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Specialized S-Works Ares Shoes Review: Channeling Your Inner Sam Bennett

Ares is the ancient Greek god of war and courage, often portrayed as the personification of sheer brutality and the physical valor needed for success in war. If that sounds like what it takes to win bunch sprints in the pro peloton, then Ares is an apt name for the newest member of the Specialized S-Works family of road cycling shoes.

Readers’ Rig: Graham’s Time Trial Dolan Scala

Something a bit different this week: A full on time trial machine. We take a close look at British and World Transplant Championship winner Graham Strugnell’s Dolan Scala TT machine. Nothing off the peg here - Equipment selected for aero efficiency and functionality. It's fast and it looks good too!

Days of Future Past: The Rise and Fall of the Spine Bike

Once upon a time bicycles were pretty much built out of steel. Sure, there had been forays into wood, aluminum and even carbon fibre, but steel was real pretty much into the 1990s. A shift began that saw oversize aluminum tubing, titanium impressed, while carbon bikes made a splash with triathletes. Greg LeMond, an early adopter, rode a carbon bike at the Tour de France.

Readers’ Rigs: Pinarello Prince

Today's Readers' Rig is an undeniably flashy ride with its bold Spanish Champion's paint scheme and Corima Carbon wheels this Pinarello Prince stands out on the roads of Ireland as its owner races it hard in the local Master's races.

Readers’ Rigs: John’s Specialized Creo SL Expert

Not before time; we have an e-bike Readers' Rig. John in South Carolina has sent us photos of his Specialized Creo SL Expert... It has the look, it has the power and for a big bike it's not that heavy. Is this the future for many of us that want to stay active, what do you think?