BG and Specialized in the USA× 20.07.2011 Last week I was lucky enough to jet off and preview the 2012 range from Specialized bicycles in Monterey California. It was a great trip and I had the chance to ride some seriously impressive pushbikes from their new range. I was blown away by the speed of the Venge and the stiffness and general ride quality of the Tarmac.The SL4 Tarmac is a completely new bike for 2012. It now has internal cables and it has become both stiffer and lighter. The ride quality is unmatched and I personally can't wait to get one! They will be in store shortly.In the mountain range I was once again astounded by the 29er range they have on offer. The 29 inch Stumpy hard tail was a favourite. It climbs like an animal and is so so light.As far as accessories go, there are new colours in the S Works road shoes and a new all leather version of their top end road shoe. They look unbelievable and would match a black Rapha kit perfectly. A big thank you to Specialized for the trip!