The Specialized Amira – a true race bike, designed for women from the ground up – debuted in 2010, but it’s getting some big time changes for 2012. Taking cues from both the Roubaix SL3 and the Tarmac SL3, the new Amira is lighter and stiffer that the first generation.
She’s got a little time in her busy schedule, so if any of you have tri questions, she’ll be at the shop next Tuesday (the 21st) from 6:30 – 7:15 for a Tri Q&A. Please note, space may be limited, so please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP. Thanks!
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking for an edge or you’re getting ready for your first event and you’ve got some basic questions, or you just want to get a little pumped up for the Philly Tri, Dr. Stevens is here for you.
The passage of time is a funny thing. There are times when we look back and think how quickly time flies by, but the very next moment an event in the recent past seems like it took place a lifetime ago.
Take the 2008 season. It was only three years ago, but the age of Quickstep as a super power – Tornado Tom in green, Paolo Bettini in world champ stripes and Olympic gold – seems like a lifetime ago. Since that time, Cav has risen, Lance has retired (again), and the most talent-rich team in the world might just be from Luxembourg.
The coming of the 2011 marks a birthday of sorts; the Specialized Tarmac SL2 is three years old. Why is that good? It means that same bike that was developed for and ridden by the best team of 2008 can now be yours for pennies on the dollar. Come in, test ride the 2011 Specialized Tarmac SL2 Elite with SRAM Apex, and whisper to yourself, in an Italian accent of course, “I am Specialized.”
As if there weren’t enough reasons to “make the leap,” the SRAM Road Diaries just released the above teaser for their 2011 SRAM Red group. Lightest, best-featured, and now the sexiest, the 2011 SRAM Red stuff looks amazing. Come by the shop to find out why eight pro teams are riding Red this year.
The 2011 Pro Road season is already under way, and there have been some pretty big changes for the new year. One of the biggest moves has to be the new partnership between HTC High Road and Specialized.
Anyone who has ridden Zipp 303s can probably agree: they are, perhaps, the best road wheels. Ever. Super-light, stiff, aerodynamic, and surprisingly comfortable, the 303s are the most complete wheels you can buy. Carbon wheels had long been considered specialty-only – time trials, flat stages, etc. – but when Fabian Cancellara rode a set of 303s to victory in the 2010 Paris Roubaix, everyone sat up and took notice. The Zipp wheels are real-deal everyday, all day, any day wheels, capable of winning one of the most demanding one day races in the world. Check out the video to learn more about these amazing wheels. We should probably mention that we have them in stock and available for demo.
Thanks to our Aussie friends over at Cycling Tips Blog, we can share with a you a short respite from the current sadness outside. Take three minutes, watch this video, and forget that there’s snow and ice all around.
It was the late Spring of 2010. Spirits were high, temperatures were moderate, and the lads from the Bicycle Therapy Racing Team were headed to New England to represent in the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race. It would prove to be, in an overused word, EPIC.