Test Ride: The Santa Cruz Tallboy Mountain Bike

Light but tough, a bike that promises adventure

Going downhill, almost too fast for comfort on the new 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy, the tight trail slips between two trees so close together that the bike’s handlebars touch bark. The trail dives straight down a steep slope lined with sharp stones. This descent is simply too gnarly for us. Yet, another rider—co-founder of Pocono Bike Company, George Halas—on the exact same bike descends with …

Test Ride: Specialized’s Turbo Vado SL E-Bike

At the helm of the respected brand's momentous new electric model

As an industry leader, Specialized champions the simple pleasures (and the thrilling abilities) of pedal-powered bikes. But, in an effort to keep up with a shifting cycling landscape and to remain at the forefront of mobility innovation, Specialized acknowledges the marker of a new era—the emergence of e-bikes. “The future is electric… and the future is here,” the brand proudly states alongside today’s announcement of …

Cycling Through the Trees of Limburg, Belgium’s Bike Route

1,200+ miles of well-paved bike path in Limburg, Belgium grant cyclists access to “an open-air museum, an arboretum, a nature reserve,” and more. Once riders pass through Bokrijk’s “Cycling Through Water” installation (a 650+ foot path stretching out through a pond), they’re greeted by a 19th-century castle. Further down, the route takes to the air: the aptly named “Cycling Through the Trees” leg, a recent …