Patagonia Gravel Ride Recap

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Last year Sabino Cycles had a small contingent head out to the Chino Grinder and tested out their dirt road skills. This year we have quite a few more preparing for the event and on Sunday, February 7th, they went on 49 mile gravel ride adventure south of Patagonia with 40 of those miles on pristine gravel roads in the San Rafael Valley. The group of 10 took the back roads south of Patagonia all the way south to the ghost town of Lochiel, where a good Samaritan gave them a case of cold bottled water. They rested and drank some water up against the Mexican-American border, enjoying the perfect riding weather. Soon after leaving Lochiel, the group began a long climb towards Patagonia, cresting the hills overlooking the San Rafael Valley where they stopped to take another rest and enjoy the view. Even Steve getting the days only flat

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Scott Luikart- 2014 National 24 Hour Challenge

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Sabino Cycles Team member Scott Luikart recently competed in and won the 2014 National 24 Hour Challenge. Here is his race report from that outstanding performance. 2014 National 24 Hour Challenge For 32 years the National 24 hour challenge has been held in Middleville Michigan on Father’s day weekend. The event is one of the largest in the country for ultracyclists and this year was no exception with nearly 300 riders from throughout the United States and a few foreign countries. On Friday night we registered and enjoyed the spaghetti dinner held at the Kellogg Thornapple Middle School and had the chance to catch up with some old friends and see many familiar faces. There was a buzz in the air that tomorrow was going to be a big day with perfect weather, high temperature around 80 and lows in the 50’s with mild winds. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty

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Custom Build: Specialized Crux EVO

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Background This Specialized Crux EVO was commissioned after the Dirty Kanzaa 200. The owner got done with race and while he was fast on the gnarliest sections of gravel, his bike wasn’t fast enough for the fastest sections on the course. We built him this custom Specialized Crux EVO for his next event the Crusher in the Tusher. Designed with input from 4 time Dirty Kanzaa 200 winner Dan Hughes, this bike strikes the balance between speed and brutal durability. Specifications Frame: Specialized Crux EVO Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra Di2 Brakes: Shimano Road Hydraulic Wheels: Roval Rapide CLX 40 Disc Tires: Specialized Trigger 38c Saddle: Specialized Toupe Seatpost: Specialized S-Works CG-R Carbon Post Accesories: 3 Specialized Z Cages, Specialized S.W.A.T. storage

Sabino Cycles is a Best of Finalist

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Sabino Cycles is a Tucson Weekly Finalist Every year Tucson Weekly opens up voting to the citizens of Tucson to choose the “Best of Tucson”. Sabino Cycles is excited to be named one of five finalist bike shops for “Best of Tucson 2014”. Now its up to you to help name us the best shop in Tucson. Voting is open at Tucson Weekly. Go through and pick your favorite local businesses in countless categories. When you get to Tucson’s Best Bike Shop, make sure to check Sabino Cycles. Thanks, Tucson, for naming us one of the best bike shops in Tucson. Voting can be found here.

Cipollini RB1000 Review in Pez Cycling

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    Sabino Cycles is proud to be the only Arizona dealer of Cipollini bikes, a true Italian made bike brought to us by the legendary Mario Cipollini. Pez Cycling news recently reviewed the brand’s flagship bike, the RB1000. Here is just some of what they said. [Their] attention to detail created a purpose built race frame meant to excel across a wide range of terrain, but there is also an artistic element in the lines of the bike… The first few pedal strokes brought an immediate smile. The bike begged me to step on the gas… This bike zings, zips and carves with confidence and enviable agility… You will find a bike that is a pleasure to ride on the varied terrain of our day to day. As at home on steep climbs and twisting fall lines as a four corner criterium, the RB1000… is built to thrill on

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Specialized Tarmac 2015

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    The New Specialized Tarmac is no longer under the SL moniker     The 2015 Tarmac represents a revolution in bicycle design that begins and ends with the rider. We call it Rider-First Engineered™ and it was inspired by our partnership with the leaders in Formula 1 development, McLaren*. Each of the seven frame sizes were developed independently, based exclusively on the real world stresses introduced by the corresponding rider. The result is a significant advance of complete performance in every frame size, from 49 to 56 to 61, and everything in between. In short – breakthrough climbing, sprinting, cornering and performance for riders of every size. Because there’s only one bike you care about. Yours.      

The Specialized Tarmac Up… Close Up

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Tarmac. Nothing is Lighter and Stiffer! With its race-optimized, FACT carbon frame, efficient handling, and increased 19% stiffness-to-weight ratio over the previous Tour de France-winning version, the Tarmac SL4 has plenty of Pro-Tour proven speed up its sleeve. Simply put: nothing is lighter and stiffer. That’s why it’s the go-to choice of the pro peloton. Ride it hard, ride it fast, just wind yourself up and go. SBCU stands for Specialized Bicycle Components University and is the educational arm of Specialized Bicycles. Helping riders and retailers learn more about their sport. Video details: Filmed at Specialized Headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. Repair stand from Efficient Velo Tools. T-Shirt is available to Specialized retailers who attend a SBCU course in Morgan Hill, California Sam Benedict believes somewhere on the Periodic Table of Elements is the element of surprise. It’s hidden, waiting, biding its time.

Reviewed: All-new Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite

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  By Caley Fretz Specialized’s latest stab at a hyper-versatile, tough-but-fast, supple-yet-durable training tire has, for the first time in the company’s history, achieved all those things. The new All Condition Armadillo Elite, unveiled Thursday, is a delicious cocktail of race-bred rubber and burly flat protection and is one of — if not the — best training tires on the market. That’s a heavy claim, given the wide array of excellent options in the same category, and Specialized’s historic inability to produce a tire that is well rounded — durable with good ride quality. The competition is fierce: Bontrager’s Hardcase line is nearly faultless; Continental’s latest Gatorskin lineup is wider, faster, and more comfortable than ever while retaining the legendary durability (look for a review of the new Gatorskin 28mm soon); Michelin’s Pro4 Endurance is surprisingly durable and offers better ride quality than almost anything in its class. At the heart

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Specialized S-Works Turbo Clinchers Are Here!

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The S-Works Turbo Clincher sets a new benchmark for Specialized as the fastest, best handling bicycle tire yet developed. It boasts extremely low rolling resistance and has superior cornering traction perfect for aggressive racing. Not to mention in its short existence, it has already taken top honors at the German National Time Trial Championships and the Tour of Belgium. So if you’re looking for the fastest tires, we’ve got ’em!