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Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL

Let’s face it, we aren’t all Cat III racers with 18-year-old backs, legs and fitness levels. It’s just a fact that, at some point, everyone will need to accept (we are still working on it). While most riders believe that the perfect bike is a short-coupled, ultra-rigid sprinter, truth be told, a fast, comfortable bike that will perform well in all conditions is what we actually need. Meet the 2008 Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL.

Van Dessel Hellafaster

Hailing from New Jersey, Van Dessel is run by former professional Edwin Bull and carries his mother’s maiden name. With roots in Belgium, Edwin began the company in 2000 with a line of Shimano Nexus-equipped sport/city bikes, and has since moved on to a more traditional line of ‘cross, road, track and TT designs.

Time VXRS Ulteam

East of Lyon, France, there is a group of highly skilled women in charge of laying up Time’s handmade carbon fiber tubes, and then individually sanding each by hand. Time is the only European bike company in the world to purchase only carbon threads which they then weave into seamless fabric tubes and shapes in […]

Bianchi C2C 928 Carbon

In 1885, Edoardo Bianchi opened up a small shop on Via Narone in Milan, Italy. In 1888, he presented the world?s first bicycle with pneumatic tires, and in 1895, he built a women?s-specific bicycle for Queen Margherita and taught her to ride it. The legend of Fausto Coppi emerged while he rode a Bianchi and battled with Gino Bartali of Team Legnano in the 1940s and ?50s. It was on a Bianchi that the triumphant and ultimately tragic career of the beloved Marco Pantani transpired.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix

Let’s face it, we aren’t all Cat III racers with 18-year-old backs, legs and fitness levels. It’s just a fact that, at some point, everyone will need to accept (we are still working on it). While most riders believe that the perfect bike is a short-coupled, ultra-rigid sprinter, truth be told, a fast, comfortable bike that will perform well in all conditions is what we actually need.

Schwinn Prologue

Created to grace the transition area of Sprint and Olympic-length triathlons, and the parking lots of local time-trials…