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Readers’ Rigs: Specialized E5 Smartweld

It's a few years since his last appearance in Readers' Rigs, but PEZ fan Joey from San Fransisco is back with a very different rig - a very smartly presented black Specialized E5 Smartweld. Quite a difference from his loud and proud pink ride previously featured on PEZ.

Readers’ Rigs: Giant TCR Advanced SL1

Sometimes a Readers' Rig doesn't have to be a much loved heirloom or a custom bling machine, it could also be an off the rack new bike like today's reader Jonathon from Oakland with his Giant TCR Advanced SL1. There's nothing quite like that new bike feeling as Jonathon explains when he talks about his red and black beauty.

Readers’ Rigs: Ridley Helium SL

Seeing as the gaze of all cycle race fans will be on Belgium on Saturday, today's Readers' Rig is a large Ridley Helium SL decked out in retro Belgian Lotto team colors. The bike is a new addition to reader Steve's stable, but one that he is already well and truly in love with.


It is in the legendary setting of Alpe d'Huez, a Mecca of road cycling and just days before the start of one of the most beautiful and demanding cyclosportives in the world, the LOOK Marmotte Alps, that the French brand, LOOK Cycle, made a world debut of its new carbon pedals.