Tag Archives: Specialized

HTC and Specialized show how to do team branding well

Their 2011 kit may be unspeakably bland – black shorts do not a “retro-inspired” kit make – but the HTC-Highroad team and the riders aren’t. They swear, they laugh, they are funny. The are not robots who just ride bikes. … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Your clothing and kit

So we’ve done the bike, now to deal with the other big area of equipment: what to wear for the big day. The most important elements to get right are those that will have most contact during the ride: shorts … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Your bike

So it’s about six weeks away now and most people have done a handful of long tough sportives to get in shape. I’ve been battering out the bike time with a mix of riding in the Surrey Hills (usually a … Continue reading

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Wee Bert Contador’s big wheels

He’s known round our house as “Wee Bert Contador” on account of someone once describing him as “that wee lad who rides with Armstrong” last year. 2010 is going to be a bugger of a year for him if you … Continue reading

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Buying a women’s road bike – where to look for advice?

My girlfriend is currently in the process of trying to buy herself a road bike. Were she looking at men’s bikes then she’d have a huge array of brands, equipment and parts to chose from. As she’s a woman, she’s … Continue reading

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