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 …

Specialized Gives Bikes to Essential Workers

An online application portal receives requests for those who need to commute

Channeling their concern over the current crisis, the team at Specialized Bicycles sought a way to do their part and provide much-needed assistance to essential workers. As those still asked to report to work must commute—and are likely to face delayed, rerouted, unsafe or even shuttered public transportation lines—the brand opened an online portal for anyone impacted and still working to apply for a free …