Specialized Tarmac 2014

Tarmac is the admiral ship of Specialized’s road bike models. According to Specialized, its stiffness-to-weight ratio is increased by 19% over the previous Tour de France winning version (refers to Andy Schleck’s 2010 Tour de France win. The original winner was Alberto Contador, he was also riding a Specialized Tarmac, but he lost his victory […]

Bianchi Oltre XR.2 Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Edition

Another Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Edition bike: Bianchi Oltre XR.2 “Campagnolo 80” – limited edition launched at Eurobike 2013. The new bike features a natural carbon matt black color with silver chrome paint glossy inserts.

Casati Campagnolo 80th Anniversary Limited Edition

Casati is an Italian bike manufacturer, building hand-made frames. To celebrate Campagnolo’s 80th anniversary, they built a hand-made, limited edition bike, equipped with Campagnolo 80th anniversary groupset. A real beauty.

Top 12 iconic bikes in cycling history

I’ve inspired by GCN’s video titled “Top 10 iconic road bikes in racing history” while writing this post. I made some changes, excluded some of Daniel Lloyd’s choices, and extended the list by including a few bikes.

7-Eleven’s Eddy Merckx bikes

In the late 1980’s, an American team has started to shine in the European cycling scene: the 7-Eleven Cycling Team. The 7-Eleven team founded by Jim Ochowicz, a former U.S. Olympic cyclist, in 1981. A few high-profile cyclists including Ron Kiefel, Sean Yates (former directeur sportif of Team Sky), Andrew Hampsten (1988 Giro d’Italia winner, […]

Greg LeMond’s 1989 Tour de France winner Bottecchia

The advertisement of Greg LeMond’s 1989 Tour de France winner Bottecchia (in Italian). A beautiful and extraordinary bike. During 1980’s and in the beginning of 90’s, the size of the front wheels of the time-trial bikes were 650c, unlike today’s bicycles.

Sak_art design

Sak_art is a motorcycle & industrial design company founded in 2010 based near Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. They design motorcycles, helmets, and bicycles.  Sak_art design want to create synergies with the greatest frame builders, Each fine frame become their unique painting work that displaying their aesthetic creativity and passion that have roots in the beauty & culture […]

Pinarello celebrates the World Championship title with a special frame

Last september, Rui Costa of Portugal became the new UCI World Champion. Costa was the member of the Spanish Movistar team, so he was riding a Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2 (he moved to Lampre-Merida for 2014 season). To celebrate their victory in the UCI Worlds 2013, Pinarello produced a special frame: “The World Champion’s frame”. […]

Greg LeMond Limited Edition Series

Greg Lemond, triple Tour de France winner (the only American to win the Tour), and twice UCI World Champion, teamed up with the French frame manufacturer Time to relaunch his signature brand. The first three models are limited editions and different only in cosmetics, named after Greg LeMond’s three Tour de France victories: TDF 1986, […]