Tour of California – Specialized, Cannondale, Trek

26er Race Coverage

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!)

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 14 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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