The 2012 Tour of California is going on this week and I had the chance to watch the finish of Stage 2 (SF-to-Santa Cruz) in Aptos yesterday. Even if you aren’t into road bikes or racing, the event is a pretty spectacular cycling scene. There were even a few mountain bikes to be found in the expo area. Here are some highlights. Be sure to check out the FULL coverage of the Amgen Tour of California on RoadBikeReview.com!
Specialized Turbo E-bike
Specialized’s Turbo electric bicycle was on display. It is being touted as the “fastest e-bike ever made” (for Europe, that is.) It has a top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph). The frame features internally routed cables, rear hub motor (ala Bionx), disc brakes and a battery incorporated into the down tube.
Cannondale Scalpel 29 and Jekyll
Cannondale had their Scalpel 29 and Jekyll on display as well as their Hooligan commuter bike (and of course, the Liquigas booth babes!)