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Just a couple of week’s ago, we shared with you about our most recent visit to Morgan Hill, California for the Specialized Dealer Event. It’s a special time of year when we get to drool over test ride the newest …

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Hello, Fall!

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Friday marked the first day of fall, 2017. Remarkably, it didn’t feel much like fall at all. As temps soared throughout the Midwest, a few brave souls overlooked the less-than-cx-friendly weather and ventured to Waterloo, Wisconsin for the Trek CX …

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Specialized Ingredients

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We just reported on our most recent visit to Specialized’s headquarters in Morgan Hill, which served as a reminder to us that, by offering Specialized at Higher Gear, we continue to offer the best and most innovative bikes and cycling …

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Bringing You the Best

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Yes, we gush on Specialized. We feature their bikes month after month. We talk about the ways they are constantly improving, the good they’re doing in communities and just how awesome they are all around. If you’ve figured out that …

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Gearhead Cyclocross – 2017 Edition

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Come fall, Gearheads’ thoughts turn to cyclocross. 2017 is no exception. With Labor Day weekend behind us, we may have only just entered the “unofficial” start of fall, but fall cyclocross is already on our brain. In Chicagoland, the ever-fun …

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Avoid the SAG Wagon

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You’ve been training all summer. Miles building on miles. You’ve made sacrifices. You’ve called it early many nights. You’ve set your alarm for early morning rides. You’ve done the work. YOU’VE GOT THIS. But is your bike ready? Whatever cycling …

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