, with everything…

Bike marketing has no business being this good

I hear you. More than any other bike brand, Specialized is the one that disproportionately…

Specialized and Roval have stopped investing in tubulars: Here's why

In the endless juggling act of balancing weight, rolling resistance, and aerodynamics, wheel and tyre…

Santa Cruz wildfire claims home of Specialized engineer Chuck Teixeira

Wildfires are currently raging across much of the western United States, and one of the…

Yes, Wout van Aert has been winning on rim brakes: so what?

"Eddy Merckx still would have won riding on a singlespeed." "Eddy Merckx still would have…

Specialized Recon 2.0 gravel shoe review: S-Works on a budget? Not quite

Specialized says its Recon 2.0 XC/gravel shoe is "inspired by S-Works Recon", which suggests a…

6.2 kg, three gears and cut-off drops: The bike used for the Everesting record

New Everesting record holder, Ronan McLaughlin, takes a deep dive into the customisation bestowed upon…

The new Specialized Tarmac SL7 review: The Venge is dead

Take a Specialized Venge and a Tarmac SL6 and squish them together. This is what…

In online pivot, Specialized will sell gear via retailer Backcountry.com

In a potentially impactful but not particularly surprising move, Specialized will now sell its gear,…

2021 Specialized Diverge Expert Carbon review: A curious take on gravel geometry

The latest generation of Specialized’s Diverge carbon gravel bikes has undergone a dramatic transformation from…

New 2021 Specialized Epic gets faster, the Epic Evo goes more trail

Dating all the way back to 2002, the Specialized Epic is a cross country full…

Bikes of the Bunch: Specialized Creo SuperPunteur

This week's Bikes of the Bunch is a first for us. It's an e-bike. And…

Roval ditches tubeless with its new Rapide and Alpinist CLX wheels

We’ve seen a number of new road wheelset releases lately. Many are disc-specific and boast…