Tag Archives: Specialized

Review: Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0

LIKE MANY CYCLISTS who consider themselves purists, I’ve had difficulty wrapping my brain around the increasing popularity of e-bikes: Worldwide sales tallied 36 million units in 2016. German postal workers use e-bikes on their routes, and in the US, major bike manufacturers like Specialized, Cannondale, and Trek have introduced a surprising array of motorized options, from off-road fatties to commuters. But ... Read More »

Review: Specialized Turbo Vado 6.0

LIKE MANY CYCLISTS who consider themselves purists, I’ve had difficulty wrapping my brain around the increasing popularity of e-bikes: Worldwide sales tallied 36 million units in 2016. German postal workers use e-bikes on their routes, and in the US, major bike manufacturers like Specialized, Cannondale, and Trek have introduced a surprising array of motorized options, from off-road fatties to commuters. But ... Read More »

Specialized second-generation Diverge Comp review

Specialized has updated the Diverge for 2018 with a deeper commitment to the bike’s off-road capabilities. The second-generation Diverge features a re-designed frameset that eschews Zertz elastomers in favour of a Future Shock suspension unit for the stem. There is more room for wider tyres and the geometry of the frame has been refined. And according to Specialized, the new ... Read More »

Specialized Ruby Bike review

BikeRadar verdict “A supremely smooth, comfortable and efficient ride but a very upright position” Highs: A butter-smooth, luxurious ride, especially over rough terrain Lows: Not as efficient a climber as I’d like Buy if: You want a high-performance road bike that doesn’t sacrifice (indeed, positively embraces) comfort The recently launched Ruby, and its brother the Roubaix, are revolutionary bikes in ... Read More »